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


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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