The Vicar of Dibley - Production Information


Last Update: 29 December 1999
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The Vicar of Dibley is filmed on location in the tiny village of Turville, Buckinghamshire, with St. Mary the Virgin church doubling as St. Barnabus of Dibley. Villagers from Turville can sometimes be seen appearing as members of the congregation in the program.


The Vicarage is actually two small cottages, but one has the door covered up to give the impression of a slightly larger, but nevertheless cosy house. (The real vicar apparently lived in a huge, detached modern house further along the road.) Exterior shots of Geraldine's front door are done on location, however the interiors are filmed at the BBC's studios.

Turville has also been used for locations in the recent remake of 101 Dalmations, and a nearby windmill was seen in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.


The theme music for The Vicar of Dibley is the 23rd Psalm, arranged by Howard Goodall. It is available on the CD Howard Goodall's Choral Works.


Here are some excellent Vicar of Dibley websites:


CAST MEMBERS:
Dawn French.................. Geraldine Grainger
Gary Waldhorn................ David Horton
Emma Chambers................ Alice Tinker
James Fleet.................. Hugo Horton
Roger Lloyd Pack............. Owen Nesbitt
John Bluthal................. Frank Pickle
Trevor Peacock............... Jim Trott
Liz Smith.................... Letitia Cropley

Guest appearance by Sean Bean (as himself) in "Spring" (Series 3, December 27, 1999).


PRODUCTION CREDITS:
Written by ..................  Richard Curtis
                               Paul Mayhew Archer
                               Kit Hesketh-Harvey
         
Directed by ...................Dewi Humphrys
                               Gareth Carrivick
                               John Howard Davies
         
Produced by ...................Jon Plowman
                               Sue Vertue


SERIES TRANSMISSION DATES (BBC):

Series 1 (Nov - Dec 1994) 
1. The Arrival (10-Nov-94) 
2. Songs Of Praise (17-Nov-94) 
3. Community Spirit (24-Nov-94) 
4. The Window And The Weather (1-Dec-94) 
5. Election (8-Dec-94) 
6. Animals (15-Dec-94) 

Specials  
The Easter Bunny (8-Apr-96) 
The Christmas Lunch Incident (25-Dec-96)
"Comic Relief" sketch (24-Mar-97)
         

Series 2 (1997-98) 
1. Playing Cupid (Engagement) (26-Dec-97) 
2. Dibley Live (8-Jan-98) 
3. Celebrity Vicar (15-Jan-98) 
4. Love And Marriage (22-Jan-98)

Special
"Comic Relief 1999" sketch (12-Mar-99) 

         
Series 3 (Dec 1999 - Jan 2000) 
1. Autumn (24-Dec-99) 
2. Winter (25-Dec-99) 
3. Spring (27-Dec-99) 
4. Summer (01-Jan-00)


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