Father Ted

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'That's mad, Ted': stamps launched for Father Ted's 25th anniversary
Stamps feature phrases from award-winning comedy set on fictional Craggy Island

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

27, Aug, 2020 @5:10 PM

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Get out of a pickle and into chutney | Brief letters
Brief letters: Making chutney | Lockdown marmalade | Father Jack and Trump | Mathematical fright | Morse code clapping


29, Apr, 2020 @5:49 PM

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Ardal O'Hanlon review – shrugging off the ghost of Father Dougal
In an endearing but gentle show, the comedian tries to leave his Father Ted alter ego behind

Brian Logan

25, Nov, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Ardal O'Hanlon: 'Comedy never used to be a career – it was for slackers with ukuleles'
The star of Father Ted and Death in Paradise on his ‘unstable’ personality, his revealing new standup show – and the terrifying bomb scare he endured as a child

Zoe Williams

29, Oct, 2019 @12:50 PM

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Only when we laugh: now even dad jokes can be funny | Rebecca Nicholson
A new study shows that laughing is more enjoyable when we do it together. And TV comedy hits have tapped into this, says Guardian columnist Rebecca Nicholson

Rebecca Nicholson

24, Jul, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Bronco McLoughlin obituary
Stunt performer who appeared in films including The Mission, Total Recall and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Anthony Hayward

31, Mar, 2019 @3:40 PM

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From Father Ted to Only Fools and Horses: the rise of the sitcom musical
A number of comedy classics are being reinterpreted for the stage as ‘joke-box’ musicals. Can they avoid the pitfalls of previous sitcom adaptations?

Mark Lawson

04, Jun, 2018 @12:28 PM

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Father Ted to become pope in stage musical
Graham Linehan announces ‘real final episode’ of popular sitcom is almost written

Chris Johnston

02, Jun, 2018 @4:05 PM

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From Fun Bobby to Flaked: why sitcoms are sobering up
Writers such as Sharon Horgan discuss why the ‘lovable drunk’ trope is a thing of the past, as complex comedy heroes are cleaning up

Jack Seale

14, Apr, 2018 @9:00 AM

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When real-life protest imitates art – from Three Billboards to Father Ted
A triptych-style protest inspired by the Oscar favourite Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is only the latest example of demonstrators taking inspiration from cultural landmarks

Gavin Haynes

21, Feb, 2018 @4:21 PM

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‘Watching TV is the only wholesome family time we have most days’
Watching a show with my teenage sons is a happy retreat from reality, away from arguments, exams and the friction of daily life

Emma Beddington

12, Aug, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Move over Mrs Brown: comedians prefer Alan Partridge and Fawlty Towers
Gold TV has polled the professionals about their favourite comedy. But even the funniest of the funny can’t easily be reduced to scenes and one-liners

Brian Logan

04, Jan, 2017 @1:06 PM

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