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Father Ted, to some people, is more than a TV show. Fittingly enough, for a show that satires the Roman Catholic Church in a way that would never be permitted in today’s politically correct age, and the influence of its three series have reached almost a biblical scale in the sixteen years since the final episode.

Co-creator Graham Linehan has continued to leave his mark on British and Irish comedy with the wonderfully outrageous Black Books, and the slightly more conventional It Crowd. He can never be accused of resting on his laurels, but he could have retired from the world of comedy long ago with a perfect legacy in Father Ted.

Set on a remote island off Ireland’s west coast, the fictional Craggy Island was where Linehan stumbled upon his magic formula – the slightly manic Father Ted Crilly, played by the late Dermot Morgan, »

- Gerard Walton

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