Guest appearances have been made by Sean Bean, Darcey Bussell, Kylie Minogue, Terry Wogan, and Rachel
In the show, Dibley is said to be located in Oxfordshire; however, real places are mentioned such as High
Wycombe and Princes Risborough, both of which are in
Buckinghamshire. The outdoor scenes of the show are filmed in the village of Turville,
which is also in Buckinghamshire, and all the scenes that feature in the opening titles are in and around South Buckinghamshire, although the aerial tracking shot shows M40 traffic approaching Oxfordshire through the Chilterns cutting.
The theme music was composed by Howard Goodall to the 23rd Psalm of David, and was performed by 'George and the Choir'
(The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford). The conductor is Stephen Darlington. It was released as a charity single with
proceeds to Comic Relief.
Although it was commended for raising the issue of women priests, the show has been criticised for
taking to extremes the worst stereotypes of rural communities and for showing people living in rural communities as being
less intelligent. At least initially, some viewers found Geraldine's light-hearted approach to her vocation to be bordering
on blasphemous. But while certainly bawdy, her theology is quite orthodox, genuinely believing in Jesus as the son of God
and that the biblical miracles really occurred.
In the episode where Alice and Hugo get married, it is revealed that the bride's full name is Alice
Geraldine is the vicar's middle name, she admits in one episode that her first name is actually Boadicea.