Talking Derry Girls
Talking Derry Girls
The Big Light
Episode 7: THE Big Bowl and THE Blackboard
1 hour Posted Sep 1, 2020 at 4:01 pm.
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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:
Credit Union in Derry and John Hume:
Michael Parkinson - broadcaster:
Terry Wogan:
Joan Lingard - writer:
The Linenhall Library:
The broadcasting ban in Northern Ireland:
Paul Mallon aka Dennis from the Wee Shop:
Big confession: we called Janet Taylor - Janet Turner in the episode! Aka Caoimhe Farren (actor):
The blackboard in the Ulster Museum:
Protestants hate Abba (they don’t):
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