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.

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Series 1, Episode 2 - Entertaining Father Stone

Father Stone, a priest even more boring than Dougal is stupid, is paying his annual visit - and he doesn't have to get back to his Parish for a few weeks...

Further details

Life is always dull on Craggy Island, but this week it gets even duller when Father Paul Stone comes to visit. Six years he's been coming to holiday with Ted, but the six years of protracted silences and stilted conversation have taken their toll on his reluctant hosts.

They try every trick in the book to get rid of Father Stone, but his lack of personality sucks the life out of all their bright schemes. Eventually, Ted takes drastic action and prays for help.

However, God moves in mysterious ways. After finding Ted and Dougal hiding out on the Craggy Island mini-golf course during a storm, Father Stone gets hit by lightening. This leaves a guilt-ridden Ted prepared to offer anything to bring him back from the brink of death...

Broadcast details

Friday 28th April 1995
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

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Cast & crew

Dermot Morgan Father Ted Crilly
Ardal O'Hanlon Father Dougal McGuire
Frank Kelly Father Jack Hackett
Pauline McLynn Mrs Doyle
Guest cast
Patrick Drury John O'Leary
Rynagh O'Grady Mary O'Leary
Michael Redmond Father Paul Stone
Arthur Mathews Father Billy Kerrigan
David Carey Doctor
Kate Binchy Mrs Stone
James Berwick Mr Stone
Joane Hall Granny Stone
Writing team
Graham Linehan Writer
Arthur Mathews Writer
Production team
Declan Lowney Director
Geoffrey Perkins Producer
Mary Bell Executive Producer
Nick Ames Editor
Anne Tilby (as Anne Tilby Jones) Production Designer

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