The Best Episodes Directed by Declan Lowney

The Bell-End of an Era

#1 - The Bell-End of an Era

Moone Boy Season 1 - Episode 6

It's Martin's final week at primary school and he wants to leave a mark. Fidelma manages to drop a bombshell.

star 8.63
239 votes
New Jack City

#2 - New Jack City

Father Ted Season 2 - Episode 9

After discovering Father Jack is suffering yet again(!) from "hairy hand syndrome," Ted is delighted to send Jack, by "doctor's orders," to St. Clabberts Old Folks Home (otherwise known as 'Jurassic Park'). Unfortunately, Jack's replacement happens to be one of the nastiest priests ever - Father Fintan Stack. Along with his disregard for the church, Stack has a rather irritating habit of playing jungle music loudly at 3 o'clock in the morning, and a plan is hatched to get Jack back to sort out Stack.

star 8.46
417 votes
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Tentacles of Doom

#3 - Tentacles of Doom

Father Ted Season 2 - Episode 3

The Holy Stone of Clonrichert is to be upgraded to a class 2 relic, and unfortunately this entails three Bishops visiting the island - Father Jack must be housetrained quickly. Only one of the bishops dies - Ted therefore considers this to have been a relatively successful visit.

star 8.39
573 votes
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The Plague

#4 - The Plague

Father Ted Season 2 - Episode 6

Rabbit-phobic Bishop Brennan pays a visit to investigate reports of Father Jack sleepwalking naked. Unfortunately Dougal has overrun the house with rabbits, and a Terry & June-style farce ensues as Ted and Dougal attempt to keep Father Jack in bed, and the ever-multiplying rabbits away from the bishop.

star 8.37
559 votes
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Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest

#5 - Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest

Father Ted Season 1 - Episode 6

After an overdose of floor polish, Father Jack finally bites the dust, and Ted and Dougal discover they've been left a fortune in his will...providing they allay his fear of being buried alive by spending a night with him in the crypt.

star 8.32
563 votes
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The Mainland

#6 - The Mainland

Father Ted Season 3 - Episode 4

A perfectly routine trip to the mainland results in Dougal almost dying from malnutrition, Mrs Doyle being chucked in the clink, Ted nearly being beaten up by Victor Meldrew, and Father Jack joining Alcoholics Anonymous. A chance encounter with old friends Noel Furlong and the St. Luke's Youth Group in some spooky caves spells spelaeological trouble for our heroes.

star 8.29
407 votes
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A Song for Europe

#7 - A Song for Europe

Father Ted Season 2 - Episode 5

Fathers Ted and Dougal enter A Song For Europe with My Lovely Horse. The tune is stolen from the b-side of a Norwegian song that didn't even win A Song For Norway but the lyrics are all their own work. Somehow they get through to Eurovision and score.... nil points.

star 8.23
384 votes
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Flight into Terror

#8 - Flight into Terror

Father Ted Season 2 - Episode 10

Ted and co. end up being crammed in a plane along with every other priest who has appeared in their lives after a visit to the Shrine of Kinlettle. In a fit of the usual stupidity, Dougal manages to empty the fuel tanks on the plane. To make matters worse, there are only two parachutes to go around many more priests, so Ted devises a way for the priests to compete for the parachutes. Unfortunately, Jack has other plans for the parachutes.

star 8.21
408 votes
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Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading

#9 - Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading

Father Ted Season 2 - Episode 8

Ted and co. enter a giving-things-up-for-Lent contest and soon discover that abstinence is easier preached than done. Father Jack sobers up for the first time in years, but Dougal and Ted find their resolve wavering. To strengthen their vows Ted calls in a nun to supervise them. She turns out to be a sadist of the first water, and the results are inevitable.

star 8.19
429 votes
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Men of the Houses

#10 - Men of the Houses

Moone Boy Season 1 - Episode 1

In Boyle, Ireland in 1989, Martin Moone has made a somewhat unusual friend.

