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Episode 4

Rev., Series 1 Episode 4 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 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.

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30 minutes

Last on

Fri 22 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
Roland WiseHugh Boneville
MickJimmy Akingbola
Gemma HarperLu Corfield
Steve WarwickBen Willbond
HerselfChristine Bleakley
HimselfAdrian Chiles
HimselfJonathan Dimbleby
Lion PawDerek Elroy
HimselfJohn Humphrys
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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