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Old 09-20-21, 10:24 AM
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bicycles on "Father Brown Mysteries"

My wife and I are big fans of Mark Williams' portrayal of a Roman Catholic priest / amateur detective in the PBS television series, "Father Brown Mysteries," which is set in the early 1950s. He rides what looks to me like an English 3-speed roadster, but I can't place it more precisely than that.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2215842/
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Old 09-20-21, 10:30 AM
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Hadn't heard of this show. Found this pic from a different BF thread that says it's a Pashley. Father Brown's bicycle? - Bike Forums


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^ Those brake levers are definitely not 1950s era!
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Have you noticed that the silhouette intro to the show has the Father riding a bike with a sloped top tube?
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It's a fun show. My wife loves it, so I've secondhand-watched most of it as well.
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Hadn't heard of this show. Found this pic from a different BF thread that says it's a Pashley. Father Brown's bicycle? - Bike Forums

Anachronistic brake levers, pedals, Schwalbe tyres 😁 and possibly even the riser stem. Luckily doesn’t detract from the show.
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Great show always a good mystery. An it is not predicable. He rides the bike in every show. Need to have a show where someone steals his bike.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
^ Those brake levers are definitely not 1950s era!
Yup! First thing I noticed too. And as the thread I linked pointed out, the pedals, stem, headset spacers too. The rest of it looks passably vintage, but really the whole bike is new! Looks like a Pashley Roadster Classic with the front reflector removed and everything painted black. Roadster Classic | Mens 3 Speed Bicycle | Pashley
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Great show always a good mystery. An it is not predicable. He rides the bike in every show. Need to have a show where someone steals his bike.
A flat tire could add some nice tension to a scene. Can't remember if that's happened yet or not.
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One of my favorite shows👍😁 binge on it and the original Fr. Brown from 1974, through Apple TV+\Acorn. Have a friend that rides a similar classic, they are some kind of heavy.🥴

Seem to recall a thread here about the Pashley model the Fr Brown bike was made from, a while back.

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One of my favorite shows👍😁 binge on it and the original Fr. Brown from 1974, through Apple TV+\Acorn. Have a friend that rides a similar classic, they are some kind of heavy.🥴

Seem to recall a thread here about the Pashley model the Fr Brown bike was made from, a while back.

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The old thread is in foo,
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Originally Posted by dweenk View Post
Have you noticed that the silhouette intro to the show has the Father riding a bike with a sloped top tube?
I've heard that BITD some priests preferred loop frames.
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Old 09-20-21, 08:27 PM
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Padre Brown's first bicycle was replaced after he was hit by a van. I forget which season. Sid bought him another one that looked pretty much the same.
His bike varies from episode to episode. Sometimes his bike has a modern Sturmey front drum brake. Sometimes its a vintage steel drum.
Anybody have any racy pictures of Bunty?
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Lady Felica has the shriek, or was that brake rub?
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Anybody have any racy pictures of Bunty?
Who doesn't that one gets around, or so the producers imply.
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Have you noticed that the silhouette intro to the show has the Father riding a bike with a sloped top tube?
And caliper brakes. And a chainguard instead of a chaincase.
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I don't know about the bikes, but

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the PBS television series, "Father Brown Mysteries,"
Transmission mechanics that solve murders.
Proctologists that solve murders.
Hookers that solve murders.

Yeah, yeah, yeah; when there are no cooking shows on, I skip PBS and especially UK content. Maybe if they had a murder-at-Goodwood episode.
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Anybody have any racy pictures of Bunty?
Google is your friend.

I tried to find one of her on a bike and found this instead.
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Originally Posted by tiger1964 View Post
Hookers that solve murders.
Man, if you can't get excited about this, you might want to see your doctor.
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