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Episode 5

Rev., Series 1 Episode 5 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.

Tired of feeling excluded and derided by the rest of society, Adam is thrilled to meet Leon who is keen to get married at St Saviour's. Leon sees past the dog collar and a friendship develops, with the pair sharing pints in the local pub and even jogging together. But the bromance comes to a crashing halt at an embarrassing vicarage dinner party when Adam discovers that his wife, Alex, went to college with Leon - and that they had done something naughty in a rather surprising place.

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30 minutes

Last on

Fri 29 Apr 2011 23:00


Role Contributor
The Rev Adam SmallboneTom Hollander
Alex SmallboneOlivia Colman
Colin LambertSteve Evets
Nigel McCallMiles Jupp
Archdeacon RobertSimon McBurney
Adoha OnyekaEllen Thomas
LeonColin Salmon
Gemma HarperLu Corfield
DebsJoanna Bobin
DirectorPeter Cattaneo
ProducerKenton Allen
ProducerHannah Pescod
WriterJonathan Harvey

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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