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Father Brown is a British television series, which originally aired on ITV in 1974. It featured Kenneth More as Father Brown, a Roman Catholic Priest who solved crime mysteries. The episodes were closely based on the stories by G. K. Chesterton.[1]

Father Brown
Series titles alongside Kenneth More's depiction
Based onG. K. Chesterton (novel)
StarringKenneth More
Dennis Burgess
Graham Crowden
Theme music composerJack Parnell
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes13
Producer(s)Ian Fordyce
Running time49-51 minutes
Production company(s)ATV production
Original networkITV
Picture format4:3
Original release26 September (1974-09-26) –
19 December 1974 (1974-12-19)


Main castEdit


Portions of the series were shot in St. Clements Caves in Hastings, Sussex, England.


Episode # Title Directed by Written by Original airdate
1"The Hammer of God"Robert TronsonHugh Leonard26 September 1974 (1974-09-26)
Stars William Russell, Graham Crowden, Alun Armstrong, Geraldine Moffatt, Robert James, Peter Hawkins, Anna Wing and Frederick Hall
2"The Oracle of the Dog"Peter JefferiesPeter Wildeblood3 October 1974 (1974-10-03)
Stars Rupert Davies, Mel Martin and Edward Evans
3"The Curse of the Golden Cross"Robert TronsonHugh Leonard10 October 1974 (1974-10-10)
Stars Geoffrey Chater, Peter Copley, James Maxwell and Bella Emberg
4"The Eye of Apollo"Peter JefferiesHugh Leonard17 October 1974 (1974-10-17)
Stars Dennis Burgess, Ronald Pickup, Dudley Jones, Christopher Good and Rosamund Greenwood
5"The Three Tools of Death"Robert TronsonHugh Leonard24 October 1974 (1974-10-24)
Stars James Hayter, John Flanagan, Nina Thomas and Keith James.
6"The Mirror of the Magistrate"Peter JefferiesMichael Voysey31 October 1974 (1974-10-31)
Stars Dennis Burgess, Philip Stone and Dennis Edwards
7"The Dagger With Wings"Peter JefferiesPeter Wildeblood7 November 1974 (1974-11-07)
Stars David Buck, T. P. McKenna, Vernon Dobtcheff, Michael Sheard and Desmond Cullum-Jones
8"The Actor and the Alibi"Robert TronsonHugh Leonard14 November 1974 (1974-11-14)
Stars Dennis Burgess, Sheila Keith, John Stratton, David Savile, Oliver Maguire and Roberta Tovey
9"The Quick One"Ian FordyceHugh Leonard21 November 1974 (1974-11-21)
Stars Dennis Burgess, Christopher Benjamin, William Dysart, Bernard Lee, Brian Hawksley, Tariq Yunus and Frederick Treves
10"The Man with Two Beards"Peter JefferiesMichael Voysey28 November 1974 (1974-11-28)
Stars Brian Croucher, Bill Maynard, Freda Dowie and Alan Gerrard
11"The Head of Caesar"Robert TronsonPeter Wildeblood5 December 1974 (1974-12-05)
Stars Betty Alberge, Brian Anthony, Graham Leaman, John Normington and Christian Rodska
12"The Arrow of Heaven"Robert TronsonJohn Portman12 December 1974 (1974-12-12)
Stars Eric Dodson, Angela Douglas, Richard Hurndall, Mike Pratt, George Roubicek and David Healy
13"The Secret Garden"Peter JefferiesHugh Leonard19 December 1974 (1974-12-19)
Stars Joan Benham, Cyril Luckham, Peter Dyneley and Charles Dance


External linksEdit

Father Brown on IMDb