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      Season 1 – The Vicar of Dibley

      1994 Comedy List
      Reviews 100% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score When their elderly vicar passes away, congregation members in Dibley are surprised to find that a woman has been assigned to their parish. And not just any woman -- Geraldine Granger is outgoing, vivacious and fun-loving, as well as caring and committed to her flock. However, her ebullient ways do not initially endear her to the head of the Parish Council, an old-fashioned gentleman farmer who's not a fan of change. Hilarity ensues as Geraldine tries to win over the stodgy council members while staying true to herself and her pastorate. Read More Read Less

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      Episode 1 Aired Nov 10, 1994 The Arrival A dynamic woman (Dawn French) replaces the late vicar; written by Richard Curtis ("Four Weddings and a Funeral"). Details Episode 2 Aired Nov 17, 1994 Songs of Praise A TV crew wants to film at the village church. Details Episode 3 Aired Nov 24, 1994 Community Spirit Vicar Geraldine (Dawn French) agrees to organize the autumn fair. Details Episode 4 Aired Dec 1, 1994 The Window and the Weather A fierce storm blows out the main stained-glass window at St. Barnabas Church. Details Episode 5 Aired Dec 8, 1994 Election The vicar takes on a local councilor about funding for a golf course. Details Episode 6 Aired Dec 15, 1994 Animals The vicar decides to hold a special service for the animals of the village. Details Episode 7 Aired Apr 8, 1996 Easter Special The parishioners plan what they will give up for Lent. Details Episode 8 Aired Dec 25, 1996 Christmas Lunch -- 1996 Christmas Special Despite receiving numerous Christmas lunch invitations from her parishioners, Geraldine would rather stay home in front of the television. Details

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      Debi Enker The Age (Australia) (It) is also demonstrating that well-written comedy, enlivened by a certain wacky charm, has a timeless quality. May 21, 2019 Full Review Gerard O'Donovan Daily Telegraph (UK) A quintessentially English comedy that speaks to old, conservative middle-class values in an unscarily contemporary way. Apr 23, 2019 Full Review Daniel Sperling Digital Spy The Vicar of Dibley then is a character-based sitcom first and a thought piece second. Apr 23, 2019 Full Review Emily Ashby Common Sense Media This hilarious sitcom...juxtaposes old and new, conservative and progressive in a decidedly British manner, resulting in an impossible conundrum of oddball characters and ridiculous scenarios. Rated: 4/5 Dec 6, 2018 Full Review

      Audience Ratings

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      Audience Member A show that is right up there with the Brit Big 3! Are you being served? Keeping up Appearances Fawlty Towers This is a homerun in every sense of the word! LOVE IT SO MUCH! AND NEATEST THING? New things still pop up! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Dewi Humphreys, John Davies, Gareth Carrivick
      Executive Producer
      Peter Bennett Jones, Peter Bennett-Jones
      Screenwriter
      Richard Curtis, Paul Mayhew-Archer, Kit Hesketh-Harvey
      Network
      BBC
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date
      Nov 10, 1994