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Episode 3

Episode 3 of 6

Comedy about a vicar running an inner-city church. Adam opposes the opening of a lapdancing club near the school, but soon finds himself conducting research in one of its branches.

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's decision to allow a Muslim children's prayer group to use the church for classes brings his congregation's prejudices to light. Inspired by the clear moral stance he sees in the Islamic classes, Adam decides to take a stand himself and oppose a lapdancing club threatening to open opposite the school. When he finds himself in one of the branches checking out pole dancers in the name of research, things become rather more complicated.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 15 Apr 2011 23:00

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
Mick Jimmy Akingbola
Steve Warwick Ben Willbond
Leanne Johnson Annie Cooper
Rod Sellix James Doherty
Chloe Eliza Newman
Faiza Tania Rodrigues
Ewan Joshua Warner-Campbell
Director Peter Cattaneo
Producer Kenton Allen
Producer Hannah Pescod
Writer James Wood

Broadcasts

  • Mon 12 Jul 2010 22:00
  • Mon 12 Jul 2010 23:30
  • Wed 14 Jul 2010 22:00
  • Fri 16 Jul 2010 22:00
  • Fri 19 Nov 2010 22:00
  • Fri 15 Apr 2011 23:00

Behind the Scenes of Rev

Behind the Scenes of Rev

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