26 episodes

Hosted by Belfast actor and writer James McAnespy, Ecumenical Matters is an episode-by-episode look back at the greatest sitcom ever, Father Ted.
New guests each week discuss the legacy of Ted, the jokes and the humour. Each week we break down episodes and try to give better context for viewers - especially viewers who wouldn't be familiar with the Irish & Catholic aspects of the show. A particular example is our detailing of Bishop Brennan's first appearance, and how it was directly inspired by the scandal of a real life Bishop who had a son in America, and we provide more context for Dougal's night wear, the Ireland football jersey and why it would have been important to him at at that time.
Regular features include a running count of Mrs Doyle's 'Ah Go Ons', a 'Meet your Maker' where we spot instances of Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews in the show, filling up Father Jack's drinks cabinet and we are trying to pick out a definitive top 5 over the course of the podcast!
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Ecumenical Matters - The Father Ted Podcast James McAnespy

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

Hosted by Belfast actor and writer James McAnespy, Ecumenical Matters is an episode-by-episode look back at the greatest sitcom ever, Father Ted.
New guests each week discuss the legacy of Ted, the jokes and the humour. Each week we break down episodes and try to give better context for viewers - especially viewers who wouldn't be familiar with the Irish & Catholic aspects of the show. A particular example is our detailing of Bishop Brennan's first appearance, and how it was directly inspired by the scandal of a real life Bishop who had a son in America, and we provide more context for Dougal's night wear, the Ireland football jersey and why it would have been important to him at at that time.
Regular features include a running count of Mrs Doyle's 'Ah Go Ons', a 'Meet your Maker' where we spot instances of Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews in the show, filling up Father Jack's drinks cabinet and we are trying to pick out a definitive top 5 over the course of the podcast!
Subscribe now.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

delsky ,

Tedtastic

So good to see a podcast about such a classic comedy show,the host and guests are awesome,they dig deep for trivia and bit and bobs about the history of father ted ,I really hope they move on to the it crowd next.

Cbeare536 ,

Great for beginners

Never seen Fr ted before this podcast but now I love it!

Wullyed ,

Fupping Brilliant

Just discovered this and have binged listened to the first 4 episodes. Great stuff, the presenters are natural and likeable, keep it up!

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