A chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue investigates sudden death victims in the 1950s.
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 Quirke (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Malachy Griffin (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Sinclair (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Phoebe Griffin (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Inspector Hackett (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Judge Garret Griffin (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Sarah Griffin (2 episodes, 2014)
Frank O'Sullivan ...
 Davy (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Rose Crawford (2 episodes, 2014)
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A chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue investigates sudden death victims in the 1950s.

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Der Pathologe - Mörderisches Dublin  »

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Mood is not enough
11 July 2014 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

The new BBC drama 'Quirke' takes us into postwar Ireland - seedy, drunken, dominated by the twin evils of the church and the wealthy and corrupt. It's a somewhat clichéd view, made palatable by the series' muted tone, although at times in the first episode I struggled to follow the softly spoken dialogue and relatively (for a murder drama) understated plot. Unlike many such series, there's an overall narrative as well as individual stories; the fact that Quirke's niece has a separate, personal connection to all three murders reduces the overall plausibility. The cast is an impressive one, but the scripts don't really call on them to do anything extraordinary; the detail with which their characters' feelings are observed is often weaker than its symbolic depiction (endless booze and cigarettes). To me, 'Quirke' fell between two stools: too low-key and gloomy to be fun family entertainment, but not truly deep either.


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