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

The Vicar Of Dibley

BBC One sitcom set around a local church. 20 episodes (3 series), 1994 - 2020. Stars Dawn French, Emma Chambers, Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet and others.

Series 1, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold on Saturday at 7:35am.

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

The Vicar Of Dibley

Comedy about a small, backward rural village and its female vicar, Geraldine Grainger

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

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.

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Also known as
  • The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown (2020 title)
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 10th November 1994 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 on BBC One at 11:50pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 1: Saturday at 7:35am on Gold
  2. Series 1 Episode 2: Saturday at 8:10am on Gold
  3. Series 1 Episode 3: Saturday at 8:50am on Gold
  4. Series 1 Episode 4: Saturday at 9:30am on Gold
  5. Series 1 Episode 5: Saturday at 10:10am on Gold
  6. Series 1 Episode 6: Saturday at 10:50am on Gold
  7. Series 2 Episode 1: Saturday at 11:30am on Gold
  8. Series 2 Episode 2: Saturday at 12:20pm on Gold
  9. Series 2 Episode 3: Saturday at 1pm on Gold
  10. Series 2 Episode 4: Saturday at 1:35pm on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 3 Episode 1: Saturday at 2:10pm on Gold
  12. Series 3 Episode 2: Saturday at 3:05pm on Gold
  13. Series 3 Episode 3: Saturday at 4pm on Gold
  14. Series 3 Episode 4: Saturday at 4:55pm on Gold
  15. Series 1 Episode 1: Saturday at 5:50pm on Gold
  16. Series 1 Episode 2: Saturday at 6:25pm on Gold
  17. Series 1 Episode 3: Saturday at 7pm on Gold
  18. Series 1 Episode 4: Saturday at 7:40pm on Gold
  19. Series 1 Episode 5: Saturday at 8:20pm on Gold
  20. Series 2 Episode 1: Saturday at 11pm on Gold
  21. Series 1 Episode 6: Saturday at 11:55pm on Gold
  22. Series 2 Episode 2: Sunday at 12:35am on Gold
  23. Series 2 Episode 3: Sunday at 1:15am on Gold
  24. Series 2 Episode 4: Sunday at 1:55am on Gold
  25. Series 3 Episode 1: Sunday at 2:25am on Gold
  26. Series 3 Episode 2: Sunday at 3:10am on Gold
  27. Series 3 Episode 1: Sunday at 7am on Gold
  28. Series 3 Episode 2: Sunday at 7:45am on Gold
  29. Series 3 Episode 3: Sunday at 8:35am on Gold
  30. Series 3 Episode 4: Sunday at 9:25am on Gold
  31. 2004/2005 Specials Episode 1: Sunday at 10:20am on Gold
  32. 2004/2005 Specials Episode 2: Sunday at 11:30am on Gold
  33. 2006/2007 Specials Episode 1: Sunday at 12:15pm on Gold
  34. 2006/2007 Specials Episode 2: Sunday at 1:30pm on Gold
  35. Series 3 Episode 3: Sunday at 2:40pm on Gold
  36. Series 3 Episode 4: Sunday at 3:35pm on Gold
  37. 2004/2005 Specials Episode 1: Sunday at 4:30pm on Gold
  38. 2004/2005 Specials Episode 2: Sunday at 5:40pm on Gold
  39. 2006/2007 Specials Episode 1: Sunday at 6:25pm on Gold
  40. 2006/2007 Specials Episode 2: Sunday at 7:40pm on Gold
  41. Series 2 Episode 1: Sunday at 8:55pm on Gold
  42. Series 2 Episode 2: Sunday at 9:50pm on Gold
  43. Series 2 Episode 3: Sunday at 10:30pm on Gold
  44. Series 2 Episode 4: Sunday at 11:10pm on Gold
  45. 2006/2007 Specials Episode 1: Sunday at 11:50pm on Gold
  46. Series 2 Episode 1: Monday at 1am on Gold
  47. Series 2 Episode 2: Monday at 1:55am on Gold
  48. Series 2 Episode 3: Monday at 2:25am on Gold
  49. Series 2 Episode 4: Monday at 2:55am on Gold
  50. 2004/2005 Specials Episode 2: Monday at 3:25am on Gold
  51. Series 2 Episode 1: Monday at 4:50pm on Gold
  52. Series 2 Episode 2: Monday at 5:40pm on Gold
  53. Series 2 Episode 3: Monday at 6:20pm on Gold
  54. Series 2 Episode 4: Monday at 9pm on Gold
  55. Series 2 Episode 1: Tuesday at 8:10pm on Gold
  56. Series 2 Episode 1: Tuesday at 11:40pm on Gold
  57. Series 2 Episode 1: Wednesday at 7:30pm on Gold
  58. Series 2 Episode 2: Wednesday at 8:25pm on Gold
  59. Series 2 Episode 2: Wednesday at 11:40pm on Gold
  60. Series 2 Episode 2: Thursday 11th March at 7:40pm on Gold
  61. Series 2 Episode 3: Thursday 11th March at 8:20pm on Gold
  62. Series 2 Episode 3: Thursday 11th March at 11:40pm on Gold
  63. Series 2 Episode 3: Friday 12th March at 7:40pm on Gold
  64. Series 2 Episode 4: Friday 12th March at 8:20pm on Gold
  65. Series 2 Episode 4: Friday 12th March at 11:40pm on Gold

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