Father Brown (1974 TV series)

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Father Brown
Series titles alongside Kenneth More's depiction
Genre Detective
Based on G. K. Chesterton (novel)
Starring Kenneth More
Dennis Burgess
Graham Crowden
Theme music composer Jack Parnell
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 13
Producer(s) Ian Fordyce
Running time 49-51 minutes
Production company(s) ATV production
Original network ITV
Picture format 4:3
Original release 26 September (1974-09-26) – 19 December 1974 (1974-12-19)

Father Brown is a British television series, which originally aired on ITV in 1974. It featured Kenneth More as Father Brown, a Roman Catholic Priest who solved crime mysteries. The episodes were closely based on the stories by G. K. Chesterton.[1]

Main cast[edit]


Portions of the series were shot in St. Clements Caves in Hastings, Sussex, England.


Episode # Title Directed by Written by Original airdate
1 "The Hammer of God" Robert Tronson Hugh Leonard 26 September 1974 (1974-09-26)
Stars William Russell, Graham Crowden, Alun Armstrong, Geraldine Moffatt, Robert James, Peter Hawkins, Anna Wing and Frederick Hall
2 "The Oracle of the Dog" Peter Jefferies Peter Wildeblood 3 October 1974 (1974-10-03)
Stars Rupert Davies, Mel Martin and Edward Evans
3 "The Curse of the Golden Cross" Robert Tronson Hugh Leonard 10 October 1974 (1974-10-10)
Stars Geoffrey Chater, Peter Copley, James Maxwell and Bella Emberg
4 "The Eye of Apollo" Peter Jefferies Hugh Leonard 17 October 1974 (1974-10-17)
Stars Dennis Burgess, Ronald Pickup, Dudley Jones, Christopher Good and Rosamund Greenwood
5 "The Three Tools of Death" Robert Tronson Hugh Leonard 24 October 1974 (1974-10-24)
Stars James Hayter, John Flanagan, Nina Thomas and Keith James.
6 "The Mirror of the Magistrate" Peter Jefferies Michael Voysey 31 October 1974 (1974-10-31)
Stars Dennis Burgess, Philip Stone and Dennis Edwards
7 "The Dagger With Wings" Peter Jefferies Peter Wildeblood 7 November 1974 (1974-11-07)
Stars David Buck, T. P. McKenna, Vernon Dobtcheff, Michael Sheard and Desmond Cullum-Jones
8 "The Actor and the Alibi" Robert Tronson Hugh Leonard 14 November 1974 (1974-11-14)
Stars Dennis Burgess, Sheila Keith, John Stratton, David Savile, Oliver Maguire and Roberta Tovey
9 "The Quick One" Ian Fordyce Hugh Leonard 21 November 1974 (1974-11-21)
Stars Dennis Burgess, Christopher Benjamin, William Dysart, Bernard Lee, Brian Hawksley, Tariq Yunus and Frederick Treves
10 "The Man with Two Beards" Peter Jefferies Michael Voysey 28 November 1974 (1974-11-28)
Stars Brian Croucher, Bill Maynard, Freda Dowie and Alan Gerrard
11 "The Head of Caesar" Robert Tronson Peter Wildeblood 5 December 1974 (1974-12-05)
Stars Betty Alberge, Brian Anthony, Graham Leaman, John Normington and Christian Rodska
12 "The Arrow of Heaven" Robert Tronson John Portman 12 December 1974 (1974-12-12)
Stars Eric Dodson, Angela Douglas, Richard Hurndall, Mike Pratt, George Roubicek and David Healy
13 "The Secret Garden" Peter Jefferies Hugh Leonard 19 December 1974 (1974-12-19)
Stars Joan Benham, Cyril Luckham, Peter Dyneley and Charles Dance


External links[edit]

Father Brown on IMDb