The Vicar of Dibley begins after the old Vicar Pottle dies, Dibley needs a suitable replacement for him. It would be assumed that they'd find a young interesting man but vicar of dibleyinstead they get Geraldine Granger (Dawn French). She's not exactly the kind of person vicar dibley castyou'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. Each episode uses the clashing of personalities, to bring great comedy. A lot of plots revolve around Geraldine and Alice Tinker (Emma Chambers) who is the Verger, and a good friend to Geraldine despite her complete lack of common sense. Other important characters include David Horton (Gary Waldhorn) the local councillor, who is amazingly full of himself, Hugo Horton (James Fleet) David's withdrawn son who is later married to Alice, Jim Trott (Trevor Peacock) who struggles to get out a full sentence, Owen Newitt (Roger Lloyd Pack) a farmer who likes his animals alot, Letitia Cropley (Liz Smith) was an important character who's recipes would never be forgotten, however the character passed away in the Easter Special in 1996.


Community Spirit (July 12)
Geraldine takes over the Autumn Fair and promises a celebrity, say Elton John, to open it but finds it a bit difficult to deliver.

The Window and the Weather
One of the church's stained glass windows is broken during a storm (not The Great Storm, mind you), which sends the Reverend on a fund-raising mission among the well to do, especially David's friends.
Election (July 19)
Geraldine clashes with David in the Dibley district councilor elections over the issue of local bus service, and finds herself an opposing candidate.


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.