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 3 - Speed 3

Mrs Doyle takes a fancy to new milkman Pat Mustard. After meeting Pat, Ted's sure than not all is as it seems, and sets out to discover just what he's up to. Little does he realise the danger Dougal will face.

Further details

Mrs Doyle has a new fancy man in her life, Pat Mustard the milkman. Unsettled by this turn of events, Ted and Dougal investigate, and discover a rash of unnaturally hairy babies in the district. Pat has been delivering more than just milk.

You have to get up very early in the morning to catch out a milkman, so that's exactly what the Fathers do. Some good detective work later and Pat gets the sack. But, despite lying down on the job, Pat refuses to take his dismissal lying down...

With Dougal acting as Craggy Island's newest milkman, the race is on to de-active the bomb that is on board his milk float, placed there by the dastardly Mustard!

Broadcast details

Friday 27th 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
Pat Laffan Pat Mustard
John Rogan Mr. Fox
Eamon Morrissey Father Beeching
Arthur Mathews Father Clarke
Gail Fitzpatrick Mrs. Millet
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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