The RadioTimes article “Your guide to the best new and returning shows” notes that the air date for Quirke is “Autumn 2013.” You are told to “check back regularly for updated details,” so this might be a good place to visit as we wait to see the actual date the series will begin.
AIR DATE: Autumn 2013 CHANNEL: BBC1 SERIES: Mini series
Key cast: Gabriel Byrne, Colin Morgan
Amazon UK has pushed back the release date for the Quirke DVD to October 7. It is available for pre-order now.
So the good news is: Quirke still looks like an Autumn show, both on television and on DVD! There are rumors floating about that it may not air until this Spring, but for now, an Autumn showing seems to be planned.
Cross your fingers!
PS. I just finished reading Benjamin Black’s latest Quirke book, Holy Orders. It is a tour de force and a major step forward in the Quirke stories. I hope there will be a second Quirke TV series and that this book is adapted for the screen. It is a humdinger!
Here is the new BBC1 Original British Drama 2013 Trailer for Autumn. If you look closely, you will see Quirke, but just barely . . . and pardon my snarkiness, but much of this “drama” looks like “action” to me. Quirke, on the other hand, like Gabriel Byrne playing him, as John Banville said, is “the real thing.”
Still no air date set for Quirke, so stay tuned for that. Thanks to ByrneingCutie, our UK Byrneholics correspondent, for the heads up on this new BBC video!
Below the video you will find some great images provided by that renowned investigator, Det. Logan, whom we thank!
These seem to be Kindle book covers for the first three Benjamin Black books. Gabriel Byrne as Quirke. In a tux. In Dublin. Who could ask for more?
Expect more Quirke news soon. They have to land on an air date soon!