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 6 is repeated on More4 on Friday at 12:10am.

Press Clippings

Watching Father Ted for the very first time

We got Aurore, our comedy newbie, to watch the show for the first time and tell us what she thinks of it.

JOE, 6th May 2020

Great episodes: Kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse

This year marks twenty-five years of Father Ted, so what better way to commemorate this milestone than to take a look back at arguably the most iconic episode of the series? It's time for another 'Undeniably Great Episode of British Comedy' and this time we're looking at the episode - Kicking Bishop Brennan Up the Arse!

Rhianna Evans, The Comedy Blog, 2nd May 2020

Dermot Morgan, remembered by his friends

As Craggy Island's idiot priest turns 25, Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews pay tribute to the late comedy livewire who brought him to life

Tom Fordy, The Telegraph, 21st April 2020

Celebrating 25 years of Father Ted's hilarity

Twenty-five years ago today, a phenomenon burst upon our television screens. The first showing of Father Ted on Channel 4 brought us the strange and very, very funny world of Craggy Island and its trio of priests with their housekeeper.

Martin Hannan, The National, 21st April 2020

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