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Series 3
Series 3
No. of episodes Template:!! 8
Original run Template:!! 13 March 1998 - 1 May 1998
DVD release Template:!! 20 May 2003
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The final series of Father Ted aired on Channel 4 in the UK from 13 March 1998 to 1 May 1998. It consisted of eight episodes.

Production

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.

Cast

Main Cast

Episodes

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