KCET Premieres BBC's Hit Detective Series, 'Father Brown' to Lead "Whodunnit Sundays" Programming Block | KCET
KCET Premieres BBC's Hit Detective Series, 'Father Brown' to Lead "Whodunnit Sundays" Programming Block
series Father Brown joins Vera, Rosemary & Thyme, Inspector George Gently
in a compelling line-up of suspense and mystery
Calif. - April 03, 2014 - KCET, the nation's largest independent television
station serving Southern and Central California, expands its "Whodunnit"
Sunday evening programming with a new exciting crime series, FATHER BROWN, debuting Sunday, April 13
at 8 p.m. The hour-long program precedes two of KCET's highly-rated
investigative series: VERA, which
follows the story of an experienced and brilliant murder investigator; and ROSEMARY
& THYME, a charming, contemporary crime series about two
gardening enthusiasts who find themselves caught up in a series of murder
Beginning May 4,
detective drama INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY
replaces VERA at 9 p.m. in the "Whodunnit Sunday" line-up.
Set in the 1950s in the heart of the
beautiful English countryside, FATHER BROWN stars
Mark Williams (Harry Potter, The Indian Doctor) as a Catholic priest
who also happens to have a particular talent for solving crimes. 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. But the stories are not
concerned with judgment - Father Brown is more interested in saving souls than
in bringing the guilty to justice.
Based on the short stories by G K
Chesterton, each episode sees the enigmatic priest investigate a crime in his
own particular way, using intuition and psychology. Father Brown discovers the
truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul - the passions, dark
secrets, and hidden desires. Full of humor and compassion, but with a big
dramatic twist each time, FATHER
true to the period charm of the original character and setting while bringing a
sharp contemporary edge to the storytelling.
In addition, FATHER
BROWN episodes will be
available to watch online for two weeks following each broadcast. For more
info, please visit kcet.org/shows/father_brown/
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finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its 50-year
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