R.I.P. Frank Kelly, a.k.a. Father Jack

Veteran stage and screen actor, Frank Kelly, best known for playing the elderly, ranting, foul-mouthed alcoholic priest, Father Jack Hackett in the comedy sitcom Father Ted, has died at the age of 77. Kelly, most recently seen in Emmerdale and Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie, spent years working as a subeditor at Irish newspapers before beginning an acting career that spanned […]

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St. Paddy's Day from Craggy Island

With the realization that many across the globe have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day since Saturday, what better way to cap off the festivities than a trip to Craggy Island to spend some quality time with Father Ted Crilly, Father Dougal McGuire, Mrs. Doyle and Father Jack Hackett and his daily simple pleasures routine of […]

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Vote now! Best Father Ted episode ever!

***FYI, A GLITCH IN THE POLL, WIPED OUT ALL VOTING SO FAR. WE’LL LEAVE UP ANOTHER DAY TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO VOTE EARLY AND OFTEN. A GREAT RESPONSE SO FAR WITH TOTALS SHOWING “Speed 3” IN THE LEAD. THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT HAS VOTED SO FAR. IF YOU WOULDN’T MIND VOTING AGAIN, I WOULD […]

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No more Father Ted, with or without Dermot Morgan

Echoing sentiments that he expressed to us several years ago during our interview for PBS’ Funny Blokes of British Comedy, Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Dougal) told a BBC Radio interview audience recently that writers, Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, had already determined there would be no more Father Ted programs even before the sudden untimely death of […]

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Craggy Island anyone?

You can wear green all you want, have a pint of Guinness, maybe some Irish Stew or go to a parade, but no St. Patrick’s Day salute would be complete without a trip to Craggy Island and a look back at one of the Irish comedy greats, Father Ted. Ok, I know it was done […]

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A Father Ted Christmas

As we continue celebrating the holidays, Britcom-style, what would the holidays be without the Craggy Island antics of Father Ted Crilly, Father Dougal McGuire and Father Jack in this Christmas episode of Father Ted, A Christmassy Ted. Father Dougal checking the lights on the tree and opening the advent calendar are priceless. Enjoy. Dermot Morgan […]

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