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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
21 April 1995 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Crazy sitcom about 3 priests and their housekeeper who live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland it seems! Full summary »
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Awards:
15 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of a kind. See more (81 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 32)
Dermot Morgan ... Father Ted Crilly (25 episodes, 1995-1998)

Ardal O'Hanlon ... Father Dougal McGuire (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
Frank Kelly ... Father Jack Hackett (25 episodes, 1995-1998)

Pauline McLynn ... Mrs. Doyle / ... (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
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Series Directed by
Declan Lowney (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Andy De Emmony (8 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Writing credits
Graham Linehan (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
Arthur Mathews (25 episodes, 1995-1998)

Series Produced by
Mary Bell .... executive producer (24 episodes, 1995-1998)
Lissa Evans .... producer (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Graham Linehan .... associate producer (9 episodes, 1996-1998)
Arthur Mathews .... associate producer (9 episodes, 1996-1998)
Geoffrey Perkins .... producer (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Original Music by
The Divine Comedy (9 episodes, 1996-1998)
 
Series Cinematography by
Eugene O'Connor (24 episodes, 1995-1998)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tim Waddell (1 episode, 1998)
 
Series Casting by
Ros Hubbard (24 episodes, 1995-1998)
John Hubbard (16 episodes, 1995-1996)
Greg Kyle (8 episodes, 1998)
Mary Maguire (8 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Production Design by
Andrew Howe-Davies (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Anne Tilby (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Art Direction by
Bill Crutcher (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
 
Series Costume Design by
Caroline Pitcher (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
Sara Meek (2 episodes, 1995-1998)
 
Series Makeup Department
Christine Cant .... makeup designer / makeup artist (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
 
Series Production Management
Peter Thornton .... production manager (11 episodes, 1996)
Sue Howells .... production manager (8 episodes, 1998)
Liam Kelly .... unit manager (8 episodes, 1998)
Helen Booth .... production manager (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Aherne .... first assistant director (11 episodes, 1996)
Catherine Dunne .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 1998)
Francesco Reidy .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 1998)
Martin O'Malley .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Art Department
Peter Hallam .... property master / props master / ... (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Susannah Kaye .... production buyer (16 episodes, 1995-1996)
Cos Egan .... production buyer (10 episodes, 1996)
Tim Youngman .... props master / property master (10 episodes, 1996)
Nicola Painter .... production buyer (9 episodes, 1996-1998)
Patrick Begley .... props master / prop master / ... (8 episodes, 1998)
Paul Michel .... props (8 episodes, 1998)
Carmel O'Connor .... production buyer (6 episodes, 1995)
Kate McNamara .... graphic design (3 episodes, 1996)
Richard Norley .... graphic design (3 episodes, 1996)
Russell Hilliard .... graphic design (2 episodes, 1998)
Russell Mann .... graphic design (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Sound Department
Jon Matthews .... sound supervisor / sound (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
Eddie Quinn .... boom operator (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
Brendan Deasy .... sound recordist (24 episodes, 1995-1998)
Nigel Holmes .... boom operator (7 episodes, 1995-1998)
John Mooney .... sound (2 episodes, 1995-1998)
 
