ISSUE 1347

Catch yerselves on: It’s the Derry Girls!

Derry Girls caught Britain by surprise as the breakout comedy hit of 2018. The phenomenon showed teenage joy and hope flourishing against the lurking dread of The Troubles. We’re joined by the cast as they confirm they’re now bigger than The Beatles ahead of series two and creator Lisa McGee reveals the one thing she learned from writing the show.

PLUS:

  • One woman and her iPad are taking a pioneering new approach to helping the marginalised help themselves. Elaine Jameson is pounding the streets of Glasgow as Britain’s first digital inclusion officer – helping those without IT skills with applications for things like Universal Credit and housing
  • Is your roast dinner killing you with indoor pollution? We get to the meat of the matter in this week’s Fact/Fiction
  • On the Nineties revival, Lucy Sweet talks being broke and living for her weekly fix of ultimate Nineties sitcom Friends. While life might be brighter, the show has become a surprise intergenerational joy

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