- 17th November: Vicar Of Dibley to return for lockdown specials
- 24th October: iPlayer adds Vicar Of Dibley, Catherine Tate and Royle Family
- 1994 - 2020
- BBC One
- 20 (3 series), plus 10 short specials
- Dawn French, Emma Chambers, Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet, John Bluthal, Trevor Peacock, Roger Lloyd-Pack and Liz Smith
- Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer
- Dewi Humphreys and Gareth Carrivick
- 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.
- Production company
- Also known as
- The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown (2020 title)
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Thursday 10th November 1994 on BBC One at 8:30pm
- Last new broadcast
- Thursday 23rd April 2020 on BBC One
- Upcoming repeats
- 2004/2005 Specials Episode 1: Tomorrow at 6:20pm on Gold
- Series 1 Episode 2: Tomorrow at 8:30pm on BBC1
- 2004/2005 Specials Episode 1: Tuesday at 5:15pm on Gold
- 2006/2007 Specials Episode 1: Tuesday at 7:50pm on Gold
- 2006/2007 Specials Episode 1: Wednesday at 5:10pm on Gold
- 2006/2007 Specials Episode 2: Wednesday at 7:50pm on Gold
- 2006/2007 Specials Episode 2: Thursday at 5:05pm on Gold
- Series 3 Episode 2: Friday at 8:10pm on Gold
- Series 3 Episode 2: Saturday at 3:45pm on Gold
- Series 2 Episode 1: Sunday 6th December at 4:05pm on Gold
- Series 2 Episode 1: Sunday 6th December at 10pm on Gold
- 2004/2005 Specials Episode 2: Monday 7th December at 7pm on Gold
- Series 1 Episode 3: Monday 7th December at 8:20pm on BBC1
- 2004/2005 Specials Episode 2: Tuesday 8th December at 5:10pm on Gold
- 1996 Specials Episode 2: Friday 11th December at 8pm on Gold
- 1996 Specials Episode 2: Saturday 12th December at 4:10pm on Gold
- Series 1 Episode 5: Monday 14th December at 8:25pm on BBC1