Freitag, 6. November 2009

Black Adder - S02E06 - Chains

Blackadder and Melchett are kidnapped by a German mastermind, known as Prince Ludwig the indestructible, and held for ransom. Queenie must decide between Blackadder or Melchett which one should go free.

Second appearance of Hugh Laurie.


Donnerstag, 5. November 2009

Black Adder - S02E05 - Beer

Blackadder discovers that his really religious aunt and uncle Whiteadder are coming to visit him on the same night that he is having a party and a drinking contest with Lord Melchett, which he had made a bet on. Also, Queenie plans to sneak into the party to find out what happens on Boy's Nights Out.

First appearance of Hugh Laurie, and second appearance of Miriam Margolyes.


Mittwoch, 4. November 2009

Black Adder - S02E04 - Money

Blackadder is threatened by the baby-eating bishop of Bath And Wells that Blackadder must pay 1000 pounds, or the bishop will shove his sword up Blackadder's bottom. With Blackadder having to pay the Queen each time he falls for her stupid tricks, things look dark for Blackadder, until he comes up with a plan so cunning you could brush your teeth with it.


Dienstag, 3. November 2009

Black Adder - S02E03 - Potato

In the wake of Sir Walter Raleigh's return and as an attempt to impress the Queen, Blackadder plans to go on a voyage to the Cape Of No Hope, where no man has ever returned, and he might marry the Queen if he returns. Blackadder hires Redbeard Rum to accompany them, who seems to think that everything belongs to a woman.

Features an appearance by Simon Jones as Sir Walter Raleigh and Tom Baker as the captain.


Montag, 2. November 2009

Black Adder - S02E02 - Head

Blackadder becomes the head executioner and ends up killing a prisoner (Lord Farrow) that the Queen has allowed a woman to see, where he will be executed if she does not visit him. Wearing a bag over his head, Blackadder must make Lady Farrow believe that he is her husband, but once that's over, the Queen has completely pardoned Lord Farrow.


Sonntag, 1. November 2009

Black Adder - S02E01 - Bells

Blackadder gains a new young servant called Bob, and for some reason, falls for him. When he discovers that Bob is a girl named Kate, he wishes to marry her, much to Queenie's confusion.

This is the second appearance of Rik Mayall, this time as Lord Flashheart. Featured Gabrielle Glaister as Bob for the first time.


Dienstag, 27. Oktober 2009

Black Adder - S01E06 - The Black Seal

When all of Edmund's titles are removed except Warden of the Royal Privies, Edmund is furious and decides to raise an army of six of the most ruthless bandits in all the lands to seize the throne and become king.

First appearance of Rik Mayall as Mad Gerald, though the character is credited as "himself".


Montag, 26. Oktober 2009

Black Adder - S01E05 - Witchsmeller Pursuivant

After a witch test gone wrong, Edmund is accused of being a witch, and the witchsmeller does everything to make everyone believe Edmund really is a witch.


Sonntag, 25. Oktober 2009

Black Adder - S01E04 - The Queen of Spain's Beard

Edmund realises that he is going to get married to a beautiful woman, but discovers that his future bride is an ugly queen. With the help of Baldrick and Percy, Edmund does whatever he can to stop the wedding.

First appearance of Miriam Margolyes.


Samstag, 24. Oktober 2009

Black Adder - S01E03 - The Archbishop

King Richard announces that he is going to make his son Archbishop of Cantebury. Edmund discovers that if his brother, Harry, becomes the archbishop, he will be killed and Edmund will become king. Unfortunately, when Edmund becomes the archbishop, two knights are out to kill Edmund.


Freitag, 23. Oktober 2009

Black Adder - S01E02 - Born to be King

Edmund plots revenge when Dougal McAngus, the King's Supreme Commander, arrives and steals Edmund's lands. Edmund decides to kill McAngus in a play, but discovers that he has secrets about Edmund's mother which could make him king.


