Vicar Of Dibley The Christmas Lunch Incident Script 1
The vicar is also invited to attend four Christmas lunches, the first she happily accepts and reluctantly accepts the next three as she does not want to disappoint or offend those offering who are relying on her attendance. The first one is with two of her fellow parish council members Frank Pickle (John Bluthal) and Jim Trott (Trevor Peacock). The next one is with David Horton (Gary Waldhorn) and his son Hugo (James Fleet). The third is with Alice, her mother (Carol MacReady) and her more dim-witted sister Mary (Mel Giedroyc). The fourth is offered to her after she's attended the other three by the remaining parish council member Owen Newitt (Roger Lloyd-Pack), he initially told the vicar he was not going to invite her much to her relief but he mistakes her joy as a subtle way of asking to join him for lunch.
vicar of dibley the christmas lunch incident script 1
Granger realises that she will need to ask for small portions at the first meal to preserve her appetite, despite asking she is presented with turkey slices and sixteen types of vegetables. She finishes this and is presented with a whole Christmas pudding to eat which she initially thinks is for the three to share. Now starting to feel full up she goes to the second where David is using recipes from a Delia Smith book. He presents her with a large plate of pasta, then a whole fish and finally the turkey. After initially declining David's offer of more Brussels sprouts she reluctantly accepts as it's a competition between him and Hugo as to who eats more sprouts, David or the guest (representing Hugo), she gives Hugo his first win against his father in any competition. Now completely full up she crawls to Alice's house and tries to get Alice and her family to offer her just a cup of tea by telling a fictionalised version of the events she's been through. This however fails, when Alice - who seems to know what Granger is trying to do - replies that if the vicar from the "story" had already eaten after Alice had cooked her a meal, she would be traumatised. Mrs Tinker serves her balls of stuffing as a starter and then a main course. After the third meal the vicar gets a cab home (which is just opposite Alice's). Newitt then arrives offering her the fourth lunch and she reluctantly goes with him where he serves a large selection of food including tripe, all of which is offered to her as Newitt has a stomach upset. The vicar is finally given a lift home in the bucket of his tractor.
Council ruler David Horton has everything running exactly as he wishes - until 102-year-old Reverend Pottle dies. That's when the trouble begins, for the new vicar of Dibley is Geraldine, a babe with a bob and a magnificent bosom. In these instalments, the vicar increases the church-going public, finds something remarkably attractive about television, learns about suffering by giving up chocolate for Lent, and promises herself too many Christmas lunches with too many people.