The 30-minute detective series starred Karl Swenson as Father Brown, introduced as "the best loved detective of them all." Bill Griffis portrayed Flambeau, and Gretchen Douglas was heard as Nora, the rectory housekeeper. The program was broadcast Sundays at 5pm on Mutual from June 10, 1945 to July 29, 1945.
From 1984 to 1986, Andrew Sachs starred as Father Brown in a BBC Radio series based on the G.K. Chesterton stories.
Terrace, Vincent. Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of over 1800 Shows. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1999. ISBN 0-7864-0351-9