Vicar of Dibley Christmas
Fridays at 8.30pm
In this Christmas special, it's been 10 years since Geraldine became the first female vicar in the most eccentric parish in England and everyone in Dibley is determined to celebrate her anniversary.
About the show
You were expecting a bloke with a beard, a bible and bad breath. You got a babe with a bob cut and magnificent bosom.
The Dibley Parish Council don't know what's hit them when the new vicar arrives in the village. Not only is the Reverend Geraldine Granger a female, but she is young, trendy and bubbly and she tells saucy jokes about nuns.
Dawn French, one of Britain's favourite comediennes, won the British Comedy Best Actress Award for her vivacious vicar in this very popular sitcom set in a beautiful village in the English countryside. It's written by Richard Curtis, whose work includes Blackadder, Bean, Four Weddings And A Funeral and Notting Hill, and Paul Mayhew-Archer.
Geraldine, recently ordained, is extremely enthusiastic and a genuinely nice person, so most of her parishioners warm to her quite quickly. However, it is not an easy job and she needs all her diplomatic skills to deal with the inbred village idiots and eccentrics that make up her congregation.
David Horton is the only other person in Dibley with a full complement of brain cells. Unfortunately, as he is head of the Parish Council and self-appointed village chief, he does not approve of women in dog collars. Besides, Geraldine seems to be weaning the rest of the councillors away from his influence. He is not above asking the bishop to rid him of this turbulent priest.
Caught in the fray are:
Hugo Horton: David's son. The sweetest-natured man in the worldwith the fewest academic qualifications.
Alice Tinker: The very, very, very keen verger, with a brain almost the size of a jelly bean. It takes her a long time to understand Geraldine's jokes, one of which ends each programme.
Mrs Cropley: In charge of the church flower arrangements and a dangerously experimental cook chocolate slice with taramasalata is a speciality.
Frank Pickle: The most pedantic man in the village, with the tidiest moustache. He takes the Parish Council minutes.
Jim Trott: Dibley's oldest resident, most trusted vegetable expert and the most indecisive man in the world. Catchphrase: No, no, no... yes.
Owen Newitt: A foul-mouthed local farmer with plenty of opinions and plenty of trouble with his lower intestine.