Ballykissangel (1996–2001)

As Happy as a Turkey on Boxing Day 

Christmas is looking a bit dreary for Peter, Assumpta and Brian who all have their own troubles. But things get a bit more exciting on Christmas Day when Padraig's son Kevin falls down a mine shaft.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Tompkinson ...
Frankie McCafferty ...
Peter Caffrey ...
Deirdre Donnelly ...
Birdy Sweeney ...
Aine Ni Mhuiri ...
Kathleen Hendley (as Aine Ní Mhúirí)
John Cleere ...


It's Christmas-time in Ballykissangel but it's not necessarily a happy time for everyone. Father Clifford is a bit lonely and more than a little surprised when Eamon delivers the turkey he won - alive and thriving. Father McAnally stops by with his nephew Timmy, a seminarian who will be taking his final vows in the spring. As is the custom, seminarians spend their last Christmas before taking vows in the parish and that means Timmy will be staying with Peter. Assumpta is hoping to have a group of university friends for Christmas dinner but it all falls apart. Ambrose's mother-in-law comes for a visit which means Brian Quigley plans on a week's skiing holiday in Switzerland. Trying on his skis at home gets the better of him however. For Padraig O'Kelly, he's wondering what happened to the fifty quid he had stashed away. His son Kevin finds some rather expensive gifts under Con O'Neill's bed and follows him to a cave where he has a stash of goods. An accident rallies everyone in the ... Written by garykmcd

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21 December 1997 (UK)  »

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