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The Vicar of Dibley in lockdown: First look at Dawn French’s much-needed return as Geraldine Granger

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Geraldine Granger and Hugo Horton return for The Vicar of Dibley in lockdown (Picture: BBC)

A first look at the highly-anticipated (and highly needed) return of The Vicar of Dibley has been unveiled as Geraldine Granger is back on screens in time for Christmas.

Dawn French confirmed she was digging out those robes for another outing earlier this week, as the beloved sitcom makes a comeback with three 10 minute episodes which will eventually culminate into one 30 minute instalment over Christmas.

Now the BBC has released its first image from The Vicar of Dibley’s return, with Geraldine poised with a beaming smile alongside Huge Horton (James Fleet).

Following the death of actress Emma Chambers in 2018, who starred as the lovably ludicrous Alice Tinker,  Hugo’s drippy wife will still be ‘incredibly present’ in the upcoming mini episodes.

‘During lockdown, post lockdown and pre-another-lockdown, Geraldine has been writing and delivering monthly sermons to her parishioners via Zoom…when she can make it work,’ teased a BBC synopsis.

‘These new thoughts on life (and chocolate) will air after repeat showings of classic episodes of the multi-award winning The Vicar of Dibley, this Christmas on BBC One.’

The Vicar of Dibley is returning to save 2020 (Picture: BBC)

‘Back in the dog collar, back in Dibley and back on your telly at Xmas,’ Dawn enthused. ‘I couldn’t be happier. Bless you.’

Producer Richard Curtis added: ‘Like every village in the country, there’s been a lot happening in Dibley this year – and Dawn has got a lot to say about it.’

The Vicar of Dibley originally ran on BBC One from 10 November 1994 to 22 January 1998, and then from 24 December 1999 to 1 January 2007.

It is set in a fictional small Oxfordshire village called Dibley, which is assigned a female vicar following the 1992 changes in the Church of England that permitted the ordination of women.

The Vicar of Dibley in lockdown comes to BBC One later this year.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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