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Series 3
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No. of episodes 8
Original run 13 March 1998 - 1 May 1998
DVD release 20 May 2003
Series chronology
Series 2

Series 3 of Father Ted aired on Channel 4 in the UK from 13 March 1998 to 1 May 1998. It consisted of eight episodes and is the final series.


Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan always intended to wrap the show with the third series and Dermot Morgan also announced his intention to step down from the role for fear of being typecast.

Tragically, the day after wrapping filming on the final episode, Dermot Morgan suffered a massive heart attack while hosting a dinner party at his home in London and died aged 45. As a mark of respect, Channel 4 delayed premiering the final series by a week.  As a tribute, the end of the series finale features clips of from each episode in reverse order.


Main Cast


Number Title Airdate
1 Are You Right There, Father Ted? March 13, 1998
2 Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep March 20, 1998
3 Speed 3 March 27, 1998
4 The Mainland April 3, 1998
5 Escape from Victory April 10, 1998
6 Kicking Bishop Brennan Up The Arse April 17, 1998
7 Night of the Nearly Dead April 24, 1998
8 Going to America May 1, 1998