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Ballykissangel (TV Series 1996–2001) Poster

(1996–2001)

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The town's Gaelic name is Baile Cosic Aingil, meaning "The Town of the Fallen Angel". It was taken from the actual Irish town of Ballykissane.
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'Owen Roe (I)''s character who appeared once each in the first and third seasons was originally named Sean Dooley, but when he returned as a regular character late in the fifth season, his name was switched to Paul Dooley because Lorcan Cranitch's character Sean Dillon had been introduced in the third season.
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Tony Doyle, who starred as Brian Quigley in the first five seasons, was the father of Susannah Doyle, who appeared as Avril Burke in the sixth.
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Although the Comic Relief crossover episode "Ballykissdibley" has never been officially re-broadcast as part of The Vicar of Dibley, or Ballykissangel, series canons, it is possible to find this charity episode online on certain video streaming websites.
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For BBC's Comic Relief 1997, The Vicar of Dibley did a short cross over episode called Ballykissdibley featuring Peter and Assumpta. Although it has never been officially re-broadcast as part of The Vicar of Dibley, it can be found on certain video streaming websites. This for charity episode does imply that the 2 series exist within the same fictional story universe.
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Although the series was never intended to have a dark subtext, as it was a relatively light sunday evening drama series, in the decades following the original broadcast, later revelations and allegations regarding the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland have since given the series a much darker subtext undertone for certain stories and characters, that was probably never originally intended.
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