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AIRDATE: Jack Irish returns with extended this February | @ABCtv @TheGuyPearce

ProgrammingSteve Molk

After three successful telemovies, Jack Irish returns in an expanded six-part series and kicks off ABC TV’s Thursday nights’ season of home-made drama on Thursday, February 11 at 8.30pm.

The all-star cast is led by Emmy Award-winner Guy Pearce and includes Jack Irish regulars Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Shane Jacobson and Deborah Mailman, with Claudia Karvan, Marcus Graham and Brooke Satchwell.

In this thrilling series, Jack is engaged to find a missing person, Wayne Dilthey only to be later framed for his murder.  An alibi turns up out of the blue – an alluring but unnerving sculptor by the name of Sarah Longmore who is searching for her missing sister Tina. And if all this isn’t weird enough, the only witness to Dilthey’s murder has taken off with Jack’s beloved Studebaker.

Jack is quickly caught up in a complex web of powerful vested interests that stretches from his home town turf of Fitzroy to a remote village in Mindanao, Philippines, where his on-again-off-again girlfriend Linda Hillier becomes central to resolving the conspiracy.

Produced by Ian Collie and Andrew Knight. Written by Andrew Knight, Matt Cameron and Andrew Anastasios. Directed by Kieran Darcy Smith, Mark Joffe and Daniel Nettheim. ABC Executive Producers: Carole Sklan and Christopher Gist. An Essential Media & Entertainment production in association with ABC TV, Screen Australia and Film Victoria.

Jack Irish (6 episodes) - starts Thu 11 Feb 8:30pm, ABC.