Best movies and tv shows like father dowling mysteries. The good sister has a somewhat checkered past, being streetwise and much to father dowlings dubious concern, takes on roles outside the church in helping solve crimes. Father dowling mysteries 1 buffy the vampire slayer tv 1 include characters sam winchester 1 dean winchester 1 john winchester 1 ray kowalski 1 willow rosenberg 1 jim murphy 1 sister steve 1 include relationships include additional tags minor character death 1 minor violence 1. An amiable, inquisitive chicago priest moonlights as a detective and is assisted by a rather worldly, lockpicking nun. Sister steve, who sees father dowling as the father she never had. It was painful to roger dowling to know what he knew and to keep it from his. T have a prayer no one has more faith in justice than father frank dowling tom bosley and sister stephanie. Ralph mcinerny father roger dowling had worked for more than 15 years on the chicago archdiocesan marriage council as a canon lawyer dealing with all those cases paraded past the canonical eye in quest of an annulment. The mystery series was about father frank downing, a catholic priests who continually stumbles over murders, abductions and other high crimes in his hometown, chicago, illinois.
Prior to the series, father dowling mysteries the complete series dvd a tv movie aired on november 30,1987. As the story of the mystery priest went viral, picked up by news outlets and social media all over the world, father dowling went about his work, oblivious. Its premiere thwarted by the 1988 writers strike and its unspectacular ratings during its first run of episodes leading to one network nbc dumping it and another one abc picking it up only to hold off its second series of. The father dowling mystery series in order ralph m. November 30, 1987 in the series pilot, the investigation of a parishioners death leads dowling and steve tom bosley, tracy nelson to a politician leslie nielsen. Titre francais inconnu the man who came to dinner mystery. Father dowling mysteries also known as father dowling investigates in the united kingdom is an american television mystery series that aired from january 20,1989 to may 2,1991. A delightfully refreshing mystery in the spirit of miss marple. Father dowling mysteries cast and characters tv guide. The father dowling book series by ralph mcinerny includes books her death of cold. Father dowling is a dedicated parish priest who happens to have a knack for unraveling the mysteries of the real world as well as those of heaven, but the latest puzzle to catch his attentionthe.
Father dowling mysteries is a mystery crime drama that aired on nbc for one season and abc for two seasons. Ralph mcinerny 19292010 is the author of more than fifty books, including the popular father dowling series, and taught for over fifty years at the university of notre dame, where he was the director of the jacques maritain center. Father dowling mysteries is an american mystery television series that aired from january 20, 1989 to may 2, 1991. A guide to cozy mystery and other favorite books, movies, and tv. At the risk of making this blog a obituary column, ill share the death of ralph mcinerny, best known as the author of the father dowling mysteries that. A father dowling mystery father dowling mysteries by ralph mcinerny.
Father dowlings brother blaine is back in town and once again causing him havoc. He is assisted by sister stephanie steve oskowski, who does much of the. The character of father dowling, as portrayed by tom bosley,,was a. Father frank dowling is an amateur detective who is a working priest in chicago. Heres the introduction from the 19871991 tv series father dowling mysteries, originally shown on nbc later abc and based on ralph mcinernys series of. Father dowling mysteries volume 26 ralph mcinerny st. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of of father dowling mysteries with exclusive news, photos, videos and more at. Assisting him is streetwise nun sister stephanie, aka sister steve, who knows the language of the streets and how to do things like hotwire cars and pick locks. May 05, 2020 a guide listing the titles and air dates for episodes of the tv series father dowling mysteries. An amiable, inquisitive chicago priest moonlights as a.
Father dowling mysteries also known as father dowling investigates in the united kingdom is an american mystery television series that aired from january 20, 1989 to may 2, 1991. Father dowling mysteries season 1 episode 7 the face in the mirror mystery. A series that was probably noted more for its scheduling and network setbacks. With tom bosley, tracy nelson, mary wickes, james stephens. The complete series list for a father dowling mystery ralph m. He is assisted by sister stephanie steve who seems to spend more time helping the good father and hanging around the rectory than she does at the convent. A father dowling mystery, bishop as pawn, the seventh station, and several more. No one has more faith in justice than father frank dowling tom bosley and sister stephanie steve oskowski tracy nelson in father dowling mysteries. Father dowling mysteries is an american television mystery series that aired from january 20, 1989 to may 2, 1991.
