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 - A Christmassy Ted

When Ted's quick thinking saves a group of Priests - and the Catholic church - from a major embarrassment (involving lingerie) at Christmas, he is given the prestigious Golden Cleric award. But on Craggy Island, nothing is as simple as it seems... Apart from Dougal.

Further details

Christmas is two days away and all the lights are on - but nobody's at home in Dougal's head. He's desperate to find out what's behind the next window in the Advent Calendar - will it be a load of people in a stable, or Ruud Gullit sitting on a shed?

While Dougal is getting over-excited, Ted is brooding on yet another year stuck on Craggy Island without achieving anything. Still, at least he can look forward to a nice quiet Christmas with no unusual incidents or strange people turning up...

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 24th December 1996
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
70 minutes

Repeats

    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
    Tony Guilfoyle Father Larry Duff
    Gerard McSorley Father Todd Unctious
    Dervla Kirwan Assumpta
    Stephen Tompkinson Father Clifford
    Anne Gildea Woman With Baby
    Caoilinn McCormack Baby
    Barry Murphy Salesman
    Sean Barrett Father Fitzgerald
    Donncha Crowley Father Billy
    Colum Gallivan Father Reilly
    Neil McCaul Father Terry
    Kevin McKidd Father Deegan
    Joe Taylor Father Cleary
    Andrew McCulloch Bishop Tom McCaskell
    Billy Boyle Chatback Priest
    John O'Mahony Chatback Priest
    Ed Byrne Teenager
    Tom Farrelly Teenager
    Tony Rohr Drunk Priest In Bar
    John Delaney Sat On Priest
    Brendan Dempsey (as Brendan F. Dempsey) Father Dick Mayo
    Aine O'Connor Sister Helen Locklear
    Clive Geraghty Fisherman
    Brendan Burke Award Ceremony Priest
    Miche Doherty Award Ceremony Priest
    Stephen Kennedy Award Ceremony Priest
    Conor Mullen Award Ceremony Priest
    Pat O'Mahony Award Ceremony Priest
    Paul Tylak Award Ceremony Priest
    John Quinn Police Sergeant
    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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