The Innocence of Father Brown Vol. 1
by M. J. Elliott & G. K. Chesterton
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From London to Cornwall, then to Italy and France, a short, shabby priest takes on bandits, traitors, and killers. Why is he so successful? The reason is that after years spent in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. Thus he understands criminal motivation and how to deal with it. The award-winning Colonial Theatre on the Air has dramatized G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown stories from The Innocence of Father Brown with a full cast, music score, and sound effects. Included in Vol. 1: "The Blue Cross" Father Brown is traveling to London to attend a meeting of priests, and he is carrying with him a priceless silver cross, studded with blue sapphires. Flambeau, the thief, plans to steal it. "The Secret Garden" Father Brown is called to investigate the beheading of a man, committed in a closed garden. How did the murderer escape? "The Queer Feet" Father Brown investigates a death at the Vernon Hotel. "The Flying Stars" Father Brown has been invited to a Christmas masquerade, which becomes the target of a robbery. Starring J.T. Turner and The Colonial Radio Players Executive Producer Mark Vander Berg Dramatized for Audio by M. J. Elliott Based on The Innocence Of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton Produced by M.J. Cogburn Directed By Jerry Robbins Cover Illustration by Jeff Hayes (P) 2014 The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air
Sorry to say we were a bit disappointed by these. Was hoping they’d be fun like the PBS series, butl the quality of the acting and production is pretty cheesy; over-the-top and hammy. Instead of being fun it’s just kind of annoying.