Episode 1 (The Arrival)
The Dibley Parish Council have requested that the Bishop provide
them a new Vicar after the death of the nonagenarian Percy Pottle.
However, when the new Vicar turns up on the doorstep of Parish
Council Chairman, David Horton, he is astounded to find that
their new man is a woman: Geraldine! Though there is much disapproval
at first, the Council finally agrees to let Gerry stay. After
all, as Jim reflects, things have to change -- "look at
Episode 2 (Songs of Praise)
The BBC religious series, Songs of Praise, sends a production
team to Dibley to tape one of their programs. Geraldine and David
have misgivings about this, but Gerry (as she likes to be called)
develops a crush on producer, Tristan, while David casts his
eye on production assistant, Ruth. Alice gets stage fright, and
Jim has to cue the congregation when they should laugh. The choir
sings "Love is All Around", there's a discussion about
John Inman, and Hugo quotes from Monty Python's "Nudge Nudge"
Episode 3 (Community Spirit)
Geraldine takes on the organization of the annual Autumn Fayre
and promises to have a featured guest more celebrated than last
year's event. Alice mentions her cousin Reg Dwight. Gerry concludes
that her cousin is Elton John and asks him to open the fair.
Everyone in Dibley seems to be a fan of Elton John, and they
dress up like characters from his songs. Unfortunately, Reg Dwight
turns out to be just a guy named Reg Dwight. But then Kylie Minouge
appears out of nowhere and agrees to open the fair when Gerry
promises her the best seat in Heaven.
Episode 4 (The Window and
Dibley is hit by a hurricane, and the fierce storm blows out
the stained glass window of St. Barnabas church. The cost of
a new window will be at least £11,000, but no one can remember
what the window actually depicted. After endless discussions
concerning llamas, sheep, and Moses, the parish council discovers
that the window depicted Noah's Ark. Gerry is ready to proceed
with the replacement of the window when she finds an even better
use for the money. The church gets a clear glass window, and
the money goes to help earthquake victims.
Episode 5 (Election)
David has been the Councillor in a safe Tory seat for a number
of years. But when Geraldine becomes concerned that not enough
has been done for his constituency, David finds he now has a
village that is prepared to vote for the vicar.
Episode 6 (Animals)
Geraldine plans to hold a special service of blessing in St.
Barnabas Church for all the animals of the village. As the day
approaches she becomes concerned. Will all the animals be properly
house trained while in church? Moreover, will any of them try
to eat each other?