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

Derry Girls

Channel 4 sitcom set in Northern Ireland during The Troubles. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2018. Stars Saoirse Jackson, Jamie-Lee O'Donnell, Nicola Coughlan, Louisa Harland and others.

Another series is in development.

Derry Girls. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Series 1, Episode 4

Derry is welcoming the 'Children of Chernobyl', and the Quinns are hosts to one of these 'children' - Katya.

Further details

Derry is welcoming the 'Children of Chernobyl' - teenagers, affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, who have been sent from their contaminated homeland for a few weeks of fresh air to, as Sister Michael puts it "give their wee lungs a clear out".

The Quinns are hosts to one of these 'children' - Katya. Erin couldn't be more excited - she can't wait to share her wisdom and benevolence with this "poor Ukranian girl". Katya, however, turns out to be sophisticated, confident, sexy and a lot less grateful to be in Derry than Erin had expected, unless you factor in one of the gang.

Meanwhile the rest of the family have other preoccupations - a new development in Granda Joe's love life leaves his daughters deeply unimpressed...

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 25th January 2018
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Saoirse Jackson (as Saoirse-Monica Jackson) Erin Quinn
    Jamie-Lee O'Donnell Michelle Mallon
    Nicola Coughlan Clare Devlin
    Louisa Harland Orla McCool
    Dylan Llewelyn (as Dylan Llewellyn) James Maguire
    Tara Lynne O'Neill Ma Mary
    Tommy Tiernan Da Gerry
    Ian McElhinney Granda Joe
    Kathy Kiera Clarke Aunt Sarah
    Siobhán McSweeney Sister Michael
    Leah O'Rourke Jenny Joyce
    Guest cast
    Anthony Boyle David Donnelly
    Niall Cusack Father Conway
    Diona Doherty Katya
    Michael Shea Clive/Artem
    Michael McGarry Ukrainian Lad 1
    Amanda Hurwitz Maeve
    Ciaran Flynn Ukrainian Lad 2
    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
    Joe Randall-Cutler Editor
    Nicola Moroney Production Designer

    Video

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    Featuring: Saoirse-Monica Jackson (Erin Quinn), Jamie-Lee O'Donnell (Michelle Mallon), Nicola Coughlan (Clare Devlin), Louisa Harland (Orla McCool), Dylan Llewellyn (James Maguire), Tara Lynne O'Neill (Ma Mary), Tommy Tiernan (Da Gerry), Ian McElhinney (Granda Joe), Kathy Kiera Clarke (Aunt Sarah), Siobhán McSweeney (Sister Michael).

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