Reel History 2×01 – Derry Girls

The acclaimed Channel 4 comedy kicks off a brand new season of Reel History UK

Presented by Hugh K. David and Jenna Pateman, Reel History UK is an informative and engaging podcast exploring the presentation of historical events within pop culture ranging across film and television. Each episode, our hosts focus on a chosen television show or movie property that may be based on or around important historical events. From there, each episode discussion leads to the ultimate decision, is the chosen media property REAL History or REEL History?


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What happens in this episode? 

In episode Jenna is joined by a special guest, Leah Holmes to explore the Channel 4 Sitcom Derry Girls, created and written by Lisa McGee, and staring Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and Dylan Llewellyn.

Jenna and Leah discuss the Irish Troubles, from the point of view of a teenager child growing up during the period. Leah Holmes talks about her experiences as the women compare it to the dark comedy of Derry Girls.


Enjoy Reel History UK? Want to dive further into film history? Then you can check out the entire series so far by visiting the official podcast page for the show.

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