Jack Irish: episode guide

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Episode 1.01

Thu, February 11, 2016
711,000 viewers (9th)
Written by Andrew Knight
Directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith

Jack's back in this six-part thriller which takes us from the cultural atoll of Fitzroy to the bustling city of Manila in the Philippines, where Jack's on-again-off-again lover Linda Hillier (Marta Dusseldorp) has landed a job as a foreign correspondent for an Australian newspaper. As Jack and Linda say their final goodbye, it is clear that he has learned little about life, love or women.

In the wake of Linda's departure, Jack continues his important business on home soil — collecting debts, sanding cabinets, and seeing a man about a racehorse. But his fear of commitment is about to be well and truly tested by the arrival of Sarah Longmore (Claudia Karvan).

Seemingly out of the blue, Jack is engaged to track down a missing man, Wayne Dilthey (Dan Hamill). The investigation goes pear-shaped when his quarry is killed before his eyes. The client becomes an enigma and the job is revealed to be an elaborate set up — one that now has Jack prime suspect for murder. And if all this isn't weird enough, the only witness to Dilthey's murder has taken off with Jack's beloved Studebaker.


  • Guy Pearce as Jack Irish
  • Marta Dusseldorp as Linda Hillier
  • Aaron Pedersen as Cam Delray
  • Roy Billing as Harry Strang
  • Shane Jacobson as Barry Tregear
  • Jacek Koman as Orton
  • Claudia Karvan as Sarah Longmore
  • Damien Richardson as Drew Greer
  • Sacha Horler as Allo Aquaro
  • Damien Garvey as Stan
  • John Flaus as Wilbur
  • Ronald Falk as Norm
  • Terry Norris as Eric
  • Brooke Satchwell as Tina Longmore
  • Roz Hammond as Sue Shields
  • Robert Morgan as Stedman
  • David Ritchie as Charlie Taub
  • Peta Brady as Janene Ballich
  • Alvin Anson as Adonis
  • Richard Cawthorne as Fraser Boyd
  • Jim Daly as Popeye Costello
  • Annie Jones as Judy
  • JC Movido as Fatma
  • Nathaniel Kelly as Dale Manning
  • Tony Markulin as Bruce
  • Dan Hamill as Wayne Dilthey
  • Andy McPhee as Chink
  • Jeremy Stanford as Travis Dilthey
  • Bev Killick as Mary Ballich
  • Alice Zahalka as Driscon Receptionist
  • Simon Maiden as Mark
  • Keith Brockett as Man #2
  • Amanda Armstrong as Woman #1
  • Bundy Marston as Woman #2
  • Hannah Cliff as Tessler Receptionist
  • Christian Chalmers & Kit Dale as Heavies
  • Nick Backstrom as Peter
  • John Burgos as Stringer
  • Szumai Anderson as Stunt Performer
  • Marky Lee Campbell as Stunt Performer