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: