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Derry Girls: Halloween (S3EP6 Channel 4 Tues 17 May 2022)

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Halloween

Halloween: The gang has miraculously secured tickets to the gig of the century and the chance to meet their idol, Fatboy Slim, on Derry’s biggest night, Halloween. But when Da Gerry (Tommy Tiernan) shows up unexpectedly, it’s clear that life for our Derry Girls will never be the same.

Creator/Writer: Lisa McGee; Dir: Michael Lennox; Prod: Brian J. Falconer; Exec Prods: Caroline Leddy, Liz Lewin, Lisa McGee, Jimmy Mulville; Prod Co: Hat Trick Productions

Airdate: Tues 17 May 2022 at 21:00 on Channel 4

Season 3 Episode 6

16-year-old Erin Quinn lives with her uncompromising mother, her long-suffering father and the fearsome ‘Granda Joe’, a man whose love for his daughters and granddaughters is surpassed only by his contempt for his son-in-law.

It’s the early 90s, and Erin is used to seeing her country on the nightly news and speaking in acronyms (The IRA, The UDA, The RUC). This is a time of armed police in armoured Land Rovers and British Army check points. But it’s also the time of Murder She Wrote, The Cranberries, MJ and Lisa Marie, Doc Martens, bomber jackets, The X Files, Nirvana and Wayne’s World. And while The Troubles may hang over her home town, Erin has troubles of her own