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 - 2019
  • 12 episodes (2 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.

Press clippings

Nicola Coughlan cried after reading Derry Girls 3 end

Nicola Coughlan says "there's no way people are going to be disappointed" by Derry Girls season three.

Flora Carr, Radio Times, 26th October 2021

Fatboy Slim to appear in final series of Derry Girls

The superstar DJ - real name Norman Cook - is set for a cameo in the hit Channel 4 sitcom.

David O'Dornan, Belfast Telegraph, 17th October 2021

Popularity of Derry Girls TV show leads to new tour

Organised by the Hastings Hotel group and McComb's Coach Travel, the weekly tours will include a bus trip to Derry and visits to some of the scenes used in the Channel 4 sitcom.

Seamus McKinney, The Irish News, 5th October 2021

Derry Girls stars reunite for "Oirish" spoof as Channel 4 sitcom ends

Channel 4 has confirmed that Derry Girls is to end after the forthcoming third series. But its stars Nicola Coughlan and Louisa Harland are reuniting for a new comedy podcast spoofing stage and screen 'Oirishness'.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd September 2021

Derry Girls creator and stars respond to Whittingdale

The stars of Derry Girls have hit back after a leading UK Government minister said that the hit comedy was a great example of "Britishness". Its creator Lisa McGee, hailing from Derry herself, said she "can't be dealing" with the show being called "distinctively British".

Lauren Harte, Belfast Live, 17th September 2021

Government plans "distinctively British" TV requirement

Media minister John Whittingdale was mocked online for listing Derry Girls, a sitcom set during the Northern Irish troubles of the 1990s, among his examples of 'clearly British' shows .

Isobel Lewis, The Independent, 16th September 2021

How sitcoms got less white, less male, and funnier

In the Nineties, British sitcoms hit a dead end. Now, they're where our most exciting and original TV happens.

Tom Nicholson, Esquire, 20th July 2021

Louisa Harland interview

Thoughtful and reserved, Louisa Harland is the antithesis of the kooky Orla McCool whom she plays in hit show Derry Girls. The Dublin actor talks about how her character has unintentionally raised awareness for autism and the challenges of being funny for a living.

Belfast Telegraph, 13th June 2021

How the Irish sitcom took over telly

The Emerald Isle has been making the world laugh for forever, but a recent wave of comedies have found a new level of success. Ellie Harrison meets the stars behind them, including Sharon Horgan and Domhnall Gleeson, to find out why Ireland does dark humour best.

Ellie Harrison, The Independent, 12th April 2021

Derry Girls Series 3 to film this year says Coughlan

A third season of the show was announced in April 2019, with filming intended to begin the following spring. However, production was delayed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, Coughlan, who plays Claire in the comedy series, has confirmed that the show will film later this year.

Isobel Lewis, The Independent, 21st February 2021

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