Dawn French is reprising Vicar Geraldine Grainger for a run of comedy shorts, The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown.
3×10 minute episodes will air in the UK with a 30 minute compilation episode at Christmas.
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. Geraldine will be helped by Hugo Horton (James Fleet) as well some of the local primary school children as 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.
Dawn French says: “Back in the dog collar, back in Dibley and back on your telly at Xmas. I couldn’t be happier. Bless you.”
Writer Richard Curtis says: “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.”
Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning for the BBC, says: “This triple festive treat from the nation’s favourite fun-loving vicar is the warm comedy hug we’ve all missed.”
It isn’t yet clear if ABC will have rights for Australia.