Damian Lewis to star in 'The Vicar of Dibley' comeback

It has been announced that as part of tomorrow nights 'Comic Relief' telethon on BBC One, 'The Vicar of Dibley' will return. The show set in the fictional village of Dibley featured Dawn French playing Geraldine Grainger. The show saw her win over the local Parish council as the first female vicar with various series and specials airing between 1994 and 2007. The show is now set to return with a 10 minute mini-sode tomorrow night featuring star of 'Homeland' Damian Lewis.

On starring in the short, 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."

Whilst 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."

The short has been written by the shows creator and the man behind 'Comic Relief' Richard Curtis. The episode will see the Parish Council visit London in order to save their church. The parish council is made up of David Horton (Played by Gary Waldhorn), Alice Springs (Emma Chambers), Hugo Horton (James Fleet), Owen Newitt (Roger LLoyd-Pack), Jim Trott (Trevor Peacock) and Frank Pickle (John Bluthal). The last episode of the show aired as part of the 2007 'Comic Relief' appeal, which saw the up until then single Geraldine (Dawn French) finally find love.

The main appeal show will air from 7pm on BBC one tomorrow night. You can donate to this years appeal now by visiting

- Comic Relief
- The Vicar of Dibley
- Dawn French
- Richard Curtis (1)
- Damian Lewis
- BBC one

Written by: TomSouthwell
Mar 14th, 2013, 4:25 am

Images courtesy of Comic Relief

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