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 - 2015. Stars Dawn French, Emma Chambers, Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet and others.

Series 1, Episode 2 is repeated on Gold on Friday at 7:30pm.

Series 1

1. The Arrival

First broadcast: Thursday 10th November 1994

Following the death of the ancient Reverend Pottle, the inhabitants of rural backwater Dibley are looking forward to a younger, more mentally capable ecclesiastical figure. However, they'd be less surprised to see Mr Blobby popping up in their pulpit than the buxom Geraldine Granger - a female vicar!

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2. Songs Of Praise

First broadcast: Thursday 17th November 1994

Geraldine receives a letter from the BBC: they've heard of her incumbency, and want to film an episode of Songs Of Praise in the village. David is far from keen, but finds himself outvoted by the other councillors. When the crew turn up, the vicar is particularly enamoured by the dashing young producer, Tristan; unfortunately the recording does not go smoothly.

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3. Community Spirit

First broadcast: Thursday 24th November 1994

The time has come to organise Dibley's annual autumn fayre, and after raising a measly £200 last year, there are murmurs to support cancelling the event. The vicar however, is determined that she can book a real celebrity to open festivities rather than some local nobody, and a solution appears to come when Alice reveals her early-balding cousin is one 'Reg Dwight'...

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4. The Window & The Weather

First broadcast: Thursday 1st December 1994

In the fiercest storm to hit Dibley since... well, let's not go there; a tree falls through the church's great stained-glass window. After struggling to even recall what the original image depicted, the vicar's shocked by the costs of stained glass and begins a fund-raising exercise.

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5. Election

First broadcast: Thursday 8th December 1994

The council elections are impending, and David's standing for re-election. When Geraldine unknowingly criticises his performance, the locals decide she'd be a far better candidate. For a woman with no political intent it's a daunting prospect, but David could be willing to strike a bargain...

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6. Animals

First broadcast: Thursday 15th December 1994

Geraldine's idea of a special service to bless and celebrate animals - the focus of much of the rural village's life - is welcomed warmly by her flock, but soon finds Dibley ridiculed in the national tabloids. Could this lead to her departure from the community already?

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