star 8.18
419 votes
Another Prick in the Wall

#11 - Another Prick in the Wall

Moone Boy Season 1 - Episode 3

Using the battle for the bathroom as an opportunity to catch extra zeds, Martin falls foul of Sinead's pranks when she covers him in make-up while he's asleep. Unable to get to a mirror, Martin heads off to school unaware of his Boy George-esque look...

star 8.14
248 votes
Bewitched, Bothered, and Belittled

#12 - Bewitched, Bothered, and Belittled

Galavant Season 2 - Episode 4

While continuing their quest to gather an army, King Richard discovers that he has a connection to Roberta, the beautiful warrior who volunteered to help. Galavant plays matchmaker. Madalena is invited to the Basikobitcz party - the "it" girls of the kingdom - and can't wait to be accepted into their group. The party is not what she expected, and, when she returns home, she discovers that she has feelings and does not like her new emotion. Gareth cheers her up with a present while Chef tries to convince Gwen that their lives are better in Hortencia. Under Wormwood's spell, Isabella is in full wedding-planning mode.

star 8.14
406 votes
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Make Rebecca Great Again

#13 - Make Rebecca Great Again

Ted Lasso Season 1 - Episode 7

Rebecca celebrates her first anniversary as a divorcée as the team plays a match in Liverpool.

star 8.12
1600 votes
Bunch of Marys

#14 - Bunch of Marys

Moone Boy Season 1 - Episode 2

Martin befriends new boy Trevor in order to dine on his family's regular gourmet meals while Debra is too distracted with political campaigning to feed her youngest child. Ma Moone and her friends hope to incite girl power in the local area by canvassing for politician Mary Robinson, but they're less than thrilled when they're forced to turn to fishy rich man Francie Feeley for funding.

star 8.10
267 votes
Entertaining Father Stone

#15 - Entertaining Father Stone

Father Ted Season 1 - Episode 2

The world's most boring priest comes to stay, and he just won't go away. After his worst ever birthday party, Father Ted prays for deliverance from Father Stone, but a sign from God wasn't what he expected.

star 8.03
641 votes
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Escape from Victory

#16 - Escape from Victory

Father Ted Season 3 - Episode 5

It's the All-Priests Over-75s Five-A-Side Football challenge, and disaster looms when Ted's star player is nobbled by a bottle of Dreamy-Sleepy Nighty Snoozy-Snooze. Fortunately a pair of fake rubber arms and a remote-controlled wheelchair put our lads in with a chance of beating Dick Byrne this year. As long as they can fool the referee...

star 8.01
315 votes
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The Diamond Dogs

#17 - The Diamond Dogs

Ted Lasso Season 1 - Episode 8

Ted and Roy are both having relationship problems. Ted consults the Diamond Dogs while Roy lays it on the line with Keeley.

star 8.00
1511 votes
Giants vs. Dwarves

#18 - Giants vs. Dwarves

Galavant Season 2 - Episode 5

Galavant is fed up with Richard after he trades the Jewel of Valencia for a dragon and travels to find the giants on his own. They are not at all what he expected but are willing to help under one condition – he must help them defeat the dwarves. When they met face to face, Galavant is in for not one but two surprises. Roberta steps in to help bring both men to their senses and attempts to resolve the issues between the dwarves and giants. Gareth tells Sid about his feelings for Madalena. Sid warns Gareth against confessing his feelings, but he is determined, which ultimately leads to a dangerous situation for one of the men. Woodworm sends Isabella to Princess Jubilee’s palace to hand deliver her invitation to her wedding. Things don’t go as planned especially when the crown on Isabella head is accidentally broken,

star 7.99
408 votes
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Think Fast, Father Ted

#19 - Think Fast, Father Ted

Father Ted Season 2 - Episode 2

The roof of the Parochial House is leaking, and Ted decides on a raffle to raise the funds, with a car as the prize. Unfortunately, an accident with a cyclist puts something of a dent in the vehicle. A similar car is borrowed from the Dancing Priest in order to save the raffle; however, the priests must then win in order to return the car. Despite this intrigue, the roof does not get repaired.

star 7.98
544 votes
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Carol of the Bells

