Talking Derry Girls
Talking Derry Girls
The Big Light
Episode 11: Ballgowns and Letdowns
1 hour 6 minutes Posted Sep 29, 2020 at 4:01 pm.
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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/
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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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