Jack Irish

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Jack Irish
Jack Irish DVD cover.jpg
Genre Crime drama
Created by
Based on Jack Irish novels
by Peter Temple
Screenplay by
  • Matt Cameron
  • Andrew Knight
Directed by
Starring
Theme music composer
  • David McCormack
  • Antony Partos
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 15 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Andrew Knight
Producer(s)
  • Ian Collie
  • Andrew Anastasios
Cinematography Martin McGrath
Editor(s) Geoff Lamb
Running time
  • 100 minutes (Movies)
  • 50 minutes (TV series)
Production company(s) Easy Tiger Productions
Distributor
Release
Original network ABC1
Picture format 16:9 (1080i)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 14 October 2012 (2012-10-14) – present
External links
Website

Jack Irish is an Australian television drama series, created by Andrew Anastasios, Matt Cameron and Andrew Knight, that first broadcast on ABC1 on October 14, 2012.[2] The series stars Guy Pearce as the title character, a former criminal lawyer turned private investigator and debt collector.[3] Adapted from the detective novels by author Peter Temple, Jack Irish began life as three feature-length movies, before being adapted into an ongoing series, of which two six-episode blocks have been broadcast thus far. All three movies were directed by Jeffrey Walker, while Kieran Darcy-Smith serves as lead director on the series.[4]

Bad Debts, the first of the three feature-length movies, was watched by an average of 950,000 Australian viewers, ranking as the sixth most watched programme of the week.[5] Black Tide, the second movie, was watched by an average of 851,000 Australian viewers, ranking as the thirteenth most watched programme of the week.[6] Dead Point, the third and final movie, was watched by an average of 780,000 Australian viewers, ranking as the eleventh most watched programme of the week.[7] The first series of six episodes broadcast from February 11 to March 17, 2016. The second series broadcast from July 8 to August 12, 2018.[8][9][10] The second series was dedicated to the memory of Peter Temple, who passed away in March 2018.[11]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Guy Pearce as Jack Irish; a criminal lawyer turned debt collector and troubleshooter. Jack is still troubled over the murder of his wife by a deranged ex client. He also works as an apprentice cabinet maker for Charlie Taub.
  • Marta Dusseldorp as Linda Hillier; a determined reporter. She starts an on-off romantic relationship with Jack, becoming embroiled with many of Jack's investigations.
  • Aaron Pedersen as Cam Delray; Tough, but kind hearted, Cam is Harry Strang's right-hand man and one of Jack's closest friends. Cam often uses his spare time to help Jack out in his cases.
  • Roy Billing as Harry Strang; a big racing aficionado who often enlists the aid of Jack and Cam.
  • Shane Jacobson as Barry Tregear; a gruff, overweight cop who reluctantly helps with Jack's investigations.
  • Damien Richardson as Drew Greer; Jack's former law partner who still occasionally assists him in solving cases

Supporting[edit]

Bad Debts[edit]

Black Tide[edit]

Dead Point[edit]

Series 1 (2016)[edit]

Series 2 (2018)[edit]

  • Danielle Cormack as Rory Finch
  • Rubi Balasingam as Lakshmi
  • George Zhao as Eddie Chin

Episodes[edit]

Telemovies (2012—2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateAustralian viewers
(millions)
11"Bad Debts[12]"Jeffrey WalkerAndrew Knight14 October 2012 (2012-10-14)0.95
Jack receives a call from ex-client Danny McKillop. Jack goes to help, only to discover that Danny is dead.
22"Black Tide[12]"Jeffrey WalkerMatt Cameron21 October 2012 (2012-10-21)0.85
Des Conners an old friend of the Irish family, comes to consult Jack over the disappearance of his son Gary.
33"Dead Point[13][14]"Jeffrey WalkerMatt Cameron13 April 2014 (2014-04-13)0.78
Jack is consulted by Justice Loder to recover a mysterious red book.

