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.

Series 1, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold on Saturday 6th March at 7:35am.

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

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

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

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