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 3, Episode 2 is repeated on Gold on Friday at 8:05pm.

2006/2007 Specials - The Handsome Stranger

Yet another Dibley cottage has been sold to a Londoner, and Geraldine's not happy about the breakdown of the community. Setting out to confront the new stranger, she is struck by his immediate charm and good looks - but is he all he seems?

Further details

The Vicar Of Dibley. Image shows from L to R: Harry Kennedy (Richard Armitage), Geraldine Grainger (Dawn French). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Geraldine decides to bring a bit of culture to the parish by forming a book club - the only downside being, it means the likes of foul-mouthed farmer Owen actually reading a book. Remarkably though, dippy Alice manages to decipher the clues in The Da Vinci Code, and concludes that she's the last living relative of Christ.

However, Geraldine soon has more pressing matters on her mind - namely the number of fashionable 'townies' buying weekend cottages in the village. But her thoughts turn from revolt to romance when her head is turned by a particularly charming newcomer. It quickly becomes apparent that he feels the same about her, but then a glamorous blonde arrives on his doorstep.

Broadcast details

Monday 25th December 2006
60 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
    Nicholas Blane Singing Vicar
    Richard Armitage Harry Kennedy
    Keeley Hawes Rosie Kennedy
    Writing team
    Richard Curtis Writer
    Paul Mayhew-Archer Writer
    Emma Freud Script Editor
    Production team
    Ed Bye Director
    Richard Curtis Executive Producer
    Peter Bennett-Jones Executive Producer
    Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Producer
    Jon Plowman Executive Producer
    Mykola Pawluk Editor
    Andrew Howe-Davies Production Designer
    Howard Goodall Composer

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