Eureka Street (TV series)

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Eureka Street
Written by Donna Franceschild
Starring Vincent Regan
Mark Benton
Dervla Kirwan
Elisabeth Rohm
Country of origin Northern Ireland
No. of episodes 4
Production
Producer(s) BBC Northern Ireland
Running time 4 x 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC2
Original airing 13 September 1999
External links
Website

Eureka Street is a BBC Northern Ireland 1999 adaptation to mini-series of Robert McLiam Wilson's 1996 novel of the same name.

Set in Belfast in the six months before and after the 1994 ceasefire, it commences with an anonymous hand typing the words, "All stories are love stories." The novel opens with the same text.

The story follows the lives of two friends: the Catholic Jake Jackson – struggling with a failed relationship, his job as a repossession agent and the effect of the Troubles on the world around him – and the Protestant Chuckie Lurgan, "fat" and unemployed until circumstances and a previously untapped entrepreneurial spirit lead him to a world very different from Eureka Street.

The adaptation was scripted by Donna Franceschild, directed by Adrian Shergold and starred Vincent Regan as Jake and Mark Benton as Chuckie.

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