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The Whistle in the Dark 

A professor in serious debt invites collectors to his home to bid on an ancient whistle that summons the dead.

Director:

Ian Barber

Writers:

G.K. Chesterton (based on the character created by), Rachel Flowerday (developed by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jeff Rawle ... Professor Robert Wiseman
Hayley Considine Hayley Considine ... Violet
Mark Williams ... Father Brown
Sorcha Cusack ... Mrs McCarthy
Emer Kenny ... Bunty
Mark Aiken ... Major Basil Winthrop
Maggie Steed ... Dorothy Parnell
Jonathan Broadbent Jonathan Broadbent ... Archie Parnell
Jemima Rooper ... Lilith Crowe
Jack Deam ... Inspector Mallory
John Burton ... Sergeant Goodfellow

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A professor in serious debt invites collectors to his home to bid on an ancient whistle that summons the dead.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Professor Robert Wiseman reads to his grandchildren and later on refers to story "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad" by M. R. James, from "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary". See more »

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I loved it.
27 February 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The Whistle in the Dark was just an abundance of fun, exactly what I want from this show. If I want dark drama, I'll watch Silent Witness, if I want pure escapism, this fits the bill.

The Ghost story read out at the beginning set the tone for this instant favourite, the atmosphere, although obviously contrived, was fabulous, the story itself I thought was terrific. It was quite blood thirsty for Father Brown, with a body count to rival an episode of Midsomer Murders.

I liked that it was pretty much a mystery for the Father to solve single handedly, with very little involvement from Mrs McCarthy, Bunty or The Inspector.

One of the best casts I've seen put together on the show, Jemima Rooper and Jeff Rawle are brilliant enough, but add in the wonderful Maggie Steed, and you have a cast many shows would love to assemble.

The supernatural element added to the entertainment, this was huge fun. 9/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2019 (UK) See more »

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