I remember watching The Father Dowling Mysteries on a Sunday evening, around 7:15 on BBC1, when I was about twelve. The Father Dowling Mysteries was one of the few programs that my Mum was allowed to watch, and I enjoyed sitting with her to watch it, and of course, I had seen Tracy Nelson.
Some of the episodes were daft, most of them were good, but what made my Mum and me so angry, was when that interfering Father Prestwick came into it. Everything was fine until he came along, always turning up, just as food was being served, always trying to please the Bishop, and always messing up.
I noticed that the entire three series was being shown on CBS Justice, and recorded them to see if it was just the same... and I loved poor Marie, I loved poor Father Dowling, and Sister Steve was still as yummy as ever. However, my hatred for Father Prestwick was worse than it had been when I was twelve.
I cannot understand the point of the aggravating man being there, apart from annoying everyone, why was he there? I watched series 3, episode 20 the other day, and I cannot believe that they made Father Prestwick so selfish, having to have the tv on, so that he could sleep... had I been Father Dowling, I would have smashed the tv over Father Prestwick's head.
I have just watched the last episode of series three, and I think that it was the worst episode out of the entire series, and must have been just cobbled together, as the next day, everything was shutting down. However, I shall keep all of the recordings to watch again at some other time.