The Vicar of Dibley: Inside Out will include never-before-seen rehearsal footage and contributions from Dawn French, Richard Curtis and more!
The Vicar of Dibley is one of Britain’s most-loved comic creations and later this year Gold will be celebrating the hit sitcom with a new two-hour documentary.
Speaking about celebrating her time as Geraldine Granger, Dawn French said "It was a total treat to revisit such a happy place and time for this documentary. Part of my heart is still, and forever will be in Dibley."
The Vicar of Dibley: Inside Out promises to take viewers on a joyous trip down memory lane and reveal what went on behind the scenes of the highly successful sitcom. Viewers will also be treated to exclusive, never-before seen footage from rehearsals.
Dawn French and Richard Curtis will be joined by writer Paul Mayhew-Archer, producer Jon Plowman, James Fleet and guest stars including Kylie, Hugh Bonneville, Joanna Lumley and many more, to lovingly look back at their favourite Dibley moments.
Executive Producer of The Vicar of Dibley: Inside Out, Jon Plowman, who also produced The Vicar of Dibley, said "I feel incredibly proud to have been involved with Dibley and am thrilled that it’s still making audiences laugh (and occasionally cry) more than 25 years later."
"It’s been a total joy to look back through the Dibley archives and to be reminded of old friends and so many wonderful moments. It looks to me like we were all having far too much fun. Quite how we got anything done is beyond me."
Gold's Channel Director, Gerald Casey, said "The Vicar of Dibley is a firm favourite for Gold viewers and includes so many brilliantly memorable scenes that never fail to entertain. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate this much-loved series and hear anecdotes from the wonderful cast and crew."
To which Commissioner, Hilary Rosen, added "I’m delighted to be working with Expectation on The Vicar of Dibley: Inside Out. For the first time Dawn French, Richard Curtis and team will tell the definitive story of the making of this show and it feels like the perfect moment to celebrate the irrepressible and hilarious Geraldine Granger and her Dibley congregants."
And finally, Series Producer for Expectation, Owen Braben, said "The Vicar of Dibley is one of the most iconic sitcoms of our generation, filled with warmth and affection and memorable moments that audiences love to watch again and again."
"This programme hears some of the behind-the-scenes stories and we’ll reveal exclusive, never-before-seen footage filmed at Dibley rehearsals, and show how the Vicar team brought the show to our screens."
The Vicar of Dibley: Inside Out will air later this year on Gold