Jack Irish: episode guide

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Episode 3.01

Sun, June 13, 2021 (8:30, ABC)
521,000 viewers (9th)
Screenwriter: Matt Cameron
Director: Greg McLean

Guy Pearce is back for one last crusade reprising his iconic role as Jack Irish, a former criminal lawyer with a penchant for getting wrapped up in things he shouldn’t.

Inspired by the acclaimed crime novels of Peter Temple, the explosive four-part series comes full circle, with the long-suppressed trauma of Jack’s wife’s brutal and random murder by his former client Wayne Milovich — which launched the first Jack Irish instalment, Bad Debts — rearing its ugly head after Jack discovers there was more to those fateful events all those years ago.

Striking painfully close to home, Jack’s obsession with unlocking the secrets of the past brings him face-to-face with an adversary more personal and destructive than any other he has known.

After the execution-style death of an off-duty cop, Barry Tregear calls in a favour with Jack, leading him on the path to uncovering a buried truth about his murdered wife, Isabel.

In Memory of Aidan Fennessy


  • Guy Pearce as Jack Irish
  • Aaron Pedersen as Cam Delray
  • Roy Billing as Harry Strang
  • Shane Jacobson as Barry Tregear
  • Kate Atkinson as Simone Bendsten
  • Damien Richardson as Drew Greer
  • Damien Garvey as Stan
  • Matt Testro as Troy
  • Ellen Grimshaw as Casey
  • John Flaus as Wilbur
  • Terry Norris as Eric
  • Bob Franklin as Brendan O'Grady
  • Alison Whyte as Nina Persky
  • Gary Sweet as Det. Phil Maitland
  • Genevieve Picot as Det. Fran Underwood
  • Greg Stone as Det. Joe Slorach
  • Nicole Nabout as Evie Mansour
  • Marcus Bagdas as Sami
  • Robert Rabiah as Mick Khoury
  • Kate Gorman as Carol Tregear
  • Ivy Mak as Cherry Blossom
  • Sotiris Tzelios as George Grech
  • Hannah Lagudah as Kindergarten Teacher
  • Henry Torres as Hipster Zak
  • Dushan Philips as Hipster Atticus
  • Kerrie Gee as ICU Nurse Alice
  • Ashleigh Marshall as Briony
  • Kaden Hartcher as Constable Raman
  • Rosanna Sciulli as ICU Nurse #2
  • Fletcher Humphrys as Wayne Milovich
  • Emma Booth as Isabel Irish


  • "No. 28" performed by Methyl Ethel
  • "Fitzroy Football Club Theme Song" performed by The Fable Singers
  • "What U Need?" performed by Evan Giia
  • "Be Still Hold On Tight" performed by Allan Browne's New Rascals
  • "This Little Light of Mine" (Traditional)
  • "God's Gonna Cut You Down" vocals by Guy Pearce
  • "Dance Away These Days" performed by Harper Finn