'Derry Girls' Just Wanna Have Fun Derry Girls might remind you of a lot of warm and funny shows about high school. It has the group of loyal friends, the adventures and humiliations, and the slow progress toward adulthood. But these kids are taking on these challenges in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. It's a time when an ordinary day can be interrupted by everything from an encounter with soldiers to breaking news of violence. Still, high school rolls on, and high school students do too.
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'Derry Girls' Just Wanna Have Fun

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'Derry Girls' Just Wanna Have Fun

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Derry Girls depicts teenagers at a Catholic school in Northern Ireland in the 1990s.

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Derry Girls might remind you of a lot of warm and funny shows about high school. It has the group of loyal friends, the adventures and humiliations, and the slow progress toward adulthood. But these kids are taking on these challenges in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. It's a time when an ordinary day can be interrupted by everything from an encounter with soldiers to breaking news of violence. Still, high school rolls on, and high school students do too.

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The audio was produced and edited by Mike Katzif and Jessica Reedy.