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Episode 3

Rev., Series 1 Episode 3 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.

Adam's decision to allow a Muslim children's prayer group to use the church for classes brings his congregation's prejudices to light. Inspired by the clear moral stance he sees in the Islamic classes, Adam decides to take a stand himself and oppose a lapdancing club threatening to open opposite the school. When he finds himself in one of the branches checking out pole dancers in the name of research, things become rather more complicated.

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30 minutes

Last on

Fri 15 Apr 2011 23:00


Role Contributor
The Rev Adam SmallboneTom Hollander
Alex SmallboneOlivia Colman
Colin LambertSteve Evets
Nigel McCallMiles Jupp
Ellie PattmanLucy Liemann
Archdeacon RobertSimon McBurney
Adoha OnyekaEllen Thomas
MickJimmy Akingbola
Steve WarwickBen Willbond
Leanne JohnsonAnnie Cooper
Rod SellixJames Doherty
ChloeEliza Newman
FaizaTania Rodrigues
EwanJoshua Warner-Campbell
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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