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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | unknown
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10 November 1994 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
A boisterous female minister comes to serve in an eccentricly conservative small town's church. Full summary »
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Awards:
6 wins & 17 nominations See more »
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On the contrary sir. I shall have everything in the world that I desire. See more (46 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 19)

Dawn French ... Geraldine Granger (25 episodes, 1994-2013)
Gary Waldhorn ... David Horton (25 episodes, 1994-2013)

James Fleet ... Hugo Horton (25 episodes, 1994-2013)

Trevor Peacock ... Jim Trott (25 episodes, 1994-2013)

Roger Lloyd Pack ... Owen Newitt (25 episodes, 1994-2013)

Emma Chambers ... Alice Tinker / ... (24 episodes, 1994-2007)

John Bluthal ... Frank Pickle (22 episodes, 1994-2013)
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Series Directed by
Dewi Humphreys (10 episodes, 1994-1998)
Gareth Carrivick (5 episodes, 1996-2000)
Martin Dennis (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ed Bye (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard Curtis (24 episodes, 1994-2007)
Paul Mayhew-Archer (17 episodes, 1994-2007)

Series Produced by
Peter Bennett-Jones .... executive producer (20 episodes, 1994-2007)
Richard Curtis .... co-executive producer (20 episodes, 1994-2007)
Jon Plowman .... producer / executive producer (20 episodes, 1994-2007)
Sue Vertue .... associate producer / producer (12 episodes, 1994-1998)
Margot Gavan Duffy .... producer (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Rachel Salter .... line producer (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Philippa Catt .... producer (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise .... producer (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jo Hunter .... line producer (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Original Music by
Howard Goodall (20 episodes, 1994-2007)
 
Series Cinematography by
John Sorapure (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Film Editing by
Chris Wadsworth (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Mark Lawrence (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Graham Carr (3 episodes, 1994)
Mark Sangster (3 episodes, 1994)
Mykola Pawluk (3 episodes, 1996-2007)
Barry Osment (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Casting by
Simone Reynolds (15 episodes, 1994-2007)
John Connor (4 episodes, 1999-2005)
Jane Davies (4 episodes, 1999-2005)
 
Series Production Design by
Andrew Howe-Davies (20 episodes, 1994-2007)
 
Series Art Direction by
Peter Findley (6 episodes, 1994)
Nic Pallace (6 episodes, 1999-2005)
Chris Thompson (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Les McCallum (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sharon Lewis (7 episodes, 1994-1996)
Sarah Burns (6 episodes, 1999-2007)
Annie Hardinge (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Rebecca Hale (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Makeup Department
Norma Hill-Patton .... makeup designer (12 episodes, 1994-2007)
Sue Black .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1994)
Mandy Furlonger .... makeup assistant (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Marella Shearer .... makeup designer (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Sue Ignatius .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jan Sewell .... makeup designer (3 episodes, 1996-2005)
 
Series Production Management
Nikolas Korda .... production manager (7 episodes, 1994-1996)
Rachel Salter .... production manager (5 episodes, 1996-1998)
Toby Ward .... head of production (4 episodes, 2004-2007)
Holly Bowcott .... production manager (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Benjamin Carter .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Glynn Purcell .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1994)
Liz Summers .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1994)
Julie Sykes .... assistant director / first assistant director (5 episodes, 1996-1998)
Carrie Rodd .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Toby Sherborne .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Nick Troth .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jim Imber .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Art Department
Nicola Painter .... production buyer (9 episodes, 1996-2007)
Andy Beales .... prop master / properties (8 episodes, 1997-2000)
Cathy Cosgrove .... production buyer (6 episodes, 1994)
Tim Youngman .... prop master (6 episodes, 1994)
Terence Black .... production buyer (5 episodes, 1996-1998)
Andie Vining .... properties (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Debbie Rogers .... prop hand (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Darryl Series .... property master (4 episodes, 2004-2007)
Dougie Hancock .... property master (2 episodes, 1996)
Dick Lunn .... properties (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Vivian Thompson .... art department assistant (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
 
