The misadventures of an Anglican vicar, his wife, and a small but odd group of parishioners in London.
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Series cast summary:
Tom Hollander ...  Rev. Adam Smallbone 19 episodes, 2010-2014
Olivia Colman ...  Alex Smallbone 19 episodes, 2010-2014
Steve Evets ...  Colin Lambert 19 episodes, 2010-2014
Miles Jupp ...  Nigel McCall 19 episodes, 2010-2014
Simon McBurney ...  Archdeacon Robert 19 episodes, 2010-2014
Ellen Thomas ...  Adoha Onyeka 18 episodes, 2010-2014
Lucy Liemann ...  Ellie Pattman / ... 14 episodes, 2010-2014
Jimmy Akingbola ...  Mick 10 episodes, 2010-2014
Katie Males ...  Lisa 8 episodes, 2010-2014
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The misadventures of an Anglican vicar, his wife, and a small but odd group of parishioners in London.

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It's hell being a vicar...

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English

Release Date:

28 June 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Handle with Prayer See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Hollander (Rev. Adam Smallbone) & Olivia Colman (Alex Smallbone) also worked together on The Night Manager (2016) as Lance Corkoran & Angela Burr respectively. See more »

Goofs

Archdeacon Robert is show a few times to be worried about what the Dean has to say, giving the impression that a Dean is above him in the church. The truth is that each Archdeaconry is divided into several Deanery establishments, so the opposite is true. See more »

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Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #43.1 (2012) See more »

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Why I didn't bother to revise my opinion of Rev.
2 May 2014 | by bashfulbadgerSee all my reviews

I finally gave this show a go, for the last episode in the series, and it's left me completely bewildered as to what all the fuss has been about. I had tried it once previously only to find the credit sequence so annoying that I switched it off.

But, having read rave reviews in the press (Guardian, Telegraph, Standard), with columnists dubbing it 'brilliant', feting it as a masterpiece and praising the performances, I steeled myself to try again.

I really wish I hadn't bothered.

I found Tom Hollander entirely unprepossessing in a vaguely irritating way. His relationship with wife Olivia Colman had no ring of truth – their absurd polite arm's-length behaviour made it seem like they didn't know each other at all but had just been deposited on the same set together that day. She was phonily perky like someone instructed to alter her tone to 'jolly' and 'upbeat' as if talking to a child in need of special encouragement.

They are supported by a cast of characters who all have faces that you want to slap.

Is it meant to be a comedy? There was no humour in it, not a single funny line, bar the chap professing himself to be very good at humility.

I have never had much sympathy for self-indulgent people who lie in bed moping all day after a setback, as the lead did in this episode. After all, he has a wife, child and people who appear to respect him despite the fact that he comes across as a bit dim and self-centred.

Thank goodness this wasn't some gem that had passed me by but rather a travesty of a comedy/drama/whatever (I couldn't really tell), purporting to be intellectual and appealing for some reason to the moneyed upper-middle classes.


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