Father Brown Stories

Episodes

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0101The Blue Cross1984120220190218 (BBC7)
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Master of disguise Flambeau is on the run from the police. Andrew Sachs stars.

Andrew Sachs stars as GK Chesterton's famous clerical sleuth

0102The Queer Feet1984120920190219 (BBC7)
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Death in a small hotel. Who stole the silver fish service? How many waiters are there? And how did all this lead to a glimmer of repentance?

Series of GK Chesterton's stories about the insightful clerical sleuth dramatised by John Scotney.

Starring Andrew Sachs as Father Brown and Olivier Pierre as Flambeau.

With Matt Brenner as the Colonel, Christopher Scott as Duke, Kerry Shale as Hector, David Graeme as Lever, Arnold Diamond as Giovanni, Robin Summers as Jean-Pierre, David Sinclair as the Doctor and Alan Thompson as Audley.

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1984.

Death and theft in a small hotel, and confusion over waiters.

Andrew Sachs stars as GK Chesterton's famous clerical sleuth

0103The Eye Of Apollo1984121620190220 (BBC7)
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A villain turned detective? A new religion proclaimed from a balcony. And Inspector Bagshaw is baffled... Only Father Brown discovers the murderer.

Series of GK Chesterton's stories about the insightful clerical sleuth dramatised by John Scotney.

Starring Andrew Sachs as Father Brown and Olivier Pierre as Flambeau.

With Bill Wallis as Bagshaw, Bruce Boa as Kalon, Narissa Knights as Pauline Stacey, Lisa Flanagan as Joan Stacey, Melinda Walker as the Sister, Garrick Hagon as Wilson and Robin Summers as the News Vendor.

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1984.

A villain turns sleuth, and Inspector Bagshaw is baffled.

Andrew Sachs stars as GK Chesterton's famous clerical sleuth

0105The Honour Of Israel Gow2011020420190221 (BBC7)
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An eye for an eye and a tooth to satisfy Israel Gow.

Father Brown surveys the remnants of a battered corpse and talks of money.

Series of GK Chesterton's stories about the insightful clerical sleuth dramatised by John Scotney.

Starring Andrew Sachs as Father Brown.

With Henry Stamper as McCandlish, Graham Blockey as Johnstone, David Sinclair as Dacre, Ellen McIntosh as Mrs MacDonald, James Bryce as Old Jamie and Guy Holden as the Barman.

The Piper: Brian Supple

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1984.

The death of a nobleman, and a question of honour.

Andrew Sachs stars as GK Chesterton's famous clerical sleuth

0106The Hammer Of God1985012020190222 (BBC7)
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Retribution that comes from above is not always divine.

Nevertheless Father Brown reaches the evil in the heart of the good...

Series of GK Chesterton's stories about the insightful clerical sleuth dramatised by John Scotney.

Starring Andrew Sachs as Father Brown.

With Bryan Matheson as Wilfred Boedric, Phillip Manikum as Doctor Westley, Paul Nicholson as Norman Boedric, Tony Phillips as Simeon Barnes, Deborah Paige as Mrs Thurston, Robin Summers as PC Barton, David Sinclair as Inspector Stow and John Webb as Josian Risby.

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1984.

A case of divine retribution or a more earthbound murder?

Andrew Sachs stars as GK Chesterton's famous clerical sleuth

0107The Sins Of Prince Saradine2011020820190225 (BBC7)
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Father Brown and Flambeau cross a Norfolk lake to meet an Italian with a dark history, and exchange dreams with an old adversary.

Series of GK Chesterton's stories about the insightful clerical sleuth dramatised by John Scotney.

Starring Andrew Sachs as Father Brown and Olivier Pierre as Flambeau.

With Garard Green as Mr Paul, June Barrie as Mrs Anthony, Roger Hammond as Saradine, Robin Summers as the Italian and Peter Acre as Norfolk Tough.

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1984.

Eloping noblemen and blood feuds, but will revenge find the right mark?

Andrew Sachs stars as GK Chesterton's famous clerical sleuth

0201The Perishing Of The Pendragons1986100520160623 (BBC7)
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Mystery afloat as a Cornish family's curse starts to unravel. Starring Andrew Sachs.

