Detective

Season 1 Episode 18

The Quick One

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Jul 27, 1964 on BBC
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Father Brown is staying at a country hotel and finds an eccentric stabbed through the heart in the hotel bar. Suspicion falls on a goup of travelling salesmen.

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  • When one enters an empty pub, and the man behind the bar suggests you might like a drink, you tend to assume that he's the landlord. But...

    8.5
    Mervyn Johns was perhaps a shade too old to be playing Father Brown in this one-off Chesterton adaptation, and surely the little priest should be a bit more portly? In other respects, though, Johns was just fine, taking care to keep his eccentricities understated (note how curiously he moves as he briefly exits the crime scene) and handling the aphorisms with just the right degree of gentleness and assurance. The story is one of the less bizarre and complex Father Brown tales, making it more suitable for TV adaptation than some of the other stories in this series. "The Quick One" was also adapted for the Kenneth More series of a decade later.moreless
Bill Burridge

Bill Burridge

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Jack Le White

Jack Le White

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Garfield Morgan

Garfield Morgan

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