Donnerstag, 22. Oktober 2009

Black Adder - S01E01 - The Foretelling

As the Wars of the Roses reaches its climax, Edmund arrives late for the war and accidentally kills the King and becomes a prince as Richard IV becomes king. With the ghost of Richard III haunting Edmund's every waking moment, he must do his best to keep it a secret, until the three wise women give Edmund some really fantastic news.


Mittwoch, 21. Oktober 2009

Black Adder - Description

Blackadder is the generic name that encompasses four series of a BBC One historical sitcom, along with several one-off installments.

All episodes star Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson as anti-hero Edmund Blackadder and his dogsbody, Baldrick. Each series is set in a different historical period with Blackadder and Baldrick as main characters. In each series they are accompanied by different characters, though several persons reappear in one series or another - for example, Melchett and Lord Flashheart.

The first series was written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson, while subsequent episodes were written by Curtis and Ben Elton. The shows were produced by John Lloyd.

In 2000 the fourth series, Blackadder Goes Forth, ranked at 16 in the "100 Greatest British Television Programmes", a list created by the British Film Institute. Also in the 2004 TV poll to find "Britain's Best Sitcom", Blackadder was voted the second best British sitcom of all time, topped by Only Fools and Horses. It was also ranked as the 20th Best TV Show of All Time by Empire Magazine.


In addition to these, three specials were also made: Blackadder: The Cavalier Years (set in the reign of Charles I) appeared as a 15-minute insert during the 1988 Comic Relief telethon; Blackadder's Christmas Carol (mostly set during the reign of Queen Victoria with some scenes taking place in the locations of the second and third series, as well as another many centuries hence) was a 45-minute Christmas installment, broadcast the same year; and Blackadder: Back & Forth was a 30-minute film originally shown in a special cinema at the Millennium Dome throughout 2000, and later transmitted by Sky and the BBC. A pilot episode was recorded in 1982, but has never been shown on television in its entirety, although a brief clip was shown in the 2008 documentary Blackadder Rides Again. It is notable for Baldrick being played by Philip Fox. Its plot was re-used for the episode "Born to be King" in Series 1. Although DVD releases have never included the pilot, copies are known to circulate online.


Black Adder finally ready to go

Ok, we finally found all episodes we for season 1 and 2, so tomorrow evening we start publishing them. Sadly though some thumbnails and screenshots aren't published by the hosting service, so forgive some faulty ones.


Dienstag, 6. Oktober 2009

Black Books - S03E06 - Party

On a slow Friday night, Manny suggests that the gang go to a party which will be attended by Rowena, a girl he likes very much. Instantly jealous, Bernard overcomes his natural reluctance with curiosity to see what kind of "so-called person" could find Manny attractive, Manny arms himself with an array of items to strategically leave about the house to give him an excuse to call her, and Fran checks her perfect new hairstyle. They return much later armed with a bizarre selection of alcohol, messed up hair, and a desire to dance very badly. An excess of beetroot liqueur gives Manny the courage to confront Bernard regarding his disdain for Manny's affection for Rowena ? this brings forth a shocking revelation from Bernard, which is soon tarnished as Fran tells Manny the truth about Bernard.


Montag, 5. Oktober 2009

Black Books - S03E05 - Travel Writer

Manny organises a book launch party at the shop with charismatic-but-smug travel writer Jason, and everyone starts falling for him and his stories of far-away adventure. Bernard, however, has other problems ? following the death of his landlord, his building is now owned by a small cat to whom he must pay rent. Driven to destroy the cat's burgeoning real estate empire, he attempts to persuade an animal-loving pest exterminator to turn kitty hitman. His attempts fail and cause the exterminator to commit suicide. An attempt by Bernard to finish the job only results in Manny being injured. (Guest starring Julian Rhind-Tutt as Jason.)


