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


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 2

The Archdeacon tells Adam his collection plates are too light.

Further details

Rev.. Image shows from L to R: Rev Adam Smallbone (Tom Hollander), Darren Betts (Darren Boyd). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

When the Archdeacon tells Adam his collection plates are too light, salvation appears to come in the form of fellow priest Darren Betts.

Darren needs a temporary venue for services while his own church is renovated, so Adam welcomes Darren and his huge congregation of young and fashionable evangelists with open arms. But the union soon becomes a battle for hearts and minds as Darren refuses to leave Adam's church. There's tension at home too - Adam's wife, Alex, is feeling neglected and announces they need to rekindle their love life.

Darren Boyd guest stars as Darren Betts - the handsome evangelical vicar who has a hypnotic gaze, religious certainty, money and a crowd of young shiny worshippers.

Broadcast details

Monday 5th July 2010
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
    Jimmy Akingbola Mick
    Guest cast
    Darren Boyd Darren Betts
    Ben Bailey Smith (as Doc Brown) Ikon
    Sophie Colquhoun Pip
    Katie Males Lisa (Shop Worker)
    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


    Church Make Over

    St. Saviour's has been given a makeover.

    Featuring: Tom Hollander (Rev Adam Smallbone), Olivia Colman (Alex Smallbone), Darren Boyd (Darren Betts).


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