Series 2, Episode 6
Ambition is in the air. Pedantic Lay Reader Nigel has always believed he'd be a far better priest than Adam and finally gets the chance to prove it - or not.
The Archdeacon also has lofty ambitions for career advancement, but a surprise encounter throws a rather different light on things, and even Colin has got a new job.
Meanwhile, Adam faces questions about his own future and has a big decision to make.
- Thursday 15th December 2011
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|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|
|Sam Bain||Script Editor|
|Matthew Justice||Executive Producer|
|Kenton Allen||Executive Producer|
|Tom Hollander||Executive Producer|
|Simon Wilson||Executive Producer|
|Grenville Horner||Production Designer|
Adam, Nigel and Ellie try and get to the bottom of what is behind Archdeacon Robert's new found geniality.
Pedantic Nigel has always believed he'd be a far better priest than Adam and finally gets the chance to prove it when he applies to join the priesthood. In a tizz before his interview, Nigel unconvincingly describes a mystery girlfriend to Adam.