Episode 4

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Rev., Series 1 Episode 4 of 6

Duration: 30 minutes

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 succumbs to envy when he hears an old rival on Thought for the Day. But his own attempts to make a career of his vocation spectacularly backfire. An ill-advised comment on the One Show about homosexuality within the church results in orders from the Archdeacon to take media instruction from the very vicar Adam was trying to outdo.

And while Adam neglects his pastoral duties in favour of climbing the greasy pole, Colin looks for meaning outside of St Saviour's and decides to dabble in the Rastafari religion.

Credits

The Rev Adam Smallbone
Tom Hollander
Alex Smallbone
Olivia Colman
Colin Lambert
Steve Evets
Nigel McCall
Miles Jupp
Ellie Pattman
Lucy Liemann
Archdeacon Robert
Simon McBurney
Adoha Onyeka
Ellen Thomas
Roland Wise
Hugh Boneville
Mick
Jimmy Akingbola
Gemma Harper
Lu Corfield
Steve Warwick
Ben Willbond
Herself
Christine Bleakley
Himself
Adrian Chiles
Himself
Jonathan Dimbleby
Lion Paw
Derek Elroy
Himself
John Humphrys
Director
Peter Cattaneo
Producer
Kenton Allen
Producer
Hannah Pescod
Writer
James Wood

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Behind the Scenes of Rev

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