Father Brown (1966 TV series)

Father Brown (German: Pater Brown) is a West German mystery television series which aired between 1966 and 1972 on ARD.[1] It is based on the Father Brown stories of British writer G.K. Chesterton, about a crime-solving Catholic priest. The title role was played by the Austrian actor Josef Meinrad. Ernst Fritz Fürbringer had a recurring role as Inspector Gilbert Burns in 19 episodes, while Guido Wieland played another police officer Inspector Evans in 10 episodes.

Father Brown
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GenreCrime
Written byG.K. Chesterton (stories)
Franz Geiger
Directed byHans Quest
Imo Moszkowicz
Rainer Wolffhardt
StarringJosef Meinrad
Ernst Fritz Fürbringer
ComposersHans Hammerschmid
Bert Breit
Country of originWest Germany
Original languageGerman
No. of series5
No. of episodes39
Production
ProducerUlrich Berns
Running time25 minutes
Production companiesFernsehfilmproduktion Dr. Heinz Schneiderbauer (seasons 1-2)

TV-60 Filmproduktion (seasons 3-5)

Westdeutsches Werbefernsehen
Release
Original networkARD
Original release11 January 1966 (1966-01-11) –
4 December 1972 (1972-12-04)

The first two series were shot in monochrome, before production then switched to colour.

Guest castEdit

Actors who appeared in individual episodes of the series include Viktor Staal, Albert Lieven, Astrid Frank, Dieter Borsche, Eckart Dux, Karin Hübner, Wolfgang Lukschy, Christiane Nielsen, Christian Wolff, Alexander Hegarth, Karl John, Diana Körner, Klaus Löwitsch, Ilona Grübel, Joachim Hansen, Michael Hinz, Carl Lange, Werner Pochath, Hans Quest, Claus Biederstaedt, Alexander Kerst, Ruth-Maria Kubitschek, Gerd Baltus, Rudolf Schündler, Hans Korte, Peter Capell, Ellen Umlauf, Helma Seitz, Hilde Weissner and Werner Peters.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Compart p.303

BibliographyEdit

  • Martin Compart. Crime TV: Lexikon der Krimi-Serien. Bertz + Fischer, 2000.

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