Dawn French is set to join some of her co-stars – and a few special guests – in a new show to celebrate The Vicar of Dibley.
For the first time ever the comedy actress, who played The Reverend Geraldine Granger in the sitcom, and its creator, writer and executive producer, Richard Curtis, will take viewers on a stroll down memory lane.
In this original one-off special, they will be revealing what went on behind the vestry curtain of the sitcom that has been a staple in British homes for almost three decades.
They promise that viewers will be treated to an evening of “warmth, affection and some of the most memorable comedy moments of the last 30 years”.
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What treats are in store for us on the show?
The pair will be joined by a number of celebrity fans of the show, including:
- Kylie Minogue
- Hugh Bonneville
- Joanna Lumley
- Trevor McDonald
As well as cast and crew of the show, including:
- Writer Paul Mayhew-Archer
- Producer Jon Plowman
- James Fleet (who played Hugo Horton throughout the series)
Dawn French will tell viewers all about the controversy the show caused and how her own life was impacted by this.
She’ll also “spill the beans” on some of the secrets of Dibley and tells of her huge pride in how the part she played helped the cause of the ordination of women.
What’s more, she’ll also dish the dirt on how she managed to snog so many handsome male co-stars during her time on the show.
Vicar of Dibley’s creator will talk about what inspired him to write a comedy about a female vicar and will share the story behind some of our favourite characters on the show.
When is The Vicar of Dibley: Inside Out on TV?
The one-off special episode airs exclusively on GOLD at 9pm on March 6.
Another date is also given on the GOLD website – March 8 at 7pm – which could give you another chance to see the special if you miss it the first time around.
GOLD can be found on the following channels:
BT and TalkTalk 310
On demand on Sky, Virgin and Now TV