Andrew Sachs stars as the famous clerical sleuth in Series 2 of The Father Brown Stories, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
With his black hat, huge umbrella, unwordly simplicity and ‘beaming but breathless geniality’, Father Brown is one of fiction’s best-loved amateur detectives. Short and tatty, but with the wisdom and insight to unravel the most wayward of criminal minds, he has entertained generations.
In Series 2, the High Priest of detection becomes involved in six intriguing cases that will tax even his mental powers to the limit. The episodes are: The Perishing of the Pendragons, The Arrow of Heaven, The Mistake of the Machine, The Golden Cross, Actor and Alibi, The Absence of Mr Glass.
Dramatised by John Scotney and produced by Alec Reid.
- Tony Rawlinson
Another great series of Father Brown adaptations
The much-missed Andrew Sachs gives the definitive Father Brown performance. I wish they had covered all of the stories, but seemingly not. However, there are some great selections here, like The Actor and the Alibi and The Curse of the Golden Cross. I just love Father Brown's Marplesque grasp of human nature which reduces the seemingly unbelievable to the everyday. Highly-recommended.