Series Sound Department
Glenn Calder .... dubbing mixer (12 episodes, 1997-2007)
John Brady .... boom operator (9 episodes, 1996-2000)
Oliver France .... location sound / sound (8 episodes, 1997-2000)
Tim Alban .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 1994)
Paul Filby .... location sound assistant (6 episodes, 1994)
Bob Foley .... studio sound supervisor (6 episodes, 1994)
Dushko Indjic .... location sound (6 episodes, 1994)
Jem Whippey .... studio sound supervisor / sound supervisor (6 episodes, 1999-2007)
Laurie Taylor .... sound / sound supervisor (5 episodes, 1996-1998)
Nick Roast .... sound supervisor / location sound (4 episodes, 1996-2005)
John Mooney .... sound (2 episodes, 1999)
Michael Spencer .... location sound (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Bob Newton .... location sound (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Richard Pilcher .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2006-2007)

Chris Shellard .... deputy sound supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Darran Nicholson .... visual effects (1 episode, 2007)
George Roper .... visual effects (1 episode, 2007)
 
Series Stunts
Jim Dowdall .... stunt co-ordinator / stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Tina Maskell .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Manning .... studio lighting / lighting director (16 episodes, 1994-2000)
John Vincent .... studio camera supervisor / camera supervisor / ... (13 episodes, 1994-2007)
Gary Willis .... gaffer: location / location gaffer / ... (8 episodes, 1994-1996)
Ronnie Green .... gaffer: studio (6 episodes, 1994)
Tony Sankey .... location grip (6 episodes, 1994)
Martin Shirley .... location assistant camera / location camera assistant (6 episodes, 1994)
Mike Thomson .... location photographer (6 episodes, 1994)
Andy Hollis .... location camera operator (6 episodes, 1999-2005)
Duncan Unsworth .... studio camera supervisor / camera supervisor (6 episodes, 1999-2005)
Martin Hawkins .... camera operator / camera (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Clive Sait .... gaffer / gaffer: studio (4 episodes, 2004-2007)
Martin Kempton .... lighting director (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Chris Kempton .... lighting director (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Richard Swingle .... camera trainee (2 episodes, 2006-2007)

Tim Gee .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Jane Davies .... additional casting (10 episodes, 1997-2005)
Simone Reynolds .... original casting (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
John Connor .... additional casting (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Fiona Weir .... additional casting (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlotte Couchman .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 1994)
Sheena Gunn .... costume assistant (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Martin Chitty .... costume assistant (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Editorial Department
Hilary Briegel .... vision mixer (11 episodes, 1994-1998)
Vicky Pugh .... vision mixer (5 episodes, 1998-2000)
Barbara Hicks .... vision mixer (4 episodes, 2004-2007)
Steve Pang .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Tim O'Brien .... colorist (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Peter Phillips .... vision mixer (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Aidan Farrell .... colorist (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Other crew
Emma Freud .... script editor (20 episodes, 1994-2007)
Scott Sidey .... location manager (15 episodes, 1994-2000)
Steve Chapman .... engineering manager (14 episodes, 1994-2007)
Angela Morgan .... production assistant (11 episodes, 1994-2000)
Tristram Shapeero .... floor manager (11 episodes, 1994-1999)
Vandra Edwards .... stage manager (9 episodes, 1996-2000)
David Maher .... production team / assistant floor manager (7 episodes, 1994-1996)
Georgia Hollands .... production team (6 episodes, 1994)
Zoe Moore .... production team (6 episodes, 1994)
James Reekie .... production accountant (6 episodes, 1994)
Rachel Salter .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 1994)
Holly Bowcott .... production team / production coordinator (6 episodes, 1999-2005)
Julie Sykes .... floor manager / senior floor manager (5 episodes, 1996-2007)
Sally Cooper .... production coordinator / production co-ordinator (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Bernadette Darnell .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Matthew Elmes .... production team (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Kevin Khan .... production team (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
George Cashell .... production accountant (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Kate Thornton .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ben West .... production team (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Holly Ingram .... production coordinator / production team (4 episodes, 2004-2007)
Mike Farmer .... engineering manager (3 episodes, 1994)
Toby Baker .... floor manager (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jules Aitken .... production accountant / production team (2 episodes, 1996)
Maaria Irtizaali .... production team (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Derek Oliver .... engineering manager (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Phil Tredinnick .... production team (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Janet Tyler .... production team (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jane Denholm .... stage manager (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Finbar Hopson .... production team (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Valerie Letley .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jodi Moore .... location manager (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Vivien Philpot .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Penelope Chong .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Sarah Daman .... stage manager (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Renay De Pear .... production team (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Alex Frost .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Nicky Hinkley .... choreographer (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
James Hodges .... production team (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Amber Lee .... production team (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jeremy Stern .... location manager (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Holly Watson .... production team (2 episodes, 2006-2007)

