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 7 is repeated on More4 on Sunday at 12:15am.

Series 2, Episode 7 - Rock A Hula Ted

Ted is invited to be the judge at the Lovely Girls Festival 1996. Whilst home alone, Dougal welcomes the fiercely feminist, anti-religious pop star Niamh Connolly into the house...

Further details

Aggressive protest singer Miamh Connolly arrives on the Island to 'get her head together' and check out a possible future home. Meanwhile, Father Ted is looking forward to judging the annual Lovely Girls Competition.

Will this clash of militant feminism and the celebration of old-fashioned, wholesome womanhood lead to more trouble for Ted?

It seems entirely possible...

Broadcast details

Friday 19th April 1996
Channel 4
30 minutes


  1. Sunday 1st August 2021 at 12:15am on More4
  2. Sunday 1st August 2021 at 3:25am on More4

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
Clare Grogan (as C.P. Grogan) Niamh Connolly
Alan Shortt Interviewer
Maggie Conway Deaf Signer
Dermot Crowley Father Liam Deliverance
Eddie Bannon Lad
Joe Gallagher Lad
Mick Nolan Lad
Joe Taylor Lad
Dawn Bradfield Imelda
Writing team
Graham Linehan Writer
Arthur Mathews Writer
Production team
Declan Lowney Director
Lissa Evans Producer
Mary Bell Executive Producer

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