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.

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2004/2005 Specials - Antiques Roadshow

The Antiques Roadshow stops in Dibley, and Alice is particularly keen to have her apparently incredibly valuable Papa Smurf model assessed by the programme's experts.

Further details

The BBC come to Dibley to film an episode of the Antiques Roadshow in the village. The residents are very excited and set about collecting some of their most treasured posessions to be valued: Owen brings a badger trap, the purpose of which he describes in brutal detail; Jim brings a bag of food, thinking he's appearing on Ready, Steady, Cook, and asks the presenters to cook it for him.

Alice is excited at the chance to have her Papa Smirf model, given by her father, valued on the programme, because she says that the value of the model will show how much he loved her. Worried that Alice will be hurt when she finds out how little the cereal box toy is worth, she blackmails toy expert Hilary Kay into valuing it at considerably more than the true worth of around 50 pence.

Kay duly values the item at £2,000; however, Alice and Hugo then duly announce that as it is so valuable, they intend to head straight off to sell it - and donate the sum to Comic Relief! Panicked, Geraldine offers to use her 'contacts' in the antiques trade and flog the model on Alice's behalf - it transpires she's had to sell her beloved new flat screen television and an antique ring in order to scrape the cash together.

Broadcast details

Friday 11th March 2005
14 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
Guest cast
Hilary Kay Self
Rupert Maas Self
Writing team
Richard Curtis Writer
Paul Mayhew-Archer Writer

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