Eureka Street (TV series)

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Eureka Street
Based on Eureka Street by Robert McLiam Wilson
Written by Donna Franceschild
Directed by Adrian Shergold
Starring Vincent Regan
Mark Benton
Dervla Kirwan
Elisabeth Rohm
Composer(s) Martin Phipps
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 4
Executive producer(s) Robert Cooper
Debra Hauer
Claire Duignan
Producer(s) Sophie Gardiner
Location(s) Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Running time 4 x 60 minutes
Production company(s) BBC Northern Ireland
Original network BBC2
Picture format 16:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release 13 September (1999-09-13) – 4 October 1999 (1999-10-04)
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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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