Derry Girls – C4

Return of the comedy Derry Girls set against the Troubles in 1990s Northern Ireland

Return of the comedy Derry Girls set against the Troubles in 1990s Northern Ireland

It’s business as usual as the energetic, joyful and wickedly funny comedy about a group of teenage friends in Derry, Northern Ireland, during the 1990s returns.

Catholic girls Orla (Louisa Harland), Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), Clare (Nicola Coughlan), Michelle (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell), and their friend James (Dylan Llewellyn), are back squabbling among themselves 
as they set off for an outdoors pursuits weekend with Protestant boys, part of a ‘friends across the barricade’ initiative.

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(l-r) Orla, Clare, Erin, James and Michelle

Naturally, it doesn’t go to plan.

In a hilarious scene, neither side can think 
of one thing they have in common and embarrassment and misunderstandings quickly ensue, leading to some great 
eye-rolling and wonderful asides from Siobhan McSweeney as the marvellously deadpan Sister Michael.

TV Times rating: ****