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Father Ted will never return, says co-writer Graham Linehan

Father Ted co-writer Graham Linehan has revealed that he will never revive the comedy.

Linehan told the Radio Times that his production company Delightful Industries often receives ideas for new episodes.

The cast of Father Ted

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Father Ted aired 25 episodes before concluding in 1998

The series ended in 1998 after just 25 episodes following the death of lead actor Dermot Morgan, who starred alongside Ardal O'Hanlon (Father Dougal) and Pauline McLynn (Mrs Doyle).

Linehan said: "I would never bring Dougal back. Someone suggested to me a way of doing it but I am totally different person now.

"We have said everything we have to about the imaginary world of priests."

Linehan is currently working on family sitcom The Walshes, which will make its debut on BBC Four at the end of March.
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