#20 - Carol of the Bells

Ted Lasso Season 2 - Episode 4

It’s Christmas in Richmond. Rebecca enlists Ted for a secret mission, Roy and Keeley search for a miracle, and the Higginses open up their home.

star 7.97
1043 votes

#21 - Godfellas

Moone Boy Season 1 - Episode 5

Fidelma joins the church choir while Martin's confirmation service leads to an epiphany.

star 7.97
214 votes

#22 - Hell

Father Ted Season 2 - Episode 1

Ted, Dougal and Jack go on an all-expenses-spared holiday to Kilkelly Caravan Park. They meet a young couple, and are soon in trouble with the police. Entertainment comes in the shape of St Kevin's Stump and the Magic Road. Father Jack goes missing; Father Noel Furlong and his youth group turn up to put the final nail in the coffin of the holiday.

star 7.96
494 votes
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And God Created Woman

#23 - And God Created Woman

Father Ted Season 1 - Episode 5

A blossoming romance between Father Ted and steamy novelist Polly Clarke threatens to come between a group of visiting nuns and their favourite priest. Among other things, Ted delivers an entire service in a matter of milliseconds, and becomes involved in an armed robbery.

star 7.94
568 votes
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The Passion of Saint Tibulus

#24 - The Passion of Saint Tibulus

Father Ted Season 1 - Episode 3

The local cinema is showing a film condemned by the Church for its X-rated and blasphemous depiction of Saint Tibulus. Bishop Brennan is dispatched to the island to ensure that the priests take to the picket line in protest. But their defiant stand only gives more publicity to the film, which becomes an overnight success. It is left to Father Jack to stop the Bishop from sending them packing.

star 7.90
740 votes
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Competition Time

#25 - Competition Time

Father Ted Season 1 - Episode 4

It's the 'All Priests Stars In Their Eyes Lookalike Competition', and showbusiness personality Henry Sellers, a former alcoholic, has landed on the island to host the festivities. Father Ted is determined not to go as Mother Teresa again, but he isn't the only one to think of Elvis. It takes some quick thinking to beat Father Byrne's team from nearby Rugged Island.

star 7.85
580 votes
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Good Luck, Father Ted

#26 - Good Luck, Father Ted

Father Ted Season 1 - Episode 1

Ted gets his chance to be on television when he is to be interviewed by a magazine programme. 'FunLand', the most pathetic travelling fair ever invented, has come to Craggy Island, and while Ted is distracted with Father Jack, Dougal seizes his moment of glory.

star 7.84
972 votes
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Time for Love

#27 - Time for Love

American Housewife Season 1 - Episode 14

Katie's least favorite holiday is Valentine's Day, but her desire for a low-key approach is overridden by Greg's over-the-top romantic gestures. Meanwhile Oliver has an expensive gift for the girl he's crushing on, and Taylor tries to put one over on her parents in order to attend a Valentine's Day party.

star 7.82
588 votes
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Rock A Hula Ted

#28 - Rock A Hula Ted

Father Ted Season 2 - Episode 7

Ted is asked to compere the 'Lovely Girls' competition while Dougal is left in charge of the house. Father Jack is mistaken for Bob Geldof and Dougal manages to give the house away to a feminist rock star called Niamh Connolly. Ted has to get the house back, but how will this affect his dinner plans with the winner of the 'Lovely Girls' competition?

star 7.82
469 votes
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Episode 6

#29 - Episode 6

Little Britain Season 3 - Episode 6

• Vicky Pollard demands billions from her newsagent after claiming she's won the lottery. • As Roman and Desiree leave the spa, Bubbles makes one last effort to win him back. • Carol gets a shock - computer says yes! • Lou returns to the Isle of Wright following his mum's death. Andy is not pleased by the temporary carer Lou has arranged for him. • Emily discovers Florence (Fred) is leaving Old Haven. • Linda is visited by a big, black man. • Andy's new helper wants to know about Andy's feeling in his legs - by hitting it with a brass object. • Mrs Emery visits the doctor with knee problems. • Marjorie's FatFighters finally take a stand against her. • Linda gets a protest visit from all the students she has insulted. • Andy's helper finds alternative 'entertainment' for Andy. • Daffyd prepares to leave the village for a new life in London. • Anne is entering the Christmas spirit - which Dr Beagrie discovers the hard way. • Dudley discovers Ting Tong has turned his house into a Thai restaurant. • Sebastian is heartbroken - the PM has resigned. • Andy has had all he can take off his new helper. When Lou returns, Andy is delighted and nearly makes a mistake...

