Thursday, February 27, 2014

“Father Brown:” Just another drama about a priest solving mysteries. Have you been watching?

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Yes, you read that right. One of BBC’s most exciting new programs features the talented Mark Williams playing the titular character (you may recognize him from his role as Arthur Weasley in the “Harry Potter” series).

Set in the 1950s in the heart of the beautiful English countryside, Father Brown is a bicycle-riding Catholic priest who also happens to have a particular talent for solving crimes in this adaptation of GK Chesterton's novels. 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. Full of humor and compassion, but with a big dramatic twist each time, this series remains true to the period charm of the original character and setting while bringing a contemporary edge to the storytelling.

WNED-TV began airing the acclaimed new series in January, but you needn’t have seen every episode to enjoy the show. Whether you’ve been watching already or if you’re curious to check it out, don’t miss the eighth episode of the 10-part series on Saturday, March 1 at 8 p.m. on WNED-TV.

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