Geraldine is invited to talk on the religious radio slot 'Pause For Thought' after the planned speaker has dropped dead. She becomes an instant celebrity,appearing on several popular ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Charlotte Palmer ...
Autograph Lady
Darcey Bussell ...
Darcey Bussell
Terry Wogan (voice)


Geraldine is invited to talk on the religious radio slot 'Pause For Thought' after the planned speaker has dropped dead. She becomes an instant celebrity,appearing on several popular television shows and the parish council fear that she is distancing herself from them. However she makes amends by performing a comedy dance routine with ballerina Darcey Bussell at the village charity gala,along with Frank's boring impressions and Owen's farting duck,though all are over-shadowed by Jim's Full Monty routine. Written by don @ minifie-1

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15 January 1998 (UK)  »

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[first lines]
David Horton: Right, we've got a lot of stuff to get through tonight, so if I could ask you all not to waste time with the traditional distractions, repetitions and general annoyances that are the usual content of these parish council meetings.
Owen Newitt: Good idea.
Geraldine Granger: You're the boss.
David Horton: Excellent. Ready, Frank?
Frank Pickle: Absolutely.
David Horton: Bravo! Point one: the Gala Night. I thought St. Valentine's Day with all the profits going to the upkeep of the village hall. Happy with that, Jim?
Jim Trott: Yes.
Hugo Horton: Father.
David Horton: Later, Hugo.
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References The Full Monty (1997) See more »


Love Letters
Music by Victor Young
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Performed by Alison Moyet
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Brilliant Dialogue
13 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

Anyone whoever questions the appeal that Vicar of Dibley had on either side of the Atlantic or anywhere else (it was almost run into the ground in America in much the same way that Are You Being Served was done and Keeping Up Appearances has steadily approached) should look to this episode and Vicar Live, where Geraldine hosts a radio show and just listen.

Don't despise the actors or characters, but listen to their exchanges. Especially during the town hall meetings.

It is in this episode, Celebrity Vicar, that the conversation gets turned so lop-sided (and faster than I realized) about a serial killer coming to the stage performance they were planning, "and he slits our throats and leaves our bodies in a pool of blood" that prompts David, and rightfully so in the minds of any observer, to inquire "would anyone have the address of this serial killer?" Who wasn't thinking that very same thing? Vicar Live is the one that is amusingly interrupted by the prize of a trip to Euro Disney, I think, some American theme park in Europe, I believe, causing the characters to give way to singing favorite Disney tunes.

Add to this when the committee members must donate change if they swear and the VoD's appeal is apparent.

Downfalls, unfortunately would be David's sudden love for Geraldine, no matter how well the actors delivered the material, it was just too sudden.

But to this day, I can still think "anyone got the address of this serial killer?" and I can't stop laughing.

And be warned this is the episode with Jim going full monty. A suggestion would be to watch the audience's reactions. It's more of an eye-opener to the characters than anything on the stage.

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