Dawn French is set to bring back her well-loved ecclesiastical comedy character Geraldine Granger in a one-off Comic Relief special written by the sitcom’s creator Richard Curtis, who co-founded the fundraising event with French’s ex-husband Lenny Henry.
There is no official word on plotlines yet – a BBC spokesperson told the Mail Online: “There’s going to be a Dibley sketch for Red Nose Day on Friday March 13, but I can’t confirm anything further or provide any more detail at this stage” – but rumour has it the special would see Geraldine attempting to become the Bishop of Dibley. It would certainly be a topical subject, coming just weeks after the Church of England appointed Reverend Libby Lane as Britain’s first female bishop.
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