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.

Series 1, Episode 6 is repeated on More4 on Saturday at 11:05pm.

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
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 6: Saturday at 11:05pm on More4
  2. Series 2 Episode 1: Saturday at 11:40pm on More4
  3. Series 2 Episode 11: Tuesday at 9pm on More4
  4. Series 2 Episode 11: Wednesday 18th December at 1:30am on More4
  5. Series 2 Episode 11: Wednesday 18th December at 10pm on C4
  6. Series 2 Episode 11: Saturday 21st December at 1:15am on 4seven
  7. Series 2 Episode 11: Saturday 21st December at 11:05pm on More4
  8. Series 2 Episode 2: Sunday 22nd December at 12:15am on More4
  9. Series 2 Episode 3: Sunday 22nd December at 12:50am on More4
  10. Series 2 Episode 11: Sunday 22nd December at 11pm on 4sevenShow all repeats
  11. Series 2 Episode 4: Tuesday 24th December at 3:20am on More4
  12. Series 2 Episode 11: Tuesday 24th December at 9pm on More4
  13. Series 2 Episode 4: Tuesday 24th December at 10:15pm on More4
  14. Series 2 Episode 5: Tuesday 24th December at 10:50pm on More4
  15. Series 2 Episode 6: Tuesday 24th December at 11:20pm on More4
  16. Series 2 Episode 7: Tuesday 24th December at 11:50pm on More4
  17. Series 2 Episode 11: Wednesday 25th December at 2:30am on More4
  18. Series 2 Episode 5: Thursday 26th December at 3:25am on More4
  19. Series 2 Episode 11: Thursday 26th December at 10pm on More4
  20. Series 2 Episode 11: Friday 27th December at 2:35am on More4
  21. Series 2 Episode 11: Sunday 29th December at 3:20am on More4
  22. Series 2 Episode 9: Monday 30th December at 3:20am on More4
  23. Series 2 Episode 10: Tuesday 31st December at 3:30am on More4
  24. Series 2 Episode 8: Tuesday 31st December at 11:10pm on More4
  25. Series 2 Episode 9: Tuesday 31st December at 11:40pm on More4
  26. Series 2 Episode 10: Wednesday 1st January at 12:15am on More4
  27. Series 3 Episode 1: Wednesday 1st January at 12:50am on More4
  28. Series 3 Episode 2: Wednesday 1st January at 1:20am on More4
  29. Series 3 Episode 3: Wednesday 1st January at 1:50am on More4
  30. Series 3 Episode 1: Wednesday 1st January at 3:30am on More4
  31. Series 3 Episode 4: Thursday 2nd January at 12:05am on More4
  32. Series 3 Episode 5: Thursday 2nd January at 12:40am on More4
  33. Series 3 Episode 6: Thursday 2nd January at 1:10am on More4
  34. Series 3 Episode 7: Thursday 2nd January at 1:40am on More4
  35. Series 3 Episode 2: Thursday 2nd January at 3:20am on More4
  36. Series 3 Episode 3: Friday 3rd January at 3:10am on More4
  37. Series 3 Episode 4: Saturday 4th January at 3:20am on More4

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