The Face of the Enemy

The Face of the Enemy

In Northern Rhodesia Lady Felicia lies in bed with Benedict Lewis. His return to England imminent, Lady Felicia finally decides to join Benedict and tell Monty that she's leaving him. Along with Sid they surprise a delighted Father Brown, Mrs McCarthy and Bunty at the Presbytery. Later Lady Felicia is intercepted at the train station by her old adversary Daniel Whittaker, who explains that Benedict is a soviet spy and important blueprints have been stolen from the Ministry of Defence. He anticipates that an exchange of the film will take place at Benedict's fundraiser and gives Felicia a fake film to replace with the real one. Lady Felicia is left not knowing who to believe. At the fundraiser, Alfred Lane presents Benedict with a sculpture and Lady Felicia suspects the film is hidden inside. As she attempts to swap the films over Benedict appears and points a gun at her - has Lady Felicia really fallen for the enemy?
March 19, 2020 7:00 pm on IOWAPBS | Episode #165 | 44 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.