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KCET Premieres BBC's Hit Detective Series, 'Father Brown' to Lead "Whodunnit Sundays" Programming Block

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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



, a charming, contemporary crime series about two

gardening enthusiasts who find themselves caught up in a series of murder


Beginning May 4,


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,




true to the period charm of the original character and setting while bringing a

sharp contemporary edge to the storytelling.

In addition,



episodes will be

available to watch online for two weeks following each broadcast. For more

info, please visit


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the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California.

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finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its 50-year

history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news

and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions,

its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and

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