Father Ted: Season 1, Episode 4

Competition Time (12 May 1995)

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Father Ted, Dougal and Jack enter a talent competition visited by a BBC presenter with an odd drinking problem.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Dermot Morgan ...
Frank Kelly ...
Pauline McLynn ...
Niall Buggy ...
Maurice O'Donoghue ...
Don Wycherley ...
Father Cyril McDuff
Chris Curran ...
Fergus O'Kelly ...
Father Barty Dunne
John Olohan ...
Sgt Deegan
Paul Woodfull ...
Jean Ainslie ...
Edwina Day ...


Craggy Island is hosting the annual Priests' Stars in Their Eyes lookalike contest and the parochial house accommodates its presenter Henry Sellers. In an effort to curry favour for his entry Ted plies Henry with drink, unaware that he is a reformed alcoholic, who consequently goes berserk and has to be chased through the woods and shot with a tranquilizer gun. Next day, with Henry assured that he did nothing untoward whilst drunk, the contest goes ahead with the Craggy Island trio's entry the Three Ages of Elvis winning. They decide to celebrate with a drink and unfortunately so does Henry. Written by don @ minifie-1

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This episode marks the first appearances of Father Dick Byrne (Maurice O'Donoghue) and Father Cyril MacDuff (Don Wycherley) on the series. See more »


Sergeant Deegan: God, this reminds me of Vietnam.
Father Ted Crilly: Were you in Vietnam, Sergeant?
Sergeant Deegan: Ah, no no, I mean, you know, the films.
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References Stars in Their Eyes (1990) See more »


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