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 4 - Old Grey Whistle Theft

The arrival of rebellious young priest Father Damien Lennon coincides with the theft of a whistle belonging to Mr Benson, the picnic area supervisor. Suspicion, however, falls upon Ted.

Further details

The arrival of rebellious young priest Father Damien Lennon coincides with the theft of a whistle owned by the picnic area supervisor. As law and order breaks down on Craggy Island, the local police reach a bold conclusion - a priest done it.

Both Ted and Dougal fall under suspicion, and for a while it looks like things could go badly for them. Finally, however, Damien confesses to the deed, leaving the boys in the clear and providing a valuable lesson.

From which Dougal learns absolutely nothing.

Broadcast details

Friday 29th March 1996
Channel 4
30 minutes


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Wednesday 26th December 2018 1:55am More4
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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
Patrick Drury John O'Leary
Rynagh O'Grady Mary O'Leary
Don Foley Jim Halpin
Tony Guilfoyle Father Larry Duff
Joe Rooney Father Damien Lennon
John Olohan Sergeant Hodgins
Rio Fanning Father Frost
Arthur Mathews Picnicing Man
Charlotte Bradley Picnicing Woman
Mal Whyte Benson
Ann Rowan Mrs. Glynn
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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