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Vicar of Dibley to be made a bishop?

Vicar of Dibley to be made a bishop?

From British website

The one-off special, which has been filmed this weekend in central London locations and is named The Bishop of Dibley, will see Dawn reprise the role of Geraldine Granger.

It will hit TV screens on March 13 (in the UK)  for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day and will see Geraldine face competition for the bishop’s title.

Television Programme 'The Vicar of Dibley' 1998. Emma Chambers plays Alice Tinker and Dawn French as the Rev Geraldine Granger.
It’s Geraldine Granger and best friend Alice Tinker! (Picture: BBC)

But it won’t be any old vicar she’s going up against – she’ll be facing competition from some of Britain’s best-loved comedy heroines.

A source close to the production told Mail Online: ‘Geraldine’s character assumes she is a shoo-in to become the Bishop of Dibley but the joke is that there are some other very unexpected names in the frame.

‘Some big names have been cast as the rivals but to name them would give away the joke.’


posted by Jon White


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Carolyn Cline

Any way those of us in the colonies (like the U.S.) can see or get a copy of this? The series is very popular here through video catalogues. (I saw it for the first time on a visit to Canterbury, bought the book of some scripts and then found the collection(s) by mail here. (California).

Cara Spaccarelli

You can get all the episodes of the Vicar of Dibley on Netflix.

Rod Gillis

Alas, we cannot get Dibley on Netflix in some of the “colonies” i.e., Canada, because of what Colbert calls our “overly polite ” attitudes and our “government health care”. But in Canada and Stateside I think its available on i-tunes or other on line merchants like Apple TV BBC.

Rod Gillis

Don’t know if this helps, but it was carried by PBS. We followed on WGBH and Detroit PBS as well. If there is a new episode in production hopefully they will buy it. Lots of laughs.

Martje van der Heijden

Even in The Netherlands many people are looking forward to see the Vicar again, enjoying every minute of it!

Mary Novello

BTW, as board governance geek and long-time Episcopalian, I strongly recommend viewing the first episode of The Vicar for all new (and some old) vestry persons.

Rod Gillis

After the events of the past week, one wonders if the Almighty Father is sitting up there on his male headship I can’t get no satisfaction throne thingy, looking down, and saying something, like, “Verily, I could use a good laugh right now. What’s wrong with you people? The shtick about Jonah and the big mouthed fish, now that was funny. Oh, look, a new Dibley installment, let us make light. This looks like more fun than the question about the gal who dies after having married seven brothers. That Matt, what a kidder”

Erik Larsen

Lord, Have Mercy. Period. End of Story.

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