I'll keep this short and sweet, but if you've followed and loved The Vicar Of Dibley over the years, then you owe it to yourself to see how the story comes to an end. The last two episodes of the show are up there with its best and contain what is easily some of the biggest laughs the show has ever seen (the 'It Should Have Been Me!" sequence will forever be one of my favourites!). It's such a joyful and romantic conclusion to the show, and it cements itself as one of the best comedies the BBC have ever put out. This DVD also comes with a behind the scenes feature that follows the cast and crew as they filmed the show over the years, and it's just as entertaining to see the off-screen laughs and sense of friendship and family among everyone, as it is watching the show.
Whilst I was sad to see the BBC's hit sitcom 'The Vicar Of Dibley' go, it has had a very good run, with three series, two Christmas specials and numerous shorts for the channel's Comic Relief programme.
In December 2006, the chocolate loving vicar Geraldine was annoyed that a handsome young outsider had arrived in the village. However, she instantly falls in love with the accountant (played by Richard Armitage) and the following month in 2007 the couple are wed.
Of course, in true style, there are many funny complications and obstacles that Geraldine has to cross before she could marry her man. 'A Wholly Holy Happy Ending' was a great way for this classic series to end, with Dawn French's character finally finding happiness. The other characters are all featured, and are just as funny as I've ever been from day one. You'll laugh, but you'll also find it quite touching as well.
Idly googling Richard Armitage (having just discovered North and South) I found clips of this on Youtube, and it made me laugh so much I bought the dvd. I was not dissapointed. Dribbling over Harry aside, I have now stumbled on this excellent and truly amusing comedy and have since watched earlier material. Amusing characters that defy belief and interesting theme; female clergy. My boys think the dream/song sequence is the funniest thing ever, (although sadly are not able to watch the series due to it's mainly 12 content). I love happy endings, and this is what Geraldine ultimately deserved. Dawn French - you are a national treasure.
I saw a documentary with Dawn French about the making of the VOD. She chose Richard Armitage as her would-be suitor. That lass has good taste is all I can say! The dream church sequence with the Dibley regulars dancing is laugh out loud hilarious!
The Vicar of Dibley was always, from the start, hilarious and entretaining. But what a finish!
Episode 1: The Handsome Stranger: A 'layabout' Londoner called Harry (Richard Armitage) comes to Dibley-and he and Geraldine are instantly fixated with each other. However, she sees him with another woman whom she believes to be his girlfriend. She then thinks of a music video-It Should've Been Me (one of the funniest things i have ever seen). However, it all becomes clear-and Harry proposes to Geraldine.
Episode 2: The Vicar in White: This episode is the slightly weaker of the two, but is still very funny. The villagers decide to take omplete care of Geraldine's wedding-not letting her make a single decision (so Jim says). They also decide to give her an extra present-'This is Your Life'. Jim is asked for his most memorable pics of the times with the Vicar. However, some very unexpected photos are shown-and Jm admits that he thought he was asked for the most memorable pr***s. Alice designs the dress (oh dear) but it is actually very beautiful. However, Alice and the bridesmaids are dressed as David Tennant's Doctor Who and two Daleks. When Geraldine's car omes past the house, she getters spatered with mud, and gets married in her pyjamas. An excellent end to a hilarious, unrivaled British comedy. Well worth purchasing.
I love Vicar of Dibley. One of the funniest shows ever made. A long time ago, I fell in love with Dibley and everybody in it. The characters are portrayed so beautifully, whenever i rewatch it, its like meeting old friends again. When I discovered that Richard Armitage was cast as the vicar's love interest, I knew this would be a treat. Enjoy.
This is a very good DVD with a very good ending to a very good sitcom, HOWEVER, don't buy the combination of this with the complete Vicar of Dibley DVD. If you put these collections together, you will have the same contents as 'The Vicar of Dibley Ultimate Collection', but if you just buy that instead, it costs over £20 less. So, the message is: DON'T BUY THIS WITH THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, BUY THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION INSTEAD AS IT IS CHEAPER.
This is great DVD; I think they saved the best for last. It is not often that you see a great series get the proper ending it deserves but this series did with a big bang. This DVD contains a two episode arc finale. In the first, `The handsome Stranger' - Gerry Grainger, the vicar meets this handsome stranger (Richard Armitage -BBC -Robin Hood) amidst her complaint that `townies' are buying up weekend cottages in Dibley. The episode deals with their meeting, their courtship with all the hilarious complications. The comedy is out of this world.
The second episode - `The Vicar in White' - sees the vicar marry her dream guy. Having presided over many weddings in her time (a case of always the vicar and never the bride); it was nice to finally see her get a happy ending as the bride to a handsome hunk. What a great ending to a great series.
If you love this series then you must get this DVD, even if you have not seen any of the previous seasons, this DVD can be viewed as a stand alone two episode arc of heavenly comedy. This finale was produced for Christmas 2006 and New Year 2007; it is different from the other Christmas special editions. It is the newest and the last of the series. ENJOY.