Vicar Of Dibley returning with Dawn French for special lockdown episodes

Dawn French is to reprise her much-loved role as Vicar Geraldine Grainger for new episodes of The Vicar Of Dibley in Lockdown.

The iconic show will be returning with three 10 minute episodes, which will air weekly, as well as a 30-minute compilation episode of all three sermons airing later over Christmas.

What a treat.

‘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,’ teases the synopsis.

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. 

‘Back in the dog collar, back in Dibley and back on your telly at Xmas,’ Dawn enthused. ‘I couldn’t be happier. Bless you.’

Producer 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.’

The Vicar of Dibley originally ran on BBC One from 10 November 1994 to 22 January 1998, and then from 24 December 1999 to 1 January 2007.

It 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 show made a brief return earlier this year for the BBC’s Big Night In, and saw Dawn’s Geraldine reveal she’d spent much of lockdown tidying her room by clearing it of all the chocolate Easter eggs.

It’s not yet been confirmed when exactly the new episodes will air, so stay tuned!

The Vicar Of Dibley is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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