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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Covid-19 takes huge bite out of Greencore’s British sales

Companies Ian Guider 5 days ago

Capital gains: How the GAA created a sporting superpower

Sport Barry J Whyte 5 days ago

CRH weathers the coronavirus storm with impressive update

Open for Christmas: what it might cost us