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 1 is repeated on More4 on Saturday at 9pm.

Series 1, Episode 4 - Competition Time

Ted's excited. He thinks he's got a good chance of winning the all-priests lookalike show this year. Sadly, neither Jack nor Dougal are particularly inventive souls...

Further details

Ted's plan to win the All Priest Stars in Their Eyes look-alike competition (and take a precious fiver off Father Dick Byrne in the process) gets off to a bad start when both Dougal and Jack steal his idea and also dress as Elvis.

Ted's hopes of victory rest on impressing this year's judge and host of the popular Morning Quiz show, Henry Sellers. Plying him with tea and sandwiches seems to be the obvious trick, until exposure to Mrs Doyle's sherry leads Sellers to reveal exactly why he was sacked from the BBC...

Having rescued the now feral Henry from running wild across the island, the competition is back on. It culminates in a head-to-head clash between Diana Ross (plus two Supremes) and The Three Ages of Elvis, featuring Jack as the bloated, cheeseburger-eating King.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 12th May 1995
Time
9pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
30 minutes

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    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
    Niall Buggy Henry Sellers
    Maurice O'Donoghue Father Dick Byrne
    Don Wycherley Father Cyril McDuff
    Chris Curran Father Jim Johnson
    Fergus O'Kelly Father Barty Dunne
    John Olohan Sgt Deegan
    Paul Woodfull Father Harry Coyle
    Jean Ainslie Jane
    Edwina Day Monica
    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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