Derry Girls. Image shows from L to R: James Maguire (Dylan Llewellyn), Erin Quinn (Saoirse-Monica 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-Monica Jackson, Jamie-Lee O'Donnell, Nicola Coughlan, Louisa Harland and others.

Another series is in development.

Press Clippings

Derry Girls captures teenage girlhood everywhere

Many shows about teens don't push past cliches - but Derry Girls gives us complex, unpredictable characters who are never completely in control.

Nadine von Cohen, The Guardian, 19th January 2019

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The first series of Lisa McGee's Derry Girls was a monster of a show - Channel 4's biggest new comedy in five years. A classic sitcom premise married to some timely 1990s nostalgia, where all the teens-go-mad action was flanked by the constant shadow of the Troubles. It's such a perfect formula that a second series cannot feasibly disappoint.

Lanre Bakare, Gwilym Mumford and Stuart Heritage, The Guardian, 2nd January 2019

The surprise hit of the sitcom year came from writer Lisa McGee, whose rampaging teens in Northern Ireland in the 1990s had all the reckless energy of the best coming-of-age comedies and, as a distinctive backdrop, the Troubles. Bombings, checkpoints and stories about someone's uncle being tied to a radiator by the IRA added an extra note of absurdity, although McGee's scripts were too smart and agile to belittle the anguish of the times.

Jack Seale, Radio Times, 28th December 2018

Review 2018: Top TV 2018

I don't know what it says about the times we are living in but comedy seems to have slipped into all sorts of programmes this year. I've kept my choices to more traditional comedies.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 24th December 2018

Katya, "a child of Chernobyl", comes to stay in Derry. "They've come over to give their wee lungs a bit of a clear out," says a priest, who just about nails the off-key approach that most of the residents of Derry have towards their new visitors. Katya turns out to be more than capable of dealing with her new hosts, but it is the family's reaction to grandad's new relationship with Maev (they winked at each other at mass) that captures the essence of what made Lisa McGee's comedy one of the best of 2018.

Lanre Bakare, The Guardian, 19th December 2018

The 50 best TV shows of 2018: No 6 - Derry Girls

The year's breakout comedy was a giddy mix of poignancy and nostalgia - and its subject matter couldn't have been timelier.

Shilpa Ganatra, The Guardian, 13th December 2018

ChuckleVision amongst I Talk Telly Awards 2018 winners

Derry Girls, Car Share, The Graham Norton Show, Diane Morgan, James Corden and Ricky Gervais are the comedy-related winners in the I Talk Telly Awards 2018. ChuckleVision was given the special recognition award.

British Comedy Guide, 9th December 2018

Writers' Guild Awards 2019 shortlist

The writers of Derry Girls, Inside No. 9 and Detectorists are amongst the nominees for The Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 4th December 2018

RTS Craft & Design Awards 2018 winners

The winners of the the 2018 RTS Craft & Design Awards have been announced.

Royal Television Society, 27th November 2018