Quirke

Quirke is the chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue – a charismatic loner whose job takes him into fascinating places as he investigates sudden deaths in 1950s Dublin.

His pleasures in life are raw and deep, a drink, a smoke, good food, a woman: With 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.


Originally broadcast on BBC One & RTÉ One in 2014