Derry Girls

News: Derry Girls Beats Inside No. 9 In Nailbiting Comedy Champion Vote

Channel 4's Derry Girls has beaten BBC's Inside No. 9 in a tense Radio Times vote to find this year's Comedy Champion.

The result went to the wire and the leaders kept changing place. Almost a million votes were cast as those involved encouraged their supporters to vote - in this polls fans were allowed to vote as many times as they wanted.

When the virtual polling booths closed at 10pm Derry Girls had 50.1% of the vote to Inside No 9’s 49.9% – 462,946 votes to 461,140.

News: This Country, Derry Girls, Peter Kay’s Car Share, Inside No. 9, People Just Do Nothing, GameFace Nominated for TV Award

This Country, Derry Girls, Peter Kay’s Car Share, Inside No.9, People Just Do Nothing and GameFace are the nominees for Best Comedy Series in the Edinburgh TV Festival Awards

This Country creators/stars Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper are also nominated for Best Breakthrough alongside Jack Rowan, Rodney P, Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Rachel Parris and Letitia Wright.

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News: Derry Girls Breaks Ratings Record In Ireland

Derry Girls has become the biggest-ever series in Northern Ireland since modern records began in 2002.

The comedy, set in the early nineties during The Troubles, averaged with 519k and 64.2% share of the audience. It reached 54% of the Northern Irish TV audience, including 65% of 16-34 year old viewers (taking account of time-shifted viewing on a television over a seven day period).

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TV: Derry Girls, Episode 3, C4

It is one of those odd coincidences that this new Irish sitcom featured the music of the Cranberries – not heard in a while – on the soundtrack shortly before singer Dolores O Riordan died. People of a certain age were saying that the series captured a period of their youth in the same way O Riordan's music did. 

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TV Review: Derry Girls, Episode 2, C4

The second episode of this 1980s-set coming-of-age Irish sitcom written by Lisa McGee proves that the brilliance of the first episode of Derry Girls was not a fluke. Which is lucky for Channel 4 as they have just announced that they have already commissioned a second series.

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News: Derry Girls Gets Second Series

Channel 4 has announced that, following the ‘class’ reaction to the first episode of Derry Girls, which premiered on Thursday 4th January at 10pm, a second series has been commissioned.

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News: Derry Girls Gets Off To Cracking Start With Top Ratings

New Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls got off to a great start last night.

The series following the lives of teenagers during the Troubles and written by Lisa McGee notched up viewing figures of 1.6 million, which is very impressive for its slot. The comedy also got very positive reviews from both professional critics and fans on social media.

The Telegraph praised it "as much a black comedy about the Troubles as a teenage nostalgia fest."

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News: Derry Girls Come To C4

Derry Girls, featuring Tommy Tiernan, 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. 

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