Derry Girls. Image shows from L to R: Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell), James Maguire (Dylan Llewellyn), Erin Quinn (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), Orla McCool (Louisa Harland), Clare Devlin (Nicola Coughlan). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Derry Girls

Channel 4 sitcom set in Northern Ireland during The Troubles. 12 episodes (2 series), 2018 - 2019. Stars Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Jamie-Lee O'Donnell, Nicola Coughlan, Louisa Harland and others.

Another series is in development.

Derry Girls. Erin Quinn (Saoirse-Monica Jackson). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Series 1, Episode 1

16-year-old Erin wakes up to find her cousin Orla reading her diary. Granda Joe announces there's a bomb on the bridge; the Quinn family are distraught - it's a huge inconvenience and Aunt Sarah may not even be able to get to her sunbed session.

Further details

It's the early 90s and the first day of a new school term and a terrible start for 16-year-old Erin as she wakes up to find her cousin Orla reading her diary. Not so great for everyone else either as Granda Joe announces there's a bomb on the bridge. The Quinn family are distraught - it's a huge inconvenience and Aunt Sarah may not even be able to get to her sunbed session.

Erin and Orla head to school picking up their friends Clare, who's doing a sponsored fast for Ethiopia, and Michelle, who has her cousin James in tow. James is over from England and will be joining them at Our Lady Immaculate Girls School amid concerns he'd get beaten up at the boys' school 'because of the English thing...'.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 4th January 2018
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Saoirse-Monica Jackson Erin Quinn
    Jamie-Lee O'Donnell Michelle Mallon
    Nicola Coughlan Clare Devlin
    Louisa Harland Orla McCool
    Dylan Llewellyn James Maguire
    Siobhán McSweeney Sister Michael
    Tara Lynne O'Neill Ma Mary
    Tommy Tiernan Da Gerry
    Ian McElhinney Granda Joe
    Kathy Kiera Clarke Aunt Sarah
    Leah O'Rourke Jenny Joyce
    Guest cast
    Ava Grace McAleese Baby Anna
    Mya Rose McAleese Baby Anna
    Paul Mallon Dennis
    Anthony Boyle David Donnelly
    Maria Laird Wee Tina
    Luke Wilson Hanley Soldier
    Beccy Henderson Aisling
    Barbara Adair Sister Declan
    Amelia Crowley Deidre Mallon
    David Ireland Sean Devlin
    Writing team
    Lisa McGee Writer
    Production team
    Michael Lennox Director
    Jon Jennings 1st Assistant Director
    Jude Campbell 1st Assistant Director
    Catherine Gosling Fuller Producer
    Caroline Leddy Executive Producer
    Liz Lewin Executive Producer
    Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
    Lisa McGee Executive Producer
    David Higginson Line Producer
    Lucien Clayton Editor
    Nicola Moroney Production Designer
    Carla Stronge Casting Director
    Oli Russell Director of Photography
    Cathy Prior Costume Designer
    Clare Ramsey Make-up Designer

    Videos

    Never Got The Abortion

    The girls meet James... and Michelle fills them in on his back story.

    Featuring: Saoirse-Monica Jackson (Erin Quinn), Jamie-Lee O'Donnell (Michelle Mallon), Nicola Coughlan (Clare Devlin), Louisa Harland (Orla McCool), Dylan Llewellyn (James Maguire).

    Grassing Up Your Mates

    Clare grasses up her friend to try and avoid punishment.

    Featuring: Saoirse-Monica Jackson (Erin Quinn), Jamie-Lee O'Donnell (Michelle Mallon), Nicola Coughlan (Clare Devlin), Louisa Harland (Orla McCool), Dylan Llewellyn (James Maguire), Siobhán McSweeney (Sister Michael).

    School detention goes very wrong

    Having been sent to detention for threatening a first year, things go from bad to worse for the Derry girls. When the nun watching over them "falls asleep", they end being suspected of something more series than attempted bullying.

    Featuring: Saoirse-Monica Jackson (Erin Quinn), Jamie-Lee O'Donnell (Michelle Mallon), Nicola Coughlan (Clare Devlin), Louisa Harland (Orla McCool), Dylan Llewellyn (James Maguire), Siobhán McSweeney (Sister Michael), Barbara Adair (Sister Declan).

    Accused of attempted bullying

    Following a failed attempt to claim the back of the school bus for themselves, the girls are called into Sister Michael's office to face the consequences.

    Featuring: Saoirse-Monica Jackson (Erin Quinn), Jamie-Lee O'Donnell (Michelle Mallon), Nicola Coughlan (Clare Devlin), Louisa Harland (Orla McCool), Dylan Llewellyn (James Maguire), Siobhán McSweeney (Sister Michael), Maria Laird (Wee Tina).

    Erin tries to express her individuality with a jacket

    It's the first day back at school and Erin's mother isn't best pleased with her new take on her uniform.

    Featuring: Saoirse-Monica Jackson (Erin Quinn), Louisa Harland (Orla McCool), Tara Lynne O'Neill (Ma Mary), Tommy Tiernan (Da Gerry), Kathy Kiera Clarke (Aunt Sarah).

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