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 6 - The Plague

With Bishop Brennan on his way in order to talk to Ted about Jack's nude sleepwalking, the parochial house suddenly becomes overrun by rabbits - the one animal Brennan is petrified of...

Further details

Father Dougal is very excited about his new pet rabbit, Sampras. Meanwhile Bishop Brennan is due to arrive to investigate a case of suspected nude sleepwalking by Father Jack.

An incident in a lift in New York has left the Bishop with an intense rabbit phobia, so Sampras must be kept well hidden. However, the sudden proliferation of rabbits leads to a crisis situation.

Luckily, Dougal believes he has the perfect solution...

Broadcast details

Friday 12th April 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
Pat Shortt Tom
Jim Norton Bishop Len Brennan
Tony Guilfoyle Father Larry Duff
James Rymer Father Brendan
Arthur Mathews Father Ben
David Heap Mr. Noonan
Joan Sheehy Mrs. Noonan
Paul Woodfull (as Paul Wonderful) Paddy Jordan
Writing team
Graham Linehan Writer
Arthur Mathews Writer
Production team
Declan Lowney Director
Lissa Evans Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Tim Waddell Editor
Andrew Howe-Davies Production Designer

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