The Deadly Seal

Series 3 - Episode 14 The Deadly Seal

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Review

It is the absolute duty of a priest not to reveal anything that is disclosed in the confessional. So it puts Father Brown into a difficult position when an unknown penitent announces that Bishop Talbot is going to be shot dead at 11am the next day. It sends him - not in the slightest bit reluctantly - into the world of theatrical luvvies, where it turns out he's not a bad actor himself.

However, Inspector Sullivan is less adept at putting on a show. He simply can't hide how smug he feels that he's one step ahead of the sleuthing padre - except that he's not, of course. Aden Gillett is among the guest stars.

Summary

The priest finds himself in a seemingly impossible situation when he is told during a confession that Bishop Talbot will be assassinated tomorrow. Fifties-set crime drama based on the stories by GK Chesterton, starring Mark Williams.

Cast & Crew

Father Brown Mark Williams
Natasha Farrango Yolanda Kettle
Mrs McCarthy Sorcha Cusack
Bishop Talbot Malcolm Storry
Bentley Duke Aden Gillett
Lady Felicia Nancy Carroll
Peter Redhill Bill Buckhurst
Insp Sullivan Tom Chambers
Sid Carter Alex Price
Sgt Goodfellow John Burton
Winston Grater Tom Knight
Ethel Davies Kate Anthony
Director Diana Patrick
Executive Producer Will Trotter
Producer Ceri Meyrick
Series Producer Sam Hill
Writer Dan Muirden
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