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Father Brown Series 1 [DVD] 
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All ten episodes from the first series of the TV drama starring Mark Williams as the eponymous character created by English writer G.K. Chesterton. Set in the 1950s in the fictional village of Kembleford, the series follows Roman Catholic priest Father Brown who has a knack for solving crimes. He is assisted by parish secretary Bridgette McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) and is often a source of frustration for the local police. The episodes are: 'The Hammer of God', 'The Flying Stars', 'The Wrong Shape', 'The Man in the Tree', 'The Eye of Apollo', 'The Bride of Christ', 'The Devil's Dust', 'The Face of Death', 'The Mayor and the Magician' and 'The Blue Cross'.
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I don't claim to be an expert on Roman Catholic practice but found some aspects of its portrayal very unconvincing (other more knowledgeable reviewers have highlighted quite basic errors) and the series is littered with other silly and distracting mistakes. For example there are a couple of events set on railway trains which are quite absurd. To this one must add that some of the episodes are decidedly ropy in terms of plot and these are also marred by some seriously hammy acting. Episode 5 is a virtually unwatchable it so ridiculous and over-cooked.
However, for all its faults, the series does have a certain bucolic charm and, apart from the final rather silly programme, it did seem to improve over the later episodes. The show is designed for daytime viewing so it's never going to amount to exceptional or demanding drama, but there are signs that it may develop into a reasonably entertaining and relaxing TV series. Four more series have since been made (which I haven't seen) which suggests that it did subsequently "find its feet". It would have been far better, though, if they hadn't brought Mr. Chesterton's original work into the equation, thereby inviting comparison between the TV show and the vastly superior books.
Formulaic trash for the hard of thinking.
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