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Clerical Detectives

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An article I wrote about this type of character several years ago – so please don’t complain about broken links within the text. Someday, when my children are grown, I’ll go back through everything and fix the links on all of my old web pages. Hah.

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posted August 11, 2005 at 5:16 am

Funny you should mention this topic this week. Apparently there’s a clerical detective radio show called Baldi that’s being run on BBC7 this week. You can listen to it live or through the Listen Again section.
It’s set in Dublin. Fr. Paolo Baldi is a Franciscan priest born in Ireland, and currently on sabbatical from the order, and who is teaching semiotics at a university. (I guess he’s got some kind of vocation crisis going.) There’s four years of it, so it can’t be that bad. (But for some reason it shows on the regular schedule but not the mystery one!)
The first ep of the current season on BBC7
Article about the show
Apparently the characters were created by one of the guys from Horslips, so there’s a Celtic music connection for you.

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