Page to Screen: “Quirke: Elegy for April”

How do you take an entire book and transform it into a 90-minute television show? I do not know the answer to that question, but I do know a very good example of just such a process happening–successfully! Benjamin Black, the nom de plume of author John Banville, has written […]

Final Episode of #QUIRKE Live-tweeted and MORE!

Who knows when we will have an opportunity to read live tweets about a Gabriel Byrne television series again? This posting is full of reactions to Elegy for April, the last episode of Quirke, my favorite of the three episodes, written by playwright Conor McPherson. He did a masterful job […]

Early Reviews for QUIRKE

Now that the people have responded to Quirke via Twitter, it is time for the critics to have their say! Read to the end for more on the sound issues plaguing the BBC, the Quirke title sequence, and future live-tweeting. Coverage of Quirke here at Byrneholics will continue as the […]

QUIRKE Premieres in the UK–Finally! Updated May 24

May 24 Update: BBC One The videos and clips included in this BBC One website for Quirke will not work for you if you are not in the UK, but the text articles are, of course, available. Here’s a bit about Quirke himself: Quirke is a loner and he’s often […]

Meet Gabriel Byrne as Quirke: Preview Video

Gabriel Byrne, other cast members, and the directors of the individual episodes of this new BBC1 mini-series talk about Quirke in this brief video introduction to the dark and mysterious world of the troubled Dublin pathologist. Favorite quote: “People say oh, yes, things were simpler then, but actually they weren’t. […]

QUIRKE Preview Audio and Transcription Updated July 5

July 5 Here  is a very rough transcription of the Quirke Preview Screening and Panel held at BFI Southbank in London on June 20. The sound is below par and the microphone was not where it needed to be sometimes to pick up certain voices. Sorry. “…” means one or […]