|No. of episodes||6|
|Original run||21 April 1995 - 26 May 1995|
|DVD release||20 August 2001|
Series 1 of Father Ted aired on Channel 4 in the UK from 21 April to 26 May 1995. It consisted of six episodes.
Series co-creator Arthur Mathews was originally intended to play Ted but decided he lacked the acting ability the role required. He ended up having a minor role as a party guest in the second episode.
Mathews always preferred Dermot Morgan. Linehan was initially reluctant, fearing he would play Ted the same as "Father Trendy" a character he played on the RTÉ television show The Live Mike, but Morgan lobbied hard for the role and was cast.
- Dermot Morgan as Ted Crilly
- Ardal O'Hanlon as Dougal McGuire
- Frank Kelly as Jack Hackett
- Pauline McLynn as Mrs. Doyle
|1||Good Luck, Father Ted||April 21, 1995|
|2||Entertaining Father Stone||April 28, 1995|
|3||The Passion of Saint Tibulus||May 5, 1995|
|4||Competition Time||May 12, 1995|
|5||And God Created Woman||May 19, 1995|
|6||Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest||May 26, 1995|