Sonntag, 4. Oktober 2009

Black Books - S03E04 - A little Flutter

After a small win on the Grand National Bernard quickly gets addicted to gambling, leaving Fran and Manny in a bitter competition to sell as many books as possible. Soon horses aren't enough and Bernard finds himself taking part in an illegal poker game against a group of ruthless, often successful gamblers, including Dave 'Mouse Ear' Smith. Being utterly hopeless at cards, Bernard (now nicknamed The Gold Mine) loses everything, leaving Fran and Manny to hatch a plan to come up with the money before Bernard's debtors take his shop, £20,000, and / or legs. (Guest starring Keith Allen as 'Mouse Ear' Smith.)


Samstag, 3. Oktober 2009

Black Books - S03E03 - Moo-Ma and Moo-Pa

Manny's extremely irritating parents, 'Moo-Ma' and 'Moo-Pa', unexpectedly drop by to stay after Bernard deletes Manny's answerphone messages. Bernard is immediately infuriated by their mere existence, not to mention their very annoying quirks and songs, but his patience ? and Fran's nerves ? are about to be tested when it's revealed that Manny's letters home have greatly embellished his actual accomplishments in life. (Guest starring Annette Crosbie as Moo-Ma, Sam Kelly as Moo-Pa and Nick Frost as a voice on the answerphone.)


Freitag, 2. Oktober 2009

Black Books - S03E02 - Elephants and Hens

Fran leaves for the weekend to go to her friend Becky's hen party while Bernard and Manny, inspired by their latest children's books event, decide to write and illustrate a book for children. Bernard's first effort comes to over 1,000 pages, covers Stalin, a lens grinder, a broken marriage and a journalist in search of the truth and is possibly a little complex for kids. The subsequent masterpiece The Elephant and the Balloon could however lead them to international fame ? and all the problems that come with it. Fran's hen party, meanwhile, is as disastrous as can be expected, thanks to a combination of Bananarama, a game of truth and bottle of alcohol possessing "a polar bear... bleeding on the label" (known as Life Cry). The booze starts flowing, and with it come the tears and recriminations... (Guest starring Lucy Davis as Becky, Olivia Colman as Tanya & Charlie Hicks as Timmy.)


Donnerstag, 1. Oktober 2009

Black Books - S03E01 - Manny come Home

Fran comes home after a holiday in Cornwall to find that following the introduction of Manny's hand to a sandwich toaster, Bernard is living amongst mouldy books and dead badgers, and Manny is working next door at the extremely glossy Goliath Books, where he is decidedly out of place amongst creepy manager Evan and his army of hyper-efficient pastel-shirted followers. Armed with only a "doo-ti-to-doo" card (a card that elicits said sound when inserted into the corresponding slot on a computer) and an endless supply of muffins, Manny manages to resist Fran's rather self-serving attempts to drag him back to Bernard so that she has somewhere to hang out. Bernard's physical condition deteriorates rapidly without Manny's care ("I feel like I've been beaten up, underwater"), but Manny is soon questioning his choice of career as Evan demands an unthinkable sacrifice. (Guest starring Simon Pegg as Evan.)


Black Books - S02E06 - A nice Change

When around-the-clock building commences next door, Bernard, Manny and Fran decide to go on holiday. Manny wants adventure, Fran wants relaxation, and Bernard just wants somewhere exactly like the bookshop. Packed and ready to go, a lapse in Manny's memory means that they are forced to buy cheap tickets, which means that they're about to see a lot of international airports.


Mittwoch, 30. September 2009

Black Books - S02E05 - Hello Sun

Fran takes up Yoga with Eva (Jessica Hynes), and whilst very good at piously lecturing everyone at how much better she feels, isn't actually that good at controlling her own urges. Bernard, meanwhile, discovers a copy of the complete works of Freud and begins tormenting Manny by diagnosing his various neuroses ? but is unpleasantly surprised when this leads to Manny unexpectedly gaining the confidence to finally stand up to him.


