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The Vicar of Dibley - The Complete Series 1

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The most British of British sitcoms,The Vicar of Dibleyhas well earned its success, which had nothing to do with the whoops-mind-my-bosoms potential in casting Dawn French in the role of a female vicar foisted upon a sleepy and ultra-conservative English … see full wiki

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the hilarious first season; with the "heavenly" Dawn French!

  • Oct 13, 2003
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THE VICAR OF DIBLEY finally makes it to DVD, with the hilarious first season. Join Dawn French & Co. for six superb episodes of the BBC comedy hit written by Richard Curtis (FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL).

Welcome to Dibley, filled with some perfectly-peculiar characters like Letitia Cropley (Liz Smith), Frank Pickle (John Bluthal), Jim Trott (Trevor Peacock) and Owen Newitt (Roger Lloyd Pack). Governing Dibley with an iron fist and a sealed wallet is snooty David Horton (Gary Waldhorn) and his young dimwit son Hugo (James Fleet). Last but not least is the truly-terrifying Alice Tinker (Emma Chambers), the resident verger of the church.

"Arrival" - After the 102-year-old Reverend Pottle carks it, the town of Dibley awaits its new vicar for St. Barnabus Church. When the totally-unexpected Reverend Geraldine Boadicea Granger (Dawn French) arrives in town, no-one is prepared for what is to follow.

"Songs of Praise" - Geraldine discovers that the BBC wish to film an episode of 'Songs of Praise' at the local church. There's only one problem: there's no choir. Whilst Gerry and Alice quickly arrange auditions for the prospective choir, the rest of the town quickly starts becoming stage-struck...

"Community Spirit" - With the annual Autumn Fayre looming, Gerry decides to get some more publicity for the event by getting a big celebrity to open it. An idea more easily said than actually achieved. When Alice casually mentions she has a long-lost cousin called Reg Dwight, Gerry puts two and two together and thinks she is referring to Elton John...

"The Window and the Weather" - A big storm, arguably the biggest the town has ever known, has destroyed the beautiful stained-glass window of the church. While the jury's still out on what Biblical scene the window actually depicted, Gerry decides to canvas all the rich people she can for donations to get a replacement.

"Election" - David Horton and Gerry find themselves competing in the local elections, and two guesses who everyone is voting for...

"Animals" - Unwittingly, Gerry finds herself performing a mass for all the animals of the village. When the national press gets wind of the event, Gerry starts thinking twice about her actions...

If you love BBC comedy in the best sense of the word, you'll adore Dawn French and a superb cast in THE VICAR OF DIBLEY. Single-sided, dual-layer disc.

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The Vicar of Dibley - The Complete Series 1
Genre: Television
Studio: BBC Video
DVD Release Date: October 21, 2003

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