Vicar of dibley speed dating episode
The series was created by Richard Curtis and written for actress Dawn French by Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, with contributions from Kit Hesketh-Harvey.
The main character was an invention of Richard Curtis, but he and Dawn French extensively consulted Joy Carroll, one of the first female priests, and garnered many character traits and much information.
In the United States and Canada (Region 1), all episodes have been released on DVD.
The seasonal specials are often referred to as "Series 3".
The final 2006-2007 episode, in which Geraldine marries, was publicised as the "last-ever" episode, although there have been three Comic Relief charity specials since.
On 15 March 2013, French reprised her role as Geraldine Granger as part of her French and Saunders marathon on BBC Radio 2.
Pam Rhodes, Kylie Minogue, Terry Wogan, Jeremy Paxman, Martyn Lewis, Darcey Bussell and Sean Bean have each appeared as themselves in one episode.
A 2002 documentary narrated by Jo Brand, entitled The Real Vicars of Dibley, was also on the DVD.
It has been released as a charity single with proceeds to Comic Relief.
It also appears on Goodall's CD Choral Works, which also includes his theme for another popular comedy, Mr. The Vicar of Dibley was released in DVD in Region 2 (UK) from 2001.
The first series was broadcast on BBC One from 10 November to 15 December 1994, consisting of six episodes.
Following the first series, an Easter special and a Christmas special were broadcast in 1996.