Talking Derry Girls
Talking Derry Girls
The Big Light
Fancy a bit of craic?! Jeanie, Marie-Louise and Pauline love the Channel 4 sit-com, Derry Girls, based in their home city. We thought it would be fun to rewatch the series, and chat about each episode in detail. You don’t have to be from Derry or even a girl. Being a Derry Girl is a state of mind. Come on in!
Episode 13: Talking Derry Girls with LISA McGEE
Derry Girls writer and creator Lisa McGee joins the Girls and tells them why she is "obsessed" with the podcast. She describes it as "hilarious", "THE best thing" and explains why she "was annoyed that she (sic) hadn't heard it before writing Series 3". Lisa also has some suggestions about what Pauline, Jeanie and Marie Louise can cover in the podcast while we wait impatiently for Series 3. 2020 ZeBBie Awards - ‘Our Lisa’s been nominated’ (I feel we can say that now! )  http://www.iftn.ie/news/?act1=record&only=1&aid=73&rid=4293665&tpl=archnews&force=1 Caroline Leddy - Producer Derry Girls https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0496418/ Caroline Leddy’s husband’s uncle - Brian Friel http://www.irishplayography.com/person.aspx?personid=31919 Liz Lewin - Exec Producer Derry Girls https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1157598/ Freaks and Geeks - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freaks_and_Geeks Queer as Folk - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0262985/ Russell T Davies - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0203961/ Larry David - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0202970/ OK, this Derry Girl was actually in the audience at the Stephen Colbert show on 9th January 2020 when Larry David was the guest - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cIzyYGnmSY The Undertones - http://theundertones.com/_/Home.html Erin’s Diary - https://www.independent.ie/videos/derry-girls-star-saoirse-monica-jackson-reads-extract-from-new-spin-off-book-erins-diary-written-by-lisa-mcgee-39407478.html For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkingderrygirls Keep up to date with us on Twitter: @TBLderrygirls Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/talkingderrygirls WATCH Derry Girls on Channel 4: https://www.channel4.com On RTE (in Ireland): https://www.rte.ie/ Series 1 & 2 available on Netflix outside UK: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/derry-girls-season-2-coming-to-netflix-in-august-2019/ 
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Oct 13
1 hr 21 min
Episode 12: We're All Derry Girls Now, Hi!
We're discussing: Derry Girls / Series 2 / Ep6 / 'The President' We are at the end of the beginning and President Bill Clinton is on his way to Derry. One of our three Derry Girls had an invitation to meet the man himself. One had passed the security checks to get close to him and the other was in a car park at the back of Derry's Guildhall. It's history in the making and stirs up some emotional memories and asks some probing questions. Which one of the Talking Derry Girls was in Riverdance? Which one has CIA clearance? and which one is related to Bill Clinton? (Maybe) Oh and why go to Burt when you could have gone to Muff?  Great read about the USA involvement in the peace process by Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies - https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/jcs/article/view/11750/12521 Derry Journal article on President Clinton’s visit at the end of Derry Girls - https://www.derryjournal.com/news/will-never-be-ordinary-city-clinton-derry-1995-985673 Derry Journal article on President Clinton’s visit at the end of Derry Girls - https://www.derryjournal.com/news/will-never-be-ordinary-city-clinton-derry-1995-985673 Clinton’s visit to the Beech hill hotel - https://www.visitderry.com/Blog/ArtMID/677/ArticleID/29/Derry-Girls-Clinton-finale-leaves-us-wanting-more Secret naval base in Derry - https://www.ireland.com/en-gb/articles/derry-ebrington-barracks/ Bill Clinton in Belfast, including the handshake with Gerry Adams - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-21029865 Niall O’Dowd’s article on the Clinton visit - https://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/niallodowd/the-peacemaker-bill-clintons-historic-visit-ireland Tip O’Neill - http://www.donegaldiaspora.ie/people/tip-oneill Oliver Cromwell in Ireland - it’s in there somewhere - great podcast (it’s episode 49) - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/a-short-history-of-ireland/id1514770437 Cliff Richard - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Richard Actors:  Paul Mallon (Dennis) - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2546951/ Bronagh Waugh (Cathy Maguire) - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2391026/ JFK’s visit to Ireland in 1963 (lots of youtube videos as well, far too many to list here) - https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/jfk-in-ireland Bill Clinton and Van Morrison - https://clinton.presidentiallibraries.us/exhibits/show/rock/morrison Burt; Co Donegal - https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-europe/grianan-aileach-hillfort-legendary-kingdom-which-lies-5000-year-old-sacred-021295 Bloody Sunday - https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/events/bsunday/bs.htm President Clinton’s speech at the Guildhall on 30th November 1995 - https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/events/peace/docs/pres2.htm For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkingderrygirls Keep up to date with us on Twitter: @TBLderrygirls Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/talkingderrygirls WATCH Derry Girls on Channel 4: https://www.channel4.com On RTE (in Ireland): https://www.rte.ie/ Series 1 & 2 available on Netflix outside UK: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/derry-girls-season-2-coming-to-netflix-in-august-2019/ 
