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Four classic episodes from the original TV series: Arrival, Songs of Praise, Easter Special and The Christmas Lunch Incident. Welcome to Dibley, a perfect village full of some perfectly peculiar people - including Alice Tinker and her underactive brain, Owen Newitt and his overactive bowels, and Letitia Cropley and her orange cake with Branston pickle icing.

Council ruler David Horton has everything running exactly as he wishes - until 102-year-old Reverend Pottle dies. That's when the trouble begins, for the new vicar of Dibley is Geraldine, a babe with a bob and a magnificent bosom. In these instalments, the vicar increases the church-going public, finds something remarkably attractive about television, learns about suffering by giving up chocolate for Lent, and promises herself too many Christmas lunches with too many people.

Starring Dawn French, with Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet, Roger Lloyd Pack, Emma Chambers and Trevor Peacock.

©2012 Richard Curtis (P)2013 BBC Worldwide Limited

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Thank you Audible!!

What did you love best about Vicar of Dibley 1?

I loved the TV series and this is an audio only version of the show.

What other book might you compare Vicar of Dibley 1 to and why?

The Good Life and Fawlty Towers are two other BBC televion series transferred to audio exactly as aired with the exception of brief narration. The Good Life and Vicar of Dibley are both very warm and funny.

What about Dawn French’s performance did you like?

Dawn French is able to deliver barbs and sarcasm without a hint of malice, never losing that lovely feeling that she genuinely likes these kooky characters

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I had to ration it out slowly since there are (as of yet) no more in the series.

Any additional comments?

I hope audible will make all of these wonderful shows available soon!

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Absolutely love Vicar of Dibley!

My husband and I love this tv series so much, we probably have it memorized. This is the original show and as I listen i see the characters in my mind and feel like I'm with beloved nutty relatives.

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Trash

At least for me this was some of the worst low level trash I have listen to in my 1200+ audio lessons. Definitely will be returning this and not listening to the remaining three in the series. :-(

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Fun!

The Vicar of Dibley is one of my favorite shows. I enjoyed listening to these episodes. So much fun!

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Love This—Please Add Other Episodes!

Love the show and having it as an audio file translates really well. I don’t feel like i missed too much from the episodes. Pleases me the rest of the episodes available too!!

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hope their is a part 2 and 3

loved it want more of it please I knew the show so happy lessening bravo

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Hilarious

A comic gem. Great characters and really acted. Very much worth listening and re-listening over time.

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The same as the tv series

It's the audio from the tv series. So I can listen at my desk at work and remember what the scene was like. Awesome!

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A show that feels like home.

Enjoyable television show, and equally enjoyable radio show. I only hope they will bring the remainder of the episodes into radio format here on audible.

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Vicar of Dibley 1

The Vicar of Dibley is so funny. It's a must. You will laugh like you do watching the TV show.

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  • Guy
  • 05-30-19

Only one volume?!

I don’t need to write a review. Everyone knows how good this show was. So why only one volume. Come on Audible, let’s have more, please.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-01-13

Warm and Funny

A pretty much straight conversion from the TV series (as far as I can tell) this works surprisingly well on audio only, the warmth and humour come through and it has become one of my favourite repeat listens.

Dawn French is of course wonderful as the vicar but the supporting cast bring to life an array of characters that are both bizarre and endearing and work perfectly in combination with the lead.

My only criticism - I really wish more episodes were available on audible :)

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  • Frances Ravden-Green
  • 10-15-19

Is it long enough?

No it jolly well isn’t! We want more please! It was so wonderfully funny!
Please make more episodes!

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  • Miss Ashlea E McConnell
  • 03-25-15

Fantastic

Narrator was as characters were , met expectations and I've listened repeatedly. Just sad the other episodes aren't available. Great story.

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  • MR.P.COXON
  • 07-06-20

One of my all time favourites.

So nice to hear the original episode and the other classics.
Well done for putting the fab comedy on Audible.

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  • Wssam143
  • 07-01-20

Excellent for all Dibley fans

Shame there was only four episodes
Brussel sprout scene missing from Christmas

but still excellent

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-12-20

Great as expected

Just as good as the tv series! More episodes please?!
Would recommend as a good nostalgic and entertaining listen

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  • Arlene Baker
  • 01-31-20

Love it!

Please put more episodes on! Easy to listen to and so funny love Dawn French

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  • Katie
  • 09-02-18

As far as I can tell this is just the audio from the tv show

Very amusing, but you need to be familiar enough with the television show to get all of the jokes

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  • Craig Kenyon
  • 07-05-21

fantastic collection.

more episodes please this is a brilliant sitcom that should be immortalised on a spoken word collection

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  • Ally
  • 01-14-17

Funny

A humorous and light hearted listen. Great for when you are stuck in bed sick and need cheering up.

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  • Steph
  • 08-08-21

Great for fans of the TV show

As someone who has watched every episode of Vicar of Dibley more times than I can count, and is able to visualise what is happening in every scene, this audio version of some episodes from Series 1 is quite nice to listen to. I’ve found it good for putting on in the background whilst cleaning, settling in for sleep, or various activities where I benefit from familiar background noise (without feeling I need to keep an eye on a TV screen).
I am not sure that people who are not so familiar with the show would really get as much from it, but maybe it would still be entertaining without the visuals (though some of the laughter may be confusing if you don’t know or recall what would be happening on screen).
I definitely enjoyed however, and was glad to be able to pick up at a discount. (Also, some scenes from the show have been cut or edited out of the audio, presumably because they’d be too confusing or unnecessary in audio.)

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  • Carol Welsh
  • 08-07-21

Humerous memories.

In Pandemic times it was lovely to reminisce hearing these snippets from the best of a wonderful show. Most enjoyable!! Thank you Audible.

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  • 10-20-21

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  • JennyS
  • 09-20-21

Brilliant!

I love Dawn French. Vicar of Dibley is one of my favourite comedys ever. These episodes were hilarious on TV and translate to be just as funny on Audible. Beautiful performances from Alice too (another favourite)

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  • Suzanne Johnson
  • 08-29-21

Enjoyed

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  • Wide Eyes, Big Ears!
  • 08-15-21

Four comedy classics!

Although these audios are just abridged version of the original TV show and some of the visual gags are lost on the listener, the strength of these four episodes shines through. Arrival, Songs of Praise, The Easter Bunny, and The Christmas Lunch Incident are all comedy classics that stand the test of time. Despite only crediting Dawn French, the full cast appear.

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  • Wednesday's Child
  • 08-13-21

Disappointed

Look, it's the Vicker of Dibbly so it is full of wonderful gentle humour. Unfortunately, this audiobook is simply the sound track from the show. No modifications were made to the script to accommodate the visual gags. :(

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  • Miriam
  • 08-10-21

such a good chuckle

Loved listening to this whilst making dinner (not my favourite chore)- so good as a pick-me-up. Dawn French is terrific.