Dienstag, 29. September 2009

Black Books - S02E04 - Blood

Fran delves into genealogy to uncover her Eastern European roots and, in getting to know her newly discovered family, soon wants to get rid of them. Meanwhile Manny and Bernard try to re-invent the shop, firstly as a trendy upmarket café-bookshop (with sofas that swallow you) and then, apocalyptically, as an upscale restaurant. Matters are not helped by the fact the shop is overrun by a horde of unseen creatures that Manny and Bernard must make an effort to destroy. (Guest starring Mark Donovan as Cousin Gregor.)


Montag, 28. September 2009

Black Books - S02E03 - The Fixer

Fran is in desperate need of a job, so Manny calls an old friend, Gus (a rather diminutive underworld figure) who agrees to get her a job working for a guy named Nugent in exchange for the bookstore hosting a reading of his nephew Danny's new book. Alas, Fran hasn't a clue what she is supposed to be doing at her new job and Danny is a hulking great illiterate whose ghostwritten autobiography describes the pain he's inflicted on many others in great detail and which he will happily inflict on Bernard and Manny if they can't teach him to read within two days. Fran gets promoted. Bernard worries about his thumbs. (Guest stars Ricky Grover as Danny, Rob Brydon as B. Nugent and Big Mick as Gus.)


Sonntag, 27. September 2009

Black Books - S02E02 - Fever

A heat wave sweeps London, causing Bernard to obsess about beautiful girls and to seek a "Summer Girlfriend", Fran to suffer from insomnia and Manny to panic about his 'Dave's Syndrome', a curious condition that purportedly triggers at 88°F (31°C). Naturally, Bernard refuses to believe a word of Manny's "attention seeking nonsense" and tries to get Manny as hot as possible. Fran discovers the walls of her flat are literally closing in as her unscrupulous landlord creates another flat from the stolen space. Bernard pretends to be her lawyer in an attempt to rectify the situation but quickly falls for the new lodger, Summer Girl Alice. At the end of this episode, Bernard asks Fran when they will admit they are deeply attracted to one another. Fran replies, 'only when one of us is dead', and Manny's condition triggers, with disastrous consequences. (Guest starring Johnny Vegas as Fran's landlord and Rose Keegan as Fran's neighbour.)


Samstag, 26. September 2009

Black Books - S02E01 - The Entertainer

Fran decides to learn the piano and enlists the services of an elderly blind Russian tutor. His harsh methods and her inability to master it after five minutes inclines her to quit in short order. Manny discovers he can play the piano purely on instinct, and against all odds Bernard gets a date with an attractive woman. As a result, Fran and Bernard bribe Manny to hide inside the piano, armed with only spoons, in an attempt to make themselves look good. (Guest starring Nina Conti as Bernard's date.)


Donnerstag, 24. September 2009

Black Books - S01E06 - He's Leaving Home

Bernard finally breaks the last straw with his constant bullying, and Manny decides to leave home, but doesn't even manage to let Bernard know about this without being attacked by a bee in a telephone box and finding himself on the streets. He is soon picked up by a photographer with a beard fetish and is treated to a glamourous life of expensive clothes, satin sheets and crinkle-cut crisps in silver bowls, but such high living comes at a high price. (Guest starring Omid Djalili as Trebor the photographer. Also features David Walliams as a customer at the beginning of the episode).


Mittwoch, 23. September 2009

Black Books - S01E05 - The Big Lock-Out

After being burgled, Black Books gets a new alarm and security door fitted, but Manny fails to listen to the unlock code, distracted by a little Subbuteo player in the installer's hair ("there was a little man ... in his hair"). This quickly results in Manny being trapped alone inside with only a quickly-emptied bottle of Absinthe and dead bees for company and Bernard locked outside with just enough money for popcorn and a cinema ticket. Meanwhile, Fran has taken the phone off the hook to listen to silky-voiced Howell Granger read the shipping forecast on the radio, leaving Bernard to wander the streets of London penniless, cold and wet, with only an adult video shop and the allure of fast-food employment between him and freezing. (Guest stars Nick Frost as the alarm installer, Peter Serafinowicz as Howell Granger, writer Graham Linehan as a fast food customer and Tony Way as the fast food chain and cinema employee.)


