father brown the alchemist's secret

The Alchemist's Secret

Professor Ambrose goes to see his old friend Father Brown to ask for help -- he's been followed ever since he came into possession of the diary of the university's architect. It claims that the location of the alchemist's secret is hidden in a riddle -- the key to the lock to the door. Mrs McCarthy and Bunty  accompany them to Gloucester University where Principal Malcolm allows student Timothy to borrow a ceremonial key. When the absent minded Professor goes missing, Father Brown sees if he's with Timothy. He's saddened to find Timothy's body in his bedroom, his head bashed in with a polo mallet. When the key that Timothy took turns up in the Professor's room, Inspector Mallory arrests him for murder, leaving Father Brown determined to prove his innocence.

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The Theatre of the Invisible

Father Brown (Mark Williams) accompanies Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) to a heat for the BBC Radio Quiz 'Up To You' in the village hall. Producer Jeremy ushers them through, where Richie (Arthur Bostrom) is the announcer, Joyce (Jessica Turner) sings the theme tune and Barney (John Henshaw) is the ebullient quizmaster. Curmudgeonly landlady Mrs Rudge (Lynda Baron) is unfairly eliminated while Bunty (Emer Kenny) and Mrs McCarthy sail though to go head to head on the live show next week.

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The Tanganyika Green

Father Brown (Mark Williams) welcomes Aldous (Richard Huw) and his daughter Grace (Pepter Lunkuse) to Kembleford, who are visiting for the County Fair. They've recently moved from Tanganyika and are on the lookout for a medical school for Grace. Excited about the antiques marquee, Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) can't wait to have her heirloom broach valued. At the Red Lion, Bunty (Emer Kenny) offers a room at Montague to antiques expert Wynford (Miles Jupp) who isn't happy with the accommodation at the inn. The next morning Grace finds her father's body the floor of his room.

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The Fire in the Sky

William chases his daughter Charlotte through the dark woods behind his house. His vision distorts and he falls to his knees. The next day, Father Brown and Mrs McCarthy visit a disorientated William who says that Charlotte's gone. Later Charlotte staggers into the police station, shouting that 'it's trying to get out.' She loses consciousness and is taken to Kembleford Cottage Hospital where Dr Ashley and nurse Alisha treat her. When a young man Sean arrives to see how she is, William erupts, telling him to go.

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The Penitent Man

Flambeau (John Light) is incarcerated under suspicion of murder. When Father Brown (Mark Williams) visits him he denies killing his cohort Flynn (Callum Dixon) and asks the priest to hear his confession if he's convicted. Flynn's wife Peggy (Emma Pallant) later tells Father Brown that she witnessed Flambeau dragging Flynn's body to the river and throwing it in. At the presbytery, Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) thinks that Flynn is still alive and has framed Flambeau. Father Brown leaves the surveillance to her and Bunty (Emer Kenny) while he attends Flambeau's pre-trial hearing.

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