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We've Found Just The Series To Fill That Derry Girls Shaped Hole In Your Life

By Darragh Berry

February 11, 2018 at 7:04pm


As I tucked into the final episode of Derry Girls on Friday morning on the Channel 4 Player, I was uncertain how I'd go on after the final installment.

Derry Girls has been an institution since it began and although we know a second series is coming, we're going to find it very hard to wait that long for it. 

Then, a moment of magic occurred. One of the ads before episode 6 started playing was Derry Girls creator, Lisa McGee, saying how she had been overwhelmed by the massive support the series got. 

Without even asking, McGee then went on to answer one of the questions that had been at the top of mind.

Now that Derry Girls has come to an end, why not keep your Derry love affair alive by delving into something just as good.

McGee reminded audiences that this wasn't her first series created for Channel 4, that she had also been involved in a project called, London Irish.

"Imagine it as Michelle from Derry Girls in her own type of gang but older."

That got me intrigued immediately.

London Irish follows the antics of four Northern Ireland people in their 20s who have moved to London. 

It's not easy for them to navigate their away around London especially when they play by their own rules which gets them into A LOT of trouble. 

Much like Derry Girls, there is a strong Father Ted cast member in the shape of Ardal O' Hanlon but sadly there is only one series of it, so no multiple series binges for you, or me.

Does it shape up to Derry Girls? Let us know in the comments.

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