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 8 - Cigarettes And Alcohol And Rollerblading

It's Lent, and following a gloating phonecall from Dick, Ted decides that he, Jack and Dougal should give up their smoking, drinking, and rollerblading respectively. However, it proves to be far more difficult than expected, and the trio call in some outside help...

Further details

With Easter fast approaching, Father Dick Byrne suggests that he and Ted call a truce and get on with the important business of sacrificing something for Lent.

Ted gives up cigarettes, Jack gives up drink (or at least Ted hides his drink) and Dougal gives up rollerblading. When they fall at the first hurdle, they ask for assistance from a strict order of militant nuns.

Help arrives in the form of Sister Assumpta, and the lads' idea of self-sacrifice is soon radically redefined as a strict road to spirituality is rigorously enforced...

Broadcast details

Friday 26th 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
Patrick Drury John O'Leary
Rynagh O'Grady Mary O'Leary
Maurice O'Donoghue Father Dick Byrne
Don Wycherley Father Cyril McDuff
Chris Curran Father Jim Johnson
Rosemary Henderson Sister Assumpta
Tony Guilfoyle Father Larry Duff
Irene Warren Singing Nun
Nuala Walsh Sister Mary Gondola
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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