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|The Vicar of Dibley - The Complete Series 1|
Actors: Dawn French, Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet, Emma Chambers, Trevor Peacock
Directors: Dewi Humphreys, Gareth Carrivick, John Howard Davies
Genres: Comedy, Television
The sleepy village of Dibley has a new vicar, but it's not your standard order bloke with beard, bible and bad breath - it's Dawn French, of the hilarious comedy duo French and Saunders. Armed with a sharp wit, a double do... more »
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The hilarious first season; with the "heavenly" Dawn French!
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 10/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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."
Clever comedy with a good heart
Laura J. Gifford | Newberg, OR USA | 01/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
""The Vicar of Dibley" is a standout even in a genre (British comedy) distinguished by original plot lines and hilariously wacky characters. Dawn French invests Vicar B. Geraldine Granger with warmth, vivacious personality and sufficient backbone to deal with the bizarre assortment of individuals who make up her parish's council. The program handles its religious theme lightly but with a good heart, highlighting the ability of the church at its best to reach out with love and acceptance (even as some on the council would take a more circumscribed view). The supporting cast is composed of a delightful assortment of talent, with each actor taking full advantage of their character's pecularities. Experienced "Dibley" fans will understand when I say, "no, no, no, no, YES, I know you'll enjoy this program!""
No no no no Yes!
Larue Wunderlich | 05/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you love English comedy, and Dawn French of French & Saunders (Ab Fab) this is a must see series. The humor will cure what ails you."
A fun series
Larue Wunderlich | NE USA | 04/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The BBC seems to be able find complete villages of eccentric oddballs that blend into a lovable ensemble that can sustain a delightful series. The Vicar is a salty, sometimes bawdy, character that I think most of us would like to know. The message isn't heavy one or particularly resonant one, but you do learn to care for each and every one of them."