Dawn French brings back the Vicar of Dibley in funny lockdown video – watch!

The Vicar of Dibley returned to our screens last night!

Dawn French reprised her famous role as Geraldine Granger while taking part in BBC One’s The Big Night In.

Airing in the UK on Thursday evening, the charity telethon was raising funds for those on the frontline fighting COVID-19.

The money raised by The Big Night In is being split between Comic Relief and Children in Need.

It will go on to support local charities and projects in the UK, so they can continue to provide vital emergency support.

Here’s how you can donate!

Watch the Vicar of Dibley’s video message here:


The Vicar of Dibley originally aired between 1994 and 1998.

The much-loved British sitcom has returned for a number of one-off specials and charity sketches, most recently in 2015.

Other highlights last night included Miranda Hart’s top tips for surviving lockdown:


Comedian Peter Kay bringing back ‘On The Road to Amarillo’, this time featuring The British Public:


A virtual pub quiz with the character from long-running British soap opera EastEnders:


And a heartwarming message from nearly all the current and former stars of Doctor Who:


There will be more demand than ever for support from local charities now.

This includes making sure people are safe from harm, mentally healthy and with access to food, warmth and shelter; as well as helping people stay connected, active and positive through these extraordinary times.

You can donate on the official website here!

The complete The Vicar of Dibley collection is available on DVD on Amazon.