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 6 - Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest

Father Jack consumes more floor polish than is good for him and leaves Ted and Dougal half a million pounds in his will. But will he stay dead long enough for them to claim it?

Further details

Sister Mulligan's visit to Craggy Island ends in dramatic style after Father Jack drinks a bottle of floor polish. And dies.

With Jack's friends flocking to the island for the wake, Ted and Dougal find their grief tempered by the knowledge that he's left them half a million pounds! There is, however, a catch: to get their hands on the cash they must first spend the night in a vigil over Jack's body.

A period of quiet reflection quickly descends into utter boredom, and then a game of charades. This ends abruptly when Jack rises from the dead to scare the bejaysus out of them. (It seems the floor polish brought about all the symptoms of death, but not actually death itself.)

The money's gone but at least Jack's back. Which is a silver lining. Of sorts...

Broadcast details

Friday 26th May 1995
Channel 4
30 minutes


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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
Mairead McKinley Sister Monica
Zara Turner Laura Sweeney
Kevin Sharkey Donegal Priest
Tommy Duggan Father Paul Cleary
Jimmy Keogh Father Fintan Fay
Shay Gorman (as Shary Gorman) Father Jim Sutton
Writing team
Graham Linehan Writer
Arthur Mathews Writer
Production team
Declan Lowney Director
Geoffrey Perkins Producer
Mary Bell Executive Producer
Nick Ames Editor
Marc Corrance (as Mark Corrance) Editor
Anne Tilby (as Anne Tilby Jones) Production Designer
Annie Gregson Production Designer

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