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"Father Ted" Escape from Victory (1998)

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Original Air Date:
10 April 1998 (Season 3, Episode 5)
Father Ted comes up with a scheme to win a football match against Father Dick Byrne. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Dermot Morgan ... Father Ted Crilly

Ardal O'Hanlon ... Father Dougal McGuire
Frank Kelly ... Father Jack Hackett

Pauline McLynn ... Mrs. Doyle
Maurice O'Donoghue ... Father Dick Byrne
Don Wycherley ... Father Cyril MacDuff

Stephen Brennan ... Father Niall Haverty
Birdy Sweeney ... Father Cullen
Charles Simon ... Father Jim
Conor Evans ... Father Romeo Sensini
Peter Dix ... Craggy Island's Goalkeeper
Jason Byrne ... Referee
Doreen Keogh ... Mrs. Doyle's Friend
Miriam Kelly ... Mrs. Doyle's Other Friend

Episode Crew
Directed by
Andy De Emmony (studio director)
Writing credits
Graham Linehan (written by) and
Arthur Mathews (written by)

Produced by
Mary Bell .... executive producer
Lissa Evans .... producer
Graham Linehan .... associate producer
Arthur Mathews .... associate producer
Original Music by
The Divine Comedy 
Cinematography by
Eugene O'Connor (director of photography)
Casting by
Ros Hubbard 
Greg Kyle 
Mary Maguire 
Production Design by
Andrew Howe-Davies (designer)
Art Direction by
Bill Crutcher 
Costume Design by
Caroline Pitcher 
Makeup Department
Christine Cant .... makeup designer
Production Management
Sue Howells .... production manager
Liam Kelly .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Catherine Dunne .... second assistant director
Francesco Reidy .... first assistant director
Art Department
Patrick Begley .... prop master (as Pat Begley)
Peter Hallam .... prop master
Nicola Painter .... production buyer
Paul Michel .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Brendan Deasy .... sound recordist
Jon Matthews .... sound supervisor
John Mooney .... sound (uncredited)
Eddie Quinn .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Neal Champion .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Luke Chantrell .... vision controller
Peter Edwards .... location cameraman
Rob Kitzmann .... lighting director
Chris Owen .... senior cameraman
Tony Swan .... gaffer
Chris Chatfield .... camera operator (uncredited)
Keith Durham .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Davie Mayes .... generator operator (uncredited)
Lynda Stone .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Neil Murphy .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Naomi Neufeld .... vision mixer
Mykola Pawluk .... videotape editor
Tim Waddell .... videotape editor
Other crew
Dermot Cleary .... location manager
Suzanna Ellis .... production team
Christine Hagon .... production team
Michael Jelves .... floor manager
Graham Linehan .... location director
Niall Martin .... assistant location manager
Christine Moses .... production assistant
Mary Motture .... stage manager
Darren Smith .... production team
James Stanley .... production team
Paula Wilson .... production team

Production Companies

Additional Details

24 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

This episode marks the final appearances of Father Dick Byrne (Maurice O'Donoghue) and Father Cyril MacDuff (Don Wycherley) on the series.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Right after Fr. Jack unwittingly makes a goal during the football match, Fr. Dick Byrne is shown wearing a wedding ring on his left hand. Catholic priests aren't permitted to get married.See more »
Mrs. Doyle:Football, football, football, football, football, football, football, football, football... what you men see in it, I don't know.
Mrs. Doyle:A load of men kicking a bit of leather around a field...
Mrs. Doyle:You men, the things you think are "great fun". Like going to the films, a load of men sitting around looking at films! And rollercoasters, a load of men in a rollercoaster going up and down on a big metal track! And sailing, a load of men in a big boat floating around in the sea! And shouting, a load of men going around shouting! And so forth.
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