Success Story: Derry Girls

Derry Girls emerged kicking and screaming onto the Channel 4 screens in 2018, and immediately captured the hearts of UK viewers with its brilliant characters, memorable setting, authentic sense of place, and of course, loads of laughs.

Revolutionary in its way, Derry Girls painted an hilarious picture of real teens in an environment previously considered tricky to explore and celebrated ‘Norn Irish life with a joyous abandon.

We’ll be joined by C4 head of comedy, Fiona McDermott, and members of the well-loved cast to tell the story of how Derry Girls came to the screen. Will Crawley will chair the session.

Location: Theatre One
Time: Day 2 Thursday 13.00 – 14.00

Session Panelists (Please click below for bio’s on panelists):

  Chaired by: Graham Smith

This session is proudly sponsored by:

Our Sponsors

Principal Partners


  • Belfast City Council


  • PRS


  • Pact
  • Crawford McCann
  • Imagine TV
  • Creative Europe Desk UK
  • Virgin Media