One year after Father Ted aired its final episode, Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews published a book. As its title suggests, The Complete Scripts collects in a single volume the screenplays for all 25 produced episodes. However, the book’s most … Continue reading
The sitcom format, powered as it is by the very particular way a cast perform and interact both with one other and with their live studio audience, doesn’t translate terribly well to book form. It’s to its credit, then, that The … Continue reading
You’ve seen the twenty-five episodes, of course. A series of six, another of ten, a Christmas special, and the final batch of eight. Perhaps you’ve even watched the Comic Relief sketch, with its precious twelve minutes of additional Father Ted. … Continue reading
On 14 March, 1997, Father Ted had his finest hour. But it didn’t happen in Father Ted – it happened in reality.