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Articles Tagged 'Father Ted'

Father Ted (Pic: Channel 4)

‘Father Ted’ at 20: Why the Comedy Still Feels Fresh

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 panel shows like QI and Never Mind The Buzzcocks have dominated schedules and mock […]


Five Irish Things The British Have Adopted

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. Things that do not normally sport shamrocks will suddenly look very lucky indeed, and there will […]

The Greatest Hits Of ‘Father Ted’

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.) Not that you need an excuse. Sifting through the three series and one Christmas special of […]

Foul-Mouthed Father Ted Star Diagnosed With Cancer

Frank Kelly, who played Jack “Feck! Arse!” Hackett on the sitcom Father Ted, has been diagnosed with bowel cancer and is undergoing chemo. “The tumour was the size of a bloody cabbage,” he tells The Mirror, which certainly gives me a taste for some coleslaw. Kelly’s prognosis is good, and we wish him well. 39-year-old […]