Preview – Derry Girls

Derry Girls
Erin Quinn (Saoirse Jackson). Picture Publicist: Lis Clucas. Photographer: Jack Barnes.

There are not that many sitcoms set in Northern Ireland – let alone set at the height of the Troubles.

Based on writer Lisa McGee’s own experience of growing up in 1990s Derry/Londonderry, Derry Girls follows Catholic girl Erin Quinn (Saorise Monica Jackson), who has to deal with her parents (Tara Lynne O’Neill and Tommy Tiernan), her fearsome Granda Joe (Ian McElhinney) and the principle of her school Sister Michael (Siobhan McSweeney).

In the opening episode, Erin finds her cousin reading her diary and a boy from England joins her school.

Derry Girls is on Channel 4 at 22.00.