star 7.81
290 votes
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#30 - Lavender

Ted Lasso Season 2 - Episode 2

Ted is surprised by the reappearance of a familiar face. Roy tries out a new gig.

star 7.79
1055 votes
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Episode 1

#31 - Episode 1

Cold Feet Season 1 - Episode 1

Adam and Rachel wage a territorial battle over whose place to move into; David and Karen hire a nanny and differ over the issue of having another baby; as Pete and Jenny anxiously await the birth of their first child, Pete's meticulous planning comes to pieces when he mislays his mobile phone.

star 7.75
147 votes
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Dark Side of the Moone

#32 - Dark Side of the Moone

Moone Boy Season 1 - Episode 4

Uncle Danny arrives just in time for Martin's birds-and-the-bees talk with Mum and Dad. Sean seeks solace with other imaginary friends when Martin upsets him.

star 7.72
265 votes
The Old Grey Whistle Theft

#33 - The Old Grey Whistle Theft

Father Ted Season 2 - Episode 4

Ted goes on a picnic, Mr Benson's whistle is stolen and Dougal learns an important lesson about true friendship. Ted narrowly avoids incriminating himself to save Dougal's worthless hide

star 7.71
490 votes
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Goodbye Earl

#34 - Goodbye Earl

Ted Lasso Season 2 - Episode 1

AFC Richmond brings in a sports psychologist to help the team overcome their unprecedented seven game tie-streak.

star 7.65
1198 votes
Episode 1

#35 - Episode 1

Little Britain Season 3 - Episode 1

• Bubbles bumps into her ex-husband and his new wife at the health spa. • Lou and Andy visit an aquarium • Dudley's new Thai bride, Ting Tong, arrives, but she is not what he was expecting. • Vicky and her gang are challenged to a dance-off. • Mrs Emery meets an old friend at the supermarket • Emily Howard has a 'small' facial hair problem • Sir Norman Fry reveals a personal secret on TV. • Carol Beer starts work in a travel agents • Dafydd starts his new job as a rent boy. • Anne takes part on Stars in Their Eyes • Linda has a meeting with a bald student. • Marjorie has had an accident with her tanning cream. • Sebastian discovers the PM's plan about Iran - what will he do? • Lou and Andy visit an airshow - but where's Andy got to?

star 7.62
438 votes
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Episode 2

#36 - Episode 2

Cold Feet Season 1 - Episode 2

After moving in with Rachel, Adam learns that she is still married; Karen agrees to have another child with David, but then finds out he's made a bad investment; Pete and Jenny have difficulties with their newborn baby.

star 7.58
108 votes
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Episode 3

#37 - Episode 3

Cold Feet Season 1 - Episode 3

David seeks sexual advice from Adam, saying that Karen just doesn't arouse him anymore; Pete seeks to resume intimacy with Jenny now that their baby has been born.

star 7.54
94 votes
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Face Your Peers

#38 - Face Your Peers

Teachers (2016) Season 3 - Episode 15

Mrs. Adler joins a children's music group and is too ashamed to tell the other teachers. Ms. Watson and Ms. Bennigan find their classes passing notes, which causes a rift in their friendship.

star 7.45
47 votes
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Episode 3

