The Judgment of Man

Series 3 - Episode 10 The Judgment of Man

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Review

An exhibition of valuable religious art at the Belvedere Museum, curated by Binkie Cadwaller (Gimme Gimme Gimme’s James Dreyfus), causes a flurry of excitement in Kembleford. An attractive journalist (Anna-Louise Plowan) even arrives to interview Binkie about it. But Father Brown is more worried than excited because he’s spotted his old adversary Flambeau (John Light) skulking around. And sure enough the painting is stolen.

Not that it’s the first time that’s happened – the Nazis had looted it from a Jewish family. Dreyfus camps it up as the flamboyant curator, although he’s completely straight-faced when he delivers a dubious line about his exhibitions: “My openings have always been fondly remembered.”

Summary

The priest becomes embroiled in an audacious art heist masterminded by his adversary Flambeau, who intends to use Father Brown and his friends to help him settle an old score. Fifties-set crime drama, starring Mark Williams.

Cast & Crew

Father Brown Mark Williams
Binkie Cadwaller James Dreyfus
Mirren McConnell Martin Docherty
Insp Sullivan Tom Chambers
Rebecca Himelbaum Anna-Louise Plowman
Mrs McCarthy Sorcha Cusack
Sid Carter Alex Price
Lady Felicia Nancy Carroll
Hercule Flambeau John Light
Sgt Goodfellow John Burton
Claude Chabrol David Ghant
Director Ian Barber
Executive Producer Will Trotter
Producer Ceri Meyrick
Series Producer Sam Hill
Writer Paul Matthew Thompson
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