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 7 is repeated on More4 on Saturday at 8pm.

Series 2, Episode 10 - Flight Into Terror

Ted, Dougal and Jack stare death in the eyes when the plane they're flying in loses almost all of its fuel. Who could be to blame? What will they do? And what will be the trio's fate?

Further details

Flying back from a visit to a particularly holy shrine, our priestly trio find themselves in mortal danger when a visit to the cockpit results in Dougal doing something really, really stupid.

With only a cupful of fuel left, Ted comes up with a plan to decide who gets the last two parachutes. Unfortunately, however, Jack steals them both - one for him and one for the drinks trolley...

As the plane starts to descend, it's time to take drastic action. Step forward, Father Ted!

Broadcast details

Friday 10th May 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
Jimmy Keogh Father Fintan Fay
Tony Guilfoyle Father Larry Duff
Graham Norton Father Noel Furlong
Paul Hickey Father O'Shea
Patrick Duggan Father Joe Briefly
Gerard Murphy Pilot
Liam O'Carroll Priest With Sunglasses
Nick Wymer Toilet Attendant
Jonathan White Father Flynn
Graham Linehan Father Gallagher
Kevin Gildea Father Cave
Dave Dale Big Nun
Writing team
Graham Linehan Writer
Arthur Mathews Writer
Production team
Declan Lowney Director
Lissa Evans Producer
Mary Bell Executive Producer

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