The Angel of Mercy

The Angel of Mercy

At Powderham House residential home, Mrs McCarthy visits a friend, Freda, who appears to be at the end of her tether with her painful illness. Death hanging over Kembleford, the gang attends the local handyman's funeral, along with a new addition to St Mary's, Caitlin, who was thrown out of a convent. Father Brown, Mrs McCarthy and Caitlin all visit Freda, where Mrs McCarthy has a run in with Matron Sophia after she denies Freda more painkillers. Waiting for the others in the lounge, Bunty bumps into her old nanny, Ellen, now in a wheelchair but not letting it stop her living life. The next day, when Mrs McCarthy gets a call that Freda has passed on, a single white dove feather at the scene indicates that she may not have died of natural causes...
March 12, 2020 7:00 pm on IOWAPBS | Episode #164 | 45 minutes

Father Brown

Series Overview

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.