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 1, Episode 2 is repeated on More4 tomorrow at 3:10am.

Press Clippings

Father Ted stamps? Aw, go on, go on, go on, go on

Is there anything to be said for a Father Ted stamp? An Post plans to ask the public for suggestions for what images should adorn four stamps it plans to release next month commemorating the 25th anniversary of the cult TV comedy about three Irish priests and their tea-obsessed housekeeper.

Colin Coyle, The Times, 15th March 2020

12 Days of Xmas Specials - A Christmassy Ted

A Yuletide classic that it just wouldn't be Christmas without! But, how did a special about Priests hanging around a lingerie section become such an important part of Christmas?

Jazzy Janey, The Comedy Blog, 25th December 2019

TV's funniest Xmas moments: Part 1

All this week we're bringing you scripts of the TV gems that had the nation shaking with laughter, starting with Only Fools And Horses, Father Ted and Yes Minister.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 17th December 2019

Poll reveals the best sitcom Christmas specials

The finale of The Office has been voted as the best TV Christmas sitcom special by readers of Radio Times.

British Comedy Guide, 11th December 2019

Tedfest descends into violence after farmer pulled gun

A farmers' 'MooPoo' outing at Tedfest descended into violence after a young farmer produced an imitation hand-gun from his boxer shorts in a confrontation with another man.

Claire Fox, The Independent (Ireland), 14th November 2019

Ardal O'Hanlon: I had to distance myself from Ted

"Once we finished Father Ted I really wanted to distance myself from it, much as I was always very proud and fond of it."

Janet Christie, The Scotsman, 9th November 2019

Brendan Grace: Irish comedian and Father Ted actor dies

Irish comedian Brendan Grace has died at the age of 68 after a short illness. He was also an actor acclaimed for roles including Father Fintan Stack in the Channel 4 cult comedy Father Ted.

BBC, 11th July 2019

Father Ted actor Brendan Grace diagnosed with cancer

Brendan Grace, who appeared as Father Stack in Father Ted has been diagnosed with cancer, after being hospitalised for four weeks to receive treatment for pneumonia.

Kathryn Ingate, The Daily Express, 3rd July 2019

The Top 10 British sitcoms of the 90s

The 1990s were a period of renewed confidence in the UK. The economy continued to boom and Blair's huge majority made 'Cool Britannia' a phenomenon. Oasis and Blur fought it out as most influential band, and the Spice Girls were everywhere. What a time to be alive! Sitcoms didn't disappoint either, and offered a rich variety.

Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus, 13th May 2019

Fawlty Towers tops Radio Times greatest British sitcom list

Fawlty Towers has come out top of a list of the greatest British sitcoms, as compiled by Radio Times magazine.

British Comedy Guide, 9th April 2019