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 5 - A Song For Europe

Ted and Dougal plan to enter Eurosong 1996, borrowing the music from a 1970s entry's long-forgotten B-side.

Preview clips

Further details

Inspired by Dougal's enthusiasm, and driven on by his rivalry with Father Dick Byrne, Ted decides to enter the 1996 Eurosong Contest. To this end, he and Dougal 'borrow' a turn from an old Eurosong hopeful and enter it as their own.

With inspired lyrics, a jaunty tune and the right attitude, both Ted and Dougal think their offering stands a good chance.

However, as so often before, they are proved utterly wrong...

Broadcast details

Friday 5th April 1996
Channel 4
30 minutes


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Sunday 17th October 2010 10:35pm More4
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Monday 24th December 2018 12:10am C4
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Thursday 27th December 2018 1:40am More4
Thursday 21st March 2019 10:00pm More4
Saturday 18th May 2019 11:35pm More4
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Monday 16th May 2022 3:20am More4
Friday 4th November 2022 11:40pm C4
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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
Maurice O'Donoghue Father Dick Byrne
Don Wycherley Father Cyril McDuff
Peter Caffrey Charles Hedges
Jon Kenny Fred Rickwood
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


Father Ted - My Lovely Horse

The dream video of Ted and Dougal's nightmare song.

Featuring: Dermot Morgan (Father Ted Crilly) & Ardal O'Hanlon (Father Dougal McGuire).

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