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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
21 April 1995 (UK) See more »
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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:
Amazing. One of the greats. 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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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:
Dermot Morgan announced that he was leaving "Father Ted" and Series 3 was to be his last, because he wanted to move on and do other roles.See more »
Quotes:
Father Ted:That's the great thing about Catholicism - it's very vague and no-one knows what its really all about.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Songs of LoveSee more »

FAQ

Were any of the episodes based on real events?
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64 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
Amazing. One of the greats., 17 September 2004
Author: Lupercali from Tasmania

'Father Ted' came out during a period when I seldom watched TV, so it was purely by accident that I happened to catch an episode whilst at my parent's place. At first I thought it was going to be a fairly typical middle-of-the-road British sitcom, but it soon became evident that this veneer of normalcy was a Trojan horse, allowing in the show's pointed satire of The Catholic Church, and its wonderful, off-the-wall surrealism, mostly supplied by the young Father Dougal, some of whose utterances had me almost literally in tears.

Take this dialog, when the islanders are convinced that some kind of monster is prowling 'the moors', taking sheep.

"They say it's as big as four cats, and it's got a retractable leg so as it can leap up at you better and you know what Ted, it lights up at night, and it's got four ears. Two of them are for listening and the other two are kind of back-up ears, and it's claws are as big as cups and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps and Mrs. Doyle was tellin' me that it's got magnets on it's tail so as if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you, and instead of a mouth it's got four arses. "

Needless to say, after that, as a fan of the British surrealist tradition, I was hooked, and soon learned to love the other characters and the show as a whole.

Perhaps what makes it so great is that it managed to combine satire and surrealism with other more conventional comic styles which appealed to my parent's generation (my mother is 71 and loved the show).

If there was a finer sitcom to come out of the UK in the 90's, I don't know what it is. But then, I probably wouldn't.

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