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Episode 2.01

Sun, July 08, 2018
723,000 viewers (6th)
Executive Producers: Brett Sleigh, Sally Riley
Producers: Ian Collie, Matt Cameron, Andrew Knight
Screenwriter: Andrew Knight
Director: Mark Joffe

Jack Irish is a former criminal lawyer with a penchant for getting wrapped up in things he shouldn’t. The apparent suicide of a foreign student triggers a chain of events that sees Jack risking his life to uncover the truth.

The bluebird of happiness has stopped warbling and Jack’s life has hit a new low. His body broken from too many beatings, Linda has left him, the racing world is in turmoil, his local — the Prince of Prussia — may never be the same again, and Jack has returned to the law in the form of mundane conveyancing. That is, until he learns of foreign students at a disreputable private college dying in bizarre circumstances.

After Eddie, a Chinese courier who was supposed to deliver a package for Jack three years ago, shows up dead, Jack can’t help but get involved. Following the trail of Eddie’s last movements, Jack discovers Eddie’s friend, an Indian student named Lakshmi, committed suicide shortly before Eddie disappeared. They studied together at a private college where the facilities and level of education leave much to be desired.

Digging deeper, Jack encounters the psychiatrist Lakshmi saw before her tragic death, Dr Rory Finch. As they both work to discover the truth behind the two deaths, a relationship brews between Jack and Rory.

Jack’s investigation unfolds an intricate web of lies leading all the way to India and back again, where he enlists Linda’s help, still working overseas as a journalist and living with Orton. But every step Jack takes towards the truth threatens his world and his friends — from Harry and Cam in the racing game, to cabinetmaker Charlie Taub’s granddaughter, Gus, to the Prince of Prussia run by Stan and his regular clientele, the Fitzroy Youth Club. Jack must keep his wits about him, or this quest for the truth may be his last.

In memory of our colleague and friend
Ronald Falk


  • 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
  • Kate Atkinson as Simone
  • Damien Richardson as Drew Greer
  • Damien Garvey as Stan
  • John Flaus as Wilbur
  • Terry Norris as Eric
  • Deborah Mailman as Cynthia
  • Tiarnie Coupland as Gus
  • Leah Vandenberg as Anoushka
  • Neil Melville as Ricky Kirsch
  • Ronald Falk as Norm
  • David Ritchie as Charlie Taub
  • George Zhao as Eddie Chin
  • Tom Gleeson as Geoffrey Walker
  • Robert Menzies as Dr Greaves
  • Rubi Balasingam as Lakshmi Agarwal
  • Sachin Joab as Ajeet Agarawal
  • Dion Mills as Martin Reed
  • Heather Lythe as Stella Strang
  • Ivy Mak as Cherry Blossom
  • John Brumpton as Dyson
  • Val Papayianneris as Eugenie
  • Alex Ward as Gavin
  • Natalia Novikova as Jaeger
  • Malith Jay as Javed Nazeem
  • Steve Mouzakis as Ryan Neubecker
  • Rachel Kamath as Shakti Naidu
  • Glen Hogstrom as Superintendent
  • Belinda Kilpatrick as Taylia
  • Greg Pandelidis as Warwick
  • Tamara Kuldin as Woman
  • Kanupriya as Bhavna Agarwal
  • Tom Heath as IT Worker
  • Giordano Gangl as Guard
  • Davin Taylor as Guard
  • Hyder Khan as Indian Student
  • Karen Djordevic as Nerida
  • Chris Goodall as Jack Stand In
  • Jarrah Cocks as Stunt Performer
  • Chris Weir as Stunt Performer
  • Lincoln Barros as Stunt Performer
  • Adrian Pickering as Stunt Performer
  • Alex Reed as Stunt Performer
  • Lance Anderson as Stunt Performer
  • Laura Sutton as Stunt Performer
  • Sarah Howett as Stunt Performer
  • Luke Ha as Stunt Performer