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 2, Episode 2 - Think Fast, Father Ted

With the parochial house falling apart, Ted decides it's time to raise some money, and it seems that a raffle is the best way to do it. Pulling in a favour from Bishop Brennan, he secures a car as the top prize...

Further details

Father Ted decides to raise some money to fix their leaking roof by running a raffle; all he needs is a decent prize. Luckily, Bishop Brennan stumps up for a brand new car. Unluckily, Ted trashes it almost immediately, before it can be raffled.

Faced with the choice of replacing the car or being murdered by Bishop Brennan, Ted hatches a fiendish plan. What if they borrowed Father Finnegan's car to use as the prize, then fixed the raffle so they won the car back?

Perhaps unsurprisingly, things don't work out quite to plan...

Broadcast details

Friday 15th March 1996
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
James Benson Father Liam Finnegan
Gerry O'Brien Father Billy O'Dwyer
Ben Keaton Father Austin Purcell
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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