Father Ted Crilly (Dermot Morgan), Father Dougal Maguire (Ardal O’Hanlon) and Father Jack Hackett (Frank Kelly) have been banished to Craggy Island – a remote island, off the Irish west coast – by Bishop Len Brennan (Jim Norton). The three priests live in the parochial house with their slightly crazed and tea-addicted house keeper, Mrs. Doyle (Pauline McLynn). Dougal isn’t the brightest, Ted has a knack of getting into awkward situations, and the less said about Father Jack the alcoholic swear machine the better. Despite being in the middle of nowhere, the trio finds plenty of ways to cause chaos and confusion.
– EPISODE GUIDE – SEASON 1
Good Luck, Father Ted
Ted gets the chance to appear on prestigious telly Eirean show Faith of Our Fathers. Could this be the opportunity for him to find television stardom and escape from Craggy Island?
Entertaining Father Stone
For six years Father Stone has been coming to Craggy Island, which is at least seven too many for Ted, Dougal and Jack. Ted tries everything to get him to leave but, when Father Stone finds himself on the receiving end of a bolt of lightening, Ted becomes equally desperate to get him back.
The Passion of St. Tibilus
The controversial movie “The Passion of St. Tibilus” has been been banned by the Pope but through some loophole is being shown on Craggy Island. Bishop Brennan asks Father Ted and Dougal to get he film withdrawn, but will their protests have the desired effect?
The All Priests Look Alike Competition has come around again and Henry Sellers, host of the almost popular “Morning Quiz” is coming out to judge it. Ted is determined that this year he will defeat his fellow priests from Rugged Island.
And God Created Woman
Novelist Polly Clarke, author of the steamy Bejewelled with Kisses, comes to stay on the island and Ted mistakenly believes she has fallen for him. Will it be bright lights, glamour, excitement and a new life for Ted?
Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest
Father Jack consumes more floor polish than is good for him and leaves Ted and Dougal half a million pounds in his will. But will he stay dead long enough for them to get it?