Aisling Franciosi who plays the part of Phoebe, posing outside Mulligan’s

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.

Quirke is a bold, mesmerising drama full of mystery, secrets and intrigue, starring Gabriel Byrne and Michael Gambon.

Gabriel Byrne, who plays Quirke, in sombre mood during a scene set in Mulligan’s bar

A consultant pathologist in the Dublin city morgue in the 1950s, Quirke is a powerful character more at ease among the cold silent slabs than the company of his fellow men.

But in truth, his profession provides his greatest pleasure: inquisitive by nature, he is fascinated with unlocking the secret to the secret of the dead.

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