Every week or so, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK
February’s BAFTA bounty never seems to end. Still nothing for March, but after our previous five separate announcements for February, here’s a sixth. Amazing stuff.
TV Preview: Derry Girls
Thursday, 21 February 2019 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN
A preview of the second series of the hit Channel 4 comedy by a Q+A with the creative team.
Derry Girls is the creation of acclaimed writer Lisa McGee and follows Erin (Saoirse Monica Jackson), Orla (Louisa Harland), Clare (Nicola Coughlan), Michelle (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell) and James (Dylan Llewellyn) as they navigate their teens in Derry in the early 1990s.
It’s a time of armed police in armoured Land Rovers and British Army checkpoints. 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.
Commissioned for Channel 4 by Head of Comedy Fiona McDermott and Commissioning Editor Jack Bayles, Derry Girls is a commission for Hat Trick Productions and is a showcase of creative talent from Northern Ireland, entirely set and made locally.
We will be screening the first two episodes followed by a Q+A with writer Lisa McGee, cast Saoirse Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan and Dylan Llewellyn, and director Michael Lennox.
With thanks to Channel 4.
Tickets will be available to collect from reception.