Episode 8: Don’t Lose the Head artwork
Talking Derry Girls

Episode 8: Don’t Lose the Head

  • S2E8
  • 56:35
  • September 9th 2020

We're discussing: Derry Girls / Series 2 / Ep2 / 'Ms De Bruin and the Child of Prague'

Pauline, Jeanie and Marie Louise wonder if one of them could be the "Craic Killer." They discuss the history and devotion given to the "enchanting piece of religious art" that is the Child of Prague and what happens if you "Seize The Day" and nothing happens? What if the best version of yourself isn't that great and when is an accident not an accident? There are memories of teachers who truly do inspire and guide you towards that better version of yourself…Will the real Ms De Bruin please step forward. Tips for a successful date night and how not to impress the love of your life, all whilst remembering that the Christmas cupboard is sacred and that espresso comes in a "wile wee cup". 

Dead Poets Society - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097165/

The Usual Suspects - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114814/

Seamus Heaney - http://seamusheaneyhome.com

Things you need to know about the Child of Prague - https://www.onefabday.com/uk/child-of-prague/

We mention the Glenshane Pass a lot and it occurred to me that some folks ‘Across the Water’ may not know this place….  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenshane_Pass

Sex abuse scandals in Ireland in the ‘90s - https://www.irishnews.com/news/popevisit/2018/08/24/news/summary-of-clerical-sex-abuse-scandals-in-ireland-1415362/

Glenroe and Gabriel Byrne - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Byrne

The Fall - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2294189/

Field Day Theatre Company - https://fieldday.ie/about/

A Particle of Dread - http://www.sam-shepard.com/particle.html

Judith Roddy (Ms De Bruin) - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1801240/

Brian Friel - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Friel

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Talking Derry Girls

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!