Derry Girls press pack
Derry Girls is a brand new comedy from acclaimed writer Lisa McGee who has mined her own experiences to create a candid, one-of-a-kind, family-centred comedy set against the spectre of The Troubles.
It’s the early 90s, and Erin and her friends are used to seeing their country on the nightly news and speaking in acronyms (The IRA, The UDA, The RUC). It’s a time of armed police in armoured Land Rovers and British Army check points. But it’s also the time of Murder She Wrote, The Cranberries, MJ and Lisa Marie, Doc Martens, bomber jackets, The X Files, Nirvana and Wayne’s World. And while The Troubles may hang over her home town, Erin has troubles of her own.
Warm, funny and honest, Derry Girls takes a look at the everyday lives of ordinary people living in extraordinary times…
Press pack contents
Synopses for the first three episodes of the new six part series
Meet the mad, motley characters of Derry Girls
Writer Lisa McGee talks Troubles, teens and tracks
Tommy Tiernan discusses how Lisa McGee recreates The Troubles with humour
If you wanna be in their gang then you best stall the ball and take head of this...
Our sentimental 90's soundtrack will keep you 'young at heart'