Ballykissangel is a BBC television drama created by Kieran Prendiville and set in Ireland, produced in-house by BBC Northern Ireland. The original story revolved around a young English Roman Catholic priest as he became part of a rural community. It ran for six series, which were first broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom from 1996 to 2001. It aired in Ireland on RTÉ One and in Australia on ABC TV from 1996 to 2001. Reruns have been aired on Drama in the United Kingdom and in the United States on some PBS affiliates. The show was filmed in Avoca and Enniskerry in County Wicklow.

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  • Ballykissangel is a BBC television drama created by Kieran Prendiville and set in Ireland, produced in-house by BBC Northern Ireland. The original story revolved around a young English Roman Catholic priest as he became part of a rural community. It ran for six series, which were first broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom from 1996 to 2001. It aired in Ireland on RTÉ One and in Australia on ABC TV from 1996 to 2001. Reruns have been aired on Drama in the United Kingdom and in the United States on some PBS affiliates. Significant changes in the cast occurred at the end of series 3 following the departure of central characters Peter Clifford and Assumpta Fitzgerald. The show faced a decline in ratings from a peak level of 10 million viewers to 4.8 million and was eventually cancelled in 2001. The name of the fictional village in which the show was set is derived from Ballykissane, a townland near Killorglin in County Kerry, where the show's creator, Kieran Prendiville, holidayed with his family as a child. The village's name in Irish is shown as "Baile Coisc Aingeal", which means "The town of the fallen angel", on the sign outside the post office. The show was filmed in Avoca and Enniskerry in County Wicklow. (en)
  • Ballykissangel è una serie TV ambientata in Irlanda, prodotta e trasmessa dalla BBC dal 1996 al 2001. (it)
  • Ballykissangel (1996-2001) – brytyjski serial komediowy wyprodukowany przez BBC. Jego światowa premiera odbyła się 11 lutego 1996 roku na kanale BBC One. Ostatni odcinek został wyemitowany 15 kwietnia 2001 roku. W Polsce serial nadawany był dawniej na kanale TVP2. (pl)
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  • A roaming stranger wanders around Ballykissangel as Siobhan and Brendan argue over their daughter's christening. Brian persuades a friend of Orla's to partner with him in buying a golf course.
  • Quigley organizes a welcoming ceremony to impress a group of potential Korean business investors, but they arrive earlier than expected, causing confusion. With Assumpta in Dublin, Niamh struggles to balance work in the pub with the demands of motherhood.
  • With the birth of Niamh's baby approaching, Ambrose's mother arrives to help. The village is in a frenzy when it appears a holy 'miracle' may have occurred in the church, which attracts a crowd of visitors. Padraig becomes a village news reporter, and Ambrose helps Niamh deliver her baby.
  • As tension between Niamh and Ambrose continues to escalate, Niamh leaves Ambrose for the day. Donal and Liam look for extra cash in golf balls that have been lost in the river, and Kathleen gets an unexpected visit from an old sweetheart.
  • An old friend of Fr Mac's, an African priest, returns to Ballyk for a visit with news of a promotion to the Vatican, and wins the local bingo jackpot. In the meantime, Emma and Danny get stranded together in a cabin when heavy rain sets in.
  • The village rallies around Brendan Kearney when he is threatened with being transferred to a teaching position in a different village. Elsewhere, there's a gold rush in Ballyk and Fr Clifford is not pleased with Liam and Donal's scheme to use a statue of the Virgin Mary to attract paying tourists.
  • When Brian Quigley is frustrated by Fr Clifford in his effort to evict a family living in a caravan, the local football match takes on unexpected importance. Meanwhile, an attractive woman from Fr Clifford's past arrives uninvited. Lena Headey guest stars.
  • A death in the village necessitates a byelection. The fight is on between Sean Dooley and Brian Quigley. Ambrose finally agrees to a church wedding. Assumpta's former boyfriend Leo comes to the village to report on the election campaign. Liam and Donal accidentally exhume a 50-year-old skeleton.
  • A late-night fire guts the home of the village shopkeeper Kathleen. When she reveals she has no insurance, Fr Clifford organizes a campaign to help restore her house. He gets a wrong tip on a dog race, and they are forced to resort to a poker tournament to raise the needed money.
  • Peter finds an abandoned newborn on his doorstep and is able to track down the teenage mother and reunite them. Ambrose slips in the tub, and a new Garda arrives in Ballyk, who is very strict. Against Father Mac's wishes, Peter gives a speech about relationships, to the town youth.
  • While Siobhan and Brendan prepare for their simple and secret wedding, Emma goes round the village digging up her family's past. Eamon has an accident, and Niamh and Ambrose feel that their marriage has lost its meaning.
  • Quigley launches a new venture.
  • Siobhan and Brendan prepare for a water birth; Fr Aidan and his sister settle in town and find he can barely afford groceries; Sean Dillon's 16-year old daughter Emma arrives unexpectedly in Ballyk; and Niamh leaves Ambrose and moves into her new home. The village women help deliver Siobhan's baby.
  • Brian Quigley takes ribbing after he hires an attractive, flirtatious housekeeper who secretly schemes to marry him. Local children vex Peter and the storekeeper with their mischief. Niamh, feeling depressed after her miscarriage, starts helping at the elementary school.
  • While Eamonn tries to rid his farm of invading foxes, Fr Aidan begins working miracles on the sick. Fr Mac, however, is sceptical about the legitimacy of these miracles.
  • Brian's latest venture to attract Korean investors involves bulldozing a local beauty spot, which causes a community protest. Fr Clifford hints to Assumpta about his feelings for her, but after soul-searching, decides remain a priest. Eamonn tries to court a surprised Kathleen.
  • Assumpta returns to Ballyk with her new husband Leo, and finds Fr Clifford organizing a pub contest.
  • Brian organises a local festival, but Assumpta is less than enthusiastic when it turns out to be a cover-up to steal business from Fitzgerald's. Ambrose and Niamh are finally wed in church, amid the confusion of the busy festival, and Fr Clifford learns he's to be sent back to England – but are the villagers as keen for him to go as Fr Mac is?
  • In the wake of disaster, Peter and Leo have a confrontation. Peter decides to leave Ballyk.
  • At the grand opening of Brian's golf course, Micky comes face to face with an enemy from the past. Danny steals back his horse from Sean and his injury worsens.
  • Padraig's life is falling apart at the seams, causing him to turn to drink for solace and escape. An ancient fertility statue is uncovered on Sean's farm, and Fitzgerald's gets satellite TV.
  • Donal's new companion, a black bear, is roaming around the village wreaking havoc, while Kevin secretly starts working with Sean.
  • The townspeople are fascinated by a local pirate radio station whose mysterious DJ, along with music, broadcasts the personal news of Ballyk, until Ambrose finally locates the illegal transmitter. Fr Mac insists Fr Clifford must be a 'mobile' priest, but his driving lessons with Assumpta might not be such a good idea. Fr Clifford visits and bonds with a retired judge in hospital before he dies, who had been bitterly agnostic since losing his wife.
  • Two strangers cause chaos when the villagers think they are from the revenue service. Peter struggles to control his feelings when Niamh reveals that Assumpta may leave Ballyk for Dublin.
  • Widower Quigley is ready to rekindle an old flame while his daughter, Niamh, is looking forward to marrying her beloved Ambrose. Unfortunately, after a close encounter, Ambrose has other ideas and the planned wedding is in jeopardy.
  • Brian Quigley sets up a town beauty contest as part of the village festival. Brendan tries to console Siobhan over her plain looks, and they end up sleeping together, while Peter and Ambrose try to reform a young student who tried to take Niamh's purse.
  • When Ambrose's mother arrives to help care for baby Kieran, Quigley takes an unusual interest in her.
  • The town is virtually deserted as everyone heads to the annual horse race where "Doctor Ryan" is in danger of losing to "Danny's Razor". Back in town, Ambrose tackles a Cilldargin drug dealer he once arrested.
  • Fr Mac falls ill, Assumpta's marriage deteriorates, and Quigley's financial situation worsens.
  • The town is caught up in a Chinese cooking competition when circumstances finally push Peter to confess his feelings to Assumpta.
  • Former one-hit wonder Enda Sullivan takes Assumpta on a date, and Fr Clifford recruits him to play at a Gospel Mass. Meanwhile, Brian Quigley attempts to produce and direct a tourist film.
  • A massive storm sweeps over Ballykissangel and everyone runs for cover. Niamh confronts her feelings for Sean, and Ambrose confronts his marriage with Niamh.
  • While the population of Ballykissangel is obsessed with an anonymous lottery winner, Ambrose goes undercover to catch an infamous drug dealer in a nightclub in a neighboring town.
dbp:title
  • Official website
  • The Odd Couple
  • Turf
  • Fallen Angel
  • Rock Bottom
  • The Waiting Game
  • The Reckoning
  • The Facts of Life
  • Amongst Friends
  • As Stars Look Down
  • Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Bread and Water
  • Changing Times
  • Chinese Whispers
  • He Healeth the Sick
  • I Know When I'm Not Wanted
  • In the Can
  • It's a Family Affair
  • It's a Man's Life
  • Live In My Heart And Pay No Rent
  • Lost Sheep
  • Missing You Already
  • Money, Money, Money
  • Only Skin Deep
  • Pack up Your Troubles
  • Par for the Course
  • Personal Call
  • River Dance
  • Someone to Watch over Me
  • Stardust in Your Eyes
  • The Final Frontier
  • The Fortune in Men's Eyes
  • The Power and the Gory
  • The Things We Do For Love
  • When a Child Is Born
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  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/ballykissangel/lookbackseries1.shtml
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  • Ballykissangel è una serie TV ambientata in Irlanda, prodotta e trasmessa dalla BBC dal 1996 al 2001. (it)
  • Ballykissangel (1996-2001) – brytyjski serial komediowy wyprodukowany przez BBC. Jego światowa premiera odbyła się 11 lutego 1996 roku na kanale BBC One. Ostatni odcinek został wyemitowany 15 kwietnia 2001 roku. W Polsce serial nadawany był dawniej na kanale TVP2. (pl)
  • Ballykissangel is a BBC television drama created by Kieran Prendiville and set in Ireland, produced in-house by BBC Northern Ireland. The original story revolved around a young English Roman Catholic priest as he became part of a rural community. It ran for six series, which were first broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom from 1996 to 2001. It aired in Ireland on RTÉ One and in Australia on ABC TV from 1996 to 2001. Reruns have been aired on Drama in the United Kingdom and in the United States on some PBS affiliates. The show was filmed in Avoca and Enniskerry in County Wicklow. (en)
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  • Ballykissangel (en)
  • Ballykissangel (it)
  • Ballykissangel (pl)
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