The Vicar Of Dibley is a
British series set in the small country town of Dibley. In episode One, 'The
Arrival', the town vicar dies suddenly, aged 104. When the new vicar, Gerry
Granger, arrives everyone is in shock. They were "expecting a bloke but
instead they got a babe, with a bob and a magnificent bosom". The
townspeople are less than impressed with the crude and rude replacement.
Geraldine Granger is a young and newly ordained vicar who has slighlty
unorthodox methods. She's fun loving, larger than life and a down right crack
This DVD features six
enjoyable episodes, each as funny as the last. There are eight main
characters; Geraldine Granger, played by the outrageously funny Dawn French,
Alice tinker, Geraldine's whacky sidekick, the uptight church commitee
president, David, his meek and mild son Hugo, Leticia, a slightly eccentric
woman with interesting tastes in food combinations, Frank, Jim a comic sheep
farmer and Owen, the village idiot who just can't make up his mind.
There are no extras on
this disc but, being a series, there really is no great need for any.
The script is fast and
the characters all have a quick tongue. Episode four, titled ' The window and
the weather', is particularly funny. The church
committee wants to hold
a fundraiser to buy a new feature window for the church. No-one seems to be
willing to donate to a church with a female vicar so, Geraldine goes to
hilarious lengths to meet her target.
All of these episodes
are much the same, not in storyline, but in humour. Dawn French is a huge
favourite of mine and in 'The Vicar of Dibley' she shines extra bright. She is
really given a chance to show her comedic talent. The supporting cast are
fantastic and prove that they are talented comedians. British humour is not
for everyone. It is very dry and sarcastic but, if you are a fan of witty
humour, give this series a look.
The Vicar of
Dibley Complete First Series Features