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 - Hell

The time has come for the trio's annual summer holiday, and Father Ted has a fellow priest's caravan in mind as a perfect location.

Further details

Ted, Dougal and Jack head off on their summer holidays to Father O'Rourke's caravan in Kilkenny. Unfortunately, a run-in with some naked occupants of the caravan park gets the holymen's holiday off to a sticky start.

The situation deteriorates further when they discover Father Noel Furlong and his St Luke's Youth Group have moved into their caravan and are in the middle of a rendition of Ebony and Ivory.

Just how many cover versions of Waterboys songs can they take before they give up the ghost and head for home...

Broadcast details

Friday 8th March 1996
Channel 4
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
    Pat Shortt Tom
    Joe Taylor Sewage Supervisor
    Luke Hayden Mr. Gleason
    Ann Hayden Mrs. Gleason
    Robert English Policeman
    Tony Guilfoyle Father Larry Duff
    Graham Norton Father Noel Furlong
    Tom Farrelly Gerry Fields
    Yvonne Shanley Janine Reilly
    Stephen Gallagher Tony Lynch
    Sharon Carroll Nuala Ryan
    Laura Bermingham Woman on Yacht
    Writing team
    Graham Linehan Writer
    Arthur Mathews Writer
    Production team
    Declan Lowney Director
    Lissa Evans Producer
    Mary Bell Executive Producer
    Mykola Pawluk Editor
    Tim Waddell Editor
    Andrew Howe-Davies Production Designer
    Geoffrey Perkins Script Advisor

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