The Vicar Of Dibley Returns For Comic Relief
The Vicar of Dibley will return to TV screens tomorrow (Friday 15 March) with a one-off sketch for Comic Relief.
Back together for the first time in seven years the cast are reunited for a 10 minute special, written by Richard Curtis, which will be shown on Comic Relief – Funny for Money (BBC One, Friday 15 March).
London-bound and on a mission, the Vicar and her parishioners have an important decision to make which could have a significant impact on the future of the church. Vowing to remain calm in some testing situations, Geraldine is determined not to let Frank’s deafness, Hugo’s celebrity fixation or Owen’s hygiene issues disrupt proceedings.
However when an unlikely encounter with a charming Reverend (Damien Lewis) leaves her off guard, and with Jim’s stutter further complicating matters, the Vicar is left wondering if the trip was such a good idea after all.
Dawn French said: “Viewers should watch this sketch because it’s the first time we’ve been together for ages, so everyone can witness the rapid deterioration of us all! Since we last saw the Vicar and her parish members, the astonishing and shocking amount of decay is alarming.”
Damien Lewis said: “Richard Curtis has done a brilliant thing in getting all the cast back together. It’s very funny and anyone who loves the Vicar of Dibley is just going to have a riot with this.”
Ahead of Comic Relief – Funny for Money, The Vicar of Dibley (Geraldine Granger) will also be joining Chris Evans in the BBC Radio 2 studio on Friday 15 March to deliver the regular Pause for Thought slot. The morning’s words of wisdom are specially written by Comic Relief co-founder and Vicar of Dibley creator Richard Curtis.
To celebrate Red Nose Day, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders also plan to pop up across the schedule all day on BBC Radio 2. They’ll generally bemuse and befuddle the daytime presenters and will no doubt cause chaos and confusion in their wake. Whatever happens it is sure to be unmissable radio!
A star-studded line-up of the nation’s favourite comedians will be doing something funny for money as Red Nose Day celebrates its 25th anniversary with a fantastic evening of unmissable TV: Comic Relief – Funny for Money. One of these is Ricky Gervais who’s returning with David Brent too.
A stellar line up of presenters – Michael McIntyre, Rob Brydon, John Bishop, Zoe Ball, Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, Jack Whitehall, Nick Grimshaw, Jonathan Ross, Dermot O’Leary, Claudia Winkleman, Alan Carr, David Walliams and Russell Brand – will entertain from start to finish, with original sketches from the stars of the comedy firmament promising to keep the nation roaring with laughter. Don’t miss it.