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The Adventures of Father Brown

The Adventures of Father Brown is a 1945 radio crime drama that aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System, adapted from G. K. Chesterton's stories of Father Brown.

The Adventures of Father Brown
Genre Detective drama
Running time 30 minutes
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
Syndicates Mutual
Starring Karl Swenson
Announcer John Stanley
Created by G.K. Chesterton
Directed by William Sweets
Original release June 10, 1945 – July 29, 1945[1]

The 30-minute detective series starred Karl Swenson as Father Brown, introduced as "the best loved detective of them all." (Original plans called for "either Walter Huston or Spencer Tracy in the title role."[2]) Bill Griffis portrayed Flambeau, and Gretchen Douglas was heard as Nora, the rectory housekeeper. The program was broadcast Sundays at 5 p.m. on Mutual from June 10, 1945, to July 29, 1945.[3]

From 1984 to 1986, Andrew Sachs starred as Father Brown in a BBC Radio series based on the G.K. Chesterton stories.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. P. 9.
  2. ^ "Paris & Peart Plans" (PDF). Broadcasting. December 4, 1944. p. 36. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Terrace, Vincent (1999). Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-4513-4. P. 9.

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