BBC One’s three-part drama series Quirke will premiere on Sunday May 25th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Based on the series of novels by Irish writer Benjamin Black, Quirke follows the eponymous 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. It’s a rich and smouldering world along whose smoky streets and damp alleys Quirke goes from bars that glimmer with peat fires and whiskey to elegant Dublin houses brimming with sexual tension. Each episode will see him investigate the death of one of the unfortunate souls who end up on his mortuary slab. But as Quirke turns accidental detective he discovers his investigations are often 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.
Quire was adapted for television by Andrew Davies and Conor McPherson and stars Gabriel Byrne (Vikings), Colin Morgan (Merlin), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter), Nick Dunning (The Tudors), Geraldine Somerville (Harry Potter), Sara Stewart (Batman Begins), Stanley Townsend (The Shadow Line), Brian Gleeson (Snow White & The Huntsman) and Aisling Franciosi (The Fall).
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