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01st Apr 2020

Erin and Orla from Derry Girls have recorded an important message from isolation

James Fenton

Derry Girls stars Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Louisa Harland have reprised their roles from the hit show in a clip that was released by Channel 4 last night.

Supposedly recorded in 1996, around the time Derry Girls is set, the nearly four-minute clip sees notorious drama queen Erin (Jackson) and her vacuous cousin Orla (Harland), confined to their “bunker” in the city as “rioting engulfs the streets.”

As expected, Erin is grasping the seriousness of the situation, even if she appears to be cracking up after 20 minutes of ‘isolation’ with her parents watching Family Fortunes downstairs. Orla, meanwhile, is more concerned about her toes and where her next bowl of Coco Pops is coming from.

Harland clarified on Twitter that the pair were able to record the piece because they live together, thus not breaking any of the social distancing restrictions that are in place.

You can reacquaint yourself with two of Ireland’s favourite 90s kids below…

Series three of Derry Girls was due to begin filming in May but given the Covid-19 situation, that’s looking less likely by the week. In the meantime, you can catch up with series one and two on Netflix.

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