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Derry Girls 

Features the personal exploits of a 16 year old girl, her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 90s.

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Lisa McGee
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Series cast summary:
Saoirse-Monica Jackson Saoirse-Monica Jackson ...  Erin 6 episodes, 2018
Louisa Harland ...  Orla 6 episodes, 2018
Nicola Coughlan ...  Clare 6 episodes, 2018
Jamie-Lee O'Donnell Jamie-Lee O'Donnell ...  Michelle 6 episodes, 2018
Dylan Llewellyn ...  James 6 episodes, 2018
Tara Lynne O'Neill Tara Lynne O'Neill ...  Ma Mary 6 episodes, 2018
Kathy Kiera Clarke ...  Aunt Sarah 6 episodes, 2018
Tommy Tiernan Tommy Tiernan ...  Da Gerry 6 episodes, 2018
Ian McElhinney ...  Granda Joe 6 episodes, 2018
Siobhan McSweeney Siobhan McSweeney ...  Sister Michael 5 episodes, 2018
Leah O'Rourke ...  Jenny Joyce 4 episodes, 2018
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Features the personal exploits of a 16 year old girl, her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 90s.

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Comedy

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UK

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English

Release Date:

2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Девчонки из Дерри See more »

Filming Locations:

Derry, Northern Ireland, UK See more »

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Hat Trick Productions See more »
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The school that the girls (and James) in the series attend is based on Thornhill College and the writer of the series Lisa Mc Gee is a past pupil. See more »

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Referenced in Lorraine: Episode dated 14 February 2018 (2018) See more »

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Very funny but not for the easily offended
9 February 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

One might not think that a city so divided that what you call it identifies which side of the divide you are would be the first choice of where to locate a comedy; especially if it was set at a time when there were troops on the streets and the threat of sectarian violence was very real but somehow 'Derry Girls' works. As anybody in the UK or Ireland would guess this follows a group of Catholic girls in the city of Derry in Northern Ireland (had they been protestant it would no doubt have been called 'Londonderry Girls). The humour is such that people of whatever persuasion are likely to find it equally funny/offensive.

The girls who attend an all-girls school are Erin, Orla, Clare and Michelle; in the first episode they are joined by Michelle's English cousin James who ends up going to the girls' school as it is feared he wouldn't survive at a boys' school. Over the course of the six episodes of the first season they get up to various amusing situations; James trying to find somewhere to go to the toilet in a girls' school; witnessing a possible miracle, which one of them knows was far from miraculous, getting stuck in the middle of an Orange Parade, and looking after visiting teenagers from Chernobyl amongst others.

I feel this may be a very Marmite series; viewers will either love it or hate it and few are likely to be merely indifferent. Yes, it is puerile at times but it was done in a way that I found hilarious. The characters, both young and old, are all pretty funny with the cast doing a great job making them believable even when the situation gets comically exaggerated. While we do see evidence of The Troubles for the most part it remains in the background as the characters get on with their lives as though such things were perfectly normal. Overall I'd say that this certainly won't be for everybody but if you want a good laugh and aren't easily offend it I'd recommend giving it a go... I can't wait for the promised series two.


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