The Vicar of Dibley

Season 1 Episode 4

The Window and the Weather

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 01, 1994 on BBC
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One of the church's stained glass windows is broken during a storm (not The Great Storm, mind you), which sends the Reverend on a fund-raising mission among the well to do, especially David's friends.

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  • My favourite episode from the first season.

    The first series of The Vicar of Dibley is perhaps the most charming of them all. In this episode, a violent storm destroys the beautiful stained glass window in the church of St Barnabus.

    The highlights of this episode are the fantastic council meetings to discuss, initially, the great storm and the great wind etc and then, the possibilities of what the window actually used to depict. Moses and the feeding of the five thousand sheep in a library doesn't quite seem right.

    The cast are magnificent with their rapport with each other and these two scenes are genuinely hilarious.

    This is still one of my all time favourite sitcom episodes.moreless
Trevor Peacock

Trevor Peacock

Jim Trott

Dawn French

Dawn French

Reverend Geraldine Granger

Liz Smith

Liz Smith

Letitia Cropley (1994-1996)

Gary Waldhorn

Gary Waldhorn

David Horton

Roger Lloyd-Pack

Roger Lloyd-Pack

Owen Newitt

John Bluthal

John Bluthal

Frank Pickle

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • David: I have spent the week investigating the prices of stained glass, and the lowest quote we have is for £11,000.
      Owen: Bugger me! You could have someone killed for that!

    • Alice: Okay, I've got one for YOU this time.
      Geraldine: Oh, okay!
      Alice: Knock-knock.
      Who's there?
      Ronnie who?
      Ronnie Barker!

      (The joke continues in this style whilst the vicar gets increasingly frustrated)

  • NOTES (1)


    • Trying to raise money to replace the window, Gerry calls a number of wealthy people. The first person she calls is named Charles Kane, also the name of the plutocratic millionaire protagonist of Orson Welles' classic movie Citizen Kane (1941).

    • One of the children in the church mentions Samantha Fox. Later on, there was talk of how the body of a stain glass female was based on her as well.
      Samantha Fox was a page three model and singer in the 1980's.

    • Hugo makes the Vulcan hand gesture and says "Live long and prosper" to Gerry. Earlier, at a parish meeting, he utters "That is logical, Captain" in the tone of Mr. Spock. These all allude to Star Trek the legendary television series which has spawned several films and other related series.