I am really enjoying new the “Father Brown” series with Mark Williams, which started on BBC1 this week. However I am utterly baffled as to the timing – 2pm in the afternoon? Surely this sort of detective murder mystery stuff should be at 8pm in the evening?
I watched the first episode whilst sitting sewing curtains at Steph’s place on Monday, but since then have been catching up with recorded episodes. I think the relocation to a Cotswold village with some clever twists to G K Chesterton’s original stories works well. I like Mark W’s gentle, priestly manner, and the way it has been set in the 1950s does not feel too contrived [the original 51 stories were written between 1914 and 1935]
GKC wrote 51 stories about the Catholic priest, but the Beeb have thus far only filmed 10. Maybe if there is enough positive feedback they will do some more. I’d rather see MW playing this detective than being Arthur Weasley! Back in 2008 I blogged about all those detective priests [here] and here is another good one to add to the list.
GKC came to Leicestershire at least once. We know this because he sent his wife a telegram
"Am at Market Harborough. Where ought I to be?"
she allegedly replied "Home."