GOOD GOD! The instant Nimmo had hung up his cowl, it was only gone and swiped by RICHARD BRIERS doing a spot of moonlighting from EVER DECREASING CIRCLES. Sadly, this was no clerical error. Briers played country village vicar Philip Lambe looking for a tough inner city parish to challenge his abilties, though his wife Emma, played first by BARBARA FERRIS, then by SUSAN JAMESON, and the usual ubiquitous disagreeable teenage kids were less than keen. The first series was the best, boasting as it did the late and rather ace JAMES COSSINS as local dignitary Major Andrews, the cue for lots of pomposity and oo-er humour. One memorable clip involved Briers trying to botch a golf shot to let a potential church benefactor win the match, only for the ball to hit five trees and pop into the hole. ITV used that on the trailers to make us think the whole series would be as good. Of course, it wasn’t.