This definitely has to be one of the best sit coms of all time. Featuring the long-suffering Father Ted, the hapless Father Dougal Maguire, Father Jack Hacket, who likes the odd drink and good old housekeeper Mrs Doyle, who seems to do everything from tea making to roof repairs. Together they all live in the parochial house on the godforsaken island of Craggy Island, a place populated by many eccentrics where the only place of interest is 'The Holy Stone of Clonrichert' basically a stone on a pedestal. The box set contains 4 disks Disk 1: The 6 episode from series 1 Disk 2: 5 episodes from series 2 and 'A Christmassy Ted' Disk 3: Contains the remaining 5 episodes of series 2 Disk 4: All 8 episodes from series 3. Each episode is a mixture of side splitting comedy and slapstick humour following the clergy through various improbable and farcical situations. They are kept in check by the hard line Bishop Len Brennan, and occasionally come into competition with the residence of the Rugged Island parochial house Father Dick Burn et al. The humour is light hearted, timeless, original, classic and just pure brilliance, poking fun at irish rural life, priests, the Catholic church and Catholicism in general. This was a hugely successful series and I think the 3rd series is the best of the lot. This is definitely a box set worth owning, brilliant!!!
I bought this as a Christmas treat for the whole family, not least because my 10 year old has just discovered Father Ted and wanted to record every episode on the Sky box. A timeless classic that doesn't seem to have dated at all - not least because it's set in its own little time warp, what with the 70s pattern wallpaper and textiles etc in the parochial house. Good value for so many episodes - and to redeem free space on my Sky box!