Father Brown, dorpspastoor in de Cotswolds, lost door zijn mensenkennis misdaden op.
Father Brown. Serie 3
Based on the work of
G.K. Chesterton
Debbie Wiseman 1963-
Mark Williams 1959-
Just Entertainment, 2015
3 dvd-video's
Playing time
15 x 45 min.
Engels gesproken Ondertiteling: Nederlands BBC productie


Seizoen 3 van een televisieserie van de BBC, geïnspireerd op de verhalen van G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936). Chesterton bedacht de figuur 'Father Brown' in 1910 en schreef 51 verhalen over de priester-speurder. Deze verhalen werden vaker verfilmd, onder meer in 1974 met Kenneth More. De hoofdrol wordt nu gespeeld door Mark Williams (Harry Potter; The fast show), de locatie van de verhalen is verplaatst naar een dorpje in de Cotswolds, jaren vijftig. Father Brown is onopvallend en zachtmoedig en weet door zijn levenswijsheid, mensenkennis en scherpzinnigheid de daders van misdaden te ontmaskeren. Daarbij vindt hij het belangrijker een ziel te redden dan de schuldigen voor het gerecht te brengen. Ben Dowell (The Guardian 24-1-'13) schreef: 'Williams seems to have grown into the role of the kindly but also hugely worldly cleric with a penchant for spy novels and crossword puzzles. There is a strong supporting cast, the production values are high for a daytime show and it's all aided by the …Read more

About G.K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer, philosopher, lay theologian, and literary and art critic. He has been referred to as the "prince of paradox". Time magazine observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out."

Chesterton created the fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and wrote on apologetics. Even some of those who disagree with him have recognised the wide appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify this position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism. Biographers have identified him as a successor to such Victorian authors as Matthew Arnold, Thomas Carlyle, John Henry Newman, and John Ruskin.

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