DERRY GIRLS creator Lisa McGee has won a best writer gong for the hit Channel 4 programme at the Bafta Television Craft Awards. The show follows a group of teenagers as they grow up in her hometown of Derry during the Troubles. McGee affectionately calls them a group of ‘eejits’ with the show loosely based on her own experiences while studying at Thornhill College. DERRY GIRLS was also recently nominated for most memorable moment at the Bafta TV awards which will take place on May 14. The annual Bafta TV craft awards celebrates the very best behind-the-scenes television talent of 2022.