Linehan: Father Ted couldn’t be made now after Church scandals

Linehan says the show would be virtually impossible to write today

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
9th April, 2017
Graham Linehan

Linehan, who co-wrote the show in the mid-1990s with Arthur Mathews, told The Sunday Business Post that such scandals would make the show virtually impossible to write today.

“There’s no way on earth that Arthur and I could write the same show given all that’s come to light since then,” Linehan said. “The Lovely Girls competition [a famous subject of one episode, a satirical reference to the Rose of Tralee] was written before we...

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