Ballylenon

Chris Fitz-Simons' comedy-drama series set in 50s rural Ireland, Ballylenon, Co Donegal.

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20110404 (BBC7)
20110405 (BBC7)

Set in 1953, the sleepy Irish town rumbles into life at plans to demolish the courthouse.

Set in 1953, the sleepy Irish town rumbles into life at plans to demolish the courthouse for a car park.

Starring TP McKenna.

20110404 (BBC7)
20110405 (BBC7)

Set in 1953, the sleepy Irish town rumbles into life at plans to demolish the courthouse.

Set in 1953, the sleepy Irish town rumbles into life at plans to demolish the courthouse for a car park.

Starring TP McKenna.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971013]

Christopher Fitz-Simon 's four-part comedy drama series set in Ballylenon, Co Donegal. 1: Conditions should be fine for the tidy villages competition, but opinions differ as to how the funds should be raised. with TP McKenna, Gerard McScorley , Charlie Bonner

, Aine McCartney and John Hewitt Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971013]

Christopher Fitz-Simon 's four-part comedy drama series set in Ballylenon, Co Donegal. 1: Conditions should be fine for the tidy villages competition, but opinions differ as to how the funds should be raised. with TP McKenna, Gerard McScorley , Charlie Bonner

, Aine McCartney and John Hewitt Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971013]

Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon

Unknown: Co Donegal.

Unknown: Gerard McScorley

Unknown: Charlie Bonner

Unknown: Aine McCartney

Unknown: John Hewitt

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

VeraMcConkey: Stella McCusker

Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971013]

Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon

Unknown: Co Donegal.

Unknown: Gerard McScorley

Unknown: Charlie Bonner

Unknown: Aine McCartney

Unknown: John Hewitt

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

VeraMcConkey: Stella McCusker

Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971027]

Four episodes of the comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon.3: The McConkeys' relative, Sister Gabriel, would appear to have left her order. with TP McKenna, Aine McCartney , John Hewitt , Marcella Riordan and Gerard Murphy Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971027]

Four episodes of the comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon.3: The McConkeys' relative, Sister Gabriel, would appear to have left her order. with TP McKenna, Aine McCartney , John Hewitt , Marcella Riordan and Gerard Murphy Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971027]

Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon

Unknown: Aine McCartney

Unknown: John Hewitt

Unknown: Marcella Riordan

Unknown: Gerard Murphy

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker

Muriel McConkey: Margaret Darcy

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971027]

Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon

Unknown: Aine McCartney

Unknown: John Hewitt

Unknown: Marcella Riordan

Unknown: Gerard Murphy

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker

Muriel McConkey: Margaret Darcy

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971103]

The last episode of Christopher Fitz -Simon's comedy drama series. An offer of employment in Scotland for the Rev Hawthorne raises the expectations of Ms Boal. with TP McKenna, Gerard McScorley , Aine McCartney , John Hewitt and Gerard Murphy Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971103]

The last episode of Christopher Fitz -Simon's comedy drama series. An offer of employment in Scotland for the Rev Hawthorne raises the expectations of Ms Boal. with TP McKenna, Gerard McScorley , Aine McCartney , John Hewitt and Gerard Murphy Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971103]

Unknown: Christopher Fitz

Unknown: Gerard McScorley

Unknown: Aine McCartney

Unknown: John Hewitt

Unknown: Gerard Murphy

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker

Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971103]

Unknown: Christopher Fitz

Unknown: Gerard McScorley

Unknown: Aine McCartney

Unknown: John Hewitt

Unknown: Gerard Murphy

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker

Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971203]

Four-part comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon , set in Ballylenon, County Donegal. 1: The discovery that a ramshackle cottage may have belonged to the family of US president Hoover presents Phonsie with a major financial opportunity. with John Hewitt. Gerard McSorley ,

Anna Manahan and Gerard Murphy. Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes Director Eoin OCallaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971203]

Four-part comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon , set in Ballylenon, County Donegal. 1: The discovery that a ramshackle cottage may have belonged to the family of US president Hoover presents Phonsie with a major financial opportunity. with John Hewitt. Gerard McSorley ,

Anna Manahan and Gerard Murphy. Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes Director Eoin OCallaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971203]

Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon

Unknown: John Hewitt.

Unknown: Gerard McSorley

Unknown: Anna Manahan

Unknown: Gerard Murphy.

Unknown: Stephanie Hughes

Director: Eoin Ocallaghan

Phonsie Doherty: Tp McKenna

Muriel McConkey: Margaret Darcy

VeraMcConkey: Stella McCusker

Vivienne Boal: Aine McCartney

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971203]

Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon

Unknown: John Hewitt.

Unknown: Gerard McSorley

Unknown: Anna Manahan

Unknown: Gerard Murphy.

Unknown: Stephanie Hughes

Director: Eoin Ocallaghan

Phonsie Doherty: Tp McKenna

Muriel McConkey: Margaret Darcy

VeraMcConkey: Stella McCusker

Vivienne Boal: Aine McCartney

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971210]

Four-part comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon , set in Ballylenon, Co Donegal.

2: The death of Canon Friel has caused quite an upset among the faithful. with Aine McCartney. John Hewitt , Gerard McSorley and Gerard Murphy. Music

Stephanie Hughes. Director Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971210]

Four-part comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon , set in Ballylenon, Co Donegal.

2: The death of Canon Friel has caused quite an upset among the faithful. with Aine McCartney. John Hewitt , Gerard McSorley and Gerard Murphy. Music

Stephanie Hughes. Director Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971210]

Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon

Unknown: Aine McCartney.

Unknown: John Hewitt

Unknown: Gerard McSorley

Unknown: Gerard Murphy.

Music: Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

Phonsie Doherty: Tp McKenna

Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy

Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971210]

Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon

Unknown: Aine McCartney.

Unknown: John Hewitt

Unknown: Gerard McSorley

Unknown: Gerard Murphy.

Music: Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

Phonsie Doherty: Tp McKenna

Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy

Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971217]

Four-part comedy drama series by Christopher Frtz-Simon , set in Co Donegal. 3: While Phonsie wrestles to gain possession of a church property, a rumour that the Hawthornes may not go to Scotland becomes a real possibility. with Stella McCusker. Aine McCartney. Gerard Murphy , Tim Loane and Cathy White. Music

Stephanie Hughes. Director Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971217]

Four-part comedy drama series by Christopher Frtz-Simon , set in Co Donegal. 3: While Phonsie wrestles to gain possession of a church property, a rumour that the Hawthornes may not go to Scotland becomes a real possibility. with Stella McCusker. Aine McCartney. Gerard Murphy , Tim Loane and Cathy White. Music

Stephanie Hughes. Director Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971217]

Unknown: Christopher Frtz-Simon

Unknown: Stella McCusker.

Unknown: Aine McCartney.

Unknown: Gerard Murphy

Unknown: Tim Loane

Unknown: Cathy White.

Music: Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

Phonsie Doherty: Tp McKenna

Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971217]

Unknown: Christopher Frtz-Simon

Unknown: Stella McCusker.

Unknown: Aine McCartney.

Unknown: Gerard Murphy

Unknown: Tim Loane

Unknown: Cathy White.

Music: Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

Phonsie Doherty: Tp McKenna

Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971224]

The last programme in the current series of Christopher Fitz-Simon 's comedy drama set in County Donegal. McGoldrick, suitor to Josie, has long proved a source of aggravation, but a phone call from Birmingham gives Phonsie the ammunition he needs. with Aine McCartney. Gerard Murphy.

Tim Loane and Cathy White. Music Stephanie Hughes. Director Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971224]

The last programme in the current series of Christopher Fitz-Simon 's comedy drama set in County Donegal. McGoldrick, suitor to Josie, has long proved a source of aggravation, but a phone call from Birmingham gives Phonsie the ammunition he needs. with Aine McCartney. Gerard Murphy.

Tim Loane and Cathy White. Music Stephanie Hughes. Director Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971224]

Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon

Unknown: Aine McCartney.

Unknown: Gerard Murphy.

Unknown: Tim Loane

Unknown: Cathy White.

Music: Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

Phonsie Doherty: Tp McKenna

Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy

Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971224]

Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon

Unknown: Aine McCartney.

Unknown: Gerard Murphy.

Unknown: Tim Loane

Unknown: Cathy White.

Music: Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

Phonsie Doherty: Tp McKenna

Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy

Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker

0120081110 (BBC7)
20081111 BT=0630 (BBC7)

The highlight of the cultural week in Ballylenon is a 'gramophone record recital'.

But is this the start of something big?

0120050429 (BBC7)
20050430 (BBC7)
20060619 (BBC7)
20060620 (BBC7)

Sister Gabriel Appears To Have Relinquished Her Order And Murie's Injury Develops An Unexpected Closeness with Phonsie Doherty.

0120081103 (BBC7)
20081104 BT=0630 (BBC7)

Set in 1953, the sleepy Irish town rumbles into life at plans to demolish the courthouse for a car park.

Starring TP McKenna.

0120050722 (BBC7)
20060828 (BBC7)
20060829 (BBC7)

Phonsie Looks Forward To Reaping The Rewards That Guard Gallagher's New York Singing Trip Will Bring

0120050318 (BBC7)
20050319 (BBC7)
20060424 (BBC7)
20060425 (BBC7)
20070615 (BBC7)
20070616 (BBC7)

Divided Over The Proposed Swilly Arms Car Park, The Town's Development Association Seems Set For Open confrontation.

0120050204 (BBC7)
20060313 (BBC7)
20060314 (BBC7)
20070504 (BBC7)
20070505 (BBC7)

Ballylenon Is A Sleepy Town.

But It Rumbles To Life When The Hotelier Plans To Demolish The Old Court house to build a car park.

0120050513 (BBC7)
20050514 (BBC7)

A Ramshackle Cottage That Belonged To The Family Of Us President Hoover? Phonsie Sees A Major Financial opportunity.

0120081110 (BBC7)
20081111 BT=0630 (BBC7)

The highlight of the cultural week in Ballylenon is a 'gramophone record recital'.

But is this the start of something big?

0120050429 (BBC7)
20050430 (BBC7)
20060619 (BBC7)
20060620 (BBC7)

Sister Gabriel Appears To Have Relinquished Her Order And Murie's Injury Develops An Unexpected Closeness with Phonsie Doherty.

0120081103 (BBC7)
20081104 BT=0630 (BBC7)

Set in 1953, the sleepy Irish town rumbles into life at plans to demolish the courthouse for a car park.

Starring TP McKenna.

0120050722 (BBC7)
20060828 (BBC7)
20060829 (BBC7)

Phonsie Looks Forward To Reaping The Rewards That Guard Gallagher's New York Singing Trip Will Bring

0120050318 (BBC7)
20050319 (BBC7)
20060424 (BBC7)
20060425 (BBC7)
20070615 (BBC7)
20070616 (BBC7)

Divided Over The Proposed Swilly Arms Car Park, The Town's Development Association Seems Set For Open confrontation.

