First Look: Quirke
Coming this Sunday, Quirke features the creative talents of the smouldering Gabriel Byrne as Quirke, no first name, chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue.
Based on the books by Benjamin Black, the pseudonym of award-winning Irish writer John Banville, Quirke is a new three-part series for BBC One, adapted by screenwriters Andrew Davies and Conor McPherson.
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.
Catch Quirke on the 25th May at 9pm.