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Talking Derry Girls

Episode 7: THE Big Bowl and THE Blackboard

  • S2E7
  • 1:00:54
  • September 2nd 2020

We're discussing: Derry Girls / Series 2 / Episode 1 / 'Across the Barricade'

The gang are off on a cross community peace trip...but when it comes down to it are we really all that different? Maybe not. Pauline, Jeanie and Marie-Louise discuss the art of borrowing and how Derry band, The Undertones, owe a big debt to the late Nobel Prize Winner John Hume. They reminisce about the books by Joan Lingard whose Protestant girl/Catholic boy love stories gripped a generation of teens, 'Across the Barricades' being perhaps the best known. Is it ever OK to keep your toaster in a cupboard? Could ABBA have helped the peace process and do arms dealers have a patron Saint?

THE big bowl - The messy social live of goods: inter-personal borrowing and the ambiguity of possession and ownership: http://centaur.reading.ac.uk/79212/1/Molesworth%20the%20messy%20social%20lives%20of%20goods.pdf

Credit Union in Derry and John Hume: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-53655503

Michael Parkinson - broadcaster: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Parkinson

Terry Wogan: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2pWR5yl7srfqNWYHwHj0Nsq/eight-times-terry-wogan-made-us-cry-with-laughter

Joan Lingard - writer: https://literature.britishcouncil.org/writer/joan-lingard

The Linenhall Library: https://discovernorthernireland.com/things-to-do/linen-hall-library-p676181

The broadcasting ban in Northern Ireland: https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/othelem/media/moloney.htm

Paul Mallon aka Dennis from the Wee Shop: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2546951/?ref_=tt_cl_t15

Big confession: we called Janet Taylor - Janet Turner in the episode! Aka Caoimhe Farren (actor): https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7939682/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t18

The blackboard in the Ulster Museum: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-51578078

Protestants hate Abba (they don’t): https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/ni-protestant-abba-fans-contest-derry-girls-assertion-protestants-hate-abba-87603

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Fancy a bit of craic?! Jeanie, Marie-Louise and Pauline love the Channel 4 sit-com, Derry Girls, based in their home city. We thought it would be fun to rewatch the series, and chat about each episode in detail. You don’t have to be from Derry or even a girl. Being a Derry Girl is a state of mind. Come on in!