God's Work. Rowan Atkinson. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

God's Work

BBC Radio 4 comedy starring Rowan Atkinson. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Rowan Atkinson, Louise Ford, Vicky Elliott, Mike Wozniak and others.

Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Wednesday 9th October 2019

Following three vicars in their everyday lives working in parishes in the north east of England, investigative journalist Lucy Cooper is on a mission to find out, over the course of a year, what keeps them working for the man upstairs (God). Lucy talks to Rev. Bill Tinsey from Consett, after winning from the North East Vicar of the Year competition; gay vicar Rev. Wilson Penn from St. Cuthbert's in Jarrow; and Rev. Richard Crisp, a vicar from Kensington who is moving to his new parish in Sunderland West.

In-depth Guide

2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Wednesday 16th October 2019

Rev. Richard Crisp has concerns about the missing elderly visitor, Rev. Wilson Penn tries to get younger people into his church using his favourite musicals, and Rev. Bill Tinsey helps to find some homes for dogs.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Rev. Bill Tinsey ends up on a date, Rev. Wilson Penn gets a visit from his mother, and Rev. Richard Crisp plans to meet some old friends.


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Wednesday 30th October 2019

It is the annual North East Vicar of the Year Awards and current champion Bill Tinsey is up against Wilson Penn and Richard Crisp.