Quirke (TV series)
Quirke is a British-Irish crime drama television series that was first broadcast on BBC One and RTÉ One in 2014. The three-part series is based on the Quirke novels by John Banville, writing under the pseudonym Benjamin Black, and was adapted by Andrew Davies and Conor McPherson.
|Country of origin|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||3 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||90 minutes|
|Picture format||16:9 1080i|
|Original release||16 February –|
2 March 2014
25 May 2014 —
8 June 2014
- Nick Dunning as Malachi Griffin
- Aisling Franciosi as Phoebe Griffin
- Michael Gambon as Judge Garret Griffin
- Stanley Townsend as Inspector Hackett
- Brian Gleeson as Sinclair
Complete main castEdit
|Character||Christine Falls||The Silver Swan||Elegy For April|
|Jdg. Garret Griffin|
|Deirdre Hunt||Anne Gill||Charlie Murphy|
|Rose Crawford||Sara Stewart||Sara Stewart|
|Sister Stephanus||Lesa Thurman|
|Brendan Boyle||Peter Coonan|
|Fr. Hawkins||Garrett Lombard|
|Brenda Rutledge||Janet Moran|
|Dolly Moran||Bríd Brennan|
|Josh Crawford||Donald Sumpter|
|Sister Dominic||Deirdre Donnelly|
|Claire Stafford||Catherine Steadman|
|Andy Stafford||Shane Taylor|
|Garda Dermot||Sam McGovern||Gerard Adlum|
|Maggie||Aine Ni Mhuiri|
|Billy Hunt||Branwell Donaghey|
|Hakim Kreutz||Aaron Neil|
|Mrs. Cuffe-Wilkes||Donna Dent|
|Leslie White||Lee Ingleby|
|John Millican||David Murray|
|Jimmy Minor||Colin Morgan|
|Bill Latimer||Ian McElhinney|
|Patrick Ojukwu||Obi Abili|
|Mrs. Leetch||Barbara Adair|
|Isabel Galloway||Flora Montgomery|
|Oscar Latimer||Aidan McArdle|
|Celia Latimer||Dearbhla Molloy|
|Fr. Anselm||Denis Conway|
Quirke was commissioned by Danny Cohen and Ben Stephenson. The executive producers are Jessica Pope for the BBC, Ed Guiney for Element Pictures and Joan Egan for Tyrone Productions and Lisa Osborne as producer. A £389,388 production loan from the Irish Film Board was provided for the series. The series was filmed in Dublin, from 19 November 2012 to 8 March 2013. Filming locations include Baggot Street, Camden Street and the main set at Clancy Barracks.
RTÉ One began broadcasting the series before BBC One, debuting on 16 February 2014. The series has been sold to five broadcasters and will air in Germany (Degeto), Croatia (HRT), Denmark (Danmarks Radio), Iceland (RÚV) and Slovenia (RTV). The series was also broadcast on BBC UKTV in New Zealand in March 2014 and on NERIT in Greece in January 2015. The series began broadcasting in the US (PBS) on 3 April 2015, and on Knowledge Network in Canada in August 2015.
|#||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Christine Falls"||John Alexander||Andrew Davies||16 February 2014(RTÉ One) |
25 May 2014 (BBC One)
|Guest starring: Denis Conway, Peter Coonan, Michael Gambon, Brian Gleeson, Jane McGrath, Diarmaid Murtagh, Peter O'Byrne, Frank O'Sullivan, Geraldine Somerville, Catherine Steadman, Sara Stewart, Shane Taylor and Lesa Thurman|
|2||"The Silver Swan"||Diarmuid Lawrence||Andrew Davies||23 February 2014(RTÉ One) |
1 June 2014 (BBC One)
|Guest starring: Branwell Donaghey, Sam McGovern, Charlie Murphy and Aaron Neil|
|3||"Elegy for April"||Jim O'Hanlon||Conor McPherson||2 March 2014(RTÉ One) |
8 June 2014 (BBC One)
|Guest starring: Colin Morgan, Chris Newman, Flora Montgomery, Neana Nimotobi and Noni Stapleton|
The DVD edition of Quirke was released in the UK on 9 June 2014.
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