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Episode 4

Episode 4 of 6

Comedy about a vicar running an inner-city church. Adam attempts to climb the greasy media pole and make a career of his vocation as he competes with an old rival.

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 succumbs to envy when he hears an old rival on Thought for the Day. But his own attempts to make a career of his vocation spectacularly backfire. An ill-advised comment on the One Show about homosexuality within the church results in orders from the Archdeacon to take media instruction from the very vicar Adam was trying to outdo.

And while Adam neglects his pastoral duties in favour of climbing the greasy pole, Colin looks for meaning outside of St Saviour's and decides to dabble in the Rastafari religion.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 22 Apr 2011 23:00

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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
Roland Wise Hugh Boneville
Mick Jimmy Akingbola
Gemma Harper Lu Corfield
Steve Warwick Ben Willbond
Herself Christine Lampard
Himself Adrian Chiles
Himself Jonathan Dimbleby
Lion Paw Derek Elroy
Himself John Humphrys
Director Peter Cattaneo
Producer Kenton Allen
Producer Hannah Pescod
Writer James Wood

Broadcasts

  • Mon 19 Jul 2010 22:00
  • Fri 23 Jul 2010 22:30
  • Sat 24 Jul 2010 00:05
  • Fri 26 Nov 2010 23:30
  • Fri 22 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.