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Damian Lewis stars in 'Vicar of Dibley' Comic Relief special

14 MARCH 2013

Multi-award winning sitcom, The Vicar of Dibley, will return to TV screens on Friday with an unmissable one-off sketch for Comic Relief.

Featuring the talents of Homeland star Damian Lewis, the sketch commemorates the crew's reunion with a bang.

Back together for the first time in seven years the cast are reunited for a 10 minute special, written by Richard Curtis, which will be shown on Comic Relief - Funny for Money.

 



London-bound and on a mission, the Vicar and her parishioners have an important decision to make which could have a significant impact on the future of the church.

Vowing to remain calm in some testing situations, Geraldine is determined not to let Frank's deafness, Hugo's celebrity fixation or Owen's hygiene issues disrupt proceedings.

However when an unlikely encounter with a charming Reverend, played by Damien Lewis, leaves her off guard, and with Jim's stutter further complicating matters, the Vicar is left wondering if the trip was such a good idea after all.

 



"Viewers should watch this sketch because it's the first time we've been together for ages, so everyone can witness the rapid deterioration of us all!" quipped Dawn French, who plays the Vicar in the comedy.

"Since we last saw the Vicar and her parish members, the astonishing and shocking amount of decay is alarming."

Although Damian may be a Hollywood hit, the star is thrilled to be part of the laugh-a-minute special.

"Richard Curtis has done a brilliant thing in getting all the cast back together," said Damian.

"It's very funny and anyone who loves the Vicar of Dibley is just going to have a riot with this."

 


As well as featuring a one-off episode from our favourite Vicarage, Comic Relief boasts a horde of comedy specials to tickle your fancy.

The Office will be making a return to British screens for one night only, and a comedy special of Call The Midwife will be available to watch.

Hosts Michael McIntyre, Rob Brydon, John Bishop, Zoe Ball, Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, Jack Whitehall, Nick Grimshaw, Jonathan Ross, Dermot O'Leary, Claudia Winkleman, Alan Carr, David Walliams and Russell Brand will also be on hand to guide viewers through the show and update the nation on how much they’ve raised.

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