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Quirke

Genres: Drama, Miniseries, Period Drama
Broadcast on: BBC Entertainment

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
RTÉ One 16 Feb 2014 02 Mar 2014 Sundays, 19h30 - 21h00 3
BBC One 25 May 2014 08 Jun 2014 Sundays, 21h00 - 22h30 3
BBC Entertainment 05 Sep 2014 19 Sep 2014 Fridays, 20h00 - 21h30 3


Season 1

Quirke is a British-Irish period crime drama television miniseries from writers Andrew Davies and Conor McPherson, adapted from the books by the novelist John Banville, and follows the chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue – a charismatic loner whose job takes him into unexpected places as he uncovers the secrets of sudden death in 1950s Dublin.

Set against a rich and smouldering backdrop of whiskey-soaked bars and elegant Dublin houses brimming with sexual tension, Quirke is a bold, mesmerising drama full of mystery, secrets and intrigue, starring Gabriel Byrne and Michael Gambon.

A consultant pathologist in the Dublin city morgue in the 1950s, Quirke is a powerful character more at ease among the cold silent slabs than the company of his fellow men. But in truth, his profession provides his greatest pleasure: inquisitive by nature, he is fascinated with unlocking the secret to these cadavers' deaths.

After a body vanishes from his mortuary one night Quirke's curiosity is piqued by the lengths his brother is prepared to go to cover up the cause of one young woman's death in childbirth.

As Quirke turns accidental detective, he delves deep into the secrets of Dublin, and discovers his investigations are more closely linked to his own life than he could ever have imagined. Little by little he is forced to confront the sins of his past as he peels back the layers of his own tangled family history.

The three feature-length episodes each take their stories from different books in the series, Christine Falls and The Silver Swan by Andrew Davies and Elegy for April by Conor McPherson.

The series is a co-production between BBC Drama Production and Dublin-based companies Element Pictures and Tyrone Productions. The executive producers are Jessica Pope for the BBC, Ed Guiney for Element Pictures and Joan Egan for Tyrone Productions.


Season 1 Cast

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Quirke

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Judge Garret Griffin

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Sarah Griffin

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Malachy Griffin

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Inspector Hackett

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Claire Stafford

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Andy Stafford

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Josh Crawford

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McCoy

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Leslie White

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Hakim Kreutz

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Father Anselm

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Jimmy Minor

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Patrick Ojukwu

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Isabel Galloway

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Oscar Latimer

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Bill Latimer

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Phoebe Griffin

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Deirdre Hunt


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