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Episode 1: Christine Falls

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Dublin, in the late autumn of 1956. City pathologist Quirke - we never get to know his Christian name - stumbles late one night from a party in the nurses' quarters with a view to sleeping off his hangover in his subterranean pathology lab. To his surprise his quiet refuge has been invaded by his adoptive brother, obstetric consultant Malachy Griffin, who is at Quirke's desk completing some paperwork for a recently deceased patient named Christine Falls.

When Quirke returns next morning to find Christine's body gone, he remembers his brother's odd behaviour, and, consumed by curiosity over what Mal was doing, recalls the body and performs a full post mortem.

As he investigates, all the time stirring up a hornets' nest of trouble for himself, Quirke uncovers the truth about a family secret that has remained buried for nearly twenty years, and begins to understand that there are some truths that may be better left untold. Show less


Judge Garret Griffin:
Michael Gambon
Sarah Griffin:
Geraldine Somerville
Dolly Moran:
Brid Brennan
Malachy Griffin:
Nick Dunning
Phoebe Griffin:
Aisling Franciosi
Brian Gleeson
Claire Stafford:
Catherine Steadman
Rose Crawford:
Sara Stewart
Josh Crawford:
Donald Sumpter
Andy Stafford:
Shane Taylor
Inspector Hackett:
Stanley Townsend
Brenda Ruttledge:
Janet Moran
Brendan Boyle:
Peter Coonan
Pat Laffan
Sister Stephanus:
Lesa Thurman
Costigan's Man:
Gary Egan
Costigan's Man:
Andy Kellegher
Sister Dominic:
Deirdre Donnelly
Tim Dillard
Father Harkins:
Garrett Lombard
Anne Gill
Lisa Osborne



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