Vicars and comedy go together like... well, Vicars and comedy. You only need to look at Father Ted and The Vicar of Dibley, which are undoubtedly two of the greatest sitcoms of all time, to realise this is true.
Then in 2010 another sitcom featuring a Vicar burst onto BBC Two, Rev, written by Tom Hollander and James Wood, this one was equally as good and felt very new and different to any sitcoms featuring Vicars that came before. That sitcom was Rev, and this week the series returns for a third series, which I think is better and funnier than it was before.
Rev centres around the character of Reverend Adam Smallbone, played by Tom Hollander, whose parish is St. Saviours in Hackney, East London. There's his wife Alex, played by Olivia Colman, Archdeacon Robert (Simon McBurney), Nigel the Lay Reader (Miles Jupp), Adoha, the local busybody (Ellen Thomas), Head Teacher Ellie (Lucy Liemann) and not forgetting Colin and Mick, played by Steve Evets and Jimmy Akingbola.