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.

Returns Monday 7th December at 8:50pm. Episode Guide
2004/2005 Specials, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 6:20pm.

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 10 short specials
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
Thursday 23rd April 2020 on BBC One
Upcoming repeats
  1. 2004/2005 Specials Episode 1: Tomorrow at 6:20pm on Gold
  2. Series 1 Episode 2: Tomorrow at 8:30pm on BBC1
  3. 2004/2005 Specials Episode 1: Tuesday at 5:15pm on Gold
  4. 2006/2007 Specials Episode 1: Tuesday at 7:50pm on Gold
  5. 2006/2007 Specials Episode 1: Wednesday at 5:10pm on Gold
  6. 2006/2007 Specials Episode 2: Wednesday at 7:50pm on Gold
  7. 2006/2007 Specials Episode 2: Thursday at 5:05pm on Gold
  8. Series 3 Episode 2: Friday at 8:10pm on Gold
  9. Series 3 Episode 2: Saturday at 3:45pm on Gold
  10. Series 2 Episode 1: Sunday 6th December at 4:05pm on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 2 Episode 1: Sunday 6th December at 10pm on Gold
  12. 2004/2005 Specials Episode 2: Monday 7th December at 7pm on Gold
  13. Series 1 Episode 3: Monday 7th December at 8:20pm on BBC1
  14. 2004/2005 Specials Episode 2: Tuesday 8th December at 5:10pm on Gold
  15. 1996 Specials Episode 2: Friday 11th December at 8pm on Gold
  16. 1996 Specials Episode 2: Saturday 12th December at 4:10pm on Gold
  17. Series 1 Episode 5: Monday 14th December at 8:25pm on BBC1

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