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Oct 6
1 hr 12 min
Episode 11: Ballgowns and Letdowns
We're discussing: Derry Girls / Series 2 / Ep5 / 'The Prom' Our own 3 Derry Girls delve into the murky, messy, fragile world of teenage friendship. Derry's Doctor Who connections are explored - could the Doctor be a Derry Girl? Pauline, Jeanie and Marie Louise reminisce about their own Prom dates and how nuns armed with rulers measured out a decent distance during the slow dances. As ever - many questions are asked. Are Derry people too pasty for Baywatch? Could nude sunbathing ever have taken off in Donegal and just how tight is too tight?  Jame’s Dr Who: https://www.tombakerofficial.com/ Pauline’s Dr Who: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001172/ Willie Doherty’s project with Christopher Eccleston: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/art-and-design/visual-art/willie-doherty-and-the-persistence-of-underlying-antagonisms-1.4265801 Willie Doherty and the Turner Prize: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/turner-prize-2003/turner-prize-2003-artists-willie-doherty Jeanie’s Dr Who - David Tennant and his Derry/Londonderry connections: http://www.bbc.co.uk/whodoyouthinkyouare/past-stories/david-tennant.shtml Pope John Paul’s visit to Ireland 1979: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-45103181 Dr Ian Paisley: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-16910949 London’s Burning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London%27s_Burning_(TV_series) Coronation Street: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_Street Home and Away: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_and_Away The Bill: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bill Peter Cunnah: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Cunnah Carrie: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074285/ The Ceasefire 1994 chronology of events: https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/othelem/chron/ch94.htm http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/31/newsid_3605000/3605348.stm We didn’t get the chance to give a shout out to these wonderful actors also in this episode.    Actors: Aoife Hinds (Mae Chung): https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9501566/ Calam Lynch (John-Paul Reilly): https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8208516/ For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkingderrygirls Keep up to date with us on Twitter: @TBLderrygirls Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/talkingderrygirls WATCH Derry Girls on Channel 4: https://www.channel4.com On RTE (in Ireland): https://www.rte.ie/ Series 1 & 2 available on Netflix outside UK: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/derry-girls-season-2-coming-to-netflix-in-august-2019/ 
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Sep 29
1 hr 6 min
Episode 10: One Wedding and a Derry Funeral
We're discussing: Derry Girls / Series 2 / Ep4 / 'The Curse' A bit like life itself, there are more questions than answers in this week's episode. How hilarious are your scones? Pauline has a recipe and you may need a big bowl. Has anyone ever actually done Rock the Boat at an Irish wedding? (Before the Derry Girls made it a thing?) Would you know a hallion from a scallion?  Are the English really weird and how many red suits does Donna Traynor have? Marie Louise, Jeanie and Pauline ask themselves why they feel more comfortable at a wake than a wedding and just how Snow White is Marie Louise?  Father Ted - if you haven’t seen this it’s a must, get it wherever you can! https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111958/  Ardal O’Hanlon - Cousin Eamon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardal_O%27Hanlon Eleanor Methven - Aunt Bridie  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0582556/ Knee-capping in NI - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kneecapping Tarring and feathering - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8381652.stm The Irish Wake - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/09/why-the-irish-get-death-right Marie-Louise’s BBC Radio 4 documentary on keening - Songs for the Dead - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b07npx1f Nadine Coyle - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadine_Coyle Nicola Coughlan - and her audition for Derry Girls https://www.irishpost.com/news/derry-girls-nicola-coughlan-northern-irish-accent-164981?utm_source The Little Book of Derry - https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/publication/the-little-book-of-derry/9781845888718/ Dave Allen - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Allen_(comedian) For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkingderrygirls Keep up to date with us on Twitter: @TBLderrygirls Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/talkingderrygirls WATCH Derry Girls on Channel 4: https://www.channel4.com On RTE (in Ireland): https://www.rte.ie/ Series 1 & 2 available on Netflix outside UK: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/derry-girls-season-2-coming-to-netflix-in-august-2019/ 
