Rev.. Rev Adam Smallbone (Tom Hollander). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

Rev.

BBC Two sitcom about a vicar. 19 episodes (3 series), 2010 - 2014. Stars Tom Hollander, Olivia Colman, Steve Evets, Ellen Thomas and others.

Series 1, Episode 1 - On Your Knees Forget The Fees

Reverend Adam is feeling the pressure of trying to fill a rundown London church - that is, until his congregation quadruples overnight. But the sudden influx of worshippers isn't down to word getting out about his wonderful sermons...

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Rev.. Rev Adam Smallbone (Tom Hollander). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

Reverend Adam is feeling the pressure of trying to fill a rundown London church - that is, until his congregation quadruples overnight. But the sudden influx of worshippers isn't down to word getting out about his wonderful sermons; there's a rumour going round that the local church school is about to get a great Ofsted report. Faced with a bunch of hypocritical parents desperately vying for his attention in the hope he'll recommend their child, Adam is tempted to trade a school place for the expensive restoration of a broken stained-glass window.

Alexander Armstrong guest stars as local MP Patrick Yam, who suddenly starts attending church when a rumour circulates that Ellie's school is about to receive a good Ofsted report. Eager to put himself ahead of the pack of other pushy parents vying for church school places, Patrick makes Adam a tempting offer.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 28th June 2010
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Tom Hollander Rev Adam Smallbone
Olivia Colman Alex Smallbone
Steve Evets Colin Lambert
Ellen Thomas Adoha Onyeka
Miles Jupp Nigel McCall
Simon McBurney Archdeacon Robert
Lucy Liemann Ellie Pattman
Guest cast
Alexander Armstrong Patrick Yam
Hermione Gulliford Jean Darr
Lu Corfield Gemma Harper
Ben Willbond Steve Warwick
Matthew Fenton Luke Yam
Ravin J Ganatra VJ Darr
Ricky Champ Scaffolder
Writing team
James Wood Writer
Production team
Peter Cattaneo Director
Kenton Allen Producer
Hannah Pescod Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Simon O'Connor Editor
Peter Oliver (as Peter H Oliver) Editor
Grenville Horner Production Designer
Jonathan Whitehead Composer

Videos

Inner City Church, Inner City Problems

After the church's famous stained glass window is broken, Adam must try to find a way to raise the money for the repairs... but his archdeacon sneers at his ideas.

Featuring: Tom Hollander (Rev Adam Smallbone), Simon McBurney (Archdeacon Robert).

Adam's Bible Test

St Saviour's has been inundated with parents eager to get their children admitted to a local school. Aware that parents are beefing up their religious credentials, Adam decides to weed out the hypocrites with a bible test and uses Nigel as his guinea pig.

Featuring: Tom Hollander (Rev Adam Smallbone), Miles Jupp (Nigel McCall).

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