Series 2 - Christmas Special
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)...
- Tuesday 20th 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|
|Ben Willbond||Steve Warwick|
|Katie Males||Lisa (Shop Worker)|
|Geoffrey Palmer||Martin (Alex's Father)|
|Sam Bain||Script Editor|
|Matthew Justice||Executive Producer|
|Kenton Allen||Executive Producer|
|Tom Hollander||Executive Producer|
|Simon Wilson||Executive Producer|
|Grenville Horner||Production Designer|
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...
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.
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.