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

Father Ted

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 1995 - 1998
  • 25 episodes (3 series)

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1995 - 1998
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
25 (3 series)
Stars
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, Lissa Evans and Mary Bell
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme tune by The Divine Comedy.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 21st April 1995 at 9pm on Channel 4
Next repeats
  1. Series 1, Episode 1: Sunday at 12:05am on More4
  2. Series 1, Episode 2: Sunday at 12:40am on More4
  3. Series 1, Episode 1: Sunday at 3:20am on More4
  4. Series 1, Episode 2: Monday at 3:20am on More4
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • The London Studios (Link)

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