Father Ted

One of the funniest sitcoms ever made. Father Ted is the story of three priests that are so unstable that they’ve been cast off to Craggy Island off the west coast of Ireland so they can’t cause any more trouble.

Ted has a history of theft and gambling, Jack is a violent drunk and Dougal is a simpleton. Combining these fantastic lead characters who are expertly played by Dermot Morgan, Ardal O’Hanlan and Frank Kelly with the tea obsessed Mrs Doyle and a range of crazy characters makes for the most bizarre and creative sitcom you’ll ever watch.

Graham Linehan, who has written or contributed to many hit British sitcoms and comedy shows over the last 20 years, creates comedy gold as he often does with the help of Arthur Mathews.  The writing is sharp, unexpected and hilarious.

Fantastic episodes include The Mainland, A Song for Europe, Kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse and Are you Right There Father Ted.

The show ended sadly as Dermot Morgan died shortly after the end of the fourth series and Frank Kelly has also since passed. This show remains lengendary and, as much as I love it, I really hope they never do another and it’s left as the perfect comedy gold it is.

If you haven’t seen it then you must watch immediately.

Comedy Simon says

***** 5 stars

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