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 10 is repeated on More4 on Saturday at 11:05pm.

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


    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
    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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