Ecumenical Matters - The Father Ted Podcast

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The TOP FIVE EPISODES, as voted for by YOU, the listeners of Ecumenical Matters. Lindsay Mitchell and Glenn Hamill take us through the Contenders we picked throughout the run of the podcast and have been voted on over two months by the public.F
IT'S CHRISTMAS! So naturally it's Golden Cleric time on Craggy Island!Dirty Words members Colin Hassard and Ashley Manners get trapped with Ted and Dougal in the Largest Lingerie Department in Ireland. Mrs Doyle gets a new, mechanical nemesis a
Writers and producers Muireann McGinty and Dee Harvey dream big in the final ever episode of Father Ted! ¬†ūüėĘAfter talking Tommy Tiernan off a ledge at a priest's convention Ted is seduced by visions of a glamourous life in America, but can he r
Kiel Cathers, lead singer of folk rock behemoths The Logues wards off the huddled masses of Eoin McLove fans in this hilarious send up of Daniel O’Donnell.Mrs Doyle is besotted when she wins a competition to have her beloved TV host Eoin McLove
LIVE EPISODE! We broadcast live from the Fenderesky Gallery on Belfast's North Street during Culture Night Belfast 2016 in front of an adorning audience and streamed to Facebook Live. All with the obligatory Craggy Island production values!Afte
Another Road Show! This time to Mexico. Well south of the (Ireland/UK) border in Letterkenny. Ted is embroiled in a high stakes bet with his hated rival Dick Byrne in the Annual All-Priests 5-a-Side Over 75 Indoor Football Challenge Match. Doug
I don't believe it! Twenty episodes, so celebrate with actor Glenn Hamill and Vince! The Islanders take a day trip to the Mainland, despite Mrs Doyle's misgivings. Ted and Dougal meet Victor Meldrew from One Foot in the Grave, but learn very qu
PAT MUSTARD! Comedians Victoria E Armstrong and David Doherty-Jebb commandeer a milk float in this seminal episode.Randy milkman Pat Mustard has been getting Mrs Doyle all hot and bothered, and Ted doesn't like it. He organises a sting operatio
Actor, writer and improv artist Michael Keane is at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, cowering from the menace of the Beast in this terrifying mystery episode.Ted's got in over his head, betting the entire heating allowance on Chris winning the Ki
Belfast Comedy Writers Johnny Nicholl and Jonathan McCoy watch Ted insult a sixth of the world's population when he tries to impersonate a Chinese person. Dougal helps him come up with an idea, but he didn't realise there were a lot of small id
Gerry Norman of rock band A Plastic Rose and his wife, street artist Friz (Marian Noone), board a flight with us where everything goes wrong - what is it with rock stars and planes?Ted's fear of flying is justified after Dougal is given access
Lifelong Ted fan, Sean Treanor hosts the nightmarish Father Fintan Stack and his 3am jungle music, but at least he had his fun, and that's all matters. Jack's hairy hands has him stationed up in 'Jurassic Park', so Ted and Dougal have to entert
Lifelong Ted fan Eamonn Turbett joins in the giving things up competition, or sorry, the sacrifice to Our Lord (Arnold, who's Arnold?). After Father Dick Byrne lays down the challenge, Ted volunteers himself, Dougal and Jack to give up their vi
Actress Lindsey Mitchell and prodigal son Vince (they all have lovely bottoms) are on the judging panel for The Lovely Girls. Ted's has the honour of picking the winner, who will have the honour of paying for dinner for him. Dougal has to house
DJ and musician Graham Harrison has to cure The Plague befalling Craggy Island, as the whole place is coming down with rabbits and Ted and Dougal desperately search for a ways to get rid of them - on the eve of Bishop Brennan's impromptu visit!
Composer and musician Marty Devine serenades us through Craggy Island's melodious tribute to Eurovision. Ted and Dougal go through some creative differences, but emerge with the classic My Lovely Horse (well, the lyrics at least). Jack's drinks
Donny Kingston, up and coming stand up on Belfast's comedy circuit, helps unravel the mystery of the stolen whistle and stave off complete societal breakdown on Craggy Island. It's just a whistle! Dougal's finds a cool new friend in Father Damo
London Comedy Writers Olly Allsop and Jordan Birch attend the upgrading of the Holy Stone of Clonrickert to a Class 2 Relic. Hosting three bishops on the island is going to be the highlight of Mrs Doyle's career, but unfortunately she's lost he
Improv artist and actor Marcus Keeley conducts the inquest into the most crooked raffle in Craggy Island history. Music is in the air, with Father Finnegan the dancing Priest (RIP) and the Spinmaster Father Billy O'Dwyer on the decks. Father Au
Colin Hassard joins us again to discuss Graham Norton's bow on the show as the relentless Father Noel Furlong. Father LARRY DUFF! He's tremendous fun, I'll give him a call. And Dougal's spatial awareness causes concern ("These cows are very sma
It's the last episode of Series 1 of ...Ted so we were buzzing! Unfortunately, so was the audio (sorry about that). Jack has briefly exited this mortal coil, which means Ted and Dougal have to attend to his wake. Mrs Doyle is tickled pink by al
Actors Glenn Hamill and Christian Jackson discuss Ted's desires as he tries to woo superstar author Polly Clark. Mrs Doyle turns the air blue, and Dougal is even more confused by all the women around. Nuns! Nuns! Reverse Reverse! We also ask wh
The classic Henry Sellers ("I MADE THE BBC") episode, Competition Time.Hopefully you'll laugh as much as the largely overshadowed character, Barty Dunne; we get the first appearance of Dick Byrne; how many times Mrs Doyle says 'Ah, go on!' (it'
Voiceover artist Derm McGuigan joins us to protest The Passion of St Tibulus in our rundown of this classic episode. Careful now!Bishop Brennan is introduced and details the reasons why the priests are on the island - let us never speak of The
Colin Hassard, Belfast's premier performance poet, joins us to host the dripping bore that is Father Stone as Ted makes a deadly deal with God. Wouldn't it have been better if he had been killed?  Dougal has a very limited scope when it comes t
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