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.

Rev.. Image shows from L to R: Alex Smallbone (Olivia Colman), Martin (Geoffrey Palmer), Rev Adam Smallbone (Tom Hollander). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

Series 2 - Christmas Special

Christmas is the busiest time of year for a vicar - and the worst time for a vicar's wife.

Further details

Adam is full of ideas for his first Advent in London. However, he soon discovers that Christmas at St Saviour's is quite different to his sleepy Suffolk parish.

He's under pressure from the Archdeacon to maximise seasonal profits, the diary's packed with unusual events and he's up at the crack of dawn every morning to cook breakfast at the homeless shelter.

Exhausted, with a permanent hangover and Midnight Mass looming, he's in no mood for a house guest - least of all Alex's cantankerous father, Martin (Geoffrey Palmer)...

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 20th December 2011
Time
9:30pm
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
Ben Willbond Steve Warwick
Katie Males Lisa (Shop Worker)
Eliza Newman Chloe
Severn Brand Courtney
Geoffrey Palmer Martin (Alex's Father)
Writing team
James Wood Writer
Sam Bain Script Editor
Sam Bain Writer
Production team
Peter Cattaneo Director
Hannah Pescod Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Tom Hollander Executive Producer
Simon Wilson Executive Producer
Charlie Phillips Editor
Grenville Horner Production Designer
Jonathan Whitehead Composer

Videos

Santa's Grotto

Keen to spread the festive spirit, Adam makes a visit to the school dressed as Father Christmas. Unfortunately, the kids at Ellie's school don't find Santa quite as magical as he'd hoped...

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Featuring: Tom Hollander (Rev Adam Smallbone), Lucy Liemann (Ellie Pattman), Eliza Newman (Chloe), Severn Brand (Courtney).

The Unexpected Guest

Alex's father, Martin, has made a last minute decision to stay at the vicarage for Christmas this year, much to Adam's dismay. It's the worst possible time of year for a vicar to have a house guest.

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Featuring: Tom Hollander (Rev Adam Smallbone), Olivia Colman (Alex Smallbone), Geoffrey Palmer (Martin).

Colin's Perfect Christmas

Whilst Adam cooks breakfast for the homeless Colin describes how miserable he finds Christmas, having no family of his own. However, he has a foolproof plan to survive the festive period.

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Featuring: Tom Hollander (Rev Adam Smallbone), Steve Evets (Colin Lambert).

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