Lisa McGee.

Lisa McGee

BCG Features

Derry Girls interview

Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Writer Lisa McGee introduces her new sitcom, Derry Girls. Set around The Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1990s, she explains the series shows how the area was still a "brilliant place to live and grow up" as a teenager.


Press Clippings

Derry Girls writer reveals plans for a movie

The Channel 4 sitcom's creator has said she has an idea for Derry Girls on the big screen.

Radio Times, 21st July 2020

Could Derry Girls become a film?

Derry Girls' writer Lisa McGee has confirmed she is in "discussions" about a movie for the hit Channel 4 comedy.

Belfast Telegraph, 15th January 2020

Writers' Guild Awards 2020 shortlist

Danny Brocklehurst, Lisa McGee, Rufus Jones, Tom Neenan, Brenda Gilhooly, Caroline Moran and James J Moran are amongst the comedy writers nominated for the Writers' Guild Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 4th December 2019

Radio Times TV 100 2019: Phoebe Waller-Bridge tops list

The result is a rundown of 100 TV stars who've had a tremendous past 12 months. Fleabag co-stars Olivia Colman and Andrew Scott came 13th and 21st respectively.

Morgan Jeffery, Radio Times, 3rd December 2019

Lisa McGee - Brexit threatens Northern Irish peace

McGee said the sitcom set in 1990s Derry against a backdrop of the Troubles was a negative reaction to Reservoir Dogs.

Adam Sherwin, i Newspaper, 14th April 2019

Lisa McGee breaks down the series 2 finale

Yes, they do fancy each other - but it's more complicated than that..

Ben Allen, Radio Times, 9th April 2019

Derry Girls returns for third series on Channel 4

Channel 4 has ordered a third series of hit sitcom Derry Girls following record ratings for the second series, which finished airing this week.

British Comedy Guide, 9th April 2019

Lisa McGee's acutely observed yet rip-roaringly funny sitcom set against the backdrop of the Troubles wraps up what has been a terrific second season. It is November 1995 and the entire community is anticipating a visit from Potus-with-the-most Bill Clinton. For the girls, it's an excuse to try to become BFFs with Chelsea. For shady shopkeep Dennis, it's a pretext to flog off-colour Yank tat. And for Granda Joe, it's a chance to settle an old score with Uncle Colm dating back more than 30 years.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 9th April 2019