Dienstag, 22. September 2009

Black Books - S01E04 - Grapes of Wrath

When the sheer filth of the bookshop becomes too much to handle for him, Manny calls a creepy cleaner and Bernard reluctantly agrees to house-sit for a friend. Unfortunately, the two manage to drink a very expensive bottle of wine that was due to be presented to the Pope, and have to figure out a way of either replacing it before he gets home or think of a present better than a box of pencils to compensate for it. Meanwhile, Fran goes on a date with a very nice man which is, unfortunately, nothing short of disastrous. At the end, Fran goes on a date with the cleaner, Bernard is distracted by his birthday, and jam fails to keep a bit of toast stuck to the ceiling. (Guest stars Kevin Eldon as the cleaner.)


Montag, 21. September 2009

Black Books - S01E03 - The Blackout

On his birthday, Manny stays up all night watching The Sweeney and drinking espresso. Thinking he's a seventies cop, he manages to go from eyeing old men suspiciously in the bookshop to being trapped at the local police station helping a real detective put the 'good cop, bad cop' routine on a local villain. Bernard explains how going to a dinner party eventually led to a broken arm while Fran describes the steps from seeing her boyfriend having dinner with another woman to being in hospital with a neck injury. (Guest stars Colin McFarlane as the detective.)


Sonntag, 20. September 2009

Black Books - S01E02 - Manny's First Day

Bernard wakes up from a night on the booze to discover he's accidentally given Manny a job at the bookshop, and spends the day trying to get rid of him. Manny assists in this by proving to be a charming, sociable and extremely competent employee, apparently unaware that it's 'not that kind of operation'. An offering of wine from Manny and the threat of physical violence from Fran, however, persuades Bernard to keep Manny on board. (Guest stars David Cann as the roaring customer and co-writer Graham Linehan, as the "I Love Books" customer.)


Samstag, 19. September 2009

Black Books - S01E01 - Cooking the Books

After his accountant flees from the police, Bernard is faced with the daunting prospect of doing his own taxes, and resorts to pairing his socks, getting drunk with door-to-door evangelists, and trying to seriously injure himself since it will allow him to defer his tax return. Manny, an accountant, enters Black Books for the first time in order to buy the The Little Book of Calm on his way to work and, against all odds, manages to swallow it. Fran is bedevilled by a weird, unfathomable sphere that isn't actually 'a bald furby'. Naturally, chaos ensues. (Guest stars Martin Freeman as Manny's doctor and Rupert Vansittart as the tasteful customer). At the end of the episode, we find out that Fran's sphere is actually a lighter which Manny demonstrates.


Freitag, 18. September 2009

Black Books

Black Books is a British sitcom broadcast on Channel 4 starring Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey and Tamsin Greig. It was written by Dylan Moran, Graham Linehan, Arthur Mathews, Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley and produced by Nira Park. The show won the BAFTA for Best Situation Comedy in 2000 and 2005, and won a Bronze Rose at the Festival Rose d'Or of Montreux in 2001.

The series is set in the eponymous "Black Books", a small, independent bookshop in the Bloomsbury area of central London. The show is based around the lives and often surreal antics of its sour, eccentric, misanthropic, alcoholic Irish owner Bernard Black (played by Moran), his long-haired, well-meaning but bumbling assistant Manny Bianco (Bailey), and their erratic friend Fran Katzenjammer (Greig).


The series revolves around Bernard's loathing of the outside world and all the people who inhabit it, except his oldest friend, Fran Katzenjammer. Bernard displays little enthusiasm or interest in retail (or, indeed, anything outside drinking, smoking and reading) and refuses to interact with anyone outside his bookshop, or even inside, as Bernard has a personal hatred of customers. Many episodes are driven by Manny and Fran's attempts to force him into a more socially acceptable lifestyle. However, despite their attempts, and Manny's strong social skills, their efforts usually result in chaos, sucking them back into Bernard's nihilistic view of the world.

