Ballykissangel Behind The Scenes


Ballykissangel - Behind The Scenes

Ballykissangel - Behind the Scenes by Geoff Tibballs

By Geoff Tibballs

With viewing figures of around 14 million, Ballykissangel is one of BBC TV's success stories of recent years. Superbly written, wonderfully acted and beautifully filmed, the programmes easy charm, gentle pace and quirky humor have enchanted its loyal audience on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond.

Rarely has a new drama series engendered such genuine affection, particularly for it's characters. Especially tantalizing is the relationship between young English Catholic priest Peter Clifford and feisty bar owner Assumpta Fitzgerald, but Ballykissangel is home to a wide variety of colorful individuals including roguish businessman Brian Quigley, his head strung daughter Niamh and her pensive husband Ambrose Egan, the local Garda.

The show's other star is of course its setting - the stunning Vale of Avoca in County Wicklow - and Geoff Tibballs goes behind the scenes to discover the origins of the series, how the producers came to choose Avoca and what the real villagers think of the show. As well as containing exclusive interviews with cast and crew, this book is gloriously illustrated with on- and off-screen photographs capturing perfectly the magic of BALLYKISSANGEL.

  • Hardback Edition - 245 x 185mm - 128 Pages
  • Includes color photographs throughout