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. Image shows from L to R: Orla McCool (Louisa Harland), Erin Quinn (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Series 2, Episode 6 - The President

As Christmas approaches, excitement in Derry is at fever pitch for President Bill Clinton's visit. Meanwhile James gets a surprise and Granda Joe embarks on a mysterious plan of his own.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 9th April 2019
Channel 4
30 minutes


    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
    Donna Traynor Donna Traynor
    Guest cast
    Paul Mallon Dennis
    Beccy Henderson Aisling
    Claire Rafferty Miss Mooney
    Kevin McAleer Uncle Colm
    Robert Calvert Jim Across the Road
    Sophie Brown Baby Anna
    Zoe Brown Baby Anna
    Bronagh Waugh Cathy Maguire
    Ciaran Nolan Radio Dispatcher
    Chris Robinson Radio Announcer (Voice)
    Writing team
    Lisa McGee Writer
    Production team
    Nicola Moroney Production Designer
    Lucien Clayton Editor
    Michael Lennox Director
    Sam Pinnell Producer
    Caroline Leddy Executive Producer
    Liz Lewin Executive Producer
    Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
    Lisa McGee Executive Producer


    You're a Derry Girl now, James

    James reunites with his estranged mother and has some important news to tell the girls...

    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), Bronagh Waugh (Cathy Maguire).


    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

    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

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