0120050204 (BBC7)
20060313 (BBC7)
20060314 (BBC7)
20070504 (BBC7)
20070505 (BBC7)

Ballylenon Is A Sleepy Town.

But It Rumbles To Life When The Hotelier Plans To Demolish The Old Court house to build a car park.

0120050513 (BBC7)
20050514 (BBC7)

A Ramshackle Cottage That Belonged To The Family Of Us President Hoover? Phonsie Sees A Major Financial opportunity.

011997101320050415 (BBC7)
20050416 (BBC7)
20060522 (BBC7)
20060523 (BBC7)

Conditions Should Be Fine For The Tidy Villages Competition, But Opinions Differ As To How The Funds should be raised and who should be doing the raising.

With Stella McCusker, Margaret D'Arcy and T P McKenna.

Director Eoin O'callaghan.

Conditions should be fine for the Tidy Village Competition, but inevitable factions emerge.

With TP McKenna and Stella McCusker.

011997101320050415 (BBC7)
20050416 (BBC7)
20060522 (BBC7)
20060523 (BBC7)

Conditions Should Be Fine For The Tidy Villages Competition, But Opinions Differ As To How The Funds should be raised and who should be doing the raising.

With Stella McCusker, Margaret D'Arcy and T P McKenna.

Director Eoin O'callaghan.

Conditions should be fine for the Tidy Village Competition, but inevitable factions emerge.

With TP McKenna and Stella McCusker.

0220081117 (BBC7)
20081118 BT=0630 (BBC7)

Vera's value as an eavesdropper in the sleepy town is threatened when Dublin tells her the exchange must go automatic.

Episode 3 of 6.

0220060320 (BBC7)
20060321 (BBC7)

The Highlight Of The Cultural Week In Ballylenon Is A 'gramophone Record Recital'.

But Is This The Start of something big?

0220050325 (BBC7)
20050326 (BBC7)
20050408 (BBC7)
20050409 (BBC7)
20060501 (BBC7)
20060502 (BBC7)
20070622 (BBC7)
20070623 (BBC7)

Phonsie And Stumpy Strive To Keep Young Josie From The Clutches Of Packy Mcgoldrick, But They May Have met their match.

0220050211 (BBC7)

Life In The Sleepy Irish Town Is Shaken When A Bitter War Against The Liberal Press Is Fought.

0220050729 (BBC7)
20050730 (BBC7)
20060904 (BBC7)
20060905 (BBC7)
20071026 (BBC7)
20071027 BT=0630 (BBC7)

Guard Gallagher's song about Ballylenon has been accepted for NYPD competition.

But who will accompany him to Manhattan?

0220060724 (BBC7)
20060725 (BBC7)

Comedy Drama Set In The Sleepy Irish Town Of Ballylenon In 1953 - Where Debate Rages Over President Hoover's cottage.

0220050520 (BBC7)
20050521 (BBC7)
20050617 (BBC7)
20050618 (BBC7)
20060626 (BBC7)
20060627 (BBC7)
20070817 (BBC7)
20070818 (BBC7)

Canon Friel's death has caused quite an upset among the faithful and has ruined Phonsie's plans to buy an interesting property.

0220081117 (BBC7)
20081118 BT=0630 (BBC7)

Vera's value as an eavesdropper in the sleepy town is threatened when Dublin tells her the exchange must go automatic.

Episode 3 of 6.

0220060320 (BBC7)
20060321 (BBC7)

The Highlight Of The Cultural Week In Ballylenon Is A 'gramophone Record Recital'.

But Is This The Start of something big?

0220050325 (BBC7)
20050326 (BBC7)
20050408 (BBC7)
20050409 (BBC7)
20060501 (BBC7)
20060502 (BBC7)
20070622 (BBC7)
20070623 (BBC7)

Phonsie And Stumpy Strive To Keep Young Josie From The Clutches Of Packy Mcgoldrick, But They May Have met their match.

0220050211 (BBC7)

Life In The Sleepy Irish Town Is Shaken When A Bitter War Against The Liberal Press Is Fought.

0220050729 (BBC7)
20050730 (BBC7)
20060904 (BBC7)
20060905 (BBC7)
20071026 (BBC7)
20071027 BT=0630 (BBC7)

Guard Gallagher's song about Ballylenon has been accepted for NYPD competition.

But who will accompany him to Manhattan?

0220060724 (BBC7)
20060725 (BBC7)

Comedy Drama Set In The Sleepy Irish Town Of Ballylenon In 1953 - Where Debate Rages Over President Hoover's cottage.

0220050520 (BBC7)
20050521 (BBC7)
20050617 (BBC7)
20050618 (BBC7)
20060626 (BBC7)
20060627 (BBC7)
20070817 (BBC7)
20070818 (BBC7)

Canon Friel's death has caused quite an upset among the faithful and has ruined Phonsie's plans to buy an interesting property.

021997102020050422 (BBC7)
20050423 (BBC7)
20060529 (BBC7)
20060530 (BBC7)

The Arrival Of A Distinguished Relative Sets Alarm Bells Ringing In Vera Mcconkey's Manual Telephone exchange, especially when Ms Boal reveals a former acquaintance.

021997102020050422 (BBC7)
20050423 (BBC7)
20060529 (BBC7)
20060530 (BBC7)

The Arrival Of A Distinguished Relative Sets Alarm Bells Ringing In Vera Mcconkey's Manual Telephone exchange, especially when Ms Boal reveals a former acquaintance.

0320050218 (BBC7)
20050219 (BBC7)
20060327 (BBC7)
20060328 (BBC7)
20070518 (BBC7)
20070519 (BBC7)

Vera's Value As An Eavesdropper In The Sleepy Town Is Threatened When Dublin Tells Her The Exchange must go automatic.

0320060703 (BBC7)
20060704 (BBC7)
20070824 (BBC7)
20070825 (BBC7)

Tongues are wagging in Ballylenon - certain marriages are set to take place, and certain people are not happy.

Episode 3 of 4.

0320050805 (BBC7)
20050806 (BBC7)
20060911 (BBC7)
20060912 (BBC7)
20071102 (BBC7)
20071103 BT=0630 (BBC7)

Though Guard Gallagher Is In The Country Infirmary, The Wrangling Over The Hoover Cottage Continues unabated.

Episode 3 of 6.

0320050527 (BBC7)
20050528 (BBC7)
20050624 (BBC7)
20050625 (BBC7)

The Rumour That The Hawthornes May Not After All Go To Scotland Is Fast Becoming A Very Real Possibility.

0320050401 (BBC7)
20050402 (BBC7)
20060508 (BBC7)
20060509 (BBC7)
20070629 (BBC7)
20070630 BT=0630 (BBC7)

Josie Doherty Is Stepping Out With Someone.

Her Father Suspects Who, And He Does Not Approve.

0320060731 (BBC7)
20060801 (BBC7)

How Far Will Some Ballylenon Residents Go To Make Sure That The Sale Of A Certain Cottage Goes Ahead without a hitch?

0320060605 (BBC7)
20060606 (BBC7)
20070727 (BBC7)

A Bbc Religious Programme Is To Be Broadcast From A Local Church, But Not Everyone Is Convinced It's a good idea.

0320050218 (BBC7)
20050219 (BBC7)
20060327 (BBC7)
20060328 (BBC7)
20070518 (BBC7)
20070519 (BBC7)

Vera's Value As An Eavesdropper In The Sleepy Town Is Threatened When Dublin Tells Her The Exchange must go automatic.

0320060703 (BBC7)
20060704 (BBC7)
20070824 (BBC7)
20070825 (BBC7)

Tongues are wagging in Ballylenon - certain marriages are set to take place, and certain people are not happy.

Episode 3 of 4.

0320050805 (BBC7)
20050806 (BBC7)
20060911 (BBC7)
20060912 (BBC7)
20071102 (BBC7)
20071103 BT=0630 (BBC7)

Though Guard Gallagher Is In The Country Infirmary, The Wrangling Over The Hoover Cottage Continues unabated.

Episode 3 of 6.

0320050527 (BBC7)
20050528 (BBC7)
20050624 (BBC7)
20050625 (BBC7)

The Rumour That The Hawthornes May Not After All Go To Scotland Is Fast Becoming A Very Real Possibility.

0320050401 (BBC7)
20050402 (BBC7)
20060508 (BBC7)
20060509 (BBC7)
20070629 (BBC7)
20070630 BT=0630 (BBC7)

Josie Doherty Is Stepping Out With Someone.

Her Father Suspects Who, And He Does Not Approve.

0320060731 (BBC7)
20060801 (BBC7)

How Far Will Some Ballylenon Residents Go To Make Sure That The Sale Of A Certain Cottage Goes Ahead without a hitch?

0320060605 (BBC7)
20060606 (BBC7)
20070727 (BBC7)

A Bbc Religious Programme Is To Be Broadcast From A Local Church, But Not Everyone Is Convinced It's a good idea.

0319971027

The Mcconkeys' Distinguished Relative, Sister Gabriel, Would Appear To Have Left Her Order.

And, As if to add insult to Muriel's injury, she develops an unexpected closeness with Phonise Doherty.

With Stella McCusker, Margaret D'Arcy and T P McKenna.

Director Eoin O'Callaghan.

0319971027

The Mcconkeys' Distinguished Relative, Sister Gabriel, Would Appear To Have Left Her Order.

And, As if to add insult to Muriel's injury, she develops an unexpected closeness with Phonise Doherty.

With Stella McCusker, Margaret D'Arcy and T P McKenna.

Director Eoin O'Callaghan.

0420060807 (BBC7)
20060808 (BBC7)

President Hoover's Ancestral Cottage? Irish Police Officers Being Assaulted By Dogs? Normal Day's Events in Ballylenon.

0420050701 (BBC7)
20050702 (BBC7)

Comedy Drama Set In The Sleepy Town Of Ballylenon, Co Donegal In 1953, Before The Days Of Mass Tourism.

Episode 4 of 6.

0420050225 (BBC7)
20050226 (BBC7)

1953 In The Sleepy Town Of Ballylenon In Co.

Donegal And Life Should Be Idyllic, The Air Is Ruffled with personal rivalries.

0420060403 (BBC7)
20060404 (BBC7)

1953 In The Sleepy Town Of Ballylenon In Co Donegal And Life Should Be Idyllic.

But The Air Is Ruffled with personal rivalries.

0420060807 (BBC7)
20060808 (BBC7)

President Hoover's Ancestral Cottage? Irish Police Officers Being Assaulted By Dogs? Normal Day's Events in Ballylenon.

0420050701 (BBC7)
20050702 (BBC7)

Comedy Drama Set In The Sleepy Town Of Ballylenon, Co Donegal In 1953, Before The Days Of Mass Tourism.

Episode 4 of 6.

0420050225 (BBC7)
20050226 (BBC7)

1953 In The Sleepy Town Of Ballylenon In Co.

Donegal And Life Should Be Idyllic, The Air Is Ruffled with personal rivalries.