Series Special Effects by
Neal Champion .... special effects (14 episodes, 1996-1998)
Maurice Foley .... special effects supervisor (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Stunts
Bronco McLoughlin .... stuntman / stunt coordinator (9 episodes, 1995-1998)
Alan Walsh .... stunts / stuntman (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Eamon A. Kelly .... stuntman / stunt man (4 episodes, 1996-1998)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Owen .... senior cameraman / camera / ... (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
Lynda Stone .... camera operator / camera (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
Davie Mayes .... generator operator (23 episodes, 1995-1998)
Tony Swan .... gaffer (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Christopher Clayton .... lighting director (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Keith Durham .... assistant camera (15 episodes, 1995-1998)
Chris Chatfield .... camera operator / camera (14 episodes, 1995-1998)
Sean Moon .... vision controller (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Luke Chantrell .... vision controller (8 episodes, 1998)
Peter Edwards .... location cameraman / location camera operator (8 episodes, 1998)
Rob Kitzmann .... lighting director (7 episodes, 1998)
Maurice Swan .... gaffer (5 episodes, 1995)
Derek Murgett .... vision controller (4 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Casting Department
John Hubbard .... casting (1 episode, 1996)
Ros Hubbard .... casting (1 episode, 1996)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Neil Murphy .... wardrobe assistant (8 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Editorial Department
Mykola Pawluk .... videotape editor / editor: video tape (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Tim Waddell .... videotape editor (18 episodes, 1996-1998)
Roz Storey .... vision mixer (16 episodes, 1995-1996)
Naomi Neufeld .... vision mixer (7 episodes, 1998)
Nick Ames .... videotape editor (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Music Department
The Divine Comedy .... composer: title music (15 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Other crew
Mary Motture .... stage manager (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
Christine Hagon .... production team (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Michael Jelves .... floor manager (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Paula Wilson .... production team (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Joe Murdiff .... location manager / locations (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Sue Howells .... production team / production coordinator (11 episodes, 1996)
Eilis Boland .... production assistant (10 episodes, 1996)
Julia Hancock .... production assistant (10 episodes, 1996)
Margaret Molnar .... production team (10 episodes, 1996)
Geoffrey Perkins .... script advisor (10 episodes, 1996)
Dermot Cleary .... location manager / locations (9 episodes, 1996-1998)
Suzanna Ellis .... production team (9 episodes, 1996-1998)
Christine Moses .... production assistant (9 episodes, 1996-1998)
Mabelle Penalver .... film researcher (8 episodes, 1996-1998)
Graham Linehan .... location director (8 episodes, 1998)
Darren Smith .... production team (8 episodes, 1998)
James Stanley .... production team (8 episodes, 1998)
Niall Martin .... assistant location manager (7 episodes, 1998)
Guy Barker .... production team (6 episodes, 1995)
Rosalind Davidson .... production team (6 episodes, 1995)
Peter Errington .... floor manager (6 episodes, 1995)
Jim Imber .... production team (6 episodes, 1995)
Glynis Jones .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1995)
Adrian O'Brien .... production team (6 episodes, 1995)
Abigail Smart .... production team (6 episodes, 1995)
Cyril Marah .... production team (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
Swati Shah .... production team (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
 

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25 min | 50 min (1 episode)
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Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Ireland:15 | UK:15 | USA:TV-14 | USA:TV-PG (few episodes) | USA:TV-MA (some episodes)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The "Ferrero Rocher gag" pokes fun at a commercial that became something of an icon in 1990s Britain: we see a glitzy party in a beautiful reception room, beautiful women in expensive dresses, dashing men in evening dress. Through the throng we see a uniformed butler - he looks to his master (we presume) who nods. The butler then carries a silver salve loaded with a pyramid of Ferrero Rocher chocolates, which the party guests are invited to share. Widespread approval among the guests, one of whom says to the butler's master: "Ambassador, with these Ferrero Rocher you are really spoiling us". Father Ted itself inspired a far less successful advert for the British Government's HM Inland Revenue. In order to promote the Revenue's new self-assessment scheme, Pauline McLynn revisited her role as Mrs. Doyle trying to entice the viewer to go on line to make their tax return - involving her saying "go on, go on, go on, go on....go on line! Go on line, go on line, go on line...." In an opinion poll in the UK it was voted as the most annoying ad of the year.See more »
Quotes:
Eoin McLove:Get away from me! I don't want to catch the menopause!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Songs of LoveSee more »

FAQ

Were any of the episodes based on real events?
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57 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
One of a kind., 22 April 2004
Author: fibreoptic from England

Never has there been a comedy series like this and never will there be one like this again. I've never been an avid fan of Father Ted (don't know why) but as a person who doesn't watch that much television anymore this certainly gives me an excuse to turn the tv on and be entertained. Has done for years. Extremely unique and funny i would gladly sit down and watch a Father Ted marathon and watch every episode back to back. What is rare for a tv programme/movie is that i actually havn't met a single person who dislikes Father Ted! My favourite episode is the one where the whistle gets stolen. Fantastic. Shame there will be no more series but thank ourselves lucky they made three fantastic series. An all time great.

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