Jack Irish – Bad Debts

Produced by Ian Collie
Essentail Media

It’s always a pleasure working with the Essential Media team, and when they hired me for JACK IRISH, I jumped at it! I researched some wonderful songs, and we ended up with a great soundtrack from Nick Cave’s RED RIGHT HAND, Kamahl’s version of ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT; that classic Nat King Cole track, THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU; to THE FITZROY FOOTBALL CLUB theme!

JACK IRISH is a two-part 90 minute ABC television series. I had a lot of fun clearing songs for this production. Guy Pearce took on the role of Jack Irish – a former criminal lawyer now part-time private investigator and debt collector. Jack Irish: Bad Debts and Jack Irish: Black Tide are based on Peