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When Father Peter Clifford arrives from Manchester, he knows he will be facing some opposition. After all, what is a young, inexperienced English priest doing in Ireland, of all places? He soon finds out that the town of Ballykissangel poses many more challenges. Rural village life is very different from the big cities. For a start, he needs to be able to drive if he is to get around. And then there are the local gossip-mongers - here everyone knows everyone else's business and a secret doesn't stay secret for long. Has this former inner city priest bitten off more than he can chew? Contending with the long-established ways of the villagers and their eccentricities and superstitions is a full-time job.

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When Father Peter Clifford arrives from Manchester, he knows he will be facing some opposition. After all, what is a young, inexperienced English priest doing in Ireland, of all places? He soon finds out that the town of Ballykissangel poses many more challenges. Rural village life is very different from the big cities. For a start, he needs to be able to drive if he is to get around. And then there are the local gossip-mongers - here everyone knows everyone else's business and a secret doesn't stay secret for long. Has this former inner city priest bitten off more than he can chew? Contending with the long-established ways of the villagers and their eccentricities and superstitions is a full-time job.

    • EPISODE 1

    Trying to Connect You

    Father Peter Clifford arrives in Ireland from England. Enchanted by his surroundings, he opts to leave the bus before his destination in order to enjoy a stroll through the glorious Wicklow countryside in the sunshine. Soon, however, forty shades of green have turned to forty shades of grey and he is soaked. He is rescued by a young woman as beautiful as the countryside, who offers him a lift into town.

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    • 47 Minutes

    Father Peter Clifford arrives in Ireland from England. Enchanted by his surroundings, he opts to leave the bus before his destination in order to enjoy a stroll through the glorious Wicklow countryside in the sunshine. Soon, however, forty shades of green have turned to forty shades of grey and he is soaked. He is rescued by a young woman as beautiful as the countryside, who offers him a lift into town.

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    • 47 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    The Things We Do for Love

    Keen to fit into village life as quickly as possible, Father Clifford has a trial for the local Gaelic soccer team, but he soon gets himself injured. Meanwhile, businessman Brian Quigley's holiday home development is stalled by a young couple living in a caravan near the site. And a face from Father Clifford's past unexpectedly turns up.

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    • 49 Minutes

    Keen to fit into village life as quickly as possible, Father Clifford has a trial for the local Gaelic soccer team, but he soon gets himself injured. Meanwhile, businessman Brian Quigley's holiday home development is stalled by a young couple living in a caravan near the site. And a face from Father Clifford's past unexpectedly turns up.

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    • 49 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Live in My Heart and Pay No Rent

    Widower Quigley prepares to rekindle an old flame, but Rosarie, his old teenage sweetheart still has a crush on him. Niamh is looking forward to marrying her beloved Ambrose. But after a near-death experience, Ambrose has decided it was a call to the priesthood; and Catholic priests don't marry. Elsewhere, Eamonn comes up with an unusual method to try and secure his farming subsidy.

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    • 49 Minutes

    Widower Quigley prepares to rekindle an old flame, but Rosarie, his old teenage sweetheart still has a crush on him. Niamh is looking forward to marrying her beloved Ambrose. But after a near-death experience, Ambrose has decided it was a call to the priesthood; and Catholic priests don't marry. Elsewhere, Eamonn comes up with an unusual method to try and secure his farming subsidy.

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    • 49 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Fallen Angel

    It's Father Clifford's birthday, but he hasn't told any of his flock. So how does the DJ of the local pirate radio station, Angel FM, know about it? In fact, everyone knows and Assumpta has organized a surprise party. In hospital, a former judge has a shocking confession for Father Clifford and our young priest turns to Father Mac for advice.

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    • 49 Minutes

    It's Father Clifford's birthday, but he hasn't told any of his flock. So how does the DJ of the local pirate radio station, Angel FM, know about it? In fact, everyone knows and Assumpta has organized a surprise party. In hospital, a former judge has a shocking confession for Father Clifford and our young priest turns to Father Mac for advice.

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    • 49 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    The Power and the Gory

    Campaigning is vigorous between the chief candidates in local election. The infamous Sean Dooley is up against Brian Quigley, who has the support of the church. Assumpta's ex-boyfriend, Leo McGarvey, is in town to cover the election for TV. He wants Assumpta back, but something or someone seems to be keeping her in the village.

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    • 48 Minutes

    Campaigning is vigorous between the chief candidates in local election. The infamous Sean Dooley is up against Brian Quigley, who has the support of the church. Assumpta's ex-boyfriend, Leo McGarvey, is in town to cover the election for TV. He wants Assumpta back, but something or someone seems to be keeping her in the village.

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    • 48 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    Missing You Already

    Father Clifford is dismayed when he is told he is to be sent back to England. His congregation are not happy at losing their nice young priest either. Meanwhile, Ballykissangel is preparing for its very first Irish Festival, organized by Quigley, who as usual is out to make a quick buck. Assumpta is annoyed that Quigley's Bar is offering half price drinks and throws down a challenge.

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    • 48 Minutes

    Father Clifford is dismayed when he is told he is to be sent back to England. His congregation are not happy at losing their nice young priest either. Meanwhile, Ballykissangel is preparing for its very first Irish Festival, organized by Quigley, who as usual is out to make a quick buck. Assumpta is annoyed that Quigley's Bar is offering half price drinks and throws down a challenge.

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    • 48 Minutes
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