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Graham Linehan: how my transgender views cost me my marriage

The 'Father Ted' writer is defiant despite a marital break-up and threats of a boycott of his work, writes Wayne O'Connor

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Graham Linehan

Graham Linehan

As Father Ted writer Graham Linehan confirmed the breakup of his marriage last week, he said he would rather be writing about farce than living through one. The past few years have seen him become less aligned with acclaimed comedy writing - the Craggy Island sitcom and The IT Crowd are two of his most celebrated creations - and instead become entrenched in quarrels and debate.

Rejection of his recent projects created financial uncertainty. This put an unbearable strain on his 16-year marriage to Helen Serafinowicz.


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