I should have discovered this sitcom a long time ago, and not just when Richard Armitage has finally made it big amongst international audiences via The Hobbit.

Dawn French is brilliant in this British sitcom as the woman vicar in a sleepy English village called Dibley, and I don’t think that in the hands of another comedienne the character would have fared better nor just as well, for that matter.

If you have about an hour to spare, it had better be spent watching this video. It’s worth it, especially if you are of the persuasion that the Bridget Joneses of this world have a fair chance at snagging that elusive Mr. Darcy.

And for the so-called irony challenged: