The BEST Episodes of Jack Irish

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2020

Network: ABC (AU)

Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover – the complete man really.

Episode 6

#1 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 17, 2016

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.

star 8.80
86 votes
Episode 6

#2 - Episode 6

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 12, 2018

Jack Irish fights to unmask the truth, but will this fight for justice be his last?

star 8.64
70 votes
Directors: Fiona Banks
Writers: Matt Cameron
Episode 4

#3 - Episode 4

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 29, 2018

Secrets are revealed as Jack Irish's investigation stretches to the colourful streets of Mumbai.

star 8.53
75 votes
Directors: Kriv Stenders
Writers: Andrew Anastasios
Episode 2

#4 - Episode 2

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 15, 2018

As Jack Irish investigates two deaths, he delves deeper into the murky world of international colleges.

star 8.36
76 votes
Directors: Mark Joffe
Writers: Matt Cameron
Episode 4

#5 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 3, 2016

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.

star 8.32
90 votes
Episode 1

#6 - Episode 1

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 8, 2018

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.

star 8.27
73 votes
Directors: Mark Joffe
Writers: Andrew Knight
Episode 5

#7 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 10, 2016

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.

star 8.27
90 votes
Episode 3

#8 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 25, 2016

Jack is determined to uncover who framed him for murder. Linda gets a lead to an interview and despite warnings, puts herself in danger.

star 8.22
85 votes
Black Tide

#9 - Black Tide

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 21, 2012

Life’s gone pear-shaped for Jack Irish. He’s back to takeaway Vietnamese for one after his girlfriend Linda abandoned him for a career in Sydney, a flashy Brisvegas type is muscling in on the racetrack action, and his cabinet-making still leaves a lot to be desired. So when an old teammate of his dad’s turns up looking for help, it’s a welcome distraction for Jack. Des Connors’ son Gary has gone missing, having nicked off with all Des’s money. But sometimes prodigal sons go AWOL for a reason. As Jack begins to dig he discovers Gary was a man with something to hide and a very good reason to disappear – or be disappeared. Finding Gary turns nasty when Jack pushes the wrong buttons at the headquarters of a national transport company owned by one of Australia’s wealthiest men. Suddenly there is a disturbing number of faceless people in ill-fitting suits taking an interest in Jack’s quest including Dave – an obsessive federal agent and head of a clandestine operation called Black Tide. Meantime, Ricky Kirsch, a Brisvegas former horse trainer, is moving in on the turf of Harry Strang, Jack’s friend and sometime employer. Ricky fixes races and hits on a dead man’s wife at the funeral, but when he starts killing jockeys he crosses a line. The body count in Gary’s case is rising at an alarming rate. A missing webcaster, two overripe corpses in a long-term carpark and a dead Fed who has turned to consommé in a water tank all point to one thing – Jack is in way over his head. It turns out Gary is a witness who could bring down a business empire and more. The race to find him becomes a lethal sprint. First prize – staying alive.

star 8.16
62 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Walker
Writers: Matt Cameron, Peter Temple
Episode 2

#10 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 18, 2016

Jack enlists Linda in the hunt for a lead in Manila. Meanwhile, Jack & Sarah grow closer as they search for Tina. As the trail gets warmer, Jack is ambushed & warned that he could be the next victim in this murderous game.

star 8.14
87 votes
Episode 5

#11 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 5, 2018

As Jack Irish gets closer to the truth, his investigation threatens to tear his world apart.

star 8.07
42 votes
Directors: Fiona Banks
Writers: Matt Cameron
Episode 3

#12 - Episode 3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 22, 2018

As Jack Irish discovers more about the deaths, he isn’t sure who he can trust.

star 8.02
42 votes
Directors: Kriv Stenders
Writers: Elise McCredie
Dead Point

#13 - Dead Point

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 13, 2014

After a high profile judge commissions Jack Irish to try and find a mysterious red book, he finds himself involved in a world of sexy club owners, drug dealers and deranged killers.

star 7.97
94 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Walker
Writers: Matt Cameron
Episode 1

#14 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 11, 2016

Jack Irish finds himself staring down the barrel of a brand new case, but something goes awry and Jack ends up framed for murder. While it seems it is curtains for Jack, an alibi turns up out of the blue.

star 7.85
91 votes
Bad Debts

#15 - Bad Debts

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 14, 2012

Jack Irish (Guy Pearce) is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover - the complete man really. An expert in finding those who don't want to be found - dead or alive, Jack helps out his mates while avoiding the past. That is until the past finds him...

star 7.71
110 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Walker
Writers: Andrew Knight, Peter Temple