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Orangemen on march in west Belfast... for comedy

By Staff Reporter

Residents in a west Belfast street must have wondered if an Orange Order parade had got lost yesterday.

But the marchers hadn't been re-routed into the republican heartland by accident.

They were being filmed for a new Channel 4 comedy series, Derry Girls, set in the run-up to the first IRA ceasefire and based on the experiences of writer Lisa McGee, who created 2013 sitcom London Irish.

The six-part series will follow 16-year-old Erin and her friends as they navigate daily ups and downs, including romantic and family dramas, conflicts at school and body insecurities.

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