Damian Lewis and the cast of The Vicar of Dibley Comic Relief special - photos

The Dibley parishioners reunite for the first time in seven years during tonight's fundraiser - with a special appearance from the Homeland star

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Damian Lewis and the cast of The Vicar of Dibley Comic Relief special - photos
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Susanna Lazarus

It's one of the most anticipated sketches of tonight's Comic Relief – the moment Damian Lewis meets Geraldine Grainger (aka Dawn French). Appearing in much-loved BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley as a charming reverend, the British actor – best known for playing double-crossing agent Sgt Nicholas Brody in US espionage drama Homeland – is set to showcase his comedy skills in the 10-minute episode.

Written by Vicar of Dibley creator and Comic Relief co-founder Richard Curtis, the return of the Dibley parishioners after seven years will see the patience of larger-than-life vicar Geraldine tested by Frank's deafness, Hugo's celebrity fixation and Owen's hygiene issues during a group excursion to London. 

And following an unlikely encounter with Lewis's man of the cloth – predictably complicated by Jim's stutter – poor Gerry is left wondering if the trip was such a good idea after all...

For a sneak peek at what's in store during tonight's episode, check out the gallery below:

Tonight's Comic Relief action begins at 7:00pm on BBC1. Don't miss The Vicar of Dibley special, plus appearances from Anchorman's Ron Burgundy, Gavin & Stacey's Smithy, The Office's David Brent and Simon Cowell's very special bride.

See our complete guide to all tonight’s Red Nose Day TV


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