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The Vicar of Dibley

Specials 1996 - 2021

  • 1996-04-07T23:00:00Z on BBC One
  • 30m
  • 11h 33m (24 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Comedy
Reverend Granger is assigned as the Vicar of the rural parish of Dibley, but she is not quite what the villagers expected.

25 episodes


Special 1 The Easter Bunny

Special 1 The Easter Bunny

  • 1996-04-07T23:00:00Z30m

With Lent approaching Geraldine suggests that everybody give something up and contribute a pound to charity if they fail - in her case chocolate,which is difficult,though she succeeds. Mrs. Cropley,who has agreed to give up making strange food combinations,dies but,on her death-bed,charges Geraldine to dress as the Easter Bunny and dole out goodies,a job Mrs. Cropley had always done. Geraldine agrees but in fact finds that everybody else has also dressed up as the Easter Bunny.

It is Christmas in Dibley, and vicar Geraldine is about to pay a heavy price for Christian kindness.

Geraldine finds herself really enjoying a clergy exchange program when a handsome young priest from Ireland comes to visit her in Dibley.

A film crew comes to Dibley and Geraldine throws a party for Johnny Depp and other celebrities. David does not attend and frankly disbelieves Geraldine when he goes to the vicarage next morning and she tells him what happened. Then Sarah Ferguson,the Duchess of York,arrives,having left her tiara behind and tells Geraldine how much the other famous names enjoyed her bash.

TV documentary looking at the female vicars who inspired Richard Curtis's popular comedy.


Special 6 Merry Christmas

Special 6 Merry Christmas

  • 2004-12-25T00:00:00Z30m

While Geraldine is celebrating her 10th year in Dibley she is accused of being Gay as Alice spreads gossip when she found Rachel Hunter dressing in the Vicars house and Geraldine letting out certain 'hints'


Special 7 Happy New Year

Special 7 Happy New Year

  • 2005-01-01T00:00:00Z30m

When it's Geraldine's 40th birthday she doesn’t want anyone to make fuss but they instead decide to cheer her up they send her to a dating agency, but when she sees all the council have decided to go as well, she gets nowhere. Meanwhile it's the 20th anniversary of Band Aid, and the vicar wants to do something special, but finds out that no one cares. So at the end she showed them all a video from the poverty website, which then makes them all care.

When the Antiques Roadshow comes into town everyone gets excited.

It's time to celebrate when the vicar learns that she has done her 100th wedding, but not for the vicar. Meanwhile the community gets angry when Londoners are moving into their village, which causes the vicar to complain to one of them but instead she falls in love with one of them. After Alice reads 'The Da Vinci Code' she becomes convinced she is related to God and when the vicar hires a young nude model for the villagers to paint they unfortunately get no painting done. Meanwhile as the vicar woo's her new fella she finds he has girlfriend, fortunately after a bit of spying she finds it his sister and at the end she finally gets engaged


Special 10 The Vicar in White

Geraldine marries Harry with the village in tow as wedding planners. Owen tries one last time, to get the Vicar to be with him and fails. As the villagers take their individual jobs for the wedding, Alice becomes the stylist for the wedding. The theme of the wedding is the surprisingly non-traditional, "Doctor Who". As the Vicar steps out of the church, a married woman, she sets off, and we see clips from past episodes. After the end credits, Harry intervenes with Geraldine's joke and Alice finally gets it and finds it alot funnier then anyone could expect.

A valedictory tribute to the popular sitcom The Vicar of Dibley, featuring clips, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with cast and crew members. Dawn

French, who played Geraldine, Emma Chambers , who breathed life into the character of Alice, and writer Richard Curtis are among those recalling their time in the show, which came to an end on New Year's Day.

Geraldine gets Sting in a Vicar of Dibley celebrity wife swap


Special 14 The Story Of Dibley

Special 14 The Story Of Dibley

  • 2007-12-31T00:00:00Z30m

Cast and crew come together for a surprising, funny journey through the story of one of television's best loved sitcoms.


Special 15 Dibley Defrocked

Special 15 Dibley Defrocked

  • 2004-01-01T00:00:00Z30m

Behind-the-scenes clips of the process of making an episode of The Vicar of Dibley.

The Epilogues of the entire collection

After taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge (which itself goes astray), Geraldine gets an offer to become Bishop. A confusion on her behalf, however, leaves her last in the running when other, more successful, candidates turn up for the interview process.

Geraldine and the parishioners head to London to vote on allowing women to become bishops, but make the mistake of sending Jim to cast the vote. Meanwhile, Geraldine flirts with an attractive vicar (Damian Lewis) and Frank's failing hearing leads him to make some major slip-ups.

After taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge (which itself goes astray), Geraldine gets an offer to become Bishop. Confusion on her behalf, however, leaves her last in the running when other, more successful, candidates turn up for the interview process.

Following the lockdown caused by COVID-19, Geraldine gives a short service to her parishioners from her home. She describes her efforts to tidy up the mountain of Easter eggs, and issues corrections to the Parish Newsletter. The latest Parish Council meeting was also relayed, though attempts to use Zoom backfire as no one else has a computer, so Geraldine is left to make all the decisions herself. The short ends as Geraldine promises that the situation will be resolved.

The nation's favourite vicar returns with a collection of online sermons to the good people of her parish. She explains the difference between metres and miles when it comes to social distancing and finds that Owen Newitt's interpretation of it may have distinctly illegal connotations. She also points out to all that lockdown might be a good time to catch up on some Bible reading but finds from her own reading of the good book that sometimes it is harder that you might imagine to be among the blessed peacemakers.

In her second set of sermons, Geraldine finally experiences the joy of going outside again. She also learns the dangers of trying to write sermons whilst also enjoying advocaat, reveals the results of the village quiz, discusses the fiasco over school exams, ponders the Black Lives Matters movement and remembers her wonderful verger Alice.

The winner of the Dibley mask competition is announced, Hugo sets a new record, and Christmas comes close.

The nation's favourite vicar muses upon lockdown, social distancing, masks and absent friends. Contains some previously unseen material.

Dawn French, as Geraldine Granger, is back with very special guest, Reverend Kate Bottley. She's taking on this year's fundraising challenge set by the villagers, to lip sync to her favourite song of last year, Juice by Lizzo.