Series 2, Episode 1 - Dibley Live
Dibley is 650 years old, and to celebrate Geraldine obtains permission to have a radio station running for the village all week.
As the residents begin to think of ideas for programmes, a selection of typically bizarre concepts emerge. Jim proposes to host The Moral Maze, debating "Is sex with poodles always wrong?"; Frank, meanwhile, suggests Desert Island Desks, where he would talk about the 8 best desks he had ever sat at.
But some programmes do go ahead: Frank manages to host a show called An Hour Of Frank Talking, which, needless to say, the villagers avoid like the plague. This is a shame, as he decides this would be the ideal opportunity to come out to the villagers for the first time; to an audience of one - the Vicar, sat behind him - he begins the detailed story of his self-realised homosexuality...
Alice is lined up to host an In Conversation programme between herself and David. However, he refuses to take part, considering her too stupid for such a task, and unleashes a tirade of criticism of her live on air - albeit unknowingly.
In order to teach David a lesson for his pomposity, Geraldine schedules the week's final programme as the 'Brain of Dibley' quiz, in which he, as reigning champion, will compete against the young Miss Tinker. However, the Vicar has a trick up her sleeve: she sets all of the questions about the village, and Alice's own family in particular, resulting in Mr Horton losing his prized cup by 245 points to nil.
- Thursday 8th January 1998
- BBC One
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Dawn French||Geraldine Grainger|
|Emma Chambers||Alice Tinker|
|Gary Waldhorn||David Horton|
|James Fleet||Hugo Horton|
|John Bluthal||Frank Pickle|
|Trevor Peacock||Jim Trott|
|Roger Lloyd-Pack||Owen Newitt|
|Emma Freud||Script Editor|
|Richard Curtis||Executive Producer|
|Peter Bennett-Jones||Executive Producer|
|Andrew Howe-Davies||Production Designer|