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The Sacrifice of Tantalus 

When Mallory's pursuit of a fugitive ends in disaster, a familiar face returns to hunt the culprit.


Dominic Keavey


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


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Episode complete credited cast:
Mark Williams ... Father Brown
Sean Gallagher ... Len Blaisen
Tom Chambers ... Inspector Sullivan
Samuel Anderson ... Alan Tylett
Sorcha Cusack ... Mrs McCarthy
Emer Kenny ... Penelope Windermere (Bunty)
Jack Deam ... Inspector Mallory
John Burton ... Sergeant Goodfellow
Reis Bruce ... Colin Blaisen
Ami Metcalf ... Alice Bonham


When Mallory's pursuit of a fugitive ends in disaster, a familiar face returns to hunt the culprit.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery








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14 January 2019 (UK) See more »

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The Sacrifice of Tantalus
2 February 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Inspector Mallory pursues a cop killer holed up in an isolated house. However Sergeant Goodfellow takes a bullet for him and Mallory injures his shoulder.

With Alan Tylett, the alleged cop killer still at large, Scotland Yard sends in Inspector Truman to investigate.

Father Brown is familiar with him. Better known as Inspector Sullivan now also working to root out dirty cops.

This time Sullivan is happy to partner up with Father Brown. Maybe because he cannot trust other policemen. A notebook that Mallory came across containing a list of names has disappeared. This list may had contained the names of bent coppers.

This was an enjoyable episode with an ending that leaves Sullivan thinking if he has done the right thing.

It does have the problem of another policeman who suddenly appears at the police station that you have never seen before. It was good to see Sullivan being more amiable with Father Brown this time. There was also a sweet moment as Mallory thanks Goodfellow who lies unconscious in the hospital bed.

You do wonder though if Mrs Mallory ever wondered where her husband has been for the last few days?

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