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 5 - Escape From Victory

Once again, Ted's at war with Father Dick Byrne. This time, they've got rival teams in the All Priests Over 75 Indoor 5-A-Side Football Challenge, and Ted's star player has died. It looks like a forefeit is on the cards for Crilly.

Further details

It's a grudge match in the All Priests Over 75 Indoor 5-A-Side Football Challenge, and Ted is struggling to cope with Father Dick Byrne's rival team.

Ted's star strikers are out of action due to a mixture of untimely death and a whole bottle of Dreamy Nighty Snoozey Snooze. But there's light at the end of the tunnel as Ted hatches a cunning plan involving a pair of comedy arms and a remote controlled wheelchair.

Finally, however, the scheme is rumbled, and Ted must pay the ultimate forfeit. He must kick Bishop Brennan up the arse...

Broadcast details

Friday 10th April 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
Maurice O'Donoghue Father Dick Byrne
Don Wycherley Father Cyril McDuff
Doreen Keogh Mrs. Dineen (Mrs. Doyle's Friend)
Stephen Brennan Father Niall Haverty
Birdy Sweeney Father Cullen
Charles Simon Father Jim
Conor Evans Father Romeo Sensini
Peter Dix Craggy Island's Goalkeeper
Jason Byrne Referee
Miriam Kelly Mrs. Doyle's Other Friend
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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