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.

Catch-up on Special on BBC iPlayer   Series 2, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold today at 3:40pm.

Press Clippings

'The Vicar Of Dibley: Inside Out' tribute documentary to air on Gold

Gold is to broadcast a two-hour documentary celebrating hit sitcom The Vicar Of Dibley, with all its surviving key stars and creatives taking part.

British Comedy Guide, 14th January 2021

Blankety Blank most-watched new TV comedy in 2020

Blankety Blank was the most-watched new British comedy on TV in 2020. 5.2 million viewers tuned in to see the comic game show's revival on Christmas Day. The Graham Norton Show and ITV sitcom Kate & Koji also got over 5 million viewers last year.

British Comedy Guide, 1st January 2021

Dawn French blagged £17,000 Concorde tickets

Dawn French once bagged £17,000 of Concorde tickets by dressing up as a priest as she cashed in on her Vicar Of Dibley fame.

She revealed British Airways gave her the gift for posing as her character, Geraldine Granger, at a leaving party for a member of their cabin crew.

Clemmie Moodie, The Sun, 27th December 2020

Mrs. Brown's Boys suffers in cross-channel ratings drop

Mrs. Brown's Boys has suffered its lowest-ever Christmas Day ratings this year, but amidst a much-criticised poor festive TV schedule, remains the second most-watched comedy special of the season to date.

British Comedy Guide, 27th December 2020

Dawn French interview

Dawn French on her latest book, playing Beatrix Potter and bringing back The Vicar Of Dibley for Christmas

Miranda Sawyer, Radio Times, 19th December 2020

Dibley viewers 'in tears' over Emma Chambers tribute

The Vicar Of Dibley viewers were left in "floods of tears" after Dawn French paid an emotional tribute to her late co-star Emma Chambers.

Isobel Lewis, The Independent, 15th December 2020

The Vicar Of Dibley in Lockdown, review

Did the Vicar taking a knee warrant such pearl-clutching?

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 14th December 2020

Dawn French wasn't the first choice for Dibley

The hit 90s comedy recently returned to the BBC for a series of lockdown specials and producer Peter Bennett-Jones has opened up on some behind-the-scenes secrets, revealing that Richard Curtis never actually wrote the role of Geraldine Grainger for Dawn.

Rebecca Lewis, The Sun, 14th December 2020

The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown review

Glib tidings are dispensed in wearying abundance by The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown, a painfully unfunny series of seasonal sermons from Dawn French's once revered altar ego. Everything about the venture smacks of piety and schmaltz, the very qualities the original sitcom endeavoured to lampoon. In a curious way, however, these prissy monologues are state-of-the-art light entertainment.

Liam Fay, The Times, 12th December 2020

Emma Chambers: Richard Curtis opens up on loss

Emma Chambers was one of the stars of BBC sitcom The Vicar Of Dibley, with the nation falling in love with her portrayal of the slow-witted Alice Tinker. As the comedy series makes a comeback with a series of special lockdown episodes, spoke exclusively to the show's creator Richard Curtis about the death of some the cast members from the show and what to expect.

Neela Debnath, The Daily Express, 8th December 2020