'The Vicar of Dibley' returns for charity show

Thursday March 14, 2013

The Vicar Of Dibley is to return to TV screens for a one-off comeback on Comic Relief.

The new sketch will feature Homeland star Damian Lewis as a man of the cloth, while Dawn French will revive her role as Geraldine Granger as the cast are reunited for the first time in seven years.

The famous comedienne will also be delivering Radio 2's daily Pause For Thought religious slot as the character during the Chris Evans breakfast show earlier in the day.

The new 10-minute Vicar Of Dibley sketch, sees Geraldine and her parishioners - including regular faces such as actors James Fleet (who plays Hugo Horton) and Roger Lloyd-Pack (Owen Newitt) - heading to London on a mission, where they meet a charming vicar played by Damian.

Dawn said: "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.

Damian commented: "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."

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