The series is notable for its surreal, and off-beat, sense of humour, particularly when regarding the state of the shop: It is frequently depicted to be in an unhealthy state of dirtiness, indicated in one episode by seawater molluscs living on the water pipes and, in another episode during a particularly bad state, a dead badger on the floor and a hermit crab in a teapot.


Dienstag, 15. September 2009

Father Ted

Father Ted is a situation comedy television programme produced by Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4. The show depicts the lives of three Irish Catholic priests on the remote fictional Craggy Island off the west coast of Ireland. It ran for three series, totalling 25 episodes, between 21 April 1995 and 1 May 1998 on the UK's Channel 4. Father Ted was written by two Irish writers, Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, who also co-created Big Train. All of the interior scenes were shot at The London Studios and all of the location footage was shot in Ireland.


The show follows the exploits of three Roman Catholic priests who preside over a parish on Craggy Island, located off the west coast of Ireland. Father Ted Crilly, Father Dougal McGuire and the retired Father Jack Hackett live together in Craggy Island's parochial house, along with their housekeeper Mrs Doyle, who is often wanting to serve them tea. The three priests answer to Bishop Len Brennan, who assigned them the Craggy Island parish due to different incidents in their past: Father Crilly for alleged financial impropriety, Father McGuire for his incompetence from the "Blackrock Incident", and Father Hackett for his alcoholism and womanising. The show revolves around the priests' lives on Craggy Island, sometimes dealing with matters of the church but more often dealing with Father Ted's schemes to either resolve a situation with the parish or other Craggy Island residents, or to win gambling bets placed with Father Dick Byrne of the nearby Rugged Island parish.


Father Ted - S03E08 - Going to America

Ted gets the opportunity of a lifetime, but can't bring himself to break it to the others that they're not invited. The title is a pun on the movie Coming to America. Musician and artist Brian Eno appears as "Father Brian Eno" at the "It's Great Being a Priest!" convention. The episode ends with a montage containing one clip from every previous episode, in reverse order.


Freitag, 11. September 2009

Father Ted - S03E07 - Night of the Nearly Dead

The visit of a young daytime TV presenter, Eoin McLove, causes excitement for the island's aging females. The title is a pun on the movie Night of the Living Dead. Eoin McLove is a parody of Daniel O'Donnell, an Irish crooner particularly popular among elderly women.


Montag, 7. September 2009

Father Ted - S03E06 - Kicking Bishop Brennan Up the Arse

The only episode to follow on directly from the previous one. Exposed as a cheat at the end of the previous episode, and with this episode's title as his forfeit, a terrified Ted tries to draw upon his courage to complete the deed.


Donnerstag, 3. September 2009

Father Ted - S03E05 - Escape from Victory

Ted takes great steps to ensure he wins a bet with Dick Byrne on the outcome of the All-Priests Over-75's Five-a-Side Football Championship. The title is a pun on the football movie Escape to Victory, about a football game played between prisoners of war and their guards in World War II.


Sonntag, 30. August 2009

Father Ted - S03E04 - The Mainland

Ted, Dougal, Jack and Mrs. Doyle all have different adventures on the mainland. Richard Wilson guest-stars as himself.


Mittwoch, 26. August 2009

Father Ted - S03E03 - Speed 3

When Ted and Dougal expose a philandering milkman, Pat Mustard, he takes revenge on his replacement, Dougal, by putting a bomb on the milk float. If Dougal's speed drops below 4 mph...


Samstag, 22. August 2009

Father Ted - S03E02 - Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep

Ted makes a large bet on the King of the Sheep competition. Unfortunately, Chris, his chosen sheep, has heard rumours about a sheep-eating beast and isn't feeling at all himself. The title is a parody of the 1970s song "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" by Middle of the Road.


