The Vicar Of Dibley takes the knee: Dawn French will deliver a sermon about Black Lives Matter when the BBC comedy returns for Christmas
The Vicar Of Dibley will take the knee and deliver a sermon about Black Lives Matterwhen the award-winning BBC comedy returns to the screen for a series of Christmas specials.
In a move critics say could undermine the BBC’s impartiality, the Reverend Geraldine Kennedy – played by Dawn French – addresses the killing of George Floyd by American police officers and the broader issue of racism in one of the three ten-minute episodes.
The sketch begins in a typically light-hearted fashion, with the vicar being filmed by farmer and parishioner Owen Newitt as she emerges into the fresh air after lockdown.
But it takes a more serious direction when Rev Kennedy tells the audience that she has been preoccupied with the ‘horror show’ of Mr Floyd’s death and what she describes as ‘this Black Lives Matter thing’.
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