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The 1990s was a good decade for new BBC sitcoms, and 'The Vicar Of Dibley' was one of the best. Reflecting the more alternative type of comedy, which began to make an impression in the 1980s, 'The Vicar Of Dibley' had a very offbeat group of characters. The main being the sex starved vicar of Dibley herself, Geraldine Granger (Dawn French), who was not only fighting against male prejudice, but her own vices of booze and chocolate!

Created by Richard Curtis, 'The Vicar Of Dibley' was brave enough to use its 'Happy New Year' episode of 2005 to highlight world poverty.

- Paul Rance/

The Main Characters

Boadicea Geraldine Granger (Dawn French) - Horny, boozy, chocolate addict. Desperate for a bit of love and affection. A very untypical vicar.
David Horton (Gary Waldhorn) - Tory prig, but reveals he has a heart more and more as the series develops - and falls for Geraldine. Has the worry of son Hugo and Alice being an item.
Hugo Horton (James Fleet) - Nice but dim, and a perfect match for Alice Tinker.
Frank Pickle (John Bluthal) - A likeable bore, and then he shocks everyone by revealing he's gay.
Letitia Cropley (Liz Smith) - Strange old lady, who comes up with weird recipes.
Jim Trott (Trevor Peacock) - Bumbling guy, who can't stop saying "no, no, no, no, no."
Owen Newitt (Roger Lloyd Pack) - Sinister, sex-obsessed farmer.
Alice Tinker (Emma Chambers) - Nice but dim blonde verger.

The likes of Kylie Minogue, Sean Bean (as Geraldine's lust interest), and Rachel Hunter appeared as guest stars.

- Paul Rance/

The Vicar Of Dibley Episodes

Series One
The first episode was broadcast on 10th November, 1994
Songs Of Praise
Community Spirit
The Window And The Weather

The Easter Bunny - 8th April, 1996
The Christmas Lunch Incident - 25th December, 1996
Engagement - 26th December, 1997

Comic Relief Specials
1997, 1999, 2005

Series Two
First episode broadcast 8th January, 1998
Dibley Live
Celebrity Vicar
Love And Marriage

Series Three
All episodes broadcast Christmas, 1999

Christmas 2004 Specials

Merry Christmas, broadcast on Christmas Day
Happy New Year, broadcast on New Year's Day

Christmas 2006 Specials

The Handsome Stranger, broadcast on Christmas Day
The Vicar In White, broadcast on New Year's Day

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