|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.
Arthur Mathews was originally intended to play Ted, but decided he lacked the acting ability the role required.
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|