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Sep 22
1 hr 2 min
Episode 9: This 'n' That
We're discussing: Derry Girls / Series 2 / Ep3 / 'The Concert' Whatever we said whatever we did we probably meant it. Pauline, Jeanie and Marie-Louise come clean about their own teenage misdemeanours - some of which happened when they were old enough to know better. How far did they go to meet their heroes and would they have booed Led Zeppelin off the stage for playing their new song? The facts about the escaped polar bear are unearthed with the truth proving even more farcical than the fiction. Marie-Louise refuses to believe that BBC news presenter Donna Traynor could spread Fake News and is a line of white tape adequate protection from a potential explosion? Is it possible to get paid extra for turning up late for work and is it ever wise to ask a virtual stranger on a date? Take That. You probably deserved it.  Eddi Izzard: https://www.eddieizzard.com/en Daniel O’Donnell: http://danielodonnell.org Saturday Night Fever - starring John Travolta: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076666/ The Blue Nile: https://www.thebluenile.org Brian Kennedy: https://www.briankennedy.co.uk The Europa Hotel: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/life-goes-on-at-the-most-bombed-hotel-in-the-world-1.2901861 Peter the polar bear: https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1161477/Derry-Girls-season-2-did-polar-really-escape-Belfast-Zoo-true-story-SE02E03-Netflix-series Wild Ireland: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/meet-the-bearman-of-buncrana-i-knew-about-joe-exotic-for-years-1.4324579 Rita - actor Kerri Quinn: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4946216/ Take That concert Belfast 1993: https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1162330/Derry-Girls-season-2-Take-That-band-really-perform-Belfast-Northern-Ireland-Netflix-series#:~:text=The%20Derry%20Girls%20were%20attending,tour%20was%20titled%20Pops%20Tour. Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol): https://www.irishnews.com/arts/music/2019/06/05/news/gary-lightbody-my-grandmother-shaped-my-outlook-on-life-and-how-we-should-treat-people-1635455/ Donna Traynor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Traynor For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkingderrygirls Keep up to date with us on Twitter: @TBLderrygirls Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/talkingderrygirls WATCH Derry Girls on Channel 4: https://www.channel4.com On RTE (in Ireland): https://www.rte.ie/ Series 1 & 2 available on Netflix outside UK: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/derry-girls-season-2-coming-to-netflix-in-august-2019/ 
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Sep 15
1 hr 1 min
Episode 8: Don’t Lose the Head
We're discussing: Derry Girls / Series 2 / Ep2 / 'Ms De Bruin and the Child of Prague' Pauline, Jeanie and Marie Louise wonder if one of them could be the "Craic Killer." They discuss the history and devotion given to the "enchanting piece of religious art" that is the Child of Prague and what happens if you "Seize The Day" and nothing happens? What if the best version of yourself isn't that great and when is an accident not an accident? There are memories of teachers who truly do inspire and guide you towards that better version of yourself…Will the real Ms De Bruin please step forward. Tips for a successful date night and how not to impress the love of your life, all whilst remembering that the Christmas cupboard is sacred and that espresso comes in a "wile wee cup".  Dead Poets Society - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097165/ The Usual Suspects - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114814/ Seamus Heaney - http://seamusheaneyhome.com Things you need to know about the Child of Prague - https://www.onefabday.com/uk/child-of-prague/ We mention the Glenshane Pass a lot and it occurred to me that some folks ‘Across the Water’ may not know this place….  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenshane_Pass Sex abuse scandals in Ireland in the ‘90s - https://www.irishnews.com/news/popevisit/2018/08/24/news/summary-of-clerical-sex-abuse-scandals-in-ireland-1415362/ Glenroe and Gabriel Byrne - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Byrne The Fall - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2294189/ Field Day Theatre Company - https://fieldday.ie/about/ A Particle of Dread - http://www.sam-shepard.com/particle.html Judith Roddy (Ms De Bruin) - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1801240/ Brian Friel - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Friel For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkingderrygirls Keep up to date with us on Twitter: @TBLderrygirls Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/talkingderrygirls WATCH Derry Girls on Channel 4: https://www.channel4.com On RTE (in Ireland): https://www.rte.ie/ Series 1 & 2 available on Netflix outside UK: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/derry-girls-season-2-coming-to-netflix-in-august-2019/ 
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Sep 8
56 min
Episode 7: THE Big Bowl and THE Blackboard
