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The Vicar of Dibley

Written by Richard Curtis (Bean, Notting Hill), the award-winnning 'The Vicar of Dibley' is one of the BBC's most popular sitcoms. Dawn French plays Geraldine, a female vicar who comes to the St Barnabas Church in the small village of Dibley. The kind-hearted, fun, chocolate-loving vicar becomes immediately popular with the villagers - among them are "no no no" Jim, foul-mouthed Owen, and Geraldine's forever admiring verger - Alice.

However there is one man who isn't quite one of Geraldine's devoted fans, the grumpy, right-wing David Horton. He is the local councillor and disagrees with the vicar's fresh, liberal attitude and ideas.

There have been 3 series of 'The Vicar of Dibley', the first in six parts, the second two in four. There have also been Christmas and Easter Specials, plus two special charity editions for Comic Relief. See the episode guides for more details!

The Vicar of Dibley was the most popular comedy show of 1999; it got 14.37 million viewers for one of its most recent episodes, coming 20th in the overall ratings for the year. It was also the second most watched programme of Christmas Day 1999. The show has won numerous British awards over the years, and most recently won an International Emmy.

Dawn French told Michael Parkinson in 2001 that she would love to continue making more episodes of the Vicar of Dibley as long as Richard Curtis carries on writing them. However this year the BBC announced that no more episodes would be produced.

But don't get upset just yet! The BBC have a track record of bringing back popular sitcoms which were once proclaimed dead. Remember Men Behaving Badly and Only Fools and Horses!?


Dawn French (Geraldine Granger)
Gary Waldhorn (David Horton)
Emma Chambers (Alice Tinker)
Roger Lloyd Pack (Owen Newitt)
Liz Smith (Letitia Cropley)
Trevor Peacock (Jim Trott)
James Fleet (Hugo Horton)
John Bluthal (Frank Pickle)

Music Information

The theme music is Psalm 23 with music composed by Howard Goodall, published by Novello Publishing Limited. SATB with organ accompaniment. Copyright 1995 Noel Gay Music Co Ltd, 8/9 Frith Street, London, W1V 5TZ, England.
Exclusive distributors: Music Sales Limited, Newmarket Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3YB, England.

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