Emmanuel Kehoe on TV: Over-hyped and under-achieving Derry Girls seems to belong more in the 1970s than ’90s

Opening episode of final series not without comic merit but over-acted performances are off-putting

Derry Girls was back on Channel Four last week for its third and last series

Well, the end is nigh for Derry Girls (Channel 4), the over-hyped but under-achieving sitcom by Lisa McGee. While many people here and in Britain couldn’t get enough of the show, I was never a great fan. I was put off mainly by the unsubtle performances from some of those playing the squabbling schoolgirls, who delivered every line stridently and with exaggerated facial expressions. It first aired in 2018, was set in the 1990s but ...