I remember watching this show when it first aired on the BBC when I was about 10/11 and being comletely captivated by the storyline about Father Clifford (Stephen Tompkinson) and Assumpta Fitzgerald (Dervla Kirwan).
This show is about the people who live in the fictional village of Ballykissangel anf is generally quite light hearted with ongoing storylines and stand alone episodes. It is a light drama with some comedy and has very little swearing and no raunching scenes. This show became one of the "most popular comedy-dramas ever" in the 90's.
This boxset is good value for money (15.99) as it contains the first three series, which in my opinion are the best. There are no special features or anything like that and the picture quality of some of the early episodes leaves a bit to be desired, but the BBC have not digitally remarsted them so it's to be expected. It does say on the DVD that "due to the archive nature of the footage sound and picture quality may vary ocassionally", but I don't think that its a real issue.
In series three the episode "The Waiting Game" which is about a lottery winner is not on the disc. The BBC have stated that it is "regretably not avaliable at this time", but bearing in mind that the episode is now 12 years old it really should be on DVD. This implies that although statistics show this was one of the most popular shows the BBC ever produced, they are not overly fussed with the DVD.
There are a total of 7 series of Ballykissangel, but I don't think the show was ever the same after Stephen Tompkinson and Dervla Kirwan left at the end of series 3. If you want to watch the origional cast and the storylines that made this show so popular then this is an excellent boxset.