In the 20 years since Father Ted was first aired—on April 21, 1995—a lot has happened to the shape of British television comedy. Sketch shows like Little Britain and The Fast Show have fallen in and out of fashion; parlour room …
This Monday is St. Patrick’s Day, a chance for Irish people to celebrate Irishness and for people who are not Irish (even by descent) to pretend that they are. Things that are not usually green will be made green.
As St Patrick’s Day draws closer, now seems a good time to celebrate the finest Irish sitcom ever made, with a look at some of its best bits. (Own the entire series on DVD via the BBC America Shop.
Frank Kelly, who played Jack “Feck! Arse!” Hackett on the sitcom Father Ted, has been diagnosed with bowel cancer and is undergoing chemo.