Voted Channel 4's greatest comedy show by viewers.
The four-time BAFTA award-winning Father Ted tells the hilarious tale of three Irish priests and their housekeeper. Life is hard for Ted (Dermot Morgan). Exiled to the remote Craggy Island (for reasons which never quite become clear but may have something to do with missing Church funds), he is forced to share a house with three of the most difficult people in Ireland...
First there's Father Jack (Frank Kelly), who has not been sober since 1936 and has a vocabulary which extends to three words--only two of them printable. Then there's Father Dougal (Ardal O'Hanlan): young, innocent and almost inconceivably stupid. And finally, Mrs Doyle (Pauline McLynn) the overly-attentive housekeeper who has one sole purpose in life--to supply the priests with cups of tea, usually against their will. Will the four of them ever be able to live in faithful harmony?
This 5-disc complete boxset has been designed by renowned cartoonist and illustrator Tony Millionaire and includes collectible art cards of his drawings. Contains all episodes from all three series plus loads of extras, including:
• Commentary by Graham Linehan & Arthur Mathews for series 1 & 2 (recorded 2012)
• Cast & writers commentaries on all episodes
• Small, Far Away - The World of Father Ted
• Father Ted wins Channel 4's 30 Greatest Comedy Show
• Interview with writers
• Tedfest 2007: A Very Ted Weekend
• Comedy Connections
• Comic Relief with Ted and Dougal
• Tedfest 2007: Two tribes go to war
is one of those rare sitcoms that defies categorisation--it owes as much to Flann O'Brien and Samuel Beckett as it does to Monty Python--and its blend of satire, character comedy and anarchic surrealism has made it a cult favourite around the world. Exiled to remote Craggy Island, Father Ted shares a house with the breathtakingly stupid Father Dougal Maguire and the constantly inebriated Father Jack, who has a small vocabulary and a taste for furniture polish. Their housekeeper, Mrs Doyle, takes care of them with a never-ending supply of tea and sandwiches: "Go on now, Father, won't you try one? They're diagonal." Together they fight boredom by dressing up as Elvis, startling ducks at the fair and provoking nuns. This set compiles the entire three-year series. --Simon Leake
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