We're discussing: Derry Girls / Series 2 / Episode 1 / 'Across the Barricade' The gang are off on a cross community peace trip...but when it comes down to it are we really all that different? Maybe not. Pauline, Jeanie and Marie-Louise discuss the art of borrowing and how Derry band, The Undertones, owe a big debt to the late Nobel Prize Winner John Hume. They reminisce about the books by Joan Lingard whose Protestant girl/Catholic boy love stories gripped a generation of teens, 'Across the Barricades' being perhaps the best known. Is it ever OK to keep your toaster in a cupboard? Could ABBA have helped the peace process and do arms dealers have a patron Saint? THE big bowl - The messy social live of goods: inter-personal borrowing and the ambiguity of possession and ownership: http://centaur.reading.ac.uk/79212/1/Molesworth%20the%20messy%20social%20lives%20of%20goods.pdf Credit Union in Derry and John Hume: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-53655503 Michael Parkinson - broadcaster: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Parkinson Terry Wogan: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2pWR5yl7srfqNWYHwHj0Nsq/eight-times-terry-wogan-made-us-cry-with-laughter Joan Lingard - writer: https://literature.britishcouncil.org/writer/joan-lingard The Linenhall Library: https://discovernorthernireland.com/things-to-do/linen-hall-library-p676181 The broadcasting ban in Northern Ireland: https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/othelem/media/moloney.htm Paul Mallon aka Dennis from the Wee Shop: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2546951/?ref_=tt_cl_t15 Big confession: we called Janet Taylor - Janet Turner in the episode! Aka Caoimhe Farren (actor): https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7939682/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t18 The blackboard in the Ulster Museum: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-51578078 Protestants hate Abba (they don’t): https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/ni-protestant-abba-fans-contest-derry-girls-assertion-protestants-hate-abba-87603 For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkingderrygirls Keep up to date with us on Twitter: @TBLderrygirls Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/talkingderrygirls WATCH Derry Girls on Channel 4: https://www.channel4.com On RTE (in Ireland): https://www.rte.ie/ Series 1 & 2 available on Netflix outside UK: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/derry-girls-season-2-coming-to-netflix-in-august-2019/ 
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Sep 1
1 hr
Episode 6: Life's Laundry
Winner of the Radio Times Award for TV Moment of the Year - the final episode of series 1 brings a fairground ride of emotions. Pauline, Jeanie and Marie Louise examine those things that just aren't talked about and discuss the secrets that we all keep in our search for acceptance. What was it like to be gay in 90's Derry? From dirty laundry to job interview tips and workplace training the girls build up to their own very personal reactions to that final award winning scene. Shoes of the world has actually been written in The Habit - it actually exists https://www.joe.ie/movies-tv/school-derry-girls-actually-brought-habit-magazine-back-perfect-article-617924 How to sort out your weekly wash…. just ask Pauline on our Facebook page… Gerry Anderson BBC Radio Ulster/ Radio Foyle legend - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p071wzdt/episodes/downloads Jimmy McShane https://www.derryjournal.com/news/brother-derry-pop-star-speaks-aids-stigma-and-devastation-173719 Armistad Maupin - Tales of the City https://www.armisteadmaupin.com/books-1 Derry Gay Pride https://www.facebook.com/foylepride/ Jimmy McShane https://www.derryjournal.com/news/brother-derry-pop-star-speaks-aids-stigma-and-devastation-173719 Chronicle of events in Ireland during the years of the troubles CAIN - 1998 https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/othelem/chron/ch98.htm Lost Lives book (very hard to get hold off but good to know it’s out there https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/issues/violence/mckittrick.htm Children of the Troubles by Joe Duffy and Freya McClements https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/book-tracing-the-186-children-who-died-in-the-troubles-launched-1.4053136 Radio Times TV moment of the year 2018 https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-12-31/top-tv-moments-2018/ A tribute album by various artists released after the Omagh bombing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Across_the_Bridge_of_Hope For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkingderrygirls Keep up to date with us on Twitter: @TBLderrygirls Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/talkingderrygirls WATCH Derry Girls on Channel 4: https://www.channel4.com On RTE (in Ireland): https://www.rte.ie/ Series 1 & 2 available on Netflix outside UK: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/derry-girls-season-2-coming-to-netflix-in-august-2019/ 
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Jul 28
1 hr 14 min
Episode 5: Holidays and Stowaways
