Gabriel Byrne stars as Quirke

Gabriel Byrne is set to star in a new BBC One drama about a Dublin pathologist set in 1956. The three part drama sees Bryne’s Quirke – first name unknown – investigate the disappearance of a dead body and his adoptive brother’s (Nick Dunning) involvement with it. Bryne is flanked by other veteran actors such asĀ Michael Gambon and newcomers likeĀ Geraldine Somerville in what should be one of the Beeb’s best mysteries this year.

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