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BREAKING: BBC Announce The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown Is Coming This Christmas

BREAKING: BBC Announce The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown Is Coming This Christmas

BBC has just announced a brand new Christmas special - The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown.

Dawn French will reprise her role as our fave vicar Geraldine Grainger, with the special airing this Christmas on BBC One.

Dawn French will reprise her role as our fave vicar Geraldine Grainger (Credit: BBC)
Dawn French will reprise her role as our fave vicar Geraldine Grainger (Credit: BBC)

But what will the specials be about?! Well, Geraldine will be helped by Hugo Horton (James Fleet) alongside some of the local primary school children, with BBC explaining: "During lockdown, post lockdown and pre-another-lockdown, Geraldine has been writing and delivering monthly sermons to her parishioners via Zoom...when she can make it work.

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"... The Vicar discusses all the important topics, including how it's never a good idea to let Owen Newitt cut your hair, or make home-made wine.

"The very dearly departed Alice Tinker is also still an important presence in the village, with some residents still looking for lost buttons and the arrival of decimalisation."

BBC explain 'the very dearly departed Alice Tinker is also still an important presence in the village' (Credit: BBC)
BBC explain 'the very dearly departed Alice Tinker is also still an important presence in the village' (Credit: BBC)

Speaking about the specials, Dawn said: "Back in the dog collar, back in Dibley and back on your telly at Xmas. I couldn't be happier. Bless you."

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While Richard Curtis added: "Like every village in the country, there's been a lot happening in Dibley this year - and Dawn has got a lot to say about it."

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The special will consist of three 10 minute episodes which will air weekly. Meanwhile a 30 minute compilation episode of all three sermons will air later over Christmas.

Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning for the BBC said: "This triple festive treat from the nations favourite fun-loving vicar is the warm comedy hug we've all missed."

Emma Chambers very sadly passed away in 2018 (Credit: BBC)
Emma Chambers very sadly passed away in 2018 (Credit: BBC)
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In October, Dawn hinted a Christmas special was on the cards.

Speaking to Heart.co.uk, she said: "I don't think I'd do a film, although I'd never rule out anything, but there is a little something coming for Christmas. It's gorgeous, and I can't tell you any more than that, sadly.

"Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer [the show's writers] have written a little something that will be just before Christmas, hopefully."

This is just what 2020 needs!

Featured Image Credit: BBC

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