Directed by writing credits 26 cast 425 produced by 10 music by 6 cinematography by 1. The first season holds up fairly well within producer dean hargroves canon matlock, diagnosis. A series that was probably noted more for its scheduling and network setbacks rather than ratings, father dowling mysteries. Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide. Father dowling mysteries was premiered on november 1, 1987 and last aired on may 1, 1991 on abc network. Feelings, visions, voices, and contact with saints and heavenly beings 25. The prudence of the flesh father dowling mysteries by ralph mcinerny. The main cast of tom bosley father frank dowling, tracy nelson sister steve, james. Mar 03, 20 heres the introduction from the 19871991 tv series father dowling mysteries, originally shown on nbc later abc and based on ralph mcinernys series of whodunits. After thwarting his brothers attempted diamond heist, dowling finds himself in hot water when he discovers that the police cant tell the. Murder, jake and the fatman, and columbo, among many others, offering up some laidback, welltuned mysteries starring. Click here and start watching father dowling mysteries in seconds.
When the good fathers evil halfbrother shows up unexpectedly, dowling suspects right away that the evil one is up to no good. Father frank dowling is an amiable, inquisitive chicago priest that moonlights as a detective and is assisted by a rather worldly. Prior to the series, a tv movie aired on november 30, 1987. Adair remembered the priest appearing from nowhere and vanishing just as fast.
Father dowling mysteries tv show season 2 episodes list. Its premiere thwarted by the 1988 writers strike and its unspectacular ratings during its first run of episodes leading to one network nbc dumping it and another one abc picking it up only to hold off its second series. After a baby is left at the rectory, father dowling and sister steve try to help the mother, whose life is in danger. Together they stumble across crimes, criminals and people who are in need of help and in turn investigate the situations often helping the police solve crimes and capture the. It is based on book written by ralph mclnemy entitled the father downing. Season 2 guide for father dowling mysteries tv series see the episodes list with schedule and episode summary. Father dowling who not only conducts victims funerals but hears confessions too, is well placed to solve the mysteries even if at the end he has to fight off the murderer. The widows mate father dowling mysteries by ralph mcinerny. Dowling has an identical twin brother, blaine also played by bosley. The good sister has a somewhat checkered past, being streetwise and much to father dowling s dubious concern, takes on roles outside the church in helping solve crimes. Later, they checked the 63 photos taken at the scene, but father dowling wasnt in any of them.
Prodigal father father dowling series book 21 ralph mcinerny author 2002 prodigal father father dowling series. He had a doctorate in canon law and been on the upper rungs of the clerical ladder of success and so one of the small group from which the. The first season, a twodisc, sevenepisode collection that gathers together the shows truncated 19881989 premiere season, along with the original telemovie pilot, fatal confession, that aired in 1987. A father dowling mystery and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle.
When father dowling and sister steve discover an ancient egyptian curse while visiting a pharaohs burial chamber at the chicago museum they attempt to uncover the mystery surrounding the statue given to frank from the murdered man. After its 1st season the show left nbc and abc took the show from 1990 until 1991. Not that he felt free to share all that he knew with his old friend police chief phil keegan. The father dowling mysteries was a good series with an appealing cast. The engaging 24th father dowling mystery after 2004s requiem for a. He has been awarded the bouchercon lifetime achievement award and appointed to the presidents committee on the arts and humanities. Father dowling mysteries tv series 19891991 father dowling. This 3dvd series collects the second short season of the father dowling mysteries, originally broadcast in 1990 when the series moved to abc after nbc produced its first season. Together, they guide a congregation in the ways of good, even as they track down chicagos agents of evil. Mary wickes, tom bosley, james stephens, tracy nelson, regina krueger, deborah wakeham, martin hewitt, andreas katsulas.
Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film. But, imho, the poor quality of this release doesnt do the series justice, which is a darn shame. Father dowling mysteries is a mystery crime drama that aired on nbc for one season and abc for two seasons father francis frank dowling is a catholic priest who continually stumbles over murders, abductions, and other high crimes in his hometown, chicago, illinois. Watch father dowling mysteries episodes, get episode information, recaps and more. He often ends up investigating crimes, including murders and abductions, that he comes across in his chicago parish. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. Father francis frank dowling is a catholic priest who continually stumbles over murders, abductions, and other high crimes in his hometown, chicago, illinois. Father dowling mysteries is an american mystery television series that aired from january 20. Father dowling s brother blaine is back in town and once again causing him havoc. Cbs dvd and paramount have released father dowling mysteries. See the complete father dowling series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles.1444 1006 1024 1475 1137 116 10 1069 115 1179 802 801 437 259 740 1402 856 772 996 1275 1126 610 737 115 507 1145 282 23 311 1333 25 914 1106 991 660 1349 990 662 151 1330 1289 124 885 941