The BEST Episodes of The Vicar of Dibley

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 2, 2020

Network: BBC One

The Vicar of Dibley begins after the older Vicar Pottle dies, the people of Dibley need to find a suitable replacement for him. Most would assume they'd find a young interesting man, or something of that sort, but instead they get Geraldine Granger (Dawn French). She's not exactly the kind of person you'd expect for that sort of position, with her jokes and honest, yet sweet attitude. She quickly became popular with the people in Dibley, because of her enthusiasm and caring personality.

Spring

#1 - Spring

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 27, 1999

It's Spring and it's almost time for Hugo and Alice's baby's Christening. David Horton decides to get a different bishop to do the Christening as Geraldine will be one of the godparents. After a shocking turn of events, he finds himself in love with Geraldine and proposes to her! Will she go through with the wedding or not?

star 8.58
104 votes
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer, Richard Curtis
Dibley Live

#2 - Dibley Live

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 8, 1998

'Radio Dibley' goes live for one week, with Geraldine holding a 'Brain of Dibley' competition, and Owen commenting on horse gelding. Alice tries to impress her future father-in-law.

star 8.41
110 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer, Richard Curtis
Engagement

#3 - Engagement

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 25, 1997

Geraldine is determined to get Alice and Hugo together, and succeeds beyond her wildest dreams.

star 8.36
169 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer, Richard Curtis
Autumn

#4 - Autumn

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 24, 1999

The vicar desperately tries to spend an evening alone with Simon. Alice returns from her honeymoon and may be pregnant.

star 8.33
138 votes
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer, Richard Curtis
Winter

#5 - Winter

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 25, 1999

Dibley prepares for the annual nativity play.

star 8.31
91 votes
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer, Richard Curtis
Animals

#6 - Animals

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 15, 1994

A funeral for a pet bird inspires Geraldine to hold a special church service for all the animals of the village, despite opposition from David.

star 8.28
133 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Richard Curtis
Songs of Praise

#7 - Songs of Praise

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 17, 1994

A BBC TV program decides to film a segment in Dibley, leading to all sorts of romantic misunderstandings.

star 8.12
199 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Richard Curtis
Summer

#8 - Summer

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 1, 2000

The water board offer to solve Dibley's drought by relocating the town.

star 8.09
47 votes
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer, Richard Curtis
Community Spirit

#9 - Community Spirit

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 24, 1994

Geraldine takes over the Autumn Fair and promises a famous celebrity to open it—but finds it a bit difficult to deliver.

star 8.02
155 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Richard Curtis
Election

#10 - Election

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 8, 1994

Geraldine clashes with David in the Dibley district councilor elections over the issue of local bus service, and finds herself an opposing candidate.

star 8.02
196 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Richard Curtis
Arrival

#11 - Arrival

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 10, 1994

The village of Dibley acquires a new vicar, but Reverend Geraldine is a bit of a surprise, and a not entirely welcome one to some people.

star 7.78
255 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Richard Curtis
Love and Marriage

#12 - Love and Marriage

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 22, 1998

Geraldine and the village all prepare for the wedding of Hugo and Alice, which brings a revelation from Alice and a visit from David's brother.

star 7.70
143 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer, Richard Curtis
Celebrity Vicar

#13 - Celebrity Vicar

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 15, 1998

Geraldine becomes a celebrity after appearing on 'Pause for Thought'. The villagers prepare for the 'Dibley Gala',

star 7.43
141 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer, Richard Curtis
The Window and the Weather

#14 - The Window and the Weather

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 1, 1994

One of the church's stained glass windows is broken during a storm, which sends the Reverend on a fund-raising mission among the well-to-do, especially David's friends.

star 6.65
180 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Richard Curtis