Apr. 1995
30 min.
Channel 4 TV Network

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Father Ted (UK)

Father Ted is about 3 Irish parish priests one of whom is reasonably sane;one is 'thick';and the other just plain mad and dirty with it.They have a house-keeper, who just can't stop making tea.They all live on remote Craggy Island off the west coast of Ireland. This sit-com tells of the,sometimes absurb situations that they create for themselves.

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Dermot went to University College Dublin, where he studied English and Philosopy. In 1974 he took up ...

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He is an Irish Catholic priest on Craggy Island who constantly feels burdened by the idiocy and insanity of those around him. According to several sources, Ted's birthday is 15 November. He was sent to the failing parish as penance for a misdemeanor known only as 'that Lourdes thing', whereby he allegedly stole charitable donations intended to fund a poor child's pilgrimage and then absconded to Las Vegas with it (he always claimed that the money was just 'resting in his account'). He claims to miss the thrill and the buzz of working in "the big city" although it was later suggested that his previous parish was actually in the small town of Wexford. Despite being one of the series' few sympathetic characters, Ted is a greedy and vainglorious man; he dreams of abandoning his fellow clergy and ministering a parish far away in America. However, he finds his ambitions constantly quashed by the demands of his much feared, narcissistic superior, Bishop Len Brennan, and the two priests he was charged with caring for: the violent alcoholic Father Jack Hackett and the profoundly unintelligent Father Dougal McGuire, as well as their manic housekeeper Mrs Doyle. Ted likes to give the image of a charitable humanitarian but dreams of a more glamorous calling than the priesthood. He serves as a straightman compared to his rather odd counterparts.

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02x02 - Think Fast, Father Ted
Season 2, Episode 02
03x05 - Escape from Victory
Season 3, Episode 05
02x05 - A Song for Europe
Season 2, Episode 05
01x05 - And God Created Woman
Season 1, Episode 05
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