BBC One has announced that Dawn French will reprise her role as Geraldine Grainger for The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown.
With three ten-minute episodes, the vicar will be reflecting on the past extraordinary year, giving sermons on everything from making home-made wine to the danger of having Owen Newitt cut your hair. Geraldine will be joined by Hugo Horton (James Fleet) and some local primary school children.
The three sermons will then be compiled into a thirty-minute compilation which will air over Christmas on BBC One.
Dawn French said: “Back in the dog collar, back in Dibley and back on your telly at Xmas. I couldn’t be happier. Bless you.”
Richard Curtis added: “Like every village in the country, there’s been a lot happening in Dibley this year - and Dawn has got a lot to say about it.”
The Controller for Comedy Commissioning for the BBC, Shane Allen, commented: “This triple festive treat from the nations favourite fun-loving vicar is the warm comedy hug we’ve all missed.”
The first three series of The Vicar Of Dibley are available to watch now on BBC iPlayer.