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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Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 5 - And God Created Woman

Ted ends up playing host to one of his favourite novelists, the rather attractive Polly Clarke. Meanwhile, a group of Nuns are also scheduled to pay visit to Craggy island.

Further details

Temptation comes to Craggy Island in the shapely form of womankind, as Ted struggles with the twin temptations of satisfying a horde of nuns slathering over his latest Mass and indulging his own passion for Polly Clarke, his favourite writer and author of bonkbuster 'Bejewelled with Kisses┬┐.

As it turns out, Polly is using Craggy Island as place to get her head together after the break-up of her marriage. Much to Mrs Doyle's disgust, she spends the night at the Parochial House, and her womanly wiles beguile Ted - who completely gets the wrong end of the stick.

Confusing their literary conversations with a come-on, he cuts short his famous Mass and heads to Polly's cottage for a romantic dinner a-deux. As it turns out, Polly's actually invited him to her housewarming, along with Dougal, Jack and a gaggle of nuns severely disappointed with a certain Father Curley.

Broadcast details

Friday 19th May 1995
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

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Sunday 26th September 2010 11:40pm More4
Sunday 12th December 2010 10:00pm More4
Sunday 5th June 2011 11:05pm More4
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Monday 20th January 2020 3:20am More4
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Monday 12th October 2020 3:10am More4
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Sunday 24th December 2023 8:30pm More4

Cast & crew

Dermot Morgan Father Ted Crilly
Ardal O'Hanlon Father Dougal McGuire
Frank Kelly Father Jack Hackett
Pauline McLynn Mrs Doyle
Guest cast
Pat Shortt Tom
Don Foley Jim Halpin
Gemma Craven Polly Clarke
Rosemary Henderson Sister Assumpta
Clare Cathcart Sister Margaret
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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