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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:
A comedy masterpiece See more (82 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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Runtime:
25 min | 50 min (1 episode)
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Certification:
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:
After the broadcast of the first episode, the network received just two complaints: one criticizing it for being too anti-Catholic Church, and the other criticizing it for being too pro-Catholic Church.See more »
Quotes:
Father Dougal:I know! Well lure them into a giant bingo game!
Father Ted:And how are we going to do that?
Father Dougal:We'll print up some bingo cards on our printing press and... oh.
Father Ted:Yes, it's the lack of a printing press that lets us down there. Or bingo balls. Or a PA system. Or in fact, any bingo paraphernalia at all.
Father Dougal:Damn. So near, yet so far.
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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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36 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
A comedy masterpiece, 7 May 2002
Author: luigina.ciolfi from Limerick, Ireland

The day I moved to Ireland, I didn't know I was about to discover one of the greatest comedy series of all times as "Father Ted" certainly is!

The basic plot in itself is amazingly simple, a stroke of genius: three "peculiar" priests and a housekeeper in an island off the Irish West coast. It's unbelievable how much fun, irony, satire, surreal humour and great characters can come out of so little. And if you are of Catholic extraction, the fun is even greater (we all have met a Dougal, a Ted or a Jack at some stage...)

It's even too hard for me to pick a favourite episode: Ted and Dougal entering the "EuroVision Song Contest" with the excellent pop hit (and video clip) "My lovely horse"? Ted is believed a racist by the islanders and organises a great multi-cultural event? Dougal becomes a milkman only to discover that his life is in danger at Speed 3? Father Stone comes for a visit and for playing a bit of mini-golf? "The Passion of St. Tibulus" is being shown at the local cinema? Cigarettes, drink and rollerblades are given up for Lent? Bishop Len Brennan is kicked up the arse? Impossible to decide.

I would recommend to anyone buying the complete series 1, 2 and 3 as they come out in DVD. You can watch "Father Ted" over and over and still laugh your head off.

One of my favourite quotes:

Dougal: "Ted, was Jack really dead? How could he come back to life?"

Ted: "I don't know, Dougal. I'd say he's resurrected from the grave...Like that fella...what's he called...E.T.!"

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