0420060403 (BBC7)
20060404 (BBC7)

1953 In The Sleepy Town Of Ballylenon In Co Donegal And Life Should Be Idyllic.

But The Air Is Ruffled with personal rivalries.

04 LAST20060515 (BBC7)
20060516 (BBC7)
20070706 (BBC7)
20070707 BT=0630 (BBC7)

Disappointment for certain residents of the tiny Irish village of the 1950s.

The courthouse still stands.

04 LAST20060515 (BBC7)
20060516 (BBC7)
20070706 (BBC7)
20070707 BT=0630 (BBC7)

Disappointment for certain residents of the tiny Irish village of the 1950s.

The courthouse still stands.

04 LAST1997110320050506 (BBC7)
20050507 (BBC7)
20060612 (BBC7)
20060613 (BBC7)

An Offer Of Employment In Scotland For The Rev Hawthorne Raises The Expectations Of Ms Boal, While Other factions hope they will both leave Ballylenon once and for all.

04 LAST1997110320050506 (BBC7)
20050507 (BBC7)
20060612 (BBC7)
20060613 (BBC7)

An Offer Of Employment In Scotland For The Rev Hawthorne Raises The Expectations Of Ms Boal, While Other factions hope they will both leave Ballylenon once and for all.

0520050819 (BBC7)
20050820 (BBC7)
20060925 (BBC7)
20060926 (BBC7)

Do Muriel's Visions Bode Prosperity? Will The Hawthornes Remain? Will Phonsie Find Romance And With whom?

0520050708 (BBC7)
20050709 (BBC7)

Comedy Drama Set In The Sleepy Town Of Ballylenon, Co Donegal In 1953, Before The Days Of Mass Tourism.

0520060814 (BBC7)
20060815 (BBC7)
20071005 (BBC7)
20071006 BT=0630 (BBC7)

Anti-capitalist railway protests? Mysterious visitors from America? Is change on the way for Ballylenon?

0520050819 (BBC7)
20050820 (BBC7)
20060925 (BBC7)
20060926 (BBC7)

Do Muriel's Visions Bode Prosperity? Will The Hawthornes Remain? Will Phonsie Find Romance And With whom?

0520050708 (BBC7)
20050709 (BBC7)

Comedy Drama Set In The Sleepy Town Of Ballylenon, Co Donegal In 1953, Before The Days Of Mass Tourism.

0520060814 (BBC7)
20060815 (BBC7)
20071005 (BBC7)
20071006 BT=0630 (BBC7)

Anti-capitalist railway protests? Mysterious visitors from America? Is change on the way for Ballylenon?

051997111020050304 (BBC7)
20050305 (BBC7)
20060410 (BBC7)
20060411 (BBC7)
20070601 (BBC7)
20070602 (BBC7)

1953 In The Sleepy Town Of Ballylenon In Co.

Donegal And Life Should Be Idyllic.

But The Air Is Ruffled with personal rivalries.

led with personal rivalries.

1953 In The Sleepy Irish Town Of Ballylenon Should Be Idyllic.

051997111020050304 (BBC7)
20050305 (BBC7)
20060410 (BBC7)
20060411 (BBC7)
20070601 (BBC7)
20070602 (BBC7)

1953 In The Sleepy Town Of Ballylenon In Co.

Donegal And Life Should Be Idyllic.

But The Air Is Ruffled with personal rivalries.

led with personal rivalries.

1953 In The Sleepy Irish Town Of Ballylenon Should Be Idyllic.

06 LAST20060417 (BBC7)
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Will Ballylenon's Courthouse Be Demolished? It Looks Like It, But A Last Minute Reprieve Could Change that.

06 LAST20060417 (BBC7)
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Will Ballylenon's Courthouse Be Demolished? It Looks Like It, But A Last Minute Reprieve Could Change that.

06 LAST1997111720050311 (BBC7)
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Christopher Fitz Simon's Wry Chronicle Of Life In The Seemingly Quiet Donegal Village Of Ballylenon in the late 1950s.

06 LAST1997111720050311 (BBC7)
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Christopher Fitz Simon's Wry Chronicle Of Life In The Seemingly Quiet Donegal Village Of Ballylenon in the late 1950s.

0101The Courthouse1994060819950405
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Trouble brews when the McConkey sisters and hotel owner Phonsie Doherty campaign to get the town's Georgian courthouse demolished.

Set in 1953, the sleepy Irish town rumbles into life at plans to demolish the courthouse for a car park.

Starring TP McKenna.

Set in 1953, the sleepy Irish town rumbles into life at plans to demolish the courthouse.

The sleepy Irish town rumbles into life at plans to demolish the courthouse for a car park

Set in 1953, the sleepy Irish town rumbles into life at plans to demolish the courthouse for a car park. Starring TP McKenna.

0101The Courthouse1994060819950405
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Trouble brews when the McConkey sisters and hotel owner Phonsie Doherty campaign to get the town's Georgian courthouse demolished.

Set in 1953, the sleepy Irish town rumbles into life at plans to demolish the courthouse for a car park.

Starring TP McKenna.

Set in 1953, the sleepy Irish town rumbles into life at plans to demolish the courthouse.

The sleepy Irish town rumbles into life at plans to demolish the courthouse for a car park

Set in 1953, the sleepy Irish town rumbles into life at plans to demolish the courthouse for a car park. Starring TP McKenna.

0102Gramophone Recital1994061519950412
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Thwarted in their efforts to have the courthouse demol- ished, Phonsie & the McConkey sisters prepare for a war with the press.

The highlight of the cultural week in Ballylenon is a 'gramophone record recital'.

But is this the start of something big?

The highlight of the cultural week in Ballylenon is a 'gramophone record recital'. But is this the start of something big?

0102Gramophone Recital1994061519950412
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Thwarted in their efforts to have the courthouse demol- ished, Phonsie & the McConkey sisters prepare for a war with the press.

The highlight of the cultural week in Ballylenon is a 'gramophone record recital'.

But is this the start of something big?

The highlight of the cultural week in Ballylenon is a 'gramophone record recital'. But is this the start of something big?

0103The Election, The Exchange1994062219950419
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Vera's value as an eavesdropper for Phonsie Doherty is threatened when Dublin informs her that her exchange must go automatic.

Vera's eavesdropping days are threatened by the Irish town's new automatic exchange.

Comedy drama set in 1953.

Stars TP McKenna.

0103The Election, The Exchange1994062219950419
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Vera's value as an eavesdropper for Phonsie Doherty is threatened when Dublin informs her that her exchange must go automatic.

Vera's eavesdropping days are threatened by the Irish town's new automatic exchange.

Comedy drama set in 1953.

Stars TP McKenna.

0104Which Festival?1994062919950426
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The gloves are off in the battle to bring the opera festival to Kullycromper Hall.

The battle commences to bring the opera festival to Killycromper Hall.

1953 sleepy Irish town whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

More events of 1953 in the Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

The battle commences to bring the opera festival to Killycromper Hall. More events of 1953 in the Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0104Which Festival?1994062919950426
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The gloves are off in the battle to bring the opera festival to Kullycromper Hall.

The battle commences to bring the opera festival to Killycromper Hall.

1953 sleepy Irish town whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

More events of 1953 in the Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

The battle commences to bring the opera festival to Killycromper Hall. More events of 1953 in the Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0105Cricket Match And Bed And Breakfast1994070619950503
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Phonsie calls in a few favours from his friend Joe MacMonagle.

1953 sleepy Irish town whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

More events of 1953 in the sleepy Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

Phonsie calls in a few favours from his friend Joe MacMonagle. More events of 1953 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0105Cricket Match And Bed And Breakfast1994070619950503
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Phonsie calls in a few favours from his friend Joe MacMonagle.

1953 sleepy Irish town whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

More events of 1953 in the sleepy Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

Phonsie calls in a few favours from his friend Joe MacMonagle. More events of 1953 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0106 LASTThe Festival1994071319950510
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Phonsie discovers that he is not the only one in Ballylenon with political clout.

It's the 1000 Years Festival.

Will it mark the end of the battle for the old courthouse?

It's Ballylenon's 1000 Years Festival.

Will the 1000 Years Festival mark the end of the old courthouse battle? It's summer 1953 in the Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0106 LASTThe Festival1994071319950510
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Phonsie discovers that he is not the only one in Ballylenon with political clout.

It's the 1000 Years Festival.

Will it mark the end of the battle for the old courthouse?

It's Ballylenon's 1000 Years Festival.

Will the 1000 Years Festival mark the end of the old courthouse battle? It's summer 1953 in the Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0201Floodlit Courthouse1995071819960511
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Divided over the proposed demolition of the court- house, the town's development association seems set for confrontation.

The town's Development Association looks set for open confrontation.

Starring TP McKenna.

1954 sleepy Irish town whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

It's 1954 in the sleepy Irish town, and the Development Association looks set for open confrontation.

It's 1954 in the sleepy Irish town, and the Development Association looks set for open confrontation. Starring TP McKenna.

0201Floodlit Courthouse1995071819960511
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Divided over the proposed demolition of the court- house, the town's development association seems set for confrontation.

The town's Development Association looks set for open confrontation.

Starring TP McKenna.

1954 sleepy Irish town whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

It's 1954 in the sleepy Irish town, and the Development Association looks set for open confrontation.

It's 1954 in the sleepy Irish town, and the Development Association looks set for open confrontation. Starring TP McKenna.

0202Packy And Josie1995072519960518
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Phonsie and his sidekick, columnist Stumpy Bonnar, do their best to keep young Josie from the clutches of Packy McGoldrick.

Phonsie and Stumpy struggle to keep Josie from Packy McGoldrick's clutches.

Phonsie and Stumpy struggle to keep Josie away from Packy McGoldrick's clutches.

It's 1954 in the Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

It's 1954 in the Irish town, and Phonsie and Stumpy struggle to keep Josie away from Packy McGoldrick's clutches. Stars TP McKenna.

0202Packy And Josie1995072519960518
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Phonsie and his sidekick, columnist Stumpy Bonnar, do their best to keep young Josie from the clutches of Packy McGoldrick.

Phonsie and Stumpy struggle to keep Josie from Packy McGoldrick's clutches.

Phonsie and Stumpy struggle to keep Josie away from Packy McGoldrick's clutches.

It's 1954 in the Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

It's 1954 in the Irish town, and Phonsie and Stumpy struggle to keep Josie away from Packy McGoldrick's clutches. Stars TP McKenna.

0203The Moderator Visits1995080119960525
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Rumour has spread that the Rev Samuel Hawthorne may be moving to a larger parish.

With clergy rumours buzzing - Vera's extra busy in the telephone exchange.

With clergy rumours buzzing, Vera is extra busy in the telephone exchange.

It's 1954 in the Irish town, and with clergy rumours buzzing, Vera is extra busy in the telephone exchange. Stars TP McKenna.

0203The Moderator Visits1995080119960525
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Rumour has spread that the Rev Samuel Hawthorne may be moving to a larger parish.

