The creators and cast of Derry Girls are on a roll this month with a successful second series and a new award to add to their collection.

The hit Channel4 comedy scooped the Royal Television Society’s Scripted Comedy award on Tuesday last.

And their reaction was golden!

Writer Lisa McGee said: “It’s brilliant, we’re delighted, it’s great. It’s very fancy.”

“Very fancy,” agreed Siobhan McSweeney, who plays Sr Michael in the show.

As a Derry native herself, Saoirse Monica-Jackson who plays Erin, was full of praise for the programme after the award win. “I think it’s a brilliant portrayal,” she said.

“It’s great for Derry and it’s a great show obviously,” Saoirse said.

Judges from the Royal Television Society commented on the quick wit of the Derry Girls scripts, saying: “Skilful, special and truthful, combining super-smart writing with outstanding acting.”

There are three episodes remaining in the current series of Derry Girls, which airs on Tuesdays on Channel4 at 9.15pm.

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