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Episode 2

Rev., Series 1 Episode 2 of 6

Meet the Rev Adam Smallbone. He is a Church of England vicar, newly promoted from a sleepy rural parish to the inner-city world of St Saviour's in east London. It is a world he has little experience of, and it shows.

It is an incredibly difficult job being a good, modern, city vicar. Equally, it is a very hard job being married to one. Alex, Adam's long-suffering wife, does her best to support him, but she has her own career as a solicitor to worry about. Plus she is no one's idea of a conventional vicar's wife.

Every day throws up a moral conflict. All are welcome at St Saviour's and Adam can't turn any of them away, even if they are clearly lying or just plain annoying.

When the archdeacon tells Adam his collection plates are too light, salvation appears in the form of fellow priest Darren Betts. Darren needs a temporary venue for services while his church is renovated, so Adam welcomes Darren and his huge congregation of young and fashionable evangelists with open arms. The union soon becomes a battle for hearts and minds as Darren refuses to leave Adam's church. There is tension at home too: Alex feels neglected and announces they need to rekindle their love life.

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30 minutes

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Sun 10 Apr 2011 02:35


Role Contributor
The Rev Adam SmallboneTom Hollander
Alex SmallboneOlivia Colman
Colin LambertSteve Evets
Nigel McCallMiles Jupp
Archdeacon RobertSimon McBurney
Adoha OnyekaEllen Thomas
Darren BettsDarren Boyd
MickJimmy Akingbola
IkonDoc Brown
PipSophie Colquhoun
LisaKatie Males
DirectorPeter Cattaneo
ProducerKenton Allen
ProducerHannah Pescod
WriterJames Wood

Behind the Scenes of Rev

Behind the Scenes of Rev

Behind the scenes on the first day of shooting series 1 of Rev.

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