The Vicar of Dibley is a British television sitcom created by Richard Curtis which is set in a fictional small Oxfordshire village called Dibley, which is assigned a female vicar following the 1994 changes in the Church of England that permitted the ordination of women.
The series originally aired in the UK on the BBC from 10 November, 1994 to 16 March, 2007. There are 14 episodes in three seasons, as well as seven 60-minute specials and four short Comic Relief specials.
The Vicar of Dibley originally aired in South Africa on M-Net. It later aired on DStv's BBC Prime channel.
A rebroadcast of the series premiered on BBC Prime on Monday 9 June 2008, at 14h00. Episodes air daily on weekdays. Season 2 follows from 17 June.
There are six half-hour episodes in the first season.
Daily: 20h00, 00h00
Season 1 Synopsis
A young, enthusiastic vicar - who also happens to be a woman - is appointed to the sleepy country parish of Dibley. The congregation, all six faithful souls, reacts to her arrival with a mixture of wonder and horror.
"You were expecting a bloke with a beard, a Bible and bad breath. Instead, you got a babe with a bob cut and a magnificent bosom," Geraldine explains to her new flock.
Her appointment appalls David Horton, autocratic head of the parish council. Once it becomes clear that Geraldine does not intend to play second fiddle, David resolves to have her removed. Meanwhile, he becomes her implacable opponent.
Undaunted, Geraldine steps full of unbridled confidence and unbounded optimism into Dibley's quaint world, where her parishioners include some of the most addle-pated eccentrics under the English sky.
In the course of events, Geraldine and Dibley come to terms with each other, and join forces to revitalize the parish together.