Dienstag, 18. August 2009

Father Ted - S03E01 - Are you right there, Father Ted

Ted's "Chinaman" impression goes down badly with Craggy Island's newly-arrived Chinese community and he is branded a racist. A spot of dirt on the front window of the parochial house later leads him into more bother.


Mittwoch, 5. August 2009

Father Ted - Special - Christmassy Father Ted

Ted's quick thinking whilst lost in a department store's lingerie department earns him the coveted Golden Cleric award. So why doesn't he feel happy? Mrs. Doyle's attempts to hang up the Christmas decorations become undone around her. She's also none too pleased at her Christmas present. When first shown, this hour-long episode attracted Channel 4's largest ever non-film audience viewing figures.


Donnerstag, 30. Juli 2009

Father Ted - S02E10 - Flight into Terror

A flight back from a pilgrimage runs out of fuel and there are only two parachutes. Meanwhile Jack discovers a supply of alcohol in the luggage compartment of the plane. Only one man can save the passengers...


Mittwoch, 29. Juli 2009

Father Ted - S02E09 - New Jack City

Jack's hairy hands get him sent to an old priests' home. Unfortunately his replacement, played by Irish comedian Brendan Grace, is much worse. An avid fan of jungle music, he doesn't take kindly to the other inhabitants of the parochial house. The title is taken from the movie New Jack City.


Dienstag, 28. Juli 2009

Father Ted - S02E08 - Cigarettes and Alcohol

In a game of one-upmanship with Dick Byrne, Ted decides the three priests must give something up for Lent. The title is taken from that of an Oasis song, "Cigarettes and Alcohol".


Montag, 27. Juli 2009

Father Ted - S02E07 - Rock-a-Hula Ted

A feminist singer (a parody of Sinéad O'Connor) visits the island just when Ted is judging the annual Lovely Girls competition, a parody of Ireland's Rose of Tralee festival.


Sonntag, 26. Juli 2009

Father Ted - S02E06 - The Plague

The parochial house is infested by rabbits, just as the very rabbit-phobic Bishop Brennan plans a visit.


Donnerstag, 23. Juli 2009

Father Ted - S02E05 - A Song for Europe

Ted is goaded by Father Dick Byrne into attempting to write a song for "Eurosong '96" (spoof of the Eurovision Song Contest). Despite having a song with only one note, Ireland's fear of winning again (and having to fund it) plays into Ted and Dougal's hands. This mirrors the real life belief that Ireland chose the 1994 Eurovision entry, "Rock 'n' Roll Kids", which was thought to differ greatly to the typical winning song, so as to ensure they did not have to host the contest again. (Ironically, Ireland did indeed win the Eurovision in 1996, for the 4th time in 5 years).


Montag, 20. Juli 2009

Father Ted - S02E04 - Old Grey Whistle Theft

Dougal starts hanging around with a rebellious priest, Father Damo Lennon. Meanwhile a valuable whistle is stolen. The title is a pun on the BBC music show "The Old Grey Whistle Test"


Freitag, 17. Juli 2009

Father Ted - S02E03 - Tentacles of Doom

Three bishops visit the island. A worried Ted gives Jack elocution lessons beforehand. "That would be an ecumenical matter"


Dienstag, 14. Juli 2009

Father Ted - S02E02 - Think Fast, Father Ted

When Ted holds a raffle, he destroys the prize - a new car. The title is a play on the novel "Think Fast, Mr. Moto", by John P. Marquand and the film of the same title starring Peter Lorre. This episode was originally a Series 1 episode, but was scrapped because the beginning (...Father Ted) was becoming repetitive.


Samstag, 11. Juli 2009

Father Ted - S02E01 - Hell

Ted, Dougal and Jack take their annual holiday and encounter Father Noel Furlong (played by Graham Norton)


Sonntag, 5. Juli 2009

Father Ted - S01E06 - And grant unto Him Eternal Rest

Father Ted is unconcerned when he discovers Jack has drunk a bottle of floor polish, but Sister Monica realises that a lack of pulse and no breathing can only mean one thing.