#39 - Episode 3

Little Britain Season 3 - Episode 3

• Vicky has some scandal to sell to the press. • Andy wants breasts, but a magazine won't suffice. • Anne has a new job as a pianist in a posh restaurant. • An elderly couple visit Carol's travel agent to book a cruise. • A new revelation for Dudley, Ting Tong not from Pong Pong. • Sir Norman Fry explains away being caught in a compromising position in a public toilet. • Marjorie gets a bit too starstruck when Fat Fighters gets a celebrity new member • Letty, a woman obsessed by pretend frogs, reacts unexpectedly to being given a real frog. • Diseree catches Bubbles giving Roman a facial, but was he set up? • Orville the duck is spotted in a supermarket trying to keep a low profile. • Don unwisely orders another spicy meal. • Sebastian reacts badly to a book revealing the PM has a few skeletons in his cupboard • An elderly couple make a donation to the Donkey hospice • Maggie meets Judy's daughter's coloured boyfriend • Lou is stopped by the police for speeding.

star 7.30
332 votes
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Episode 5

#40 - Episode 5

Little Britain Season 3 - Episode 5

• Lou has finished cementing the new patio at Andy's house. • A couple need travel insurance for their holiday... computer says no. • A man and wife are going out, leaving their son in the 'experienced' care of a certain chav babysitter. • Linda 'helps' a student with a mole problem. • Sir Norman Fry reveals an embarrassing incident involving two men and a glacé cherry. • Marjorie has asked the FatFighters to bring in a photo of each of them, not looking their best, for 'inspiration'. • The man and wife check up on Vicky. • At a computer shop a clerk seeks technical advice from a horse, init • Daffyd explains to his mother why he cant get a job. • At another 'emergency' meeting of neighbour watch, Sid demonstrates what to do if a gang of yobs attacks you in your home. • Mr Mann visits Roy's fancy dress shop. • Lou and Andy visit a rugby match. • Sebastian's being paranoid about the PM spending time with Gregory... or is he? • Emily Howard introduces a fellow young mother to her 'Baby Flo'.

star 7.27
289 votes
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Operation Egg Drop

#41 - Operation Egg Drop

Teachers (2016) Season 3 - Episode 12

Ms. Snap contemplates motherhood and the possibility of freezing her eggs. Ms. Bennigan battles technology in the classroom. Ms. Watson pressures her students to win the science fair.

star 7.08
50 votes
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Episode 2

#42 - Episode 2

Little Britain Season 3 - Episode 2

• Andy tries his luck at a TV phone-in competition. • Mrs. Emery visits the post office. • Vicky starts her new job working on an adult chat line. • Dudley catches Ting-Tong doing something unlady-like in the toilet. • After another fight with bubbles, Diseree loses more than her towel. • Linda assists with a course change for a female student with a slight facial hair problem. • Majorie becomes jealous when her new boyfriend starts being friendly with Tanya. • Daffyd introduces Myfanwy to his new... girlfriend? • Mr. Mann is looking to buy a painting of a disappointed horse. • Don takes Pat to an Indian restaurant, where the food has an unusual effect on him. • Maggie is recovering well from a kidney transplant, until she's given the name of the doner. • Sebastian serenades the PM in the Houses of Paliament • Andy decides to make a trip along the River Thames slightly more interesting.

star 7.05
321 votes
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Episode 4

#43 - Episode 4

Little Britain Season 3 - Episode 4

• Mrs Emery sees someone she recognises in a Library. • Emily hits the town with Florence to celebrate her hen night. • Dudley is unimpressed by the arrival of Ting Tong's mother. • Roman reveals to Bubbles the reason he left her was because she was too skinny. • An old man is nearing his end but not as quickly as he thought he would. • Someone wants to travel to the island featured in Captain Corelli's Mandolin... computer says no. • Pat and Paul announce that they are going to have a baby. Marjorie tries to be creative with baby names. • Sid Pegg calls an urgent Neighbourhood Watch meeting about their new enemy - Gypsies. • Daffyd is scouting for voters for his new political 'Gay Rights For Gays' party • Linda describes an Indian student to Martin. • Mr Mann visits Roy's paper shop to buy a magazine about feet problems. • Sebastian is shocked to discover the PM has grown a mustache. • Maggie's Old English Sheepdog takes a familiar disliking to a Chinese Shi-tzu. • Andy takes matters into his own hands when Lou refuses to rescue his Frisbee from an electricity pylon.

star 6.80
386 votes
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