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 3, Episode 1

Adam teams up with a local imam in order to refurbish a run-down childrens' playground. Can the church even survive with a new area dean and diocesan secretary on the prowl?

Further details

Rev.. Image shows from L to R: Jill Mallory (Joanna Scanlan), Geri Tennison (Vicki Pepperdine), Rev Adam Smallbone (Tom Hollander), Yussef Hasan (Kayvan Novak). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

Adam's wife Alex gives birth to their daughter in dramatic circumstances. How will Adam cope with parenthood on top of his small but demanding congregation? Can he manage being a father and a Father?

Adam teams up with a local imam to help improve the community - but is his new colleague friend or foe? Plus the new area dean and diocesan secretary clearly have it in for St Saviour's. Can Adam save his church from their parish reorganisation plans?

Broadcast details

Monday 24th March 2014
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
    Jimmy Akingbola Mick
    Guest cast
    Joanna Scanlan Jill Mallory
    Vicki Pepperdine Geri Tennison
    Kayvan Novak Yussef Hasan
    Writing team
    James Wood Writer
    Tom Hollander Writer
    Sam Bain Script Editor
    Production team
    Peter Cattaneo Director
    Polly Buckle Producer
    Matthew Justice Executive Producer
    Kenton Allen Executive Producer
    Tom Hollander Executive Producer
    Hannah Pescod Executive Producer
    James Wood Executive Producer
    Mark Davies Editor
    Lucy Spink Production Designer
    Jonathan Whitehead Composer


    Adam pushes the humour limit

    Adam finds out what constitues too much humour in the eyes of the local Imam.

    Featuring: Tom Hollander (Rev Adam Smallbone), Steve Evets (Colin Lambert), Kayvan Novak (Yussef Hasan).

    Present and Engaged

    Adam gets a grilling by his superiors, but what's their real motivation?

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    Featuring: Tom Hollander (Rev Adam Smallbone), Joanna Scanlan (Jill Mallory), Vicki Pepperdine (Geri Tennison).


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