Click above to watch "Hammer of God," the series premiere of "Father Brown." This episode will be streaming online for two weeks from August 31 to September 14.
Father Brown attends a tea party for the unveiling of a new church clock tower, presided over by his friend Reverend Bohun. Just after the bells chime for the first time, Bohun's dishonorable brother Norman's body is found behind the church, the back of his head bludgeoned with a hammer. The local blacksmith is immediately suspected, but his wife, who had an affair with Norman, confesses to the crime and is arrested by Inspector Valentine. Father Brown must find the real killer before an innocent woman is hanged.
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Based on G.K. Chesterton's short stories, "Father Brown" follows a kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community. Each episode sees the enigmatic priest investigate a crime in his own p...