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 2, Episode 1

Inner-city parish life hasn't got any easier, so when he becomes an accidental hero, the vicar gets a bit carried away.

Further details

Rev.. Image shows from L to R: Rev Adam Smallbone (Tom Hollander), Adoha Onyeka (Ellen Thomas). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

The Reverend Adam Smallbone is back and life in his east London parish hasn't got any easier; his flock are just as demanding and his wife Alex has reached breaking point. So when Adam unwittingly thwarts a mugging, he's tempted to bask in the novelty of being hailed a super vicar instead of the usual clergy baiting, and enjoy Alex's renewed attraction to her hero husband.

But as the lie spirals out of control, Adam draws attention from on high...

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 10th November 2011
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

    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
    Hugh Bonneville Roland Wise
    Katie Males Lisa (Shop Worker)
    Eliza Newman Chloe
    Severn Brand Courtney
    Ralph Fiennes Bishop of London
    Billy Pamphilon Teen Thief
    Writing team
    James Wood Writer
    Sam Bain Script Editor
    Production team
    Peter Cattaneo Director
    Hannah Pescod Producer
    Matthew Justice Executive Producer
    Kenton Allen Executive Producer
    Tom Hollander Executive Producer
    Simon Wilson Executive Producer
    Gary Dollner Editor
    Grenville Horner Production Designer
    Jonathan Whitehead Composer

    Videos

    Holding Out For A Hero

    When Adam pops into the corner shop he's pleased to discover being a local hero has its perks. The normally hostile Lisa behind the counter has transformed into an adoring fan...

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    Featuring: Tom Hollander (Rev Adam Smallbone), Katie Males (Lisa).

    Retreat!

    Adam's escaped the hectic city for a few days at a silent retreat. But the peace and quiet is shatterd by the arrival of old friend and rival Roland Wise.

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    Featuring: Tom Hollander (Rev Adam Smallbone), Hugh Bonneville (Roland Wise).

    They'll Have Seen A Cow, Adam

    Having learned of Adam's plan to take some local schoolkids on a trip to see cows, Archdeacon Robert delights in bursting Adam's bubble.

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

    Suicidal Cows

    Convinced that many of the children at Ellie's school have never seen cows, Adam decides to plan an education school trip to Dover to see some. Suicidal ones, apparently.

    Can't see a video here? Watch this clip on bbc.co.uk

    Featuring: Tom Hollander (Rev Adam Smallbone), Lucy Liemann (Ellie Pattman).

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