rev.

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Rev. returns for a third series that asks big questions of the Reverend Adam Smallbone (Tom Hollander) as he and his wife Alex (the double Bafta award winning Olivia Colman) adjust to life as new parents in the inner city parish of St Saviour’s, Hackney. How will Adam cope with parenthood on top of his small but demanding congregation? Can he manage being a father and a Father?

The new series brings a host of new and returning characters to meet St Saviour’s band of lost but loveable misfits in six exciting new episodes that see Adam pushed to the limits of priestly endurance. Can he continue to fight the good fight against indifference, the worst aspects of his institution and his own tendency towards temptation? And as his huge rather empty church continues to crumble around him, can Adam win the battle to keep it open with a tiny congregation and paltry collection plate? Re-joining Tom Hollander and Olivia Colman are the ensemble cast of Simon McBurney (Archdeacon Robert) Miles Jupp (Nigel, the Lay Reader) Steve Evets and Ellen Thomas (Colin and Adoha, of the St Saviour’s congregation) Lucy Liemann (Ellie, Head Teacher at the local school) and Jimmy Akingbola (Mick, the resident vagrant).

Hugh Bonneville reprises his on-going guest role as Adam Smallbone’s arch nemesis, Roland Wise, Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine become series regulars as Jill and Geri, The Area Dean and Diocesan Secretary who have St Saviour’s firmly in their sights for possible redevelopment, Dexter Fletcher guest stars as Mike Tobin, a Turner award winning artist who befriends Adam in unusual circumstances and Kayvan Novak also guest stars as a local Imam.

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“A divine comedy that somehow contrives to be both laugh-aloud funny and extraordinarily touching … unmissable stuff”

(Daily Telegraph)

“Having Rev back is a small slither of heaven. Like all the best comedies, it appeals to people from every walk of life”

(The Times)

rev.

Now Available On iTunes & DVD

BAFTA award-winning comedy series Rev. returns with six divine new episodes and a Christmas special, and a host of new faces and guest characters. Tom Hollander is back as the Rev. Adam Smallbone, struggling to remain relevant in his inner-city parish where he’s largely derided or ignored except by the intimidating Archdeacon and the demanding and irritating few who attend his church…From Lay Reader Nigel, who thinks he should be a vicar, to hard-drinking Colin on an eternal quest for enlightenment, cassock-chasing Adoha and local crackhead Mick who isn’t quite the sophisticated grifter he thinks he is.

Meanwhile, Adam’s trying to live down the embarrassing pass he made at headmistress Ellie last series, and at home, Alex, played by Olivia Colman, has lost patience with being a vicar’s wife.

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“Comic Genius”

(The Guardian)

(Heat)

“Gentle, exquisitely observed comedy”

(The Telegraph)

(Daily Mail)

“Wise, funny, modern”

(The Observer)

(TV Times)

rev.

Now Available On iTunes & DVD

Meet The Rev. Adam Smallbone. He’s a Church of England Vicar, newly promoted from a sleepy rural parish to the busy, inner-city world of St Saviour’s in East London. It’s a world he has little experience of. And it shows. It really shows.It is an impossibly difficult job being a good, modern, city vicar. And, equally, it’s a very hard job being married to one. Alex – Adam’s long-suffering wife – does her best to support him, but she’s got her own career as a solicitor to worry about. And she is no one’s idea of a conventional vicar’s wife.

Anybody can and does come into St Saviour’s – and into Adam’s life. From scheming MPs trying to educate their children on the cheap to Colin, a heavy drinking, unemployable lost soul who is Adam’s most devoted parishioner. Then there’s Mick, the local crackhead in need of £20 to visit his ‘dying mother’ in Southend… She’s died three times in the last 12 months.Every day throws up a moral conflict for our vicar. Adam’s door must always be open to urban sophisticates with ulterior motives, the chronically lonely, the lost, the homeless, the poor and the insane. All are welcome at St Saviour’s and Adam can’t turn any of them away. Even if they’re clearly lying, mad or just very annoying.

In addition to caring for his flock Adam has to worry about the financial burden of running a huge, decaying building – with a smashed stained glass window – and a dwindling congregation. He has to contend with hopeless volunteers, ambitious church rivals, the sinister attentions of the Archdeacon and the romantic attentions of Adoha, a renowned ‘cassock-chaser’ and church regular. Even his supposedly supportive Lay Reader Nigel is a pedantic careerist who thinks he should be running the place himself.

REV. is an authentic – albeit highly comic – portrait of the life of a modern, inner-city vicar.

Heavily researched and supported by anecdotes from a number of working city vicars and Church insiders it lifts the lid on how the modern Church actually functions, and what life is really like in a dog collar.

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“An unmitigated joy … A funny, warm-hearted and truthful comedy that deserves all the awards and plaudits that are certain to come its way”

(The Times)

“This intelligent new sitcom is subtle and thoughtful, with heart and soul as well as a funny bone. I’ll say Amen to that”

(The Daily Mirror)

“Laugh-out-loud funny. Both an exploration of British hypocrisy and a warmly played character piece with some terrific lines”

(The Guardian)

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