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 2, Episode 9 is repeated on More4 tomorrow at 12:05am.

Series 1, Episode 3 - The Passion Of Saint Tibulus

The fearsome Bishop Brennan drops by the parochial house in order to task Ted and Dougal with picketing a new film, The Passion Of Saint Tibulus.

Further details

After a night gossiping with Father Hernandez over the longest game of Cluedo in history, Ted and Dougal find themselves bullied into being moral crusaders by Bishop Brennan, with disastrous results.

His Holiness has banned the blasphemous nudie film The Passion of Saint Tibulus, but due to a legal loophole Craggy Island is the only place in the Catholic world that can show the film. The Bishop now wants Ted to launch a public protest that will make the Church's disapproval crystal clear.

After a research trip, Dougal is confused by what St Tibulus was doing with that man's banana, but not as confused as Bishop Brennan when he realises Ted's protest has given the film a massive publicity boost...

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 5th May 1995
Time
9pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
Derrick Branche Father Jose Fernandez
Jim Norton Bishop Len Brennan
Jon Kenny Michael Cocheese
Pat Leavy Woman In Cinema
Don Foley Jim Halpin
Ann Rowan Mrs Sheridan
Blanaid Irvine Mrs Glynn
Hugh B O'Brien Pat Harty
Geoffrey Perkins Spanish Interpreter (Voice)
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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