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FATHER BROWN: Series 3

Mrs. McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack), Lady Felicia (Nancy Carroll), Sid (Alex Price), Father Brown (Mark Williams) and  Inspector Sullivan (Tom Chambers).
Courtesy of Gary Moyes © BBC 2014
Mrs. McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack), Lady Felicia (Nancy Carroll), Sid (Alex Price), Father Brown (Mark Williams) and Inspector Sullivan (Tom Chambers).

Airs Saturdays, March 28 - May 23 & June 13 - July 18, 2015 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Welcome back to the world of Father Brown. This is England in the 1950s – a countryside dotted with small villages, rural parish churches and large country houses.

Each episode sees Father Brown investigate a crime in his own particular way, using intuition and psychology. Once again, the enigmatic priest is aided by his no-nonsense parish secretary Mrs. McCarthy, glamorous socialite Lady Felicia Montague and her chauffeur Sid Carter.

EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1: "The Man In The Shadows" airs Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. - Father Brown finds himself embroiled with MI5, which puts Lady Felicia in a compromising position. To protect secrets in her own past, will she betray her friend?

Lady Felicia (Nancy Carroll) and Father Brown (Mark Williams) say their goodbyes to Hugo Masters (John Bett).
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Lady Felicia (Nancy Carroll) and Father Brown (Mark Williams) say their goodbyes to Hugo Masters (John Bett).

Episode 2: "The Cure Of Amenhotep" airs Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. - After Sir Raleigh's new bride insists on seeing his Egyptian mummy, her dead body is found in a locked room. Father Brown investigates - has Amenhotep risen from the dead?

Sir Raleigh (Nicholas Farrell) and Caterina (Poppy Corby-Tuech).
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Sir Raleigh (Nicholas Farrell) and Caterina (Poppy Corby-Tuech).

Episode 3: "The Invisible Man" airs Saturday, April 11 at 8 p.m. - The circus brings death to Kembleford when a clown is murdered. Father Brown must determine who the killer is and why a parishioner has agreed to marry the sinister wizard Welkin.

Inspector Sullivan (Tom Chambers) arrives and is taken by a tall circus act.
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Inspector Sullivan (Tom Chambers) arrives and is taken by a tall circus act.

Episode 4: "The Sign Of The Broken Sword" airs Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m. - A murder at the local army barracks using a legendary broken sword leads Father Brown to investigate another death at Dunkirk some 13 years ago.

St Clare (Angus Wright) gets up in response to Rawlings in episode 4.
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St Clare (Angus Wright) gets up in response to Rawlings in episode 4.

Episode 5: "The Last Man" airs Saturday, April 25 at 8 p.m. - When Kembleford's new cricket captain is framed for murder, Father Brown must prove his innocence to give his team any chance of beating neighboring village Hambleston.

Father Brown goes to bat.
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Father Brown goes to bat.

Episode 6: "The Upcott Fraternity" airs Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m. - Father Brown witnesses the apparent suicide of a troubled student at Upcott Seminary. Convinced a murderer is at work, he persuades Sid to go undercover to flush out the killer.

Mrs. McCarthy and Lady Felicia see a trembling Mimi (Rae Baker) with blood on her hands next to a dead Count Fiskon.
Courtesy of Gary Moyes © BBC 2014
Mrs. McCarthy and Lady Felicia see a trembling Mimi (Rae Baker) with blood on her hands next to a dead Count Fiskon.

Episode 7: "The Kembleford Boggart" airs Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m. - When the father of a young writer is found dead, tension mounts against the travelers in Kembleford. Father Brown must uncover the truth before one of them is sent to the gallows.

Inspector Sullivan (Tom Chambers) arrests the Colonel (Daniel Ryan).
Courtesy of Stuart Wood © BBC 2014
Inspector Sullivan (Tom Chambers) arrests the Colonel (Daniel Ryan).

Episode 8: "The Lair Of The Libertines" airs Saturday, May 16 at 8 p.m. - Father Brown and his friends find themselves stranded with a group of hedonists. They soon become desperate to escape, for at Hotel Cuba, the dish of the day is death.

Sid (Alex Price) peers under the table. He finds the bomb.
Courtesy of Gary Moyes © BBC 2014
Sid (Alex Price) peers under the table. He finds the bomb.

Episode 9: "The Truth In The Wine" airs Saturday, May 23 at 8 p.m. - When a body is discovered in a vineyard, Father Brown must search for the murderer amongst a group of suspects all seeking to reinvent themselves.

Robber with gun.
Courtesy of Gary Moyes © BBC 2014
Robber with gun.

Episode 10: "The Judgement Of Man" airs Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m. - Father Brown becomes embroiled in an audacious art heist masterminded by his adversary Flambeau, who intends to use the priest and his friends to help him settle an old score.

Episode 11: "The Time Machine" airs Saturday, June 20 at 8 p.m. - Father Brown visits Jacob, who is determined to prove that a member of his family killed his father a year ago by using his new invention - a time machine.

Episode 12: "The Standing Stones" airs Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m. - A death at the stone circle of a polio-stricken village leads Father Brown to conclude that dark forces are at work and that another sacrifice may be imminent.

Episode 13: "The Paradise Of Thieves" airs Saturday, July 4 at 8 p.m. - When a dead man is found inside a locked bank vault, Father Brown must solve the mystery to save an innocent man from paying the ultimate price.

Episode 14: "The Deadly Seal" airs Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m. - Father Brown finds himself in an impossible situation when he is told, under the seal of confession, that Bishop Talbot will be assassinated tomorrow.

Episode 15: "The Owl Of Minerva" airs Saturday, July 18 at 8 p.m. - A fugitive takes sanctuary in St. Mary's and asks for help. Father Brown is stunned to realize that the man in the confessional is Inspector Sullivan... and he's wanted for murder.

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