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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28 June 2010 (UK) See more »

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Handle with Prayer See more »

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As well as guest starring as celebrity clergyman 'Roland Wise' Hugh Bonneville is also a huge fan of the show 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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Featured in Are You Having a Laugh? Comedy and Christianity (2013) See more »

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Shows life of inner-city London priest.
25 June 2013 | by mailtheowensSee all my reviews

"Joking is undignified; that is why it is so good for your soul." G.K. Chesterton. This show is good for the soul. Minister's on TV are always portrayed as hell-breathing sledge hammers, naive, bumbling, pleasant wimps or something more sinister. (In Australia no one even bothers to include them as characters as God seems to be an irrelevancy in "the colonies".) But this show is nuanced, perceptive, vaguely shocking and laugh-out-loud funny. I really like the way Adam prays in his head. I pray like that too. It feels a bit like Adrian Plass, affectionately irreverent. Maybe I am being a "Nigel", but if I was a minister, I would very much like to be like this one. An unsentimental show about a peculiarly profound vocation.


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