With clergy rumours buzzing - Vera's extra busy in the telephone exchange.

With clergy rumours buzzing, Vera is extra busy in the telephone exchange.

It's 1954 in the Irish town, and with clergy rumours buzzing, Vera is extra busy in the telephone exchange. Stars TP McKenna.

0204 LASTRev Hawthorne Doesn't Go1995080819960601
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Having heard that the Rev Hawthorne is leaving Ballylenon, telephone operator Vera McConkey tells the local newspaper.

Vera tells the newspaper all the clergy latest, but there's disappointment.

It's 1954 in the Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

Vera tells the newspaper all the clergy latest, but there's disappointment. It's 1954 in the Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0204 LASTRev Hawthorne Doesn't Go1995080819960601
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Having heard that the Rev Hawthorne is leaving Ballylenon, telephone operator Vera McConkey tells the local newspaper.

Vera tells the newspaper all the clergy latest, but there's disappointment.

It's 1954 in the Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

Vera tells the newspaper all the clergy latest, but there's disappointment. It's 1954 in the Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0301A Distinguished Arrival1996060419971013
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The Highlight Of The Cultural Week In Ballylenon Is A 'gramophone Record Recital'.

But Is This The Start of something big? Episode 1 of 6.

It's time for the Tidy Village Competition, but the inevitable factions emerge.

1955 sleepy Irish whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

Events move on to 1955.

Stars TP McKenna.

It's time for the Tidy Village Competition, but the inevitable factions emerge. Events move on to 1955. Stars TP McKenna.

0301A Distinguished Arrival1996060419971013
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The Highlight Of The Cultural Week In Ballylenon Is A 'gramophone Record Recital'.

But Is This The Start of something big? Episode 1 of 6.

It's time for the Tidy Village Competition, but the inevitable factions emerge.

1955 sleepy Irish whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

Events move on to 1955.

Stars TP McKenna.

It's time for the Tidy Village Competition, but the inevitable factions emerge. Events move on to 1955. Stars TP McKenna.

0302Sister Gabriel1996061119971020
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A distinguished relative's arrival rings the alarm for Vera McConkey.

Starring TP McKenna.

A distinguished relative's arrival rings the alarm bells for Vera McConkey.

1955 sleepy Irish town whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

A distinguished relative's arrival rings the alarm for Vera McConkey. Starring TP McKenna.

A distinguished relative's arrival rings the alarm for Vera McConkey. It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0302Sister Gabriel1996061119971020
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A distinguished relative's arrival rings the alarm for Vera McConkey.

Starring TP McKenna.

A distinguished relative's arrival rings the alarm bells for Vera McConkey.

1955 sleepy Irish town whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

A distinguished relative's arrival rings the alarm for Vera McConkey. Starring TP McKenna.

A distinguished relative's arrival rings the alarm for Vera McConkey. It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0303Betty And The Broadcast1996061819971027
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The BBC's plan to record a programme at the church causes some upset.

With TP McKenna.

1955 sleepy Irish town whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

The BBC's plan to record a programme at the church causes some upset. It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0303Betty And The Broadcast1996061819971027
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The BBC's plan to record a programme at the church causes some upset.

With TP McKenna.

1955 sleepy Irish town whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

The BBC's plan to record a programme at the church causes some upset. It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0304 LASTMultiple Departures1996062519971103
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An offer of employment for Rev Hawthorne raises Ms Boal's expectations.

A job offer for the Reverend Hawthorne raises Ms Boal's expectations.

Starring TP McKenna.

1955 sleepy Irish town whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

1953 In The Sleepy Town Of Ballylenon In Co.

Donegal, And Life Should Be Idyllic.

But The Air Is Ruffled with personal rivalries.

A job offer for the Reverend Hawthorne raises Ms Boal's expectations.1955 sleepy Irish town whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

A job offer for the Reverend Hawthorne raises Ms Boal's expectations. It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0304 LASTMultiple Departures1996062519971103
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An offer of employment for Rev Hawthorne raises Ms Boal's expectations.

A job offer for the Reverend Hawthorne raises Ms Boal's expectations.

Starring TP McKenna.

1955 sleepy Irish town whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

1953 In The Sleepy Town Of Ballylenon In Co.

Donegal, And Life Should Be Idyllic.

But The Air Is Ruffled with personal rivalries.

A job offer for the Reverend Hawthorne raises Ms Boal's expectations.1955 sleepy Irish town whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

A job offer for the Reverend Hawthorne raises Ms Boal's expectations. It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0401American Connections1997120320030827 (BBC7)
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Conditions should be fine for the Tidy Village Competition, but inevitable factions emerge.

With TP McKenna and Stella McCusker.

The discovery that a ramshackle cottage may have belonged to the family of American president Hoover presents Phonsie with a major financial opportunity.

But, as ever, Vivienne Hawthorne (nee Boal) may prove a fly in the ointment.

Murie's injury leads to an unexpected closeness with Phonsie Doherty.

With TP McKenna.

1955 sleepy Irish town whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

Murie's injury leads to an unexpected closeness with Phonsie Doherty. With TP McKenna.

Murie's injury leads to an unexpected closeness with Phonsie Doherty. It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0401American Connections1997120320030827 (BBC7)
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20070811 (BBC7)
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Conditions should be fine for the Tidy Village Competition, but inevitable factions emerge.

With TP McKenna and Stella McCusker.

The discovery that a ramshackle cottage may have belonged to the family of American president Hoover presents Phonsie with a major financial opportunity.

But, as ever, Vivienne Hawthorne (nee Boal) may prove a fly in the ointment.

Murie's injury leads to an unexpected closeness with Phonsie Doherty.

With TP McKenna.

1955 sleepy Irish town whimsy, starring TP McKenna.

It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

Murie's injury leads to an unexpected closeness with Phonsie Doherty. With TP McKenna.

Murie's injury leads to an unexpected closeness with Phonsie Doherty. It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0402Gone And Not Going1997121020030828 (BBC7)
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The arrival of a distinguished relative sets Vera McConkey's alarm bells ringing.

The death of Canon Friel has caused quite an upset among the faithful, especially Phonsie, who had expected the cleric to sell him an interesting property.

Canon Friel's death causes upset and ruins Phonsie Doherty's plans.

Starring TP McKenna.

It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

Canon Friel's death causes upset and ruins Phonsie Doherty's plans. Starring TP McKenna.

Canon Friel's death causes upset and ruins Phonsie Doherty's plans. It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0402Gone And Not Going1997121020030828 (BBC7)
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The arrival of a distinguished relative sets Vera McConkey's alarm bells ringing.

The death of Canon Friel has caused quite an upset among the faithful, especially Phonsie, who had expected the cleric to sell him an interesting property.

Canon Friel's death causes upset and ruins Phonsie Doherty's plans.

Starring TP McKenna.

It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

Canon Friel's death causes upset and ruins Phonsie Doherty's plans. Starring TP McKenna.

Canon Friel's death causes upset and ruins Phonsie Doherty's plans. It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

0403Angling For The Cottage1997121720030829 (BBC7)
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While Phonsie wrestles to gain possession of a church property, rumours that the Hawthornes may not go to Scotland become a very real possibility.

Tongues are wagging.

Certain weddings are due and certain people aren't happy.

Certain weddings are due and certain people aren't happy.1955 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Tongues are wagging - certain weddings are due and some folk aren't happy.

It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

Tongues are wagging. Certain weddings are due, and some folk aren't happy. It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

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While Phonsie wrestles to gain possession of a church property, rumours that the Hawthornes may not go to Scotland become a very real possibility.

Tongues are wagging.

Certain weddings are due and certain people aren't happy.

Certain weddings are due and certain people aren't happy.1955 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Tongues are wagging - certain weddings are due and some folk aren't happy.

It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

Tongues are wagging. Certain weddings are due, and some folk aren't happy. It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

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A phone call gives Phonsie the ammunition to deal with Packy McGoldrick.

A phone call gives Phonsie the ammunition to deal with Packy McGoldrick. It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

A phone call gives Phonsie the ammunition he needs to deal with Packy McGoldrick.

1955 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Packy McGoldrick has long been a source of aggravation, but a phone call from Birmingham gives Phonsie the ammunition he needs.

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A phone call gives Phonsie the ammunition to deal with Packy McGoldrick.

A phone call gives Phonsie the ammunition to deal with Packy McGoldrick. It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

It's 1955 in the sleepy Irish town.

Stars TP McKenna.

A phone call gives Phonsie the ammunition he needs to deal with Packy McGoldrick.

1955 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Packy McGoldrick has long been a source of aggravation, but a phone call from Birmingham gives Phonsie the ammunition he needs.

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Phonsie's sale of the Hoover ancestral home is the cause of much speculation.

Phonsie's sale of the Hoover ancestral home is the cause of much speculation. 1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Comedy drama series set in the 1950s in a Donegal town.

Phonsie Doherty's sale of the Hoover ancestral home is the cause of much speculation.

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Phonsie's sale of the Hoover ancestral home is the cause of much speculation.

Phonsie's sale of the Hoover ancestral home is the cause of much speculation. 1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Comedy drama series set in the 1950s in a Donegal town.

Phonsie Doherty's sale of the Hoover ancestral home is the cause of much speculation.

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The debate rages over President Hoover's cottage, and Stumpy collects signatures.

The debate rages over President Hoover's cottage, and Stumpy collects signatures. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

From 1956

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Comedy drama set in the sleepy Irish town of Ballylenon in 1953, where debate rages over President Hoover's cottage.

Though Vivienne has found evidence that the Hoover ancestral home may have been left to their church and not to Father O'Flatley's, Samuel is fearful of any inflammatory disclosures.

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The debate rages over President Hoover's cottage, and Stumpy collects signatures.

The debate rages over President Hoover's cottage, and Stumpy collects signatures. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

From 1956

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Comedy drama set in the sleepy Irish town of Ballylenon in 1953, where debate rages over President Hoover's cottage.

Though Vivienne has found evidence that the Hoover ancestral home may have been left to their church and not to Father O'Flatley's, Samuel is fearful of any inflammatory disclosures.

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How far will some residents go to make sure that the sale of a certain cottage suceeds?

How far will some Ballylenon residents go to make sure that the sale of a certain cottage goes ahead without a hitch? It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

Thief! How far will some Ballylenon residents go to make sure that the sale of a certain cottage goes ahead without a hitch?

How far will some Ballylenon residents go to make sure that the sale of a certain cottage goes ahead without a hitch?

Phonsie and Muriel are desperate to complete renovations of the Hoover cottage before the arrival of an American delegation.

Meanwhile, Stumpy fights to save his job at Lough Swilly Railway.

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How far will some residents go to make sure that the sale of a certain cottage suceeds?

How far will some Ballylenon residents go to make sure that the sale of a certain cottage goes ahead without a hitch? It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

Thief! How far will some Ballylenon residents go to make sure that the sale of a certain cottage goes ahead without a hitch?

