The misadventures of an Anglican vicar, his wife, and a small but odd group of parishioners in London.
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Series cast summary:
Tom Hollander ...  Rev. Adam Smallbone 19 episodes, 2010-2014
Olivia Colman ...  Alex Smallbone 19 episodes, 2010-2014
Steve Evets ...  Colin Lambert 19 episodes, 2010-2014
Miles Jupp ...  Nigel McCall 19 episodes, 2010-2014
Simon McBurney ...  Archdeacon Robert 19 episodes, 2010-2014
Ellen Thomas ...  Adoha Onyeka 18 episodes, 2010-2014
Lucy Liemann ...  Ellie Pattman / ... 14 episodes, 2010-2014
Jimmy Akingbola ...  Mick 10 episodes, 2010-2014
Katie Males ...  Lisa 8 episodes, 2010-2014
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The misadventures of an Anglican vicar, his wife, and a small but odd group of parishioners in London.

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It's hell being a vicar...

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English

Release Date:

28 June 2010 (UK) See more »

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Handle with Prayer See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Hollander (Rev. Adam Smallbone) & Olivia Colman (Alex Smallbone) also worked together on The Night Manager (2016) as Lance Corkoran & Angela Burr respectively. See more »

Goofs

Archdeacon Robert is show a few times to be worried about what the Dean has to say, giving the impression that a Dean is above him in the church. The truth is that each Archdeaconry is divided into several Deanery establishments, so the opposite is true. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 24 June 2010 (2010) See more »

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Almost too truthful to bear
29 April 2014 | by HillstreetBunzSee all my reviews

This meditation on how a a Good man might fare as a Priest in modern inner city London is so real that, as in life, it's often almost impossible to know whether you want to laugh or cry. Often I did both. And at the same time. The story arc leads to flirting with the old postulation on what would we do to Jesus if he walked among us today, but the deeper insight is into what it means for us mere mortals, just to try to be good, even Christian, in this world, surrounded by the selfish and the self involved, the deluded and the indifferent. As writing it isn't being bettered anywhere on TV. As a company, all the players are brilliant, as the protagonist, Tom Hollander stakes a claim of such star quality, warmth and truth, as should make every writer and director beg to have him work with them. Along the way to the denouement, guest stars Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neesons involvement points to the richly deserved recognition that this show has received. The end is almost too much to take...but by a God I'm grateful that it got made.


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