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Quirke (BBC-1 2014, Gabriel Byrne, Nick Dunning)

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Crime drama series set in 1950’s where Dublin’s chief pathologist Quirke (like so many maverick crime drama leads Quirke seems to have no first name) finds himself drawn into investigating the bodies who turn up at his mortuary.

Nicely atmospheric, capturing the smoky atmosphere of 1950’s Dublin to a tee. Guest stars in the first run of episodes included Colin Morgan, Geraldine Somerville and Michael Gambon.

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UK – Ireland / BBC-1 – Element Pictures – Tyrone Productions / 3×90 minute episodes / Broadcast 16 February – 2 March 2014

Executive Producers: Jessica Pope, John McColgan, Ed Guiney, Joan Egan / Novels: Benjamin Black aka John Banville / Music: Rob Lane

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Gabriel Byrne as Quirke
Nick Dunning as Malachy Griffin
Stanley Townsend as Inspector Hackett
Aisling Franciosi as Phoebe Griffin

Season 1 16 February – 2 March 2014
1. Christine Falls (16 Feb) Written by Andrew Davies
2. The Silver Swan (23 Feb) Written by Andrew Davies
3. Elegy For April (2 Mar) Written by Conor McPherson


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