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Episode 2

Episode 2 of 6

Comedy about a vicar running an inner-city church. Adam has a battle for his church with a charming evangelical priest, but his wife is more concerned about matters in the bedroom.

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.

When the archdeacon tells Adam his collection plates are too light, salvation appears in the form of fellow priest Darren Betts. Darren needs a temporary venue for services while his church is renovated, so Adam welcomes Darren and his huge congregation of young and fashionable evangelists with open arms. The union soon becomes a battle for hearts and minds as Darren refuses to leave Adam's church. There is tension at home too: Alex feels neglected and announces they need to rekindle their love life.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 10 Apr 2011 02:35

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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
Archdeacon Robert Simon McBurney
Adoha Onyeka Ellen Thomas
Darren Betts Darren Boyd
Mick Jimmy Akingbola
Ikon Doc Brown
Pip Sophie Colquhoun
Lisa Katie Males
Director Peter Cattaneo
Producer Kenton Allen
Producer Hannah Pescod
Writer James Wood

Broadcasts

  • Mon 5 Jul 2010 22:00
  • Mon 5 Jul 2010 23:30
  • Wed 7 Jul 2010 22:00
  • Sat 13 Nov 2010 01:30
  • Fri 8 Apr 2011 23:00
  • Sun 10 Apr 2011 02:35

Behind the Scenes of Rev

Behind the Scenes of Rev

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