Father Ted is a Channel 4 commissioned sitcom that was produced by British independent production company Hat Trick Productions.
Created by Irish writers Arthur Mathews & Graham Linehan and directed by Declan Lowney, the series starred a predominantly Irish cast and originally aired over three series from 21 April 1995 until 1 May 1998, including a Christmas special, for a total of 25 episodes. The show also aired on RTE Two in Ireland, in Australia on Nine Network & ABC and on BBC America.
Set on the fictional Craggy Island, a remote location off Ireland’s west coast, the show starred the late Dermot Morgan as the eponymous Father Ted Crilly, alongside fellow priests Fr Dougal Maguire (Ardal O’Hanlon) and Father Jack Hackett (late Frank Kelly). Exiled on the island for various past ‘incidents’, the priests live together in the isolated parochial house with their housekeeper Mrs. Doyle (Pauline McLynn).
The show was critically acclaimed, receiving multiple BAFTA awards and remains one of the all time classic TV sitcoms.
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