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I cannot believe there is no show Forum for this very popular period drama.  (correct me/delete if I just happen to miss it since the recent updates).

Love all the actors & the characters they play.  Still miss Sid, but glad they often have old favorites come back & still do a show or two on occasion.

Enjoying Season 7 now in the US.  But the Cotswolds is clearly the "star" of this show.

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+1000 swissair100.  I've been watching Father Brown for about 4 years now on PBS. This season has been so good, wonderful writing and acting .  I couldn't believe there wasn't a listing here for it, thanks for starting one!

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8 hours ago, swissair100 said:

I cannot believe there is no show Forum for this very popular period drama.  (correct me/delete if I just happen to miss it since the recent updates).

Love all the actors & the characters they play.  Still miss Sid, but glad they often have old favorites come back & still do a show or two on occasion.

Enjoying Season 7 now in the US.  But the Cotswolds is clearly the "star" of this show.

Thank you!!!!!  I love this show and can’t wait for Season 7 to start airing on my local PBS station or Netflix.  And I agree - the scenery is wonderful.

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I can't wait for Season 7 to hit Netflix. I hope it will! I miss Sid and Lady Felicia, but I like Bunty. I really dislike Inspector Mallory.

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I'm excited!!  Looks like Season 7 starts on my local station this Saturday:)

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I miss Sid and Lady Felicia ....

Yes, I miss her too.  

Was able to catch Sid (Alex Price) in NYC during one of his last performances in the Cursed Child on Broadway, & actor Paul Thornley who was in the same show (he played Joseph in S4, Ep 10 "Wrath of Baron Samdi").   

I don't mind Bunty as much any more, tho she is certainly no substitute for Lady F.

But while Mallory remains an incessantly annoying & condescending buffoon, he is ok. Although he needs to tone down that "Jolly Roger" pirate delivery - it's getting old. (I still prefer the 1st two inspectors)

Show is quintessentially English of the 50's, well-acted, intelligently written - love it!

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note:  for those who haven't watched any of Season 7 yet, a couple of old favorite faces will return.  

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21 hours ago, scorpio1031 said:

I'm excited!!  Looks like Season 7 starts on my local station this Saturday:)

Yes, we are  almost finished with Season 7 on PBS. This is an excellent season!

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1 minute ago, One4Sorrow2TooBad said:

Yes, we at almost finished with Season 7 on PBS.

We had to wait thru reruns of season 6😕

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I've watched the available seasons several times. Just something I like about it, from the "sticking your nose in again father" to the people around him.
 

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For you regular watchers, I have a question.  Is Father Brown supposed to be a Catholic or an Anglican priest?  I assumed Catholic, but if so, there are a heck of a lot more Catholics in England than I would expect.

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Is Father Brown supposed to be a Catholic or an Anglican priest?  I assumed Catholic ..

Yes, Catholic.

(compared to Grantchester's Sidney Chambers who is Anglican)

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I must be getting old - it's a Saturday night and I'm perfectly happy sitting at home and watching a brand new season of Father Brown:)

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I enjoy this show and hope the newest season makes it to Netflix soon!

I didn't like how Sid was written out by having him spend a year in jail for a crime he didn't commit. I didn't think it fit with the cozy vibe of the show and was especially awful to see happen to IMO the most likable member of the team.

Bunty is ok, but I much prefer Sid and Lady Felicia.

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Glad to see this show in a forum. We enjoy it very much. 

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We are latecomers to Father Brown.  We've been watching it on Netflix when we need a break from all the "real" crime shows we often watch.

To be honest, I "watch" every episode twice.  I find it so calming that I often doze off during the first showing, so I have to rewatch at a later time.

Love Mark Williams.  Love the occasional "Harry Potter" Easter eggs in "Father Brown."

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On 5/19/2019 at 3:40 PM, krankydoodle said:

I didn't like how Sid was written out by having him spend a year in jail for a crime he didn't commit. I didn't think it fit with the cozy vibe of the show and was especially awful to see happen to IMO the most likable member of the team.

Bunty is ok, but I much prefer Sid and Lady Felicia.

I hated how they wrote out Sid!  Really hated it. I don't know why they went such a dark route. 

I agree Bunty is ok, but I preferred Sid and Lady Felicia. The show just isn't the same without them. 

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Bunty meh

the actor playing Sid went to do something else, what it was I can't remember,  there is IMDB  

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1 hour ago, hummingbird said:

Bunty meh

the actor playing Sid went to do something else, what it was I can't remember,  there is IMDB  

He played/is playing Draco Malfoy in the stage play of "The Cursed Child."

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On ‎5‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 8:07 AM, AZChristian said:

We are latecomers to Father Brown.  We've been watching it on Netflix when we need a break from all the "real" crime shows we often watch.

To be honest, I "watch" every episode twice.  I find it so calming that I often doze off during the first showing, so I have to rewatch at a later time.

Love Mark Williams.  Love the occasional "Harry Potter" Easter eggs in "Father Brown."

This show is truly a hidden gem , so__ much better written an beautiful scenery than most shows on tv.  I feel__ good after watching this show , Mark Williams is truly an amazing actor. I remember seeing him playing a very convincing Rory's father in Doctor Who. I want to add, seems like there were a couple of episodes this season that had Syd and Lady Felicia in them.  

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I had no idea there was a new series of Father Brown until I found this thread!! 

I always liked Father Brown but thought the 1970s series was a little dull.

Will have to see if this is on dvd somewhere.

eta:  available at Amazon - just ordered Seasons 1 and 2 which were on a pretty good sale.

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I’m so glad there’s a forum for this show! I have loved this show long time but I have a real problem with the new inspector. His delivery is so weird, like a cartoon character. I think he’s a terrible actor!

like Bunty but still miss Lady F and Syd! 

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7 minutes ago, novhappy said:

I’m so glad there’s a forum for this show! I have loved this show long time but I have a real problem with the new inspector. His delivery is so weird, like a cartoon character. I think he’s a terrible actor!

like Bunty but still miss Lady F and Syd! 

I understand that Alec Price left the Broadway show.  Perhaps he will come back for Season 8 - if there is one:)

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22 hours ago, novhappy said:

I think he’s a terrible actor!

I don’t think he’s a terrible actor. I’ve seen him in other things and he’s much better. He’s just so bad in this and does have a really weird delivery. 

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Inspector Mallory's  and Sgt. Goodfellow 's roles are usually  somewhat comical.  Lots of cheeky humor on this show.  Awesome episode the other night.

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This week's episode was one that was shown about  three weeks or a month ago. Not sure why that happened , it was nice to see Felicia again!

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1 minute ago, One4Sorrow2TooBad said:

This week's episode was one that was shown about  three weeks or a month ago. Not sure why that happened , it was nice to see Felicia again!

At least you got an episode - after three eps from Season 7, no ep tonight or next week:(

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I hear that scorpio, PBS has a way of springing that on the viewers,lol.  I used to love__ watching EastEnders on Sunday night , then PBS just decided to quit showing it.

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