a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Priest Chatback Advert

Lyrics: Graham Linehan / Arthur Mathews

Music: Neil Hannon

Published by: BMG Music Publishing Ltd. / Hatrick Productions

Originally interpreted by: The Divine Comedy


To see the lyrics, click on the name of the version you are interested in (on the left).



Featured in the Father Ted Christmas special, this funny advert has a music composed by Neil Hannon. It sounds really different from the usual Father Ted songs, as it’s mainly cheap electronic music. Then Neil’s vocoded voice singing the phone number of the Priest chat service.

This piece is interesting since it’s very similar to the music Neil produced for The I.T. Crowd series; and the advert idea was used again by Graham Linehan for the ‘Emergency Services Advert’.