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 3, Episode 5 is repeated on More4 on Thursday at 11:20pm.

Series 3, Episode 4 - The Mainland

Ted and Dougal take Father Jack to the mainland to get new glasses. Leaving him at the optician, they visit a nearby cave complex and tourist attraction, where they bump into Richard Wilson...

Further details

Ted and Dougal set off to the mainland to get Father Jack some new glasses, and Mrs Doyle tags along in search of a well-deserved cup of tea with her friend.

After running the errands, they visit the 'very dark' caves at Dougal's request. By chance, Richard Wilson from One Foot In The Grave is also there.

This seems a great chance for Ted to remind him of his catchphrase...

Things take a turn for the worst as Father Jack's new glasses get pilfered by a crow and Mrs Doyle's tea party turns violent over the matter of the bill.

And then, of course, Ted and Dougal get lost in the caves. (They are 'very dark', after all!)

Broadcast details

Friday 3rd April 1998
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
Graham Norton Father Noel Furlong
Tom Farrelly Gerry Fields
Yvonne Shanley Janine Reilly
Stephen Gallagher Tony Lynch
Sharon Carroll Nuala Ryan
Doreen Keogh Mrs. Dineen (Mrs. Doyle's Friend)
Mary Ann O'Donoghue Optician
John Henderson Tour Guide
Richard Buss AA Chairman
Conor Lovett Ronald
Owen Kavanagh First Policeman
John Maguire Second Policeman
Anna Livia Ryan Check-in Woman
Frank Murray Waiter
Richard Wilson Self
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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