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 1, Episode 1 is repeated on More4 on Saturday at 11:05pm.

Series 2, Episode 9 - New Jack City

When Father Jack is hospitalised, Ted's hopeful that the drunken old letch won't return, and he'll be down to having to deal with just one dependent - but when Bishop Brennan sends Father Stack too be a new 3rd Priest on the island, Jack suddenly seems far more tolerable...

Further details

Father Jack's incredibly hairy hands seem to indicate that he is suffering from a common complaint that afflicts old priests. He is hurriedly sent off to the St. Clabbert's Old Priest's Home for immediate treatment.

However, Jack's replacement - Father Stack - is even more of a nightmare than the great man himself. Faced with this troublesome priest, Ted and Dougal decide to mount an ill-conceived rescue operation to get Jack back.

Desperate times call for desperate measures...

Broadcast details

Friday 3rd May 1996
Channel 4
30 minutes

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
Tony Guilfoyle Father Larry Duff
Vass Anderson Doctor Sinnot
Brendan Grace Father Fintan Stack
Fred Ridgeway Father Ken Dillon
Noel Slattery Father Rory Shanahan
Fidelma Meehan Sister Monica
Larry O'Brien Father Walton
Paddy Joyce Shouting Priest
Declan Mulholland Shouting Priest
Ultan Ely O'Carroll Shouting Priest
Desmond Jordan Posh Priest
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

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