It's the 12th of July and the Derry Girls are leaving town. Pauline Jeanie and Marie Louise talk about the history of the 12th, being waved at by the big man off the telly and why a fortune teller had all the answers - maybe. They advise on taking the right purse and why packing a fruit cake in your hand luggage isn't recommended. They're having a whale of a time on the River Foyle, hitchhiking across the border and discussing the correct etiquette when invited to tea with paramilitaries.  The Sash: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sash Battle of the Boyne 1690: https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-the-Boyne The Orange Order: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-18769781 The Apprentice Boys of Derry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apprentice_Boys_of_Derry http://www.thesiegemuseum.org/ BBC Sounds a short history of Ireland podcast - from around omnibus 20 builds up to the history of the Orange Order; Siege of Derry and the Apprentice Boys of Derryhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00mnfpl Derry - Londonderry City of Culture 2013: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/dec/29/derry-city-of-culture-reawakened-idealism Drumcree standoff 1995-2000: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drumcree_conflict Different Drums - Roy Arbuckle: http://www.differentdrums.net/players/roy-arbuckle/ Rev Ian Paisley: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/12/the-rev-ian-paisley Moby Dick - The Novel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby-Dick Dick - the whale in the Foyle! https://www.derryjournal.com/news/dopey-dick-has-retired-scotland-784232 Tommy Teirnan - Gerry Quinn: https://www.tommedian.com/ The Punt - currency in Ireland before the Euro..  http://www.irishcoinage.com/PICINDX4.HTM Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11121336 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulster_loyalism Club Biscuits: https://mcvities.co.uk/products/club Bronagh Taggart - Nicola in Peggy’s diner: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0846499/ Terence Keeley - the wee ‘ra man in the boot: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4563636/ For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkingderrygirls Keep up to date with us on Twitter: @TBLderrygirls Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/talkingderrygirls WATCH Derry Girls on Channel 4: https://www.channel4.com On RTE (in Ireland): https://www.rte.ie/ Series 1 & 2 available on Netflix outside UK: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/derry-girls-season-2-coming-to-netflix-in-august-2019/ 
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Jul 21
56 min
Episode 4: It's All A Load Of Walls
Even if some of the hosts have eight bedrooms and a chocolate fountain, one wean from Chernobyl is not impressed and Granda Joe's new ‘friend’ has started a Cold War. Pauline, Jeanie and Marie Louise talk condoms, blow-dries and the downsides to a bomb damaged bargain. Pauline discovers why it really matters whether Granda Joe bought a cream horn or a cream finger and whether the Stations of the Cross is a suitable place for a date. The Walls of Derry: https://thederrywalls.com/ Why people starved within the walls - The Siege of Derry: https://www.culturenorthernireland.org/features/heritage/siege-derry The Undertones: http://theundertones.com/_/Home.html Snow - Informer (1992) - Great Irish name - Darrin Kenneth O’Brien. Well worth a read! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_(musician) https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/snow-interview-2019-informer-con-calma-837818/ Chernobyl Children in NI: https://en-gb.facebook.com/foyleandinishowencci/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-36140015 Pump Street and cream horns…https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/travel/ireland/derry-girls-guide-to-derry-murals-cream-horns-and-sr-michael-stout-1.3816482 ACTOR Diona Doherty (Katya): https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5189746/ Eurovision Song Contest - Cork 1993 - Ireland kept winning the contest which meant they had to host the next one! Ireland won 1993 so we were then treated to River Dance during the interval in 1994: http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/tag/eurovision-1993-memories Aran jumpers - they look good no matter what size you are - ignore Jeanie! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aran_jumper East Belfast - where Wee Clive was from, a really interesting history to this place: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/we-serve-up-50-fascinating-facts-about-east-belfast-30958166.html ACTOR: Anthony Boyle (David Donnelly): https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4996269/ Only a Woman’s heart - Eleanor McEvoy and Mary Black: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjQP9931NhU This is such a great story from Frank Crummey and his boot filled with condoms: https://www.joe.ie/life-style/frank-crummey-smuggled-40000-condoms-ireland-contraception-illegal-681407 For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkingderrygirls Keep up to date with us on Twitter: @TBLderrygirls Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/talkingderrygirls WATCH Derry Girls on Channel 4: https://www.channel4.com On RTE (in Ireland): https://www.rte.ie/ Series 1 & 2 available on Netflix outside UK: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/derry-girls-season-2-coming-to-netflix-in-august-2019/ 
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Jul 14
56 min
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