The worst is feared for 14 year old Ruth, who's come down with the 'Atomic bomb sickness,' and disappears, leaving blood stained pyjamas behind her.
An incredibly different episode, it isn't one of my favourites, but there are still some interesting elements to it. Fear of Soviet attack at the time was huge, and attitudes towards radiation were different. Small mindedness was definitely greater back then, people were scared. Naturally Father Brown sets off to find her and uncover the truth, assisted by Susie.
It's well acted as always, I particularly loved Pip Torrens 'Geoffrey' what a truly talented and underrated chap he is, he seems to have been on our screens for so long, a consistent and very capable actor, he's always quality.
Best bit has to be Father Brown finally having a go at Mrs McCarthy, she finally got what she deserved! She's spiteful here, but Cusack is on fine form.
An interesting glimpse into what life was like. 7/10
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