Edinburgh Television Festival
At the beginning of the year, four Derry Girls (and one wee English fella) made their riotous, blasphemous and hilarious debut on Channel 4. Set in the early 90s in a place called Derry (or Londonderry, depending on your persuasion), Lisa McGee’s relatable and nostalgic family comedy – warm and profane, daft and tender, celebratory and outrageous – quickly gathered legions of fans, widespread critical acclaim and record-breaking viewing figures. In this masterclass, which will also include a live table read by the cast, creator Lisa McGee, cast members and other key creatives from the hit comedy discuss the process of bringing the series to screen and the overwhelming responses from audiences.
Session Producer: Ryan Davies, Group Publicity Manager – Drama, Comedy & Acquisitions, Channel 4 Television