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 3, Episode 3 is repeated on More4 today at 11:05pm.

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

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