Catch up with ‘Father Brown’ this fall and winter on Arizona PBS

Arizona PBS is airing encore presentations of “Father Brown” this fall and winter on Arizona PBS.

Father Brown, played by Mark Williams, is a fictional Roman Catholic priest and amateur detective who is featured in 53 short stories published between 1910 and 1936 written by English novelist G. K. Chesterton. Father Brown solves mysteries and crimes using his intuition and keen understanding of human nature in the backdrop of post-World War II England.

Tune in every Saturday night at 7 p.m.

Sept. 15

Father Brown welcomes Aldous and his daughter, Grace, who have recently moved from Tanganyika. Mrs McCarthy can’t wait to have her heirloom broach valued by an antiques expert.

Sept. 29

Flambeau is incarcerated under suspicion of a murder he says he didn’t commit. But Mrs. McCarthy thinks the man he’s accused of killing is still alive. Could this be another of Flambeau’s schemes?

Oct. 6

A skeleton from a seven-year-old murder case is found buried in the woods, bringing doubts on the conviction of the confessed killer.

Oct. 13

Katherine Corven awaiting execution for murdering her husband is reprieved on the confession of her housekeeper, but Father Brown is afraid she will take revenge on his friends while a wardress from Corven’s prison is found hanged in a locked cottage.

Oct. 20

British Railways proposes closing Kembleford Station due to a lack of profitability, causing its stationmaster Ben Webb, to have a heart attack.

Oct. 27

Mrs. McCarthy’s friend, Freda, dies in her sleep at a care home, but Father Brown suspects foul play when he smells an unusual odor from the body.

Nov. 3

Felicia and Sid return from Northern Rhodesia and visit Kembleford while her husband, Monty, is in London. Felicia finds herself blackmailed by an MI5 agent, Daniel Whittaker, to exchange a roll of film of one of her lovers who’s also a known Soviet agent.

Nov. 10

Alec Frobisher, deputy commander at Scotland Yard, is garrotted at Kembleford Bowls club. Inspector Mallory is taken off the case as he was present at the time, only to be replaced by Inspector Ironside, who is after Mallory’s job, so Mallory seeks Father Brown’s help.

Nov. 17

Father Brown, Mrs McCarthy and Bunty attend a ballroom competition and one of the contestants, Lucy Dawes, is murdered. Her blind dancing partner, Alexander Walgrave, who found the body, believes he knows the murderer and asks Father Brown and Bunty to prove it.

Nov. 24

May Lewis is found with a serious head injury in the boiler room of the adjoining boys school. Father Brown discovers the weapon, a cricket bat, and Inspector Mallory arrests its owner, schoolboy Daniel Gates her boyfriend.

Dec. 8

Two items catch Father Brown’s eye in the newspaper: Flambeau’s death in Italy and the Iron Crown of Lombardy containing a nail from the True Cross on display at Gloucester cathedral. Father Brown opens a letter with a key that Flambeau had sent to him a few days before his death. A woman claiming to be his wife Lisandra Flambeau wants the key, but it is stolen while the presbytery is empty.

Dec. 15

Raylan Reeve, an ostentatious American opens a golf course and during the inaugural competition The Flower of the Fairway for women and Bunty taking part, as her father had cut her allowance, finds a body in the reeds.

Dec. 22

When Father Brown reads about Hercule Flambeau’s untimely death in Italy, he revisits a cryptic letter and key recently sent to him by Flambeau. Meanwhile, The Iron Crown of Lombardy, a crown holding a nail that was used in the crucifixion of Christ, arrives at Gloucester Cathedral. After Mass, Father Brown is greeted by Lisandra,who reveals herself to be Flambeau’s new wife. She recounts the day that he died and reveals that she knows about the letter and the key.

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