The Vicar of Dibley

The Vicar of Dibley
The Vicar of Dibley is set in a fictional small Oxfordshire village called Dibley, which is assigned a female vicar following the 1992 changes in the Church of England that permitted the ordination of women. The main character was an invention of Richard Curtis, but he and Dawn French extensively consulted Joy Carroll, one of the first female priests, and garnered many character traits and much information.

Genre: Comedy

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    • Episode 8

      Special: the Vicar in White

      aired: Sun, Dec 31, 2006

      Could charming, handsome Harry be Mr. Right? Or is he Mr. How Wrong Can You Be? When Harry asked Geraldine to marry him she couldn't say yes quickly enough. Naturally, things don't quite go according to plan.

    • Episode 7

      Special: the Handsome Stranger

      aired: Sun, Dec 24, 2006

      The chocoholic vicar decides to bring some culture to England's most eccentric parish by forming a book club - the only downside being that it involves the likes of foul-mouthed, but lovable Owen Newitt actually reading a book.

    • Episode 6

      Special: Happy New Year

      aired: Fri, Dec 31, 2004

      Geraldine is very keen to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Live Aid - something the villagers are not initially over-enthusiastic about. Finally, she convinces them all to write to the Prime Minister.

    • Episode 5

      Special: Merry Christmas

      aired: Fri, Dec 24, 2004

      It is now 10 years since Geraldine became the first female vicar of England's most eccentric parish, and everyone in Dibley is determined to celebrate her anniversary. As usual, nothing goes quite as planned.

    • Episode 4


      aired: Fri, Dec 31, 1999

      A Summer in Dibley is a scorcher, but this year, the water company is not only putting a hose-pipe ban on Dibley, they want to put a reservoir on it. The water shortage is proving difficult for all the villagers, especially poor Alice.

    • Episode 3


      aired: Sun, Dec 26, 1999

      As winter melts away, the first flowers of Spring are blooming, as is the new edition to the Horton family. Alice is busy arranging the forthcoming christening for her and Hugo's new baby girl.

    • Episode 2


      aired: Fri, Dec 24, 1999

      As the nights draw in and autumn turns to winter, the parishioners of Dibley get busy planning their Christmas nativity play. Left in charge of organizing the show, dippy Hugo has compiled an agenda that runs well past Christmas and into the New Year.

    • Episode 1


      aired: Thu, Dec 23, 1999

      Back home after an extended honeymoon, newlyweds Alice and Hugo are now in a perpetual state of bliss. However, they are in for a huge shock. Alice has put on four pounds in a month! Of course, no one has any idea about baby Horton.

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    • Episode 3

      Love and Marriage

      aired: Wed, Jan 21, 1998

      Geraldine prepares Alice and Hugo's wedding day - but Alice reveals a hitch that might just be the biggest hitch in the history of hitches. Meanwhile, Geraldine's fallen in love, but will her affections be reciprocated?

    • Episode 2

      Celebrity Vicar

      aired: Wed, Jan 14, 1998

      Geraldine finds herself in the public eye when articles appear in the press about Dibley's female Vicar. But fame carries a price and will Geraldine, with her dark glasses and mulberry Filofax, alienate her parishioners?

    • Episode 1

      Dibley Live

      aired: Wed, Jan 7, 1998

      Geraldine sets up Radio Dibley in a bid to bring the community closer together. However it should prove interesting as Hugo only has two records for which to DJ. Alice is busy trying to impress David enough to make him think her a worthy wife for Hugo.

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    • Episode 9


      aired: Thu, Dec 25, 1997

      Lovebirds Alice and Hugo have been stuck in the 'Gazing Sappily at Each Other' phase of their relationship for nearly a decade now. Geraldine decides to play Cupid. Once they kiss, it proves even more difficult to pry them apart.

    • Episode 8

      The Christmas Lunch Incident

      aired: Tue, Dec 24, 1996

      Christmas is coming in Dibley and Geraldine is having problems, not only with her sermon, but also with multiple invitations to Christmas lunch from the parishioners. Surely three dinners in one day is all one can expect of a girl, right?

    • Episode 7

      The Easter Bunny

      aired: Sun, Apr 7, 1996

      The parishioners are thinking about what they may give up for Lent. Mrs. Cropley makes the difficult decision to forgo lard and fish paste pancakes. For Geraldine, however, her true sacrifice is to give up her beloved chocolate.

    • Episode 6


      aired: Wed, Dec 14, 1994

      Geraldine plans to hold a special service of blessing in St. Barnabas Church for all the animals of the village. As the day approaches she becomes concerned about the animals' potential behavior.

    • Episode 5


      aired: Wed, Dec 7, 1994

      David has been the Counselor in a safe Tory seat for a number of years. But when Geraldine becomes concerned that not enough has been done for his constituency, David finds he now has a village that is prepared to vote for the Vicar.

    • Episode 4

      The Window and the Weather

      aired: Wed, Nov 30, 1994

      Dibley is hit by a hurricane, and the fierce storm blows out the stained glass window of St. Barnabas church. The cost of a new window will be at least £11,000, but Geraldine is confident that she can raise this amount from among David's wealthy contacts.

    • Episode 3

      Community Spirit

      aired: Wed, Nov 23, 1994

      Geraldine begins organizing the annual Autumn Fair and promises to have a featured guest more celebrated than last year's event. Alice, the Verger, tells Geraldine that her cousin is Reg Dwight. And everyone knows what Elton John's real name is.

    • Episode 2

      Songs of Praise

      aired: Wed, Nov 16, 1994

      The BBC religious series, Songs of Praise, sends a production team to Dibley to tape one of their programs. Geraldine and David have misgivings about this, but Gerry (as she likes to be called) develops a crush on producer, Tristan.

    • Episode 1


      aired: Wed, Nov 9, 1994

      The Dibley Parish Council has requested that the Bishop provide them a new Vicar. However, when the new Vicar turns up on the doorstep of Parish Council Chairman, David Horton, he is astounded to find that their new man is a woman: Geraldine!

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