Father Ted. Image shows from L to R: Father Dougal McGuire (Ardal O'Hanlon), Father Ted Crilly (Dermot Morgan), Mrs Doyle (Pauline McLynn), Father Jack Hackett (Frank Kelly). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Father Ted

Channel 4 sitcom laughing at some rubbish priests. 25 episodes (3 series), 1995 - 1998. Stars Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly and Pauline McLynn.

Father Ted. Image shows from L to R: Father Dougal McGuire (Ardal O'Hanlon), Father Ted Crilly (Dermot Morgan), Father Jack Hackett (Frank Kelly), Mrs Doyle (Pauline McLynn). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Father Ted

Fathers Ted Crilly, Dougal McGuire and Jack Hackett are the inept priests of Craggy Island, banished from the mainland in various circumstances

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1995 - 1998
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
25   (3 series)
Starring
Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly and Pauline McLynn
Writers
Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews
Directors
Declan Lowney, Andy de Emmony and Graham Linehan
Producers
Geoffrey Perkins and Lissa Evans

One small island off the west coast of Ireland. Three priests. One housekeeper. A bunch of nuns - and the most consistently awful weather on the planet.

Three Roman Catholic priests have been banished to the remote, backward backwater of Craggy Island in various dubious circumstances:

Father Jack Hackett is a rambling, inane old drunk. Father Dougal McGuire means well, but is a true simpleton with less common sense than a toddler. And so, what passes for the 'running' of the island, the parochial house, and coping with housekeeper Mrs Doyle, is left to the only remotely sane member of the trio, Father Ted Crilly.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Theme tune by The Divine Comedy.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 21st April 1995 on Channel 4 at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 1st May 1998 on Channel 4 at 9:30pm
Last repeat
Friday 5th April 2019 at 1:20am on More4

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