(Rochester, NY)— Full of humor and compassion, but with a big dramatic twist each time, Father Brown, a new series from BBC, premieres on WXXI-TV on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8 p.m. Set in the 1950s in the heart of the beautiful English countryside, Mark Williams stars as Father Brown, the Catholic priest who also happens to have a particular talent for solving crimes, in this adaptation of GK Chesterton’s novels.
Father Brown’s world is quintessentially English: drawing rooms in large country houses, miles of countryside, village halls and secret gardens, as well as country fairs, railway stations and rural parish churches. Many years spent hearing his parishioners’ confessions have given him an uncanny insight into the origins of evil and the workings of the criminal mind. Each episode sees the enigmatic priest investigate a crime in his own particular way. The series remains true to the period charm of the original character and setting while bringing a contemporary edge to the storytelling.
Written by Rachel Flowerday (“Casualty” and “EastEnders”) and Tashin Guner (“Holby City” and “Casualty”), FATHER BROWN also stars Hugo Speer (“Watson & Oliver,” “Five Days”) as Inspector Valentine, Sorcha Cusack (“White Heat,” “Love Life”) as Mrs. McCarthy, Nancy Carroll (“Cambridge Spies,” “The Gathering Storm”) as Lady Felicia Montague, and Kasia Koleczek (“May I Kill U?”) as Susie Jasinski.
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