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 1, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold on Friday at 9pm.

Press Clippings

Dawn French misses Emma Chambers

Dawn French has praised her "bright, clever-witted and very sharp" friend Emma Chambers, who passed away last month.

Female First, 16th March 2018

Only Fools and Horses USA - and other failed TV remakes

Ricky Gervais managed it with The Office, but - from The IT Crowd to Luther - which other Brit TV exports weren't so lucky?

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 4th April 2017

David Horton's house for sale for £3.95 million

Missenden House, a Grade II-listed house in Little Missenden, will be better-known to those who watched the 90s British sitcom starring Dawn French as Dibley Manor. Fans of the series will immediately recognise the manor as the home to Dibley Council head, David Horton.

Tellyspotting, 28th March 2017

The 8 best sitcom romances ever

With Valentine's Day approaching, love is in the air on Gold - so here is our list of comedy relationship favourites.

Chas Early, BT, 9th February 2017

Fawlty Towers named comedians' favourite sitcom

A survey of comedians has revealed that Fawlty Towers is their favourite sitcom, and Alan Partridge meeting his superfan is their favourite scene. "Don't tell him Pike" was picked as the favourite one-liner.

British Comedy Guide, 4th January 2017

Actor Liz Smith dies

Actor Liz Smith, best known as The Royle Family's Nana and The Vicar Of Dibley's Mrs Cropley, has died.

British Comedy Guide, 26th December 2016

BBC Comedy Sitcom Signature Tunes

There is one element in the sitcom which is overlooked - the signature tune. Evocative 30 second sequences of tightly-composed music which set the tone for the half-hour which follows. Without you realising it, that signature tune embeds itself in your psyche. From now until the end of your life, that tune will be a shortcut to the time when that sitcom made the first and greatest impact on you.

Jon Jacob, BBC Blogs, 2nd September 2016

The best of British sitcom idiots

Following on from the last post about idiots in sitcoms, and some ensuing twittering, perhaps it's only fair we pay tribute to the best of British sitcom idiots. Lots of candidates, for sure, but here are, for my money, the most dimwitted of nincompoops who should be recognised for outstanding services to idiocy.

James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 31st August 2016

The danger of constantly celebrating the past

Nostalgia. Easy promotability. A blend of old and new. Low risk. Lots of press. And a brand new half hour to be written by Clement and Frenais, writers of the near-perfect Porridge. What's not to like? As a consumer of comedy, I'm fine with all of the above obviously. As a writer of comedy, my feelings are slightly more mixed.

James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 14th March 2016

The Vicar Of Dibley to return as The Bishop Of Dibley?

The Vicar Of Dibley could return to television. Star Dawn French has reiterated her belief that Geraldine Grainger could return to screens, as a Bishop.

British Comedy Guide, 15th February 2016

Share this page