(first shown on Channel 4): Derry Girls is a six-part comedy from acclaimed writer Lisa McGee who mines her own experiences to create a candid, one-of-a-kind, family-centred comedy set against the spectre of The Troubles in Northern Ireland. The first day of a new school term in the early 90s starts terribly for 16-year-old Erin when she wakes up to find her cousin Orla reading her diary. And it's not so great for everyone else either as Granda Joe announces there's a bomb on the bridge. The Quinn family are distraught - it's a huge inconvenience and Aunt Sarah may not even be able to get to her sunbed session. Erin and Orla head to school picking up their friends Clare, who's doing a sponsored fast for Ethiopia, and Michelle, who has her cousin James in tow. James is over from England and will be joining them at Our Lady Immaculate Girls School amid concerns he'd get beaten up at the boys' school 'because of the English thing...'.
Running Time: 30 minutes (approx)
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