How far will some Ballylenon residents go to make sure that the sale of a certain cottage goes ahead without a hitch?

Phonsie and Muriel are desperate to complete renovations of the Hoover cottage before the arrival of an American delegation.

Meanwhile, Stumpy fights to save his job at Lough Swilly Railway.

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Guard Gallagher moves into new lodgings, as the arguments rage over the cottage.

Guard Gallagher moves into new lodgings, as the arguments rage over the cottage. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

President Hoover's ancestral cottage? Irish police officers being assaulted by dogs? A normal day's events in Ballylenon.

Stumpy's camapign to save the railway wins the backing of the Development Association.

Meanwhile, Guard Gallagher contemplates taking up lodgings with the McConkeys.

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Guard Gallagher moves into new lodgings, as the arguments rage over the cottage.

Guard Gallagher moves into new lodgings, as the arguments rage over the cottage. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

President Hoover's ancestral cottage? Irish police officers being assaulted by dogs? A normal day's events in Ballylenon.

Stumpy's camapign to save the railway wins the backing of the Development Association.

Meanwhile, Guard Gallagher contemplates taking up lodgings with the McConkeys.

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The Hoover cottage wrangling continues as Stompy's railway protest back-fires.

The Hoover cottage wrangling continues as Stompy's railway protest back-fires. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

From 1956.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Though guard Gallagher is in the county infirmary after being savaged by the Mcconkeys' dog, the wrangling over the Hoover cottage continues unabated.

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The Hoover cottage wrangling continues as Stompy's railway protest back-fires.

The Hoover cottage wrangling continues as Stompy's railway protest back-fires. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

From 1956.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Though guard Gallagher is in the county infirmary after being savaged by the Mcconkeys' dog, the wrangling over the Hoover cottage continues unabated.

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The Americans are desperate to identify the owner of the Hoover cottage.

The Americans are desperate to identify the owner of the Hoover cottage. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

From 1956.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

With the American delegation is determined to reveal the identity of the owner of the Hoover cottage, the denizens of Ballylenon brace themselves for the most extraordinary news.

The American delegation is bent on identifying the owner of the Hoover cottage.

Ballylenon braces itself for extraordinary news.

self for extraordinary news.

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The Americans are desperate to identify the owner of the Hoover cottage.

The Americans are desperate to identify the owner of the Hoover cottage. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

From 1956.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

With the American delegation is determined to reveal the identity of the owner of the Hoover cottage, the denizens of Ballylenon brace themselves for the most extraordinary news.

The American delegation is bent on identifying the owner of the Hoover cottage.

Ballylenon braces itself for extraordinary news.

self for extraordinary news.

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Phonsie is keen to send Guard Gallagher to sing in a New York competition.

Phonsie is keen to send Guard Gallagher to sing in a New York competition. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

Phonsie's keen to reap the rewards from Guard Gallagher's New York singing trip.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Phonsie looks forward to reaping the rewards that Guard Gallagher's New York singing trip will bring.

From 1956

Will guard Gallacher brave the toothsome Napper Tandy and return to the Mcconkey sisters' lodgings?

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Phonsie is keen to send Guard Gallagher to sing in a New York competition.

Phonsie is keen to send Guard Gallagher to sing in a New York competition. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

Phonsie's keen to reap the rewards from Guard Gallagher's New York singing trip.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Phonsie looks forward to reaping the rewards that Guard Gallagher's New York singing trip will bring.

From 1956

Will guard Gallacher brave the toothsome Napper Tandy and return to the Mcconkey sisters' lodgings?

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Guard Gallagher's impending trip to the Big Apple sparks a lot of gossip.

Guard Gallagher's impending trip to the Big Apple sparks a lot of gossip. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

Guard Gallagher's impending trip to the Big Apple is the talk of the town.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

From 1956.

Phonsie looks forward to the rich profits Guard Gallacher's singing trip to New York will generate for Ballylenon and himself.

But what new mania has overtaken Muriel?

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Guard Gallagher's impending trip to the Big Apple sparks a lot of gossip.

Guard Gallagher's impending trip to the Big Apple sparks a lot of gossip. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

Guard Gallagher's impending trip to the Big Apple is the talk of the town.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

From 1956.

Phonsie looks forward to the rich profits Guard Gallacher's singing trip to New York will generate for Ballylenon and himself.

But what new mania has overtaken Muriel?

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The speculation continues over Guard Gallagher's trip and the Hoover cottage.

The speculation continues over Guard Gallagher's trip and the Hoover cottage. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Guard Gallagher's song has been accepted by the Irish chapter of the New York police department social club for their song competition.

But who will accompany him to Manhattan?

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The speculation continues over Guard Gallagher's trip and the Hoover cottage.

The speculation continues over Guard Gallagher's trip and the Hoover cottage. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Guard Gallagher's song has been accepted by the Irish chapter of the New York police department social club for their song competition.

But who will accompany him to Manhattan?

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The residents await news from New York, and the Hawthornes are fretting.

The residents await news from New York, and the Hawthornes are fretting. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Ballylenon awaits news of Guard Gallagher's performance in New York, and the Hawthornes fret about their declining congregation.

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The residents await news from New York, and the Hawthornes are fretting.

The residents await news from New York, and the Hawthornes are fretting. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Ballylenon awaits news of Guard Gallagher's performance in New York, and the Hawthornes fret about their declining congregation.

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Phonsie's plans perturb the locals, but Muriel's accident proves a blessing. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

Phonsie's plans perturb the locals, but Muriel's accident proves a blessing.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Following Guard Gallagher's success in New York, Phonsie has lured back a woman tourist executive to promote the town.

How will Muriel react?

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Phonsie's plans perturb the locals, but Muriel's accident proves a blessing. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

Phonsie's plans perturb the locals, but Muriel's accident proves a blessing.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Following Guard Gallagher's success in New York, Phonsie has lured back a woman tourist executive to promote the town.

How will Muriel react?

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Do Muriel's visions bode prosperity, and will the Hawthornes move on?

Do Muriel's visions bode prosperity, and will the Hawthornes move on? It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

Do Muriel's visions bode prosperity and will the Hawthornes move on? 1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Do Muriel's visions bode prosperity? Will the Hawthornes remain? Will Phonsie find romance, and with whom?

Do Muriel's visions bode prosperity? Will the Hawthornes remain? Will Phonsie find romance and with whom? Episode 5 of 6.

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Do Muriel's visions bode prosperity, and will the Hawthornes move on?

Do Muriel's visions bode prosperity, and will the Hawthornes move on? It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

Do Muriel's visions bode prosperity and will the Hawthornes move on? 1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

1956 sleepy Irish town whimsy with TP McKenna.

Do Muriel's visions bode prosperity? Will the Hawthornes remain? Will Phonsie find romance, and with whom?

Do Muriel's visions bode prosperity? Will the Hawthornes remain? Will Phonsie find romance and with whom? Episode 5 of 6.

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Muriel returns from a pilgrimage, and Phonsie is quick to capitalise.

Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon, set in the 1950s in a Donegal town.

It is 1959. When Muriel experiences a 'miraculous apparition' on pilgrimage to Lourdes, Phonsie Doherty is quick to seize on its business potential for Ballylenon.

Muriel Maconchy....Margaret D'Arcy

Vera Maconchy....Stella McCusker

Phonsie Doherty....Gerard Murphy

Vivienne Hawthorne....Annie McCartney

Rev Samuel Hawthorne....Miche Doherty

Stumpy Bonner....Gerard McSorley

Pianist: Michael Harrison

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan

This episode is available until 11.30am on 6th January 2010 as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

Muriel returns from a pilgrimage. Phonsie is quick to capitalise. 1959 in the Irish town.

It is 1959.

When Muriel experiences a 'miraculous apparition' on pilgrimage to Lourdes, Phonsie Doherty is quick to seize on its business potential for Ballylenon.

When Muriel sees a 'miraculous apparition', Phonsie is quick to seize on its potential.

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Muriel returns from a pilgrimage, and Phonsie is quick to capitalise.

Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon, set in the 1950s in a Donegal town.

It is 1959. When Muriel experiences a 'miraculous apparition' on pilgrimage to Lourdes, Phonsie Doherty is quick to seize on its business potential for Ballylenon.

Muriel Maconchy....Margaret D'Arcy

Vera Maconchy....Stella McCusker

Phonsie Doherty....Gerard Murphy

Vivienne Hawthorne....Annie McCartney

Rev Samuel Hawthorne....Miche Doherty

Stumpy Bonner....Gerard McSorley

Pianist: Michael Harrison

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan

This episode is available until 11.30am on 6th January 2010 as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

Muriel returns from a pilgrimage. Phonsie is quick to capitalise. 1959 in the Irish town.

It is 1959.

When Muriel experiences a 'miraculous apparition' on pilgrimage to Lourdes, Phonsie Doherty is quick to seize on its business potential for Ballylenon.

When Muriel sees a 'miraculous apparition', Phonsie is quick to seize on its potential.

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Phonsie conspires with Stumpy to make the most of Muriel's status.

Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon, set in the 1950s in a Donegal town.

It is 1959. Customers to Miss Maconchy's shop have increased significantly since her 'vision' at Lourdes. But Mrs Vivienne Hawthorne wonders if the census that disclosed a fall in her congregation was tampered with.

Muriel Maconchy....Margaret D'Arcy

Vera Maconchy....Stella McCusker

Phonsie Doherty....Gerard Murphy

Vivienne Hawthorne....Annie McCartney

Rev Samuel Hawthorne....Miche Doherty

Stumpy Bonner....Gerard McSorley

Terry Black....Mark Lambert

Consuela Dooley....Cathy Belton

Pianist: Michael Harrison

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan

This episode is available until 11.30am on 6th January 2010 as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

Phonsie conspires with Stumpy to make the most of Muriel's status. 1959 in the Irish town.

It is 1959. When Muriel experiences a 'miraculous apparition' on pilgrimage to Lourdes, Phonsie Doherty is quick to seize on its business potential for Ballylenon.

It is 1959.

Customers to Miss Maconchy's shop have increased significantly since her 'vision' at Lourdes.

But Mrs Vivienne Hawthorne wonders if the census that disclosed a fall in her congregation was tampered with.

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Phonsie conspires with Stumpy to make the most of Muriel's status.

Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon, set in the 1950s in a Donegal town.

It is 1959. Customers to Miss Maconchy's shop have increased significantly since her 'vision' at Lourdes. But Mrs Vivienne Hawthorne wonders if the census that disclosed a fall in her congregation was tampered with.

Muriel Maconchy....Margaret D'Arcy

Vera Maconchy....Stella McCusker

Phonsie Doherty....Gerard Murphy

Vivienne Hawthorne....Annie McCartney

Rev Samuel Hawthorne....Miche Doherty

Stumpy Bonner....Gerard McSorley

Terry Black....Mark Lambert

Consuela Dooley....Cathy Belton

Pianist: Michael Harrison

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan

This episode is available until 11.30am on 6th January 2010 as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

Phonsie conspires with Stumpy to make the most of Muriel's status. 1959 in the Irish town.

