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Episode 1

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Sitcom with Tom Hollander as a vicar running an inner-city church. Reverend Smallbone is elated when his dwindling congregation quadruples overnight, but it's down to a rumour.

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.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 3 Apr 2011 00:25

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Credits

Role Contributor
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
Patrick Yam Alexander Armstrong
Gemma Harper Lu Corfield
Steve Warwick Ben Willbond
Scaffolder Ricky Champ
Luke Yam Matthew Fenton
VJ Darr Ravin J Ganatra
Jean Darr Hermione Gulliford
Director Peter Cattaneo
Producer Kenton Allen
Producer Hannah Pescod
Writer James Wood

Broadcasts

  • Mon 28 Jun 2010 22:00
  • Tue 29 Jun 2010 00:00
  • Wed 30 Jun 2010 23:20
  • Fri 5 Nov 2010 21:30
  • Fri 1 Apr 2011 23:00
  • Sun 3 Apr 2011 00:25

Behind the Scenes of Rev

Behind the scenes on the first day of shooting series 1 of Rev.