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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Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 3 - Tentacles Of Doom

When a nearby relic has its importance upgraded by the church, a group of bishops pay visit to the island.

Further details

Three bishops are on their way to Craggy Island to upgrade the Holy Stone of Clonrickert to a Class II relic, and Ted is determined that Dougal and Jack be on their best behaviour.

Luckily, Father Jack's improved vocabulary and new catchphrase ('That would be an ecumenical matter') impress the Bishops enormously. Inspired by Jack's positive attitude, they put him at the centre of their new campaign fighting back against the anti-clerical bias of the media.

This proves to be a grave error of judgement...

Broadcast details

Friday 22nd March 1996
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

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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
Tony Guilfoyle Father Larry Duff
Malcolm Douglas Vatican Priest
Mark O'Regan Vatican Priest
Kevin Moore Bishop O'Neill
Denys Hawthorne Bishop Facks
Paddy Ward Bishop Jordan
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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