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 2, Episode 10 is repeated on More4 on Saturday at 11:05pm.

Series 3, Episode 6 - Kicking Bishop Brennan Up The Arse

Following his team's disqualification and the losing of the bet by proxy, Father Crilly must accept Byrne's forfeit - and kick Bishop Brennan up the arse.

Further details

A lost bet puts Ted in a delicate position. And means he must put his foot in another one... After being rumbled for cheating in the over-75s football match, Ted has to pay the ultimate forfeit. He must kick Bishop Brennan up the arse.

Despite manufacturing the perfect opportunity, Ted's nerve fails him - and the Bishop's posterior remains unbooted.

Luckily, the roads have been taken in (when the rain is bad they store them in a warehouse on the east side of the island), so the Bishop has to spend the night, giving Ted more time to pluck up courage.

Then, amazingly, Dougal has a moment of perceptive genius: the Bishop would never believe Ted would actually kick him up the arse!

This insight sparks a course of action that works flawlessly. Almost...

Broadcast details

Friday 17th 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
    Jim Norton Bishop Len Brennan
    Ian FitzGibbon Father Jessup
    Paul Tylak Warrior
    Sharon Devlin Air Hostess
    Aislinn Sands Check-in Woman
    Tim Dry Aide In Vatican
    Paul Woodfull (as Paul Woodful) Taxi Driver
    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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