BBC One shares new pictures from the Vicar of Dibley Christmas specials

Megan Sutton
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Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

From Good Housekeeping

A sneak peek of Dawn French reprising her role as the Vicar of Dibley has been released by the BBC - and it's getting us even more excited about the show's return.

Dawn is returning to TV as the nation’s favourite Vicar, Geraldine Grainger of the Parish of Dibley for The Vicar Of Dibley in Lockdown, a series of three 10-minute specials on BBC One, to mark the end of this extraordinary year.

The first look image shows Dawn as Geraldine, dressed in a plaid shirt and a crucifix with Hugo Horton (played by James Fleet),

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

"During lockdown, post lockdown and pre-another-lockdown, Geraldine has been writing and delivering monthly sermons to her parishioners via Zoom… when she can make it work," the BBC said of the new specials.

"These new thoughts on life (and chocolate) will air after repeat showings of classic episodes of the multi-award winning The Vicar of Dibley, this Christmas on BBC One."

The BBC also released a first look image of Dawn as Geraldine with Hugo Horton (played by James Fleet)

The broadcaster added:

"Geraldine will be helped by Hugo Horton as well some of the local primary school children as the Vicar discusses all the important topics, including how it’s never a good idea to let Owen Newitt cut your hair, or make home-made wine. The very dearly departed Alice Tinker is also still an important presence in the village, with some residents still looking for lost buttons and the arrival of decimalisation."

Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

Dawn French said: “Back in the dog collar, back in Dibley and back on your telly at Xmas. I couldn’t be happier. Bless you.”

Richard Curtis added: “Like every village in the country, there’s been a lot happening in Dibley this year - and Dawn has got a lot to say about it.”

Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning for the BBC added: “This triple festive treat from the nation's favourite fun-loving vicar is the warm comedy hug we’ve all missed.”

The three 10-minute episodes will air weekly, with a 30-minute compilation episode of all three sermons airing later over Christmas.

Series one of The Vicar Of Dibley is available to watch on BBC iPlayer now.

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