Father Brown - Classic Radio Crime Drama

(4.7 stars; 38 reviews)

Father Brown is a fictional Roman Catholic priest and amateur detective who featured in 53 short stories published between 1910 and 1936 written by English novelist GK Chesterton. Short, shabby and unassuming, Father Brown is an unlikely investigator. But his keen mind and intrinsic understanding of human nature enable him to solve cases which baffle others. In 1974, to celebrate the centenary of Chesterton's birth, five Father Brown dramas were recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. These full-cast adaptations of selected Chesterton stories starred Leslie French as Father Brown, with Willie Rushton as GK Chesterton and Francis de Wolff as Flambeau. The stories in this collection feature a master criminal and a precious silver relic; a theft at an exclusive hotel; a strange tower; black magic – and white magic; and a murdered judge:    The Blue Cross (08/05/1974);  The Queer Feet (05/06/1974);  The Perishing of the Pendragons (26/06/1974);  The Dagger with Wings (10/07/1974); and  The Mirror of the Magistrate (31/07/1974). Father Brown: Leslie French GK Chesterton: William Rushton Flambeau: Francis de Wolff  Dr Boyne: Hugh Ross John Strake: Peter Yapp Arnold Aylmer: Sam Dastor Insp Collins: Stephen Thorne PC Robinson: Hugh Ross Wilfred Underhill: David Sinclair Det-Insp Bagshaw: Alan Rowe Michael Flood: John Livesey Green: Sam Dastor Osric Orm: Jonathan Burn Buller: Timothy Bateson Sir Arthur Travers: Godfrey Kenton Sir Michael Blake: Nigel Lambert Written by: GK Chesterton Adapted by: Archie Campbell Produced by: Christopher Venning 

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.


Worth listening!

(5 stars)

A fun radio adaptation of GK Chesterton's detective stories. Father Brown detects based on knowledge of and sympathy with human character, which is unusual in the mystery genre. Thank you for sharing!

(5 stars)

Very enjoyable tales. They bring back many pleasant memories.

Outstanding !

(5 stars)

Better than a TV series.

father brown- classic radio crime drama

(5 stars)