Vicar of Dibley 4 Seasons 2006

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6. The Vicar of Dibley Christmas Specials 2006: The Handsome Stranger TV-14 CC

Geraldine, the chocoholic vicar decides to form a book club. Meanwhile, she becomes more frustrated 'townies' and buying up the lovely Dibley cottages - that is, until she meets one particularly charming newcomer. After presiding over her 100th marriage and despairing of ever finding love, romance is in the air. Could handsome accountant Harry Kennedy could finally be the one steal her heart?

Starring:
Dawn French, Gary Waldhorn
Runtime:
53 minutes
Original air date:
December 25, 2006

The Vicar of Dibley Christmas Specials 2006: The Handsome Stranger

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Ed Bye
Starring Dawn French, Gary Waldhorn
Supporting actors Emma Chambers, James Fleet, John Bluthal, Trevor Peacock, Roger Lloyd Pack, Richard Armitage, Keeley Hawes, Nicholas Blane
Network BBC America
Producers Peter Bennett-Jones, Sophie Clarke-Jervoise, Richard Curtis, Jo Hunter, Jon Plowman
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Very funny show.
Eddie Rock
I watched it over and over as it makes me laugh and feel good.
Leslie
They have a great cast.
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163 of 166 people found the following review helpful By R. Kahn on July 5, 2007
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The finale of The Vicar of Dibley was a two-part special for Christmas 2006 and New Year Day 2007. The writers decided that the best way to send this great series out in style was to marry off Geraldine to the man of her dreams. Part 1 is their meeting and courtship (with some hilarious complications), and part 2 is the wedding. The dreamboat groom is Richard Armitage, currently glowering attractively as Sir Guy of Gisbourne in BBC's Robin Hood. As the fiance, Harry, he is charming, funny, and totally convincing in a romantic role that has to have a light touch. Did I mention that he is heart-stoppingly handsome? I just showed the two-part special to a group of my friends who had no prior knowledge of the series and they were laughing to the point of tears.
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By M. H. Moneymaker on July 26, 2007
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This is a two episodes of The Vicar of Dibley and the Comic Relief sketch for 2007 on Red Nose Day. Richard Armitage of the BBC's North and South plays the "Handsome Stranger" who romances the Vicar. The second episode is "Vicar in White" and is mostly about the planning for the wedding and the wedding itself. Both episodes along with the Comic Relief sketch are very funny! It is a must have for all Vicar of Dibley fans! And a must have for Richard Armitage fans, too! Fabulous!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Judith Johnson VINE VOICE on July 21, 2009
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I was not familiar with the Vicar series but had to see it because of Richard Armitage (North & South). These two-part special episodes are so funny and so sweet that I was converted on the spot to being a fan. Dawn French stars as Vicar Geraldine Granger, and there is a regular wonderful cast of parishoners who are all so droll in their eccentric ways.

Armitage portrays Harry Kennedy, a mild-mannered accountant who moves to the village and they meet cute when the Vicar goes over to give him a piece of her mind regarding gentrification occuring in Dibley. Sweet Harry is smitten and pursues the Vicar through several hilarious misunderstandings to win her hand. The second part centers around the wedding which is a "loving hands at home" sort-of-affair. When her bridesmaid Alice showed up dressed as the 10th Dr. Who, I knew I was not in US anymore. All's well that ends well and this ends quite wonderfully.

Armitage has a rare chance to play comedy here. He has said that the sense of humor that he displays here is actually the closest to his in real life. I know envy is a deadly sin but a girl can't help but envy the lovely Ms. French for all those kissing scenes, especially "with tongues."
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By J. Scheppler on August 31, 2007
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I can't say enough good things about this two-part finale to a charming television show, except that even if you never watched VoD, you can't help but love watching Geraldine finally find the love of her life! Dawn French is one of the most gifted comediennes on the planet and pairing her with the gorgeous Richard Armitage was a stroke of genius. You will laugh until you cry and then you just may cry because you find yourself so happy for Geri and Harry! Highly recommended.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Janeite VINE VOICE on January 15, 2009
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Here in the USA, we usually only get to see episodes of the Vicar when they are quite old and shown on public television. When I heard about the finale, I knew I had to have it. Suffice it to say, I laughed my head off. The fine folks of Dibley are hilarious as ever, and the addition of the gorgeous Richard Armitage was some great icing for the cake. Did I mention he's really good-looking. The Vicar is distressed to learn that yet another Dibley cottage has been sold to a "layabout Londoner" who doesn't care for the village as anything more than a weekend retreat. Resolved to give him a piece of her mind, she ends up giving him her heart and hand as well. You know from the beginning that they'll make it down the aisle, but since this is Dibley, you know the road won't be smooth. Geraldine's road to wedded bliss is rocky but hilarious, and you'll enjoy traveling it with her. The whole cast is back to put a sweet and fitting end to the series and Armitage makes a seamless entrance and fits in just fine (just watch him explain a joke to Alice to see what I mean.) I'm glad I bought it, and I think you will be, too.
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful By S. Hanberg on December 22, 2007
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We love the Vicar and the loony town of Dibley. There will always be a soft spot in our heart for them, but, as with many season finales, this one lacks some of the charm and wit of the original series. Nevertheless, we still think it is an improvement over the tenth anniversary special. Though we are sad to see the characters go, it is probably time to for the town of Dibley to move on and for the story to come to an end. In that way, these final episodes provide some nice closure for fans. Still glad we own it and makes for a nice rounding out of the story.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By groomRN VINE VOICE on October 10, 2007
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This series was one of the very best ensemble sitcoms ever. The characters are totally believable and endearing, nutty and sweet, and the writing is first rate. This is a terrific ending to a wonderful series.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By EuroLass on October 22, 2007
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This is a must-have for any Vicar of Dibley fan! I fell in love with this series years ago, but I don't think it ever had a proper send-off...until now.

The final regular episode (Summer) was very good, but was written and played as though it were just another show in the series. As a U.S. viewer, I wasn't even sure it was the end of the line until I realized I couldn't find any other shows! The 10th anniversary specials came around a few years ago, and they just didn't work. The tired jokes and the well-intentioned, but somewhat baffling, inclusion of the African crisis footage at the end of the second ep made me feel like the show bowed in due time.

Then came these gems. I agree with the reviewer who said Part I was as good as any episode from the original run. It's a refreshing reunion with beloved characters and will remind every fan what drew him/her to the series in the first place. I also liked Part II; it was so wonderful to see the Vicar marry such an appealing man who loves her back!

In fact, this special was so great, I felt kind of disappointed that it was truly the end for The Vicar of Dibley. I guess we can only imagine how the village reacts when Geraldine and Harry have their first child!
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