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

Derry Girls

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2018 - 2022
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

A warm, funny and honest look at the lives of ordinary people living under the spectre of the Troubles, all seen through the eyes of a local teenager. Stars Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Jamie-Lee O'Donnell, Nicola Coughlan, Louisa Harland, Dylan Llewellyn and more.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 205

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Series 1, Episode 3

Derry Girls. Image shows from L to R: Erin Quinn (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), Father Peter (Peter Campion), James Maguire (Dylan Llewellyn), Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell), Clare Devlin (Nicola Coughlan). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions
The girls have been up all night cramming for a big exam.

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Further details

The girls have been up all night cramming for a big exam. Some (Michelle and Erin) haven't studied for it enough whilst Clare's over-studied, leaving herself completely sleep deprived and slightly manic. Everyone is convinced they're going to fail. So when a distinctly dubious opportunity presents itself to get out of the exam they jump at the chance. Especially as it involves them spending time with the very beautiful Father Peter.

Broadcast details

Thursday 18th January 2018
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 22nd January 2018 11:05pm C4
Thursday 5th April 2018 9:30pm E4
Thursday 18th April 2019 10:00pm E4
Tuesday 21st April 2020 10:00pm E4
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 2:10am E4
Tuesday 2nd June 2020 10:05pm E4
Saturday 13th June 2020 12:05am C4
Thursday 10th September 2020 10:05pm E4
Sunday 27th December 2020 12:30am E4
Tuesday 5th January 2021 10:35pm E4
Monday 8th November 2021 10:00pm E4
Thursday 23rd December 2021 1:10am E4
Sunday 10th April 2022 12:10am E4
Monday 30th May 2022 12:25am E4
Monday 8th August 2022 12:05am E4
Monday 8th August 2022 3:05am E4
Monday 17th October 2022 12:15am E4
Saturday 18th March 2023 1:05am C4
Tuesday 4th April 2023 3:35am 4seven
Sunday 14th January 2024 11:50pm E4
Monday 15th January 2024 2:55am E4

Cast & crew

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
Guest cast
Claire Rafferty Miss Mooney
Julia Dearden Maureen Malarkey
Peter Campion Father Peter
Writing team
Lisa McGee Writer
Production team
Michael Lennox 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
Joe Randall-Cutler Editor
Nicola Moroney Production Designer
Carla Stronge Casting Director
Oli Russell Director of Photography
Cathy Prior Costume Designer
Clare Ramsey Make-up Designer
Jon Jennings 1st Assistant Director


Preparing for exams

The gang are definitely NOT ready for their history exam, and Erin is wondering if the death of her dog will get her out of it...

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

Distracted by a sexy Catholic priest

Having supposedly witnessed the miracle of Mother Mary's statue coming to life, the girls receive another treat for the eyes when they are visited by the young and attractive Father Conway.

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) & Peter Campion (Father Peter).


Derry Girls is the funniest thing on TV

Lisa McGee's sitcom has already been renewed for another series by Channel 4, and deserves it for its wicked sense of humour and pitch-perfect 90s nostalgia.

Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian, 19th January 2018

Derry Girls, episode three review

Derry Girls (Channel 4) feels like an indie antidote to the full-on populism of Mrs Brown's Boys.

Jasper Rees, The Telegraph, 19th January 2018

Apart from a slightly improbable precocity about the performances of the schoolgirls of its title, Lisa McGee's sitcom, set in Ireland in the mid-90s at the tail end of the Troubles, is highly engaging, bristlingly funny stuff. This week, they are particularly on edge having been up all night studying for an exam. However, a dubious case of an "apparition" affords them the chance to get out of the exam and spend quality theological time with the dishy Father Peter.

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 18th January 2018

TV preview: Derry Girls, Episode 3, C4

It's not the most original plot in the history of comedy but the cast pulls it off due in main to the sheer energy they exude.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 18th January 2018

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