Monthly Archives: February, 2014

“Quirke” new Irish Crime drama starts on RTE.1. Sunday 16th February, 2014

Fans of Gabriel Byrne, of which I am one, have been looking foward to this for sometime. Be there or be square – Sunday, RTE .1. at 9.30pm.

The DVD release is promised for April.

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“Quirke” (2013) (270 mins) Three part BBC/RTE TV mini-series.

Gabriel Byrne, Michael Gambon, Geraldine Somerville, Nick Dunning, Aisling Franciosi, Brian Gleeson, Lee Ingleby, Colin Morgan, Charlie Murphy, Sara Stewart and Stanley Townsend.

Co-production between Element Pictures and Tyrone Productions.

Filmed in Dublin.

QUIRKE

Quirke (Gabriel Byrne) is the chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue – a charismatic loner whose job takes him into fascinating places as he investigates sudden death in 1950s Dublin. His pleasures in life are raw and deep, a drink, a smoke, good food, a woman. One woman in particular – his adoptive brother’s wife Sarah – and the forbidden love that has shaped and dominated Quirke’s life. Adapted from the novels by John Banville writing as Benjamin Black, the three feature length films – Christine Falls, The Silver Swan and Elegy for April – reveal the tangled truth about Quirke’s living family, even as he uncovers the secrets of the Dublin dead.

DVD due for release April 2014.