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Father Ted 

Three misfit priests and their housekeeper live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland that it seems to be.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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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Storyline

Have mercy on poor Father Ted Crilly. He has so much to contend with when it comes to dealing with the folks of Craggy Island, Ireland. There's Father Dougal McGuire, who is as dimwitted as they come; and then there is Father Jack Hackett who lives for the simple pleasures of life (sleeping, drinking, and swearing). Ted tries to bring stability to his congregation as well as the surreal townspeople of Craggy Island. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

Channel 4 [United Kingdom]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Otac Ted See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Frank Kelly and Pauline McLynn had both previously starred in the soap operas Emmerdale Farm (1972) and EastEnders (1985). See more »

Goofs

Some of the bunnies in "The Plague" are motionless stuffed bunnies. See more »

Quotes

Father Dougal: Ah, what are you after, Ted?
Father Ted: I'm not after anything. It's not unknown for Priests to pray once in a while.
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Crazy Credits

The sixth episode of the second season begins with the usual credits, but instead of Father Ted, the title reads: Father Ben. It then cuts to Dougal sitting in front of the TV, watching Father Ben. Ted comes in and makes fun of the character of Father Ben, saying he has no self-awareness at all. It then cuts to the normal credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Jennifer Saunders: Laughing at the 90s (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Songs of Love
(title music)
Written by Neil Hannon
Performed by The Divine Comedy
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User Reviews

Impossible to dislike.
5 April 2003 | by OscarBewilderedSee all my reviews

How anyone can fault this remarkably funny sitcom is utterly beyond me. The comedy ranges from the most crude to the superiorly intelligent. I particularly like Dougal's (Ardal O'Hannon) take on the death of Kurt Cobain, offensive as it was.

There is nothing to dislike about this; the characters are lovable (especially Dougal), they're hilarious and it is the most Irish humour possible. It's a big pity this show was not as renowned around the globe as it was in Ireland.

Eleven out of ten, just for showing us how unsophisticated comedy can win over every time.


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