Father Ted (Dermot Morgan), his housemates Father Dougal (Ardal O'Hanlon) and Father Jack (Frank Kelly), and of course housekeeper Mrs Doyle (Pauline McLynn), all return for some more madcap clerical comedy in these episodes from the second season of the hit TV show. In 'Hell', the Fathers' annual holiday looks to be heading for disaster with the arrival of a suspicious couple, an over-excitable youth group and plenty of rain. In 'Think Fast Father Ted', Ted damages the first prize (a new car) in the church raffle and must come up with a plan. In 'Tentacles of Doom', Ted is desperate to keep Dougal and Jack under control when the Bishop comes to Craggy Island to upgrade the Holy Stone of Clonrichert to a Class II relic. In 'The Old Grey Whistle Theft', a rebellious young priest arrives on the island and threatens to bring about the breakdown of law and order. Whilst in 'A Song For Europe', Ted decides to enter the Song For Europe 'borrowing' an old unknown song for his entry. Also includes the Christmas special 'A Christmassy Ted'. You will enjoy it. Oh, you will, you will, you will...
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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