C4 to air London Irish expat comedy

Filming this summer

Channel 4 is making a comedy-drama about four Irish friends living in London.

Written by Lisa McGee, pictured, whose credits include BBC Three’s Being Human and Channel 4’s Totally Frank, London Irish begins filming in June.

It features the relatively unknown cast of Sinead Keenan (Being Human), Peter Campion, Kerr Logan and Kat Regan, following a successful non-broadcast pilot last year.

Produced by Caroline Leddy and Liz Lewin for Company Pictures, which also made Shameless and Skins, the series mirrors Derry-born McGee’s own move to London, after she became a writer on attachment with the Royal National Theatre in 2006. A director is still to be confirmed.

McGee’s CV also include the award-winning Irish restaurant drama Raw for RTÉ and forthcoming BBC One War of the Roses serial The White Queen, based on Phillipa Gregory’s series of novels The Cousin’s War.

She told the Derry Journal: ‘I’m really happy that Channel 4 have agreed to go with it because I love the way they’ve always been a bit bolder and I’m really looking forward to getting the show out there.’

- by Jay Richardson

Published: 29 Jan 2013

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