FATHER Ted star Michael Redmond has revealed how the BBC banned his ‘blasphemous’ radio comedy about Jesus being Irish, which could make him as big as Alan Partridge.
But popular actor Fr Stone is now hoping that his comedy-drama can find an audience after he turns the script into a book.
Michael told The Irish Sun: “At the time, that definitely put an end to my career.
“I could have been Alan Partridge, who went straight from radio to TV but I was banned instead.. I assume it’s an ecumenical issue?”
The Dublin Birthday was on the cusp of a wave in 1996 after starring in the beloved Ted in the Entertained Father Stone episode, in which he played a secretive warden who terrorizes Ted and Dougal and refuses to return. home.
However, Michael had his own clerical comedy, Eamon Older Brother Of Jesus, based on a hit play he brought. Edinburgh Edge part.
He told the Irish Sun: “The story goes that the holy family was Irish and Joseph was a merchant who had come to Nazareth in search of work.
“I played Eamon, Jesus’ brother, who decided he wasn’t going to sit back and take it when Jesus proclaimed him the Messiah.
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“It has nothing to do with religion, it’s a story about sibling rivalry in an Irish family.”
Starring Michael as Eamon, the comedy was made and is an edgy comedy for Friday nights on BBC Radio 4.
Michael told us, “We have a great cast and I’m playing Eamon.
“It’s all in place and ready to go… At that point, a hit comedy on Radio 4 has turned you into a huge TV star.”
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“Perhaps I will do the same.”
But disaster struck when Eamon Older Brother Of Jesus appeared on the BBC Radio Times list.
Michael explains: “Someone up there in the BBC objected to my humorously saying that if Jesus had an older brother named Eamon, that would cast doubt on the Virgin’s birth and Mary’s virginity. ”
Now nearly thirty years later, Michael has turned the scripts of Eamon Older Brother Of Jesus into a comedy novel that can be purchased on the Internet. Burned.
He added: “I get asked about Eamon Older Brother Of Jesus a lot by fans of Father Ted.
“So I made the book so people could finally read the whole story.”
https://www.thesun.ie/tv/8231765/father-ted-star-reveals-bbc-banned-blasphemous-radio-show/ I could be Ireland’s Alan Partridge