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 3, Episode 1 - Are You Right There Father Ted?

When Father Crilly upsets the local Chinese community, he's determined to right the misunderstanding in any way he can. Sadly, Dougal, Jack, and luck are always present to conspire against him...

Further details

Ted pays a visit to the learned Father Fitzpatrick, who turns out to have an interesting, albeit extremely one-sided, collection of WW2 memorabilia. Faking an interest in the Nazis, a nervous Ted escapes Father Fitzpatrick's homage to Hitler and skulks off home.

Back at the house, Ted trys to lighten the mood with an ill-conceived comic impression. Unfortunately, the Yin family are passing at the time and news quickly spreads around the island that Ted is a racist.

The rumours are not helped by a piece of dirt on Ted's window that has somehow escaped the tender attentions of Mrs Doyle. This perfectly square piece of mud can, from a certain angle, appear as a moustache - a moustache a certain German dictator used to sport...

Broadcast details

Friday 13th March 1998
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 Kavanagh Father Seamus Fitzpatrick
Vernon Dobtcheff Old Nazi
Ozzie Yue Mr. Yin
Peter Sakon-Lee Son Yin
Eamon Rohan Colm
Ann Callanan Mrs. Carberry
Des Keogh Older Dublin Priest
Simon Nelson Younger Dublin Priest
Denis Quilligan Parish Accountant
Frank Keane Delivery Man
Royan Lee Man In Audience
Writing team
Graham Linehan Writer
Arthur Mathews Writer
Production team
Andy de Emmony Director
Graham Linehan Director
Lissa Evans Producer
Mary Bell Executive Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Tim Waddell Editor
Andrew Howe-Davies Production Designer

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