The Vicar Of Dibley. Geraldine Grainger (Dawn French). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
The Vicar Of Dibley

The Vicar Of Dibley

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1994 - 2020
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Comedy about a small, backward rural village and its female vicar, Geraldine Grainger. Stars Dawn French, Emma Chambers, Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet, John Bluthal and more.

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The Vicar Of Dibley. Geraldine Grainger (Dawn French). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1994 - 2020
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
20 (3 series), plus 11 extra episodes
Stars
Dawn French, Emma Chambers, Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet, John Bluthal, Trevor Peacock, Roger Lloyd Pack and Liz Smith
Writers
Richard Curtis, Paul Mayhew-Archer and Emma Freud
Directors
Dewi Humphreys and Gareth Carrivick
Producers
Jon Plowman, Sue Vertue, Margot Gavan Duffy, Richard Curtis and Peter Bennett-Jones
Companies

Life in the miniscule, sleepy Oxfordshire village of Dibley is thrown upside-down when ancient Vicar Pottle dies - and the diocese send a new-fangled female vicar, Geraldine Grainger, as his replacement.

Her arrival is met with a mixture of wonder and horror from the assorted collection of rural yokels who call Dibley home: "You were expecting a bloke with a beard, a Bible and bad breath. Instead, you got a babe with a bob cut and a magnificent bosom," she observes.

Autocratic head of the Parish Council and local landowner David Horton is particularly appalled; when it becomes clear that Geraldine does not intend to play second fiddle, he resolves to call in any favour possible to have her removed.

However, David's plans fail and the new female vicar steps - perhaps naïvely - undaunted into their quaint and utterly batty country world. Geri and her flock soon find common ground and, although the journey is bumpy, join forces to revitalise life in the small community.

It's not long before even David must admit that Geraldine's the best thing to have ever happened to Dibley - and she that Dibley is the best thing to ever happen to her.

Additional details

Also known as
  • The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown (2020 title)
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 10th November 1994 at 8:30pm on BBC One
Next repeats
  1. Series 3, Episode 1: Monday 7th February at 9:05pm on Gold
  2. Series 3, Episode 2: Tuesday 8th February at 9:05pm on Gold
  3. Series 3, Episode 3: Wednesday 9th February at 9:05pm on Gold
  4. Series 3, Episode 4: Thursday 10th February at 9:05pm on Gold
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Teddington Studios - Interiors.
  • Turville - Filmed on location in the village of Turville, Buckinghamshire.

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