Andrew Sachs stars as GK Chesterton's famous clerical sleuth

Mystery afloat as a Cornish family's curse starts to unravel. Who will come into his rightful inheritance - and will Father Brown be in time to avert a tragedy?

Stars Andrew Sachs as Father Brown.

GK Chesterton's stories of an amateur clerical sleuth with an uncanny understanding of the criminal mind at work.

Father Brown.... Andrew Sachs
Flambeau.... Olivier Pierre
The Admiral.... Edward Kelsey
Sir Cecil Fanshaw.... Brian Hewlett
Tregear.... Keith Kraushaar
Tommy/Walter.... James Goode

Dramatised by John Scotney

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986

0202The Arrow Of Heaven1986101220160624 (BBC7)
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A trip to New York leads to a murky trail of blackmail and murder.

Andrew Sachs stars as GK Chesterton's famous clerical sleuth

An American millionaire safe in his fortress, death threats, a murky past and a bolt from the blue. Father Brown, on his first visit to the United States, unravels the mystery and exposes thereby a mire of hypocrisy.

Stars Andrew Sachs as Father Brown.

GK Chesterton's stories of an amateur clerical sleuth with an uncanny understanding of the criminal mind at work.

Father Brown.... Andrew Sachs
Barnard.... Ed Bishop
Harris.... Guy Gregory
Wendell.... Andrew Branch
Norman Drage.... Sean Prendergast
Brander Merton.... Richard Durden
Peter Wayne.... Johnny Myers
Matt.... Harry Towb
Customs Officer.... Tim Reynolds

Dramatised by John Scotney

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986.

0203The Mistake Of The Machine1986101920160627 (BBC7)
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A suspect is locked away, but has the prison governor got the right man?

Andrew Sachs stars as GK Chesterton's famous clerical sleuth

A suspect is locked away, but has a prison governor got the right man? Can Father Brown discover the answer as he makes his way across America?

Stars Andrew Sachs as Father Brown.

GK Chesterton's stories of an amateur clerical sleuth with an uncanny understanding of the criminal mind at work.

Father Brown.... Andrew Sachs
O'Connor.... TP McKenna
McGurk.... Billy Boyle
Usher.... Don Fellows
Prisoner.... Brian Haines
Todd.... Ed Bishop
Butler.... Manning Wilson
Convict.... Stuart Organ

Dramatised by John Scotney

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986.

0204The Curse Of The Golden Cross1986102620160628 (BBC7)
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The past and present collide to provide another mystery to solve for the clerical sleuth.

Andrew Sachs stars as GK Chesterton's famous clerical sleuth

What do an itinerant gambler, an English lady, a steward, a vicar and a professor have in common? And who has the right to it? Father Brown finds the answer.

Stars Andrew Sachs as Father Brown.

GK Chesterton's stories of an amateur clerical sleuth with an uncanny understanding of the criminal mind at work.

Father Brown.... Andrew Sachs
Professor Smail.... Tim Reynolds
Mr Tarrant.... Peter Marinker
Lady Diana.... Natasha Pyne
Leonard Smythe.... Peter Wickham
Steward.... Terry O'Brien
Driver.... Jonathan Tafler
Doctor.... Eric Stovell

Dramatised by John Scotney

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986.

0205Actor And Alibi1986110220160629 (BBC7)
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The clerical sleuth hopes that the farce is with him in solving a theatre-land mystery.

Andrew Sachs stars as GK Chesterton's famous clerical sleuth

A theatrical murder amid much back-stabbing is announced in the Chop-House. Father Brown finds himself in the midst of a School for Scandal.

Stars Andrew Sachs as Father Brown.

GK Chesterton's stories of an amateur clerical sleuth with an uncanny understanding of the criminal mind at work.

Father Brown.... Andrew Sachs
Mundon Mandeville.... Peter Jeffrey
Mrs Mandeville.... Sheila Grant
Inspector Bagshaw.... Bill Wallis
Ashton Jarvis.... David Brierly
Norman Knight.... Charles Baillie
Lady Miriam Talbot.... Fleur Chandler
Miss Maroni.... Karen Ascoe
Mrs Sans.... Pauline Letts
House Manager.... Jonathan Scott

Dramatised by John Scotney

Directed at BBC Bristol by Alec Reid.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1986.