The Children of Kalon
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Gerald Firth beseeches Father Brown to speak on his behalf at his parole hearing. Father Brown secures his release but is shocked when Gerald returns to rejoin The Church of Apollo now run by his disciple Tobias. Tobias' partner, Thelma, is unhappy to have Kalon back as she remembers Kalon's past actions with the girls of the church and she has a daughter, Clara. When Thelma is found dead in Kalon's locked room Inspector Mallory arrests Firth. Father Brown believes Firth is innocent even though Clara had written to him in prison, and delves into the various relationships at the church - but to solve the crime, he has to fish in murky waters..

Episode Duration: 44 minutes and 22 seconds

Episode Number: 194

About Father Brown:

Based on the short stories by G K Chesterton, Father Brown follows the kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community.

It is a quintessentially English world: drawing rooms in large country houses, miles of countryside, village halls and secret gardens, as well as country fairs, railway stations and rural parish churches.

Each episode sees the enigmatic priest investigate a crime in his own particular way, using intuition and psychology.

Father Brown discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul - the passions, dark secrets, hidden desires.

Many years spent hearing his parishioners' confessions have given him an uncanny insight into the origins of evil and the workings of the criminal mind.

But the stories are not concerned with judgement - Father Brown is more interested in saving souls than in bringing the guilty to justice.




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