Penny Frost .... floor runner (unknown episodes, 2004)
 
Series Thanks
Elton John .... special thanks (1 episode, 1994)
John Reid .... special thanks (1 episode, 1994)
 

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Runtime:
10 min (Comic Relief Specials) | 30 min (Season 1-2) | 40 min (Season 3, 1996 Easter Special, 1997 Christmas Special, 2005 New Years Special) | 55 min (2004 Christmas Special) | 60 min (2006 Christmas Special, 2007 New Years Special - finale)
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Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | Singapore:PG | UK:12 (some episodes) | UK:PG (some episodes)
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Trivia:
In the episode where Alice and Hugo get married, it is revealed that the bride's full name is Alice Springs Tinker.See more »
Quotes:
Owen Newitt:I am not a lunatic. I have the psychiatric report to prove it. A slender majority of the panel decided in my favour.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Story of Dibley (2007) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Psalm 23See more »

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35 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
On the contrary sir. I shall have everything in the world that I desire., 18 October 2005
Author: Andy (film-critic) from Bookseller of the Blue Ridge

I will be the first to announce this here. I have a growing list of films that I have seen this year (ranging from the early 1920s to present) that I have ranked among my favorites that I have seen. While most do a list of what was released this year, I go beyond that because I see more than what is just released at the theaters. While I have consistently kept to just cinematic releases for this list, I believe with this series, The Vicar of Dibley, I am going to make an exception. This was, in my opinion, one of the funniest, cleverest, poignant, and original series that I have ever witnessed. While I am a huge fan of Scrubs, Family Guy, and the very underrated Arrested Development, this BBC released series takes the cake. Up until the final episode (which seemed forced and very strange), this series was chock full of some of the best one-liners imaginable on television. Each episode will continue to impress you, continue to make you laugh, and honestly make you dream that you lived in a community like Dibley. It is a feat that many modern, American, television shows fail to accomplish.

Big businesses, aka "corporations", are slowly turning the small individual communities into a suburbia frenzy. With shows like Friends and Everyone Loves Raymond, you see this mythological world where no bills need to be paid, everyone looks perfect, and jobs seem like a thing of the past. It creates this false sense of security, this idea that you need to live in a GAP world to be truly happy. Finally, there is a series that gives you hope that without the fancy clothing, without the fast cars, with just the simplicity of your neighbor, you can live a very meaningful life. Perhaps I am searching too deeply into this series, but The Vicar of Dibley gave me this newfound appreciation for the unique in my community. To witness a bunch of literal, bumbling stooges, run a facet of the Church's organization made me laugh constantly. Not only was writer Richard Curtis attempting to bring to view the idea of women at the pulpit, but also I believe that he was also taking a slow stab at local governments and their idiosyncratic ways. After watching this series, I miss the closeness that my small town used to have before the influx of mini-malls, multiplexes, and those horrid payday lenders. I wish I could live in Dibley, be a part of this nurturing community, and finally find piece in a non-commercial induced world.

Overall, this is one of the best programs that television has to offer. I suggest to everyone reading this review to run, never walk, to your nearest family-owned store to pick yourself up a copy of The Vicar of Dibley. The unique character development, the insanity of every situation (which bring about buckets of laughter), and the bond that these characters have cannot be seen in any other television series currently out there. The jokes are fresh and smart. There is not an outpouring of physical humor that you can see in nearly every pre-teen film released today. It is witty, charming, and (not to sound too repetitive) THE BEST television shows EVER! I do not think that I am speaking hastily, but honestly. I have never been ready to re-watch a series again as I have this one. So, join me, the Vicar, David & Hugo, Alice, Owen, Frank, and Jim on a wild ride. Should you watch this television series more than once…

"No no no no no no no no no no no no no no … yes!"

Grade: ***** out of *****

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