THE BBC has defended The Vicar of Dibley after followers branded the Christmas particular an ‘abomination’.
The primary of three new 10-minute episodes aired on Monday evening, with Daybreak French returning as Geraldine Grainger-now-Kennedy.
The BBC has defended The Vicar of Dibley’s Christmas Specials Credit score: BBC
It confirmed her taking sermons on Zoom, whereas one scene noticed her reuniting with bumbling Hugo Horton (James Fleet) on a video name – however chopping him off as he rambled on about nothing.
The remaining exhibits may also feature a Black Lives Matter scene the place the bubbly vicar will take a knee in assist of the motion.
The BBC has confirmed to Metro it has already acquired over 100 complaints, however stated in a press release: “In The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown, Geraldine shares together with her congregation her tackle a number of the key tales of 2020, together with clapping for the NHS, the Black Lives Matter motion, lockdown, and faculty exams being cancelled.
“She is a much-loved and well-established comedian character and can be seen processing the 12 months’s occasions in her acquainted outspoken and high-spirited method.”
Daybreak French returns because the bubbly vicar Credit score: BBC
Daybreak reunited with James Fleet for the primary of the three 10-minute episodesCredit score: BBC
Nevertheless, fans weren’t kind about the first episode, with one writing on Twitter: “Nonetheless ready for the bit the place I am speculated to chuckle #vicarofdibley That was an abomination. But one more reason to @DefundBBC.”
A second posted: “I want I might chuckle at it. I’ve actually tried.”
Whereas a 3rd added: “Completely fell flat. Disappointingly unfunny.”
One other made reference to the condensed nature of the episode writing: “What on earth was that bizarre little Vicar of Dibley factor? Completely unfunny, and a waste of 10 minutes. Whoever considered that needs to be sacked instantly.”
Nevertheless, followers weren’t impressed by it Credit score: BBC
One then wailed: “Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown. Absolute garbage. I did not even come near cracking a smile.”
Dawn, 63, also appeared to directly respond to the complaints, writing on Twitter: “A stunning calm day, filled with humanity, compassion and assist all spherical…..”.
The Vicar of Dibley in lockdown is offered on BBC iPlayer.