Series 1 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateAustralian viewers
(millions)
41"Episode 1"Kieren Darcy-SmithAndrew Knight11 February 2016 (2016-02-11)0.71[15]
Jack is back to debt collection and Linda takes a job in Manila. Still, Jack soon finds himself involved in some witch hunt that has to do with a massacre that happened in the Philippines years ago.
52"Episode 2"Kieren Darcy-SmithAndrew Knight18 February 2016 (2016-02-18)0.68[16]
Jack is still working with sculptor Sarah to find who killed her sister, and bodies start to accumulate. In the meantime, Linda is trying to get her bearings in Manila and is able to help Jack.
63"Episode 3"Daniel NettheimMatt Cameron25 February 2016 (2016-02-25)0.61[17]
Jack's investigation leads him to get close to a mega-church pastor, but Linda and her team fall in a trap when they explore an island that seems to be the base for criminals.
74"Episode 4"Daniel NettheimAndrew Anastasios3 March 2016 (2016-03-03)0.58[18]
A tense night in the Filipino jungle results in a chance discovery for Linda and Orton. Jack's concerned for Sarah's well-being as she becomes consumed by manic determination following news about Tina.
85"Episode 5"Mark JoffeMatt Cameron10 March 2016 (2016-03-10)0.61[19]
Jack struggles to recuperate and his mind takes an increasingly turn towards Rob Shand. Back in Manila, Linda is abducted. Longmore refuses to act against the church leaving Jack alone to fight for Sarah.
96"Episode 6"Mark JoffeAndrew Knight17 March 2016 (2016-03-17)0.67[20]
Jack is now on the run from both the police and members of Via Crucis. Terrified yet resolved, Linda finally comes face to face with her captor.

Series 2 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateAustralian viewers
(millions)
101"Episode 1"Mark JoffeAndrew Knight7 July 2018 (2018-07-07)0.72[21]
The apparent suicide of a foreign student triggers a chain of events that sees Jack risking his life to uncover the truth.
112"Episode 2"Mark JoffeMatt Cameron15 July 2018 (2018-07-15)0.68[22]
As Jack Irish investigates two deaths, he delves deeper into the murky world of international colleges.
123"Episode 3"Kriv StendersElise McCredie22 July 2018 (2018-07-22)0.68[23]
As Jack Irish discovers more about the deaths, he isn’t sure who he can trust.
134"Episode 4"Kriv StendersAndrew Anastasios29 July 2018 (2018-07-29)0.61[24]
Secrets are revealed as Jack Irish's investigation stretches to the colourful streets of Mumbai.
145"Episode 5"Fiona BanksMatt Cameron5 August 2018 (2018-08-05)0.73[25]
As Jack Irish gets closer to the truth, his investigation threatens to tear his world apart.
156"Episode 6"Fiona BanksMatt Cameron12 August 2018 (2018-08-12)0.72[26]
Jack Irish fights to unmask the truth, but will this fight for justice be his last?

Viewership[edit]

Series 1 (2016)[edit]

Episode Title Original airdate Overnight viewers Nightly rank Consolidated viewers Adjusted rank
1 "Episode 1" 11 February 2016 0.711[15] 9[15] 0.836[27] 6[27]
2 "Episode 2" 18 February 2016 0.682[16] 9[16] 0.812[28] 6[28]
3 "Episode 3" 25 February 2016 0.617[17] 11[17] 0.729[29] 9[29]
4 "Episode 4" 3 March 2016 0.581[18] 10[18] 0.676[30] 10[30]
5 "Episode 5" 10 March 2016 0.617[19] 11[19] 0.759[31] 9[31]
6 "Episode 6" 17 March 2016 0.673[20] 7[20] 0.838[32] 5[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ZDF website
  2. ^ "Jack Irish". Thrillingdetective.com. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Jack Irish Credits" (PDF). Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Guy Pearce To Star As Jack Irish In Two ABC1 Tele-Movies – ABC TV Blog". Blogs.abc.net.au. 8 August 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  5. ^ Knox, David (15 October 2012). "Sunday 14 October 2012". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  6. ^ Knox, David (22 October 2012). "Sunday 21 October 2012". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  7. ^ Knox, David (14 April 2014). "Sunday 13 April 2014". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  8. ^ http://tv.press.abc.net.au/jack-irish-series-world-premiere
  9. ^ "Free-to-air TV pick: Jack's back, but he'd rather just go to the pub". The Age. 7 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Jack Irish season two review – cracker cast lights up classy cloak-and-dagger stuff". The Guardian. 8 Jul 2018. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  11. ^ https://thewest.com.au/entertainment/tv/guy-pearce-gets-gritty-again-in-second-season-of-jack-irish-ng-b88877971z
  12. ^ a b Knox, David (19 September 2012). "Airdate: Jack Irish". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
  13. ^ Barry Humphries joins third Jack Irish telemovie. TV tonight 20 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013
  14. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/03/airdate-jack-irish-dead-point.html
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  22. ^ Knox, David (16 July 2018). "Sunday 15 July 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
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  28. ^ a b Knox, David (1 March 2016). "Timeshifted: Thursday 18 February 2016". TV Tonight. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  29. ^ a b Knox, David (7 March 2016). "Timeshifted: Thursday 25 February 2016". TV Tonight. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
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