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BBC’s “Rev.” is Back

BBC’s “Rev.” is Back

The BBC 2 comedy show “Rev.” is coming back for a third season and it will air during Eastertide. There will be some changes to the show but co-stars Tom Hollander and Olivia Colman return for what promises to be a lot of laughs:

This is a comedy which rewrote the rulebook about depicting clergy on the small screen. Instead of the twittish tea-swilling clergymen of the kind played by Derek Nimmo in 1960s series All Gas and Gaiters, Hollander’s character felt like a real person.

No wonder the first series attracted the praise of the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. He loved it for revealing “something about the continuing commitment of the church to run-down and challenging areas” as well as depicting someone who “prays honestly”.

Hollander plays him as gentle and funny, with a vulnerability and an occasional steeliness that is both winning and highly plausible. He could easily have been played by a comedian for more obvious laughs, but Hollander’s quieter, more introspective approach suits a part which is tender, vulnerable and bittersweet.

Read the full article here.

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