It is 1959. When Muriel experiences a 'miraculous apparition' on pilgrimage to Lourdes, Phonsie Doherty is quick to seize on its business potential for Ballylenon.

It is 1959.

Customers to Miss Maconchy's shop have increased significantly since her 'vision' at Lourdes.

But Mrs Vivienne Hawthorne wonders if the census that disclosed a fall in her congregation was tampered with.

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Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon, set in the 1950s in a Donegal town.

It is 1959.

Vera, who runs the manual exchange, has 'overheard' a telephone conversation suggesting her franchise may be transferred to a new arrival in Ballylenon.

Muriel Maconchy....Margaret D'Arcy

Vera Maconchy....Stella McCusker

Phonsie Doherty....Gerard Murphy

Vivienne Hawthorne....Annie Mccartney

Stumpy Bonner....Gerard McSorley

Guard Gallagher....Frankie McCafferty

Pianist: Michael Harrison

Directed by Eoin O'callaghan

This episode is available until 11.30am on 6th January 2010 as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

Vera, who runs the manual exchange, 'overhears' a worrying telephone conversation.

Phonsie treats Muriel to a meal, and Bernie Gallagher is back in town.

Phonsie treats Muriel to a meal, and Bernie Gallagher is back in town. It's 1959 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars Gerard Murphy.

It is 1959. Vera, who runs the manual exchange, has 'overheard' a telephone conversation suggesting her franchise may be transferred to a new arrival in Ballylenon.

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Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon, set in the 1950s in a Donegal town.

It is 1959.

Vera, who runs the manual exchange, has 'overheard' a telephone conversation suggesting her franchise may be transferred to a new arrival in Ballylenon.

Muriel Maconchy....Margaret D'Arcy

Vera Maconchy....Stella McCusker

Phonsie Doherty....Gerard Murphy

Vivienne Hawthorne....Annie Mccartney

Stumpy Bonner....Gerard McSorley

Guard Gallagher....Frankie McCafferty

Pianist: Michael Harrison

Directed by Eoin O'callaghan

This episode is available until 11.30am on 6th January 2010 as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

Vera, who runs the manual exchange, 'overhears' a worrying telephone conversation.

Phonsie treats Muriel to a meal, and Bernie Gallagher is back in town.

Phonsie treats Muriel to a meal, and Bernie Gallagher is back in town. It's 1959 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars Gerard Murphy.

It is 1959. Vera, who runs the manual exchange, has 'overheard' a telephone conversation suggesting her franchise may be transferred to a new arrival in Ballylenon.

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Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon, set in the 1950s in a Donegal town.

It is 1959.

Monsignor McFadden has declared that Miss McConkey's alleged 'vision' at Lourdes needs careful investigation, jeopardising Phonsie Doherty's plans for a festival of light.

Muriel Maconchy....Margaret D'Arcy

Vera Maconchy....Stella McCusker

Phonsie Doherty....Gerard Murphy

Vivienne Hawthorne....Annie Mccartney

Rev Samuel Hawthorne....Miche Doherty

Stumpy Bonner....Gerard McSorley

Aubrey Frawley....Matthew Addis

Daniel O'Searcaigh....James Greene

Pianist: Michael Harrison

Directed by Eoin O'callaghan

This episode is available until 11.30am on 6th January 2010 as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

Monsignor McFadden has declared that Miss McConkey's 'vision' needs careful investigation.

Phonsie finds another venue for his "Festival of Light". 1959 in a sleepy Irish town.

Phonsie manages to find another venue for his "Festival of Light". It's 1959 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars Gerard Murphy.

Phonsie manages to find another venue for his Festival of Light.

It is 1959. Monsignor McFadden has declared that Miss McConkey's alleged 'vision' at Lourdes needs careful investigation, jeopardising Phonsie Doherty's plans for a festival of light.

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Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon, set in the 1950s in a Donegal town.

It is 1959.

Monsignor McFadden has declared that Miss McConkey's alleged 'vision' at Lourdes needs careful investigation, jeopardising Phonsie Doherty's plans for a festival of light.

Muriel Maconchy....Margaret D'Arcy

Vera Maconchy....Stella McCusker

Phonsie Doherty....Gerard Murphy

Vivienne Hawthorne....Annie Mccartney

Rev Samuel Hawthorne....Miche Doherty

Stumpy Bonner....Gerard McSorley

Aubrey Frawley....Matthew Addis

Daniel O'Searcaigh....James Greene

Pianist: Michael Harrison

Directed by Eoin O'callaghan

This episode is available until 11.30am on 6th January 2010 as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

Monsignor McFadden has declared that Miss McConkey's 'vision' needs careful investigation.

Phonsie finds another venue for his "Festival of Light". 1959 in a sleepy Irish town.

Phonsie manages to find another venue for his "Festival of Light". It's 1959 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars Gerard Murphy.

Phonsie manages to find another venue for his Festival of Light.

It is 1959. Monsignor McFadden has declared that Miss McConkey's alleged 'vision' at Lourdes needs careful investigation, jeopardising Phonsie Doherty's plans for a festival of light.

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Bernard Gallagher has resigned from the police force to take up a singing career and, while lodging with the Maconchy sisters at the post office, makes a devastating discovery.

Muriel Maconchy....Margaret D'Arcy

Vera Maconchy....Stella McCusker

Phonsie Doherty....Gerard Murphy

Vivienne Hawthorne....Annie Mccartney

Stumpy Bonner....Gerard McSorley

Guard Gallagher....Frankie McCafferty

Pianist: Michael Harrison

Directed by Eoin O'callaghan

This episode is available until 11.30am on 6th January 2010 as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

Bernard Gallagher makes a devastating discovery.

Mr Gallagher makes a shockingly gruesome discovery. It's 1959 in the sleepy Irish town.

Mr Gallagher makes a shockingly gruesome discovery. It's 1959 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars Gerard Murphy.

Gallagher makes a shockingly gruesome discovery in the suddenly not-so-sleepy Irish town.

Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon, set in the 1950s in a Donegal town.

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Bernard Gallagher has resigned from the police force to take up a singing career and, while lodging with the Maconchy sisters at the post office, makes a devastating discovery.

Muriel Maconchy....Margaret D'Arcy

Vera Maconchy....Stella McCusker

Phonsie Doherty....Gerard Murphy

Vivienne Hawthorne....Annie Mccartney

Stumpy Bonner....Gerard McSorley

Guard Gallagher....Frankie McCafferty

Pianist: Michael Harrison

Directed by Eoin O'callaghan

This episode is available until 11.30am on 6th January 2010 as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

Bernard Gallagher makes a devastating discovery.

Mr Gallagher makes a shockingly gruesome discovery. It's 1959 in the sleepy Irish town.

Mr Gallagher makes a shockingly gruesome discovery. It's 1959 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars Gerard Murphy.

Gallagher makes a shockingly gruesome discovery in the suddenly not-so-sleepy Irish town.

Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon, set in the 1950s in a Donegal town.

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Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon, set in the 1950s in a Donegal town.

Will the sisters be able to silence the question of exactly how long Councillor Maconchy has been dead?

Muriel Maconchy....Margaret D'Arcy

Vera Maconchy....Stella McCusker

Phonsie Doherty....Gerard Murphy

Vivienne Hawthorne....Annie McCartney

Stumpy Bonner....Gerard McSorley

Aubrey Frawley....Matthew Addis

Terry Black....Mark Lambert

Pianist: Michael Harrison

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan

This episode is available until 11.30am on 6th January 2010 as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

Will the sisters silence the question of how long Councillor Maconchy has been dead?

Vera and Muriel experience the fallout from Mr Gallagher's discovery.

Vera and Muriel experience the fallout from Mr Gallagher's discovery. It's 1959 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars Gerard Murphy.

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Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon, set in the 1950s in a Donegal town.

Will the sisters be able to silence the question of exactly how long Councillor Maconchy has been dead?

Muriel Maconchy....Margaret D'Arcy

Vera Maconchy....Stella McCusker

Phonsie Doherty....Gerard Murphy

Vivienne Hawthorne....Annie McCartney

Stumpy Bonner....Gerard McSorley

Aubrey Frawley....Matthew Addis

Terry Black....Mark Lambert

Pianist: Michael Harrison

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan

This episode is available until 11.30am on 6th January 2010 as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

Will the sisters silence the question of how long Councillor Maconchy has been dead?

Vera and Muriel experience the fallout from Mr Gallagher's discovery.

Vera and Muriel experience the fallout from Mr Gallagher's discovery. It's 1959 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars Gerard Murphy.

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Guard Gallagher's unexpected return from America spells trouble for the McConkeys.

Ballylenon, County Donegal. Pop. 1,999 was founded by St Lenon of Padua, when he fell into the river at this spot in 953. Ballylenon is situated on the shores of Lough Swilly with entrancing views of Muckish Mountain, in the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe. (Note: Ballylenon is a fictional name, but the other landmarks are identifiable.)

In this society, there exists an uneasy balance of interests. Communication has all the appearances of power, and in Ballylenon, communication means the local Telephone Exchange and Post Office. Both these are firmly in the control of sisters, Vera and Muriel McConkey, who in cahoots with hotelier and funeral undertaker, Phonsie Doherty, would seek to rule the roost in Ballylenon. However, other forces have their own guiding principles, and where the McConkey sisters and Mr Doherty, aided by The Vindicator, would dominate reactionary thinking, a dangerous liberal tendency is championed by Vivienne and Rev. Samuel Hawthorne, and the somewhat unlikely, Guard Gallagher. The antagonism between these camps is only ever thinly veiled.

In this brand new series, Christopher Fitz-Simon takes a jocose but jaundiced look at 1960's Ireland, where we discover

Muriel McConachie , 62. Spinster remnant of a family once active in politics, Muriel inherited the corner shop and, due to her Councillor father's influence, has the Post Office franchise. Known as the eyes of Ballylenon, Muriel, the Honouree Secretary of the Development Association, has a long-term 'understanding' with its Chair, Phonsie Doherty. She is a gentle personality, but misses nothing and can see a midge on a mare's arse in Tyrone.

We also discover, Vera McConachie, 61, Muriel's younger and more forthright spinster sister who runs the 10-line manual Telephone Exchange and is known as the Ears of Ballylenon. Every call goes through her switchboard, its content noted, discussed and any necessary action taken. She also writes the Horoscope anonymously for the Donegal Vindicator.

The McConkey's closest confidant is Phonsie (Alphonsus) Doherty. 58. Phonsie is a widower, proprietor of the Swilly Arms Hotel and of Doherty's Estate Agency and Funeral Furnishers and Chair of the Development Association. Up to the present is politically 'in' and therefore in the way of knowing what grants and subsidies are available for all manner of projects. His relationship with Muriel McConachie is proprietorial rather than romantic.

