The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2015)
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The Christmas Lunch Incident 

Geraldine is so popular that everybody wants her round for Christmas dinner so she won't be alone - Jim and Frank, Alice and her family,who are even more bizarre than Alice herself and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Gareth Carrivick

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dawn French ... Geraldine Granger
Gary Waldhorn ... David Horton
James Fleet ... Hugo Horton
Emma Chambers ... Alice Tinker
John Bluthal ... Frank Pickle
Trevor Peacock ... Jim Trott
Roger Lloyd Pack ... Owen Newitt
Peter Capaldi ... Tristan Campbell
Orla Brady ... Aoife
Carol MacReady ... Mrs. Tinker
Mel Giedroyc ... Mary Tinker
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Storyline

Geraldine is so popular that everybody wants her round for Christmas dinner so she won't be alone - Jim and Frank, Alice and her family,who are even more bizarre than Alice herself and the Hortons. Geraldine is protective of Hugo when David bullies him and indulges in a sprout-eating contest. As a consequence she has to be taken home on a bulldozer to sleep it off. And then Owen turns up wanting company since he has spent every Christmas alone since 1971. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1996 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Peter Capaldi makes a surprise appearance near the end of the episode as Tristram Campbell, the producer of "Songs of Praise" from an earlier episode. His fiancée, Aoife, is played by Orla Brady. Both Capaldi and Brady appeared in the same episode of "Doctor Who", (the 2013 Christmas special, "The Time of the Doctor") when Capaldi makes his debut appearance as the Doctor. However, they don't share any scenes. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Tristram Campbell comes in and asks the Vicar to 'marry' him. She says that "love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage". She attributes that sentiment to Cole Porter. The song was actually written by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice Tinker: Vicar?
Geraldine Granger: Mm-hm?
Alice Tinker: What you looking forward to more than anything else at Christmas this year?
Geraldine Granger: Well, my highlights are going to be Jurassic Park and the Queen's speech, written this year by Ruby Wax, I believe. And what about you?
Alice Tinker: I'm totally excited about your first Christmas sermon; it, it's just going to be an experience I'll never forget.
Geraldine Granger: Alice, my *first* Christmas sermon was last Christmas.
Alice Tinker: Oh, yeah, I forgot.
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Connections

References Only Fools and Horses (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Fairytale Of New York
(uncredited)
Written by Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan
Performed by The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl
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