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Episode 1

Rev., Series 1 Episode 1 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. And, 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's got her own career as a solicitor to worry about. And 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're clearly lying or just very annoying.

In this first episode, Reverend Adam is feeling the pressure of trying to fill a rundown London church - that is, until his congregation quadruples overnight. But the sudden influx of worshippers isn't down to word getting out about his wonderful sermons; there's a rumour going round that the local church school is about to get a great Ofsted report. Faced with a bunch of hypocritical parents desperately vying for his attention in the hope he'll recommend their child, Adam is tempted to trade a school place for the expensive restoration of a broken stained-glass window.

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30 minutes

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Sun 3 Apr 2011 00:25

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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
Patrick YamAlexander Armstrong
Gemma HarperLu Corfield
Steve WarwickBen Willbond
ScaffolderRicky Champ
Luke YamMatthew Fenton
VJ DarrRavin J Ganatra
Jean DarrHermione Gulliford
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.