If there is a thorn in the side of this trio it is, Vivienne Hawthorne, 30, the former Miss Boal. Bright, breezy, busy primary schoolteacher. Organist and choir-mistress of the Presbyterian congregation. Though seemingly rationalist, Vivienne is secretly much influenced by horoscopes. She is supporter of cultural causes like the music festival and architectural conservation. And though apparently straightforward, she achieves certain aims by devious means.

Ballylenon by Christopher Fitz-Simon

Muriel McConkey -Margaret D'Arcy

Vera McConkey -Stella McCusker

Phonsie Doherty -Gerard Murphy

Mrs Vivienne Hawthorne -Aine McCartney

Rev. Samuel Hawthorne -Dermot Crowley

Kevin 'Stumpy' Bonnar - Gerard McSorley

Guard Gallagher -Frankie McCafferty

Daniel O'Searcaigh - James Greene

Monsignor McFadden - Niall Cusack

Aubrey Frawley - Chris McHallem

Polly Acton - Joanna Munro

Eamonn Doyle - Patrick Fitzsymons

Mr Boylan - Derek Bailey

Directed By Eoin O'Callaghan.

Ballylenon, County Donegal.

Pop.

1,999 was founded by St Lenon of Padua, when he fell into the river at this spot in 953.

Ballylenon is situated on the shores of Lough Swilly with entrancing views of Muckish Mountain, in the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe.

(Note: Ballylenon is a fictional name, but the other landmarks are identifiable.)

In this society, there exists an uneasy balance of interests.

Communication has all the appearances of power, and in Ballylenon, communication means the local Telephone Exchange and Post Office.

Both these are firmly in the control of sisters, Vera and Muriel McConkey, who in cahoots with hotelier and funeral undertaker, Phonsie Doherty, would seek to rule the roost in Ballylenon.

However, other forces have their own guiding principles, and where the McConkey sisters and Mr Doherty, aided by The Vindicator, would dominate reactionary thinking, a dangerous liberal tendency is championed by Vivienne and Rev.

Samuel Hawthorne, and the somewhat unlikely, Guard Gallagher.

The antagonism between these camps is only ever thinly veiled.

Muriel McConachie , 62.

Spinster remnant of a family once active in politics, Muriel inherited the corner shop and, due to her Councillor father's influence, has the Post Office franchise.

Known as the eyes of Ballylenon, Muriel, the Honouree Secretary of the Development Association, has a long-term 'understanding' with its Chair, Phonsie Doherty.

She is a gentle personality, but misses nothing and can see a midge on a mare's arse in Tyrone.

We also discover, Vera McConachie, 61, Muriel's younger and more forthright spinster sister who runs the 10-line manual Telephone Exchange and is known as the Ears of Ballylenon.

Every call goes through her switchboard, its content noted, discussed and any necessary action taken.

She also writes the Horoscope anonymously for the Donegal Vindicator.

The McConkey's closest confidant is Phonsie [Alphonsus] Doherty.

58.

Phonsie is a widower, proprietor of the Swilly Arms Hotel and of Doherty's Estate Agency and Funeral Furnishers and Chair of the Development Association.

Up to the present is politically 'in' and therefore in the way of knowing what grants and subsidies are available for all manner of projects.

His relationship with Muriel McConachie is proprietorial rather than romantic.

If there is a thorn in the side of this trio it is, Vivienne Hawthorne, 30, the former Miss Boal.

Bright, breezy, busy primary schoolteacher.

Organist and choir-mistress of the Presbyterian congregation.

Though seemingly rationalist, Vivienne is secretly much influenced by horoscopes.

She is supporter of cultural causes like the music festival and architectural conservation.

And though apparently straightforward, she achieves certain aims by devious means.

Rev.

Samuel Hawthorne -Dermot Crowley

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Guard Gallagher's unexpected return from America spells trouble for the McConkeys.

Ballylenon, County Donegal. Pop. 1,999 was founded by St Lenon of Padua, when he fell into the river at this spot in 953. Ballylenon is situated on the shores of Lough Swilly with entrancing views of Muckish Mountain, in the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe. (Note: Ballylenon is a fictional name, but the other landmarks are identifiable.)

In this society, there exists an uneasy balance of interests. Communication has all the appearances of power, and in Ballylenon, communication means the local Telephone Exchange and Post Office. Both these are firmly in the control of sisters, Vera and Muriel McConkey, who in cahoots with hotelier and funeral undertaker, Phonsie Doherty, would seek to rule the roost in Ballylenon. However, other forces have their own guiding principles, and where the McConkey sisters and Mr Doherty, aided by The Vindicator, would dominate reactionary thinking, a dangerous liberal tendency is championed by Vivienne and Rev. Samuel Hawthorne, and the somewhat unlikely, Guard Gallagher. The antagonism between these camps is only ever thinly veiled.

In this brand new series, Christopher Fitz-Simon takes a jocose but jaundiced look at 1960's Ireland, where we discover

Muriel McConachie , 62. Spinster remnant of a family once active in politics, Muriel inherited the corner shop and, due to her Councillor father's influence, has the Post Office franchise. Known as the eyes of Ballylenon, Muriel, the Honouree Secretary of the Development Association, has a long-term 'understanding' with its Chair, Phonsie Doherty. She is a gentle personality, but misses nothing and can see a midge on a mare's arse in Tyrone.

We also discover, Vera McConachie, 61, Muriel's younger and more forthright spinster sister who runs the 10-line manual Telephone Exchange and is known as the Ears of Ballylenon. Every call goes through her switchboard, its content noted, discussed and any necessary action taken. She also writes the Horoscope anonymously for the Donegal Vindicator.

The McConkey's closest confidant is Phonsie (Alphonsus) Doherty. 58. Phonsie is a widower, proprietor of the Swilly Arms Hotel and of Doherty's Estate Agency and Funeral Furnishers and Chair of the Development Association. Up to the present is politically 'in' and therefore in the way of knowing what grants and subsidies are available for all manner of projects. His relationship with Muriel McConachie is proprietorial rather than romantic.

If there is a thorn in the side of this trio it is, Vivienne Hawthorne, 30, the former Miss Boal. Bright, breezy, busy primary schoolteacher. Organist and choir-mistress of the Presbyterian congregation. Though seemingly rationalist, Vivienne is secretly much influenced by horoscopes. She is supporter of cultural causes like the music festival and architectural conservation. And though apparently straightforward, she achieves certain aims by devious means.

Ballylenon by Christopher Fitz-Simon

Muriel McConkey -Margaret D'Arcy

Vera McConkey -Stella McCusker

Phonsie Doherty -Gerard Murphy

Mrs Vivienne Hawthorne -Aine McCartney

Rev. Samuel Hawthorne -Dermot Crowley

Kevin 'Stumpy' Bonnar - Gerard McSorley

Guard Gallagher -Frankie McCafferty

Daniel O'Searcaigh - James Greene

Monsignor McFadden - Niall Cusack

Aubrey Frawley - Chris McHallem

Polly Acton - Joanna Munro

Eamonn Doyle - Patrick Fitzsymons

Mr Boylan - Derek Bailey

Directed By Eoin O'Callaghan.

Ballylenon, County Donegal.

Pop.

1,999 was founded by St Lenon of Padua, when he fell into the river at this spot in 953.

Ballylenon is situated on the shores of Lough Swilly with entrancing views of Muckish Mountain, in the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe.

(Note: Ballylenon is a fictional name, but the other landmarks are identifiable.)

In this society, there exists an uneasy balance of interests.

Communication has all the appearances of power, and in Ballylenon, communication means the local Telephone Exchange and Post Office.

Both these are firmly in the control of sisters, Vera and Muriel McConkey, who in cahoots with hotelier and funeral undertaker, Phonsie Doherty, would seek to rule the roost in Ballylenon.

However, other forces have their own guiding principles, and where the McConkey sisters and Mr Doherty, aided by The Vindicator, would dominate reactionary thinking, a dangerous liberal tendency is championed by Vivienne and Rev.

Samuel Hawthorne, and the somewhat unlikely, Guard Gallagher.

The antagonism between these camps is only ever thinly veiled.

Muriel McConachie , 62.

Spinster remnant of a family once active in politics, Muriel inherited the corner shop and, due to her Councillor father's influence, has the Post Office franchise.

Known as the eyes of Ballylenon, Muriel, the Honouree Secretary of the Development Association, has a long-term 'understanding' with its Chair, Phonsie Doherty.

She is a gentle personality, but misses nothing and can see a midge on a mare's arse in Tyrone.

We also discover, Vera McConachie, 61, Muriel's younger and more forthright spinster sister who runs the 10-line manual Telephone Exchange and is known as the Ears of Ballylenon.

Every call goes through her switchboard, its content noted, discussed and any necessary action taken.

She also writes the Horoscope anonymously for the Donegal Vindicator.

The McConkey's closest confidant is Phonsie [Alphonsus] Doherty.

58.

Phonsie is a widower, proprietor of the Swilly Arms Hotel and of Doherty's Estate Agency and Funeral Furnishers and Chair of the Development Association.

Up to the present is politically 'in' and therefore in the way of knowing what grants and subsidies are available for all manner of projects.

His relationship with Muriel McConachie is proprietorial rather than romantic.

If there is a thorn in the side of this trio it is, Vivienne Hawthorne, 30, the former Miss Boal.

Bright, breezy, busy primary schoolteacher.

Organist and choir-mistress of the Presbyterian congregation.

Though seemingly rationalist, Vivienne is secretly much influenced by horoscopes.

She is supporter of cultural causes like the music festival and architectural conservation.

And though apparently straightforward, she achieves certain aims by devious means.

Rev.

Samuel Hawthorne -Dermot Crowley

0806 LASTThe Threat Of Television2011030220141113 (BBC7)
20141114 (BBC7)

The idiot's lantern is coming, and for once, the churches unite in moral outrage.

Ballylenon, County Donegal. Pop. 1,999 was founded by St Lenon of Padua, when he fell into the river at this spot in 953. Ballylenon is situated on the shores of Lough Swilly with entrancing views of Muckish Mountain, in the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe. (Note: Ballylenon is a fictional name, but the other landmarks are identifiable.)

In this society, there exists an uneasy balance of interests. Communication has all the appearances of power, and in Ballylenon, communication means the local Telephone Exchange and Post Office. Both these are firmly in the control of sisters, Vera and Muriel McConkey, who in cahoots with hotelier and funeral undertaker, Phonsie Doherty, would seek to rule the roost in Ballylenon. However, other forces have their own guiding principles, and where the McConkey sisters and Mr Doherty, aided by The Vindicator, would dominate reactionary thinking, a dangerous liberal tendency is championed by Vivienne and Rev. Samuel Hawthorne, and the somewhat unlikely, Guard Gallagher. The antagonism between these camps is only ever thinly veiled.

In this brand new series, Christopher Fitz-Simon takes a jocose but jaundiced look at 1960's Ireland, where we discover

Muriel McConachie , 62. Spinster remnant of a family once active in politics, Muriel inherited the corner shop and, due to her Councillor father's influence, has the Post Office franchise. Known as the eyes of Ballylenon, Muriel, the Honouree Secretary of the Development Association, has a long-term 'understanding' with its Chair, Phonsie Doherty. She is a gentle personality, but misses nothing and can see a midge on a mare's arse in Tyrone.

We also discover, Vera McConachie, 61, Muriel's younger and more forthright spinster sister who runs the 10-line manual Telephone Exchange and is known as the Ears of Ballylenon. Every call goes through her switchboard, its content noted, discussed and any necessary action taken. She also writes the Horoscope anonymously for the Donegal Vindicator.

The McConkey's closest confidant is Phonsie (Alphonsus) Doherty. 58. Phonsie is a widower, proprietor of the Swilly Arms Hotel and of Doherty's Estate Agency and Funeral Furnishers and Chair of the Development Association. Up to the present is politically 'in' and therefore in the way of knowing what grants and subsidies are available for all manner of projects. His relationship with Muriel McConachie is proprietorial rather than romantic.

If there is a thorn in the side of this trio it is, Vivienne Hawthorne, 30, the former Miss Boal. Bright, breezy, busy primary schoolteacher. Organist and choir-mistress of the Presbyterian congregation. Though seemingly rationalist, Vivienne is secretly much influenced by horoscopes. She is supporter of cultural causes like the music festival and architectural conservation. And though apparently straightforward, she achieves certain aims by devious means.

Ballylenon by Christopher Fitz-Simon

Muriel McConkey -Margaret D'Arcy

Vera McConkey -Stella McCusker

Phonsie Doherty -Gerard Murphy

Mrs Vivienne Hawthorne -Aine McCartney

Rev. Samuel Hawthorne -Dermot Crowley

Kevin 'Stumpy' Bonnar - Gerard McSorley

Guard Gallagher -Frankie McCafferty

Daniel O'Searcaigh - James Greene

Monsignor McFadden - Niall Cusack

Aubrey Frawley - Chris McHallem

Polly Acton - Joanna Munro

Eamonn Doyle - Patrick Fitzsymons

Mr Boylan - Derek Bailey

Directed By Eoin O'Callaghan.

Ballylenon, County Donegal.

Pop.

1,999 was founded by St Lenon of Padua, when he fell into the river at this spot in 953.

Ballylenon is situated on the shores of Lough Swilly with entrancing views of Muckish Mountain, in the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe.

(Note: Ballylenon is a fictional name, but the other landmarks are identifiable.)

In this society, there exists an uneasy balance of interests.

Communication has all the appearances of power, and in Ballylenon, communication means the local Telephone Exchange and Post Office.

Both these are firmly in the control of sisters, Vera and Muriel McConkey, who in cahoots with hotelier and funeral undertaker, Phonsie Doherty, would seek to rule the roost in Ballylenon.

However, other forces have their own guiding principles, and where the McConkey sisters and Mr Doherty, aided by The Vindicator, would dominate reactionary thinking, a dangerous liberal tendency is championed by Vivienne and Rev.

Samuel Hawthorne, and the somewhat unlikely, Guard Gallagher.

The antagonism between these camps is only ever thinly veiled.

Muriel McConachie , 62.

Spinster remnant of a family once active in politics, Muriel inherited the corner shop and, due to her Councillor father's influence, has the Post Office franchise.

Known as the eyes of Ballylenon, Muriel, the Honouree Secretary of the Development Association, has a long-term 'understanding' with its Chair, Phonsie Doherty.

She is a gentle personality, but misses nothing and can see a midge on a mare's arse in Tyrone.

We also discover, Vera McConachie, 61, Muriel's younger and more forthright spinster sister who runs the 10-line manual Telephone Exchange and is known as the Ears of Ballylenon.

Every call goes through her switchboard, its content noted, discussed and any necessary action taken.

She also writes the Horoscope anonymously for the Donegal Vindicator.

The McConkey's closest confidant is Phonsie [Alphonsus] Doherty.

58.

Phonsie is a widower, proprietor of the Swilly Arms Hotel and of Doherty's Estate Agency and Funeral Furnishers and Chair of the Development Association.

Up to the present is politically 'in' and therefore in the way of knowing what grants and subsidies are available for all manner of projects.

His relationship with Muriel McConachie is proprietorial rather than romantic.

If there is a thorn in the side of this trio it is, Vivienne Hawthorne, 30, the former Miss Boal.

Bright, breezy, busy primary schoolteacher.

Organist and choir-mistress of the Presbyterian congregation.

Though seemingly rationalist, Vivienne is secretly much influenced by horoscopes.

She is supporter of cultural causes like the music festival and architectural conservation.

And though apparently straightforward, she achieves certain aims by devious means.

Rev.

Samuel Hawthorne -Dermot Crowley

Television is coming to Ballylenon.

For once, the Churches unite in moral outrage.

0806 LASTThe Threat Of Television2011030220141113 (BBC7)
20141114 (BBC7)

The idiot's lantern is coming, and for once, the churches unite in moral outrage.

Ballylenon, County Donegal. Pop. 1,999 was founded by St Lenon of Padua, when he fell into the river at this spot in 953. Ballylenon is situated on the shores of Lough Swilly with entrancing views of Muckish Mountain, in the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe. (Note: Ballylenon is a fictional name, but the other landmarks are identifiable.)

In this society, there exists an uneasy balance of interests. Communication has all the appearances of power, and in Ballylenon, communication means the local Telephone Exchange and Post Office. Both these are firmly in the control of sisters, Vera and Muriel McConkey, who in cahoots with hotelier and funeral undertaker, Phonsie Doherty, would seek to rule the roost in Ballylenon. However, other forces have their own guiding principles, and where the McConkey sisters and Mr Doherty, aided by The Vindicator, would dominate reactionary thinking, a dangerous liberal tendency is championed by Vivienne and Rev. Samuel Hawthorne, and the somewhat unlikely, Guard Gallagher. The antagonism between these camps is only ever thinly veiled.

In this brand new series, Christopher Fitz-Simon takes a jocose but jaundiced look at 1960's Ireland, where we discover

Muriel McConachie , 62. Spinster remnant of a family once active in politics, Muriel inherited the corner shop and, due to her Councillor father's influence, has the Post Office franchise. Known as the eyes of Ballylenon, Muriel, the Honouree Secretary of the Development Association, has a long-term 'understanding' with its Chair, Phonsie Doherty. She is a gentle personality, but misses nothing and can see a midge on a mare's arse in Tyrone.

We also discover, Vera McConachie, 61, Muriel's younger and more forthright spinster sister who runs the 10-line manual Telephone Exchange and is known as the Ears of Ballylenon. Every call goes through her switchboard, its content noted, discussed and any necessary action taken. She also writes the Horoscope anonymously for the Donegal Vindicator.

The McConkey's closest confidant is Phonsie (Alphonsus) Doherty. 58. Phonsie is a widower, proprietor of the Swilly Arms Hotel and of Doherty's Estate Agency and Funeral Furnishers and Chair of the Development Association. Up to the present is politically 'in' and therefore in the way of knowing what grants and subsidies are available for all manner of projects. His relationship with Muriel McConachie is proprietorial rather than romantic.

If there is a thorn in the side of this trio it is, Vivienne Hawthorne, 30, the former Miss Boal. Bright, breezy, busy primary schoolteacher. Organist and choir-mistress of the Presbyterian congregation. Though seemingly rationalist, Vivienne is secretly much influenced by horoscopes. She is supporter of cultural causes like the music festival and architectural conservation. And though apparently straightforward, she achieves certain aims by devious means.

Ballylenon by Christopher Fitz-Simon

Muriel McConkey -Margaret D'Arcy

Vera McConkey -Stella McCusker

Phonsie Doherty -Gerard Murphy

Mrs Vivienne Hawthorne -Aine McCartney

Rev. Samuel Hawthorne -Dermot Crowley

Kevin 'Stumpy' Bonnar - Gerard McSorley

Guard Gallagher -Frankie McCafferty

Daniel O'Searcaigh - James Greene

Monsignor McFadden - Niall Cusack

Aubrey Frawley - Chris McHallem

Polly Acton - Joanna Munro

Eamonn Doyle - Patrick Fitzsymons

Mr Boylan - Derek Bailey

Directed By Eoin O'Callaghan.

Ballylenon, County Donegal.

Pop.

1,999 was founded by St Lenon of Padua, when he fell into the river at this spot in 953.

Ballylenon is situated on the shores of Lough Swilly with entrancing views of Muckish Mountain, in the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe.

(Note: Ballylenon is a fictional name, but the other landmarks are identifiable.)

In this society, there exists an uneasy balance of interests.

Communication has all the appearances of power, and in Ballylenon, communication means the local Telephone Exchange and Post Office.

Both these are firmly in the control of sisters, Vera and Muriel McConkey, who in cahoots with hotelier and funeral undertaker, Phonsie Doherty, would seek to rule the roost in Ballylenon.

However, other forces have their own guiding principles, and where the McConkey sisters and Mr Doherty, aided by The Vindicator, would dominate reactionary thinking, a dangerous liberal tendency is championed by Vivienne and Rev.

Samuel Hawthorne, and the somewhat unlikely, Guard Gallagher.

The antagonism between these camps is only ever thinly veiled.

Muriel McConachie , 62.

Spinster remnant of a family once active in politics, Muriel inherited the corner shop and, due to her Councillor father's influence, has the Post Office franchise.

Known as the eyes of Ballylenon, Muriel, the Honouree Secretary of the Development Association, has a long-term 'understanding' with its Chair, Phonsie Doherty.

She is a gentle personality, but misses nothing and can see a midge on a mare's arse in Tyrone.

We also discover, Vera McConachie, 61, Muriel's younger and more forthright spinster sister who runs the 10-line manual Telephone Exchange and is known as the Ears of Ballylenon.

Every call goes through her switchboard, its content noted, discussed and any necessary action taken.

She also writes the Horoscope anonymously for the Donegal Vindicator.

The McConkey's closest confidant is Phonsie [Alphonsus] Doherty.

58.

Phonsie is a widower, proprietor of the Swilly Arms Hotel and of Doherty's Estate Agency and Funeral Furnishers and Chair of the Development Association.

Up to the present is politically 'in' and therefore in the way of knowing what grants and subsidies are available for all manner of projects.

His relationship with Muriel McConachie is proprietorial rather than romantic.

If there is a thorn in the side of this trio it is, Vivienne Hawthorne, 30, the former Miss Boal.

Bright, breezy, busy primary schoolteacher.

Organist and choir-mistress of the Presbyterian congregation.

Though seemingly rationalist, Vivienne is secretly much influenced by horoscopes.

She is supporter of cultural causes like the music festival and architectural conservation.

And though apparently straightforward, she achieves certain aims by devious means.

Rev.

Samuel Hawthorne -Dermot Crowley

Television is coming to Ballylenon.

For once, the Churches unite in moral outrage.