British Comedy Reigns on the Vicar of Dibley this Saturday, February 14 at 9 p.m. on CPTV

Release Date: 02/12/2009

HARTFORD, Conn., – Take a trip to Dibley this Valentine’s Day, with two hilarious episodes of The Vicar of Dibley, airing at 9 p.m. on CPTV. Said to be the most British of British sitcoms, The Vicar of Dibley has well earned its success and is a viewer favorite largely because of its perfectly-peculiar characters.
 
First catch the antics of Geraldine, the female vicar foisted upon a sleepy and ultra-conservative English village, in Celebrity Vicar at 9 p.m. Following her radio show appearance, Geraldine is invited to appear on television. The fame soon goes to her head and a national paper prints some stories about the villagers.
 
Then, in Love and Marriage at 9:30 p.m., Alice and Hugo get married, with Jim as best man and the bridesmaids dressed as Teletubbies. Meanwhile, Geraldine meets David's brother from Liverpool and is instantly attracted to him. Also, Alice surprises Geraldine during her hen night after revealing that her biological father is David Horton.
 
The Vicar Of Dibley was the brainchild of Richard Curtis, author of the blockbuster movies Four Weddings And A Funeral and Love, Actually. The show first aired in 1994 as a series and continued to run for specials through 2006.
 
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN, www.cpbn.org). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women's Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station  offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org and/or www.wnpr.org.
 
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