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The Vicar of Dibley

The Handsome Stranger - 2006 Christmas Special (#119)

The chocoholic vicar decides to bring some culture to England’s most eccentric parish by forming a book club – the only downside being that it involves the likes of foul-mouthed, but lovable Owen Newitt actually reading a book. Somewhat surprisingly, the vicar’s none-too-bright best friend, the wonderfully dippy Alice, has managed to decipher the clues in The Da Vinci Code and has come to the conclusion that she is, in fact, the last living descendant of Jesus Christ. Geraldine, in the meantime, is quite frankly fed up with ‘ townies’ descending upon Dibley and buying weekend 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 and it looks as though the handsome accountant Harry Kennedy could finally be the one to whisk the vicar down the aisle. But, as always, the festive season in Dibley does not run smoothly and Geraldine almost ruins things by mistaking Harry’s glamorous blonde sister Rosie for a love rival. [53 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: A young, enthusiastic vicar - who also happens to be a woman - is appointed to the sleepy country parish of Dibley. The congregation, all six faithful souls, reacts to her arrival with a mixture of wonder and horror. "You were expecting a bloke with a beard, a Bible and bad breath. Instead, you got a babe with a bob cut and a magnificent bosom," Geraldine (Dawn French) explains to her new flock.

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