Thursday, January 24, 2013

Father Brown on TV

I have yet to see the new BBC TV series of the Father Brown mysteries. To be honest, I am not at all a fan of detective stories-- even Chesterton's detective stories. If Sherlock Holmes was the only literary detective in existence, I think the world would be a better place. But that's me being a curmudgeon, I suppose.

I've heard they are very gentle, which is good. We need some gentleness on TV!

Apparently they have been updated to the 1950's, which is rather bizarre. Why the 1950's? Why not go the whole hog and update them to the modern world?

I do, however, think Mark Williams is an excellent choice to play Father Brown.

In any case, I hope to force myself to watch catch an episode or two at some point in the future.

Apologies for the lack of blogging recently. I have been rather focused on my other site, Irish Papist.

Apologies also for the long hiatus since our last meeting. We actually had an exciting speaker lined up for a meeting in January, but this and that intervened and it fell through in the end. Hopefully we will have one soon, possibly in early March.

1 comment:

  1. No please don't suggest they update Father Brown to the modern world. That didnt work too well for Sherlock in my opinion.

    And yes they are very gentle and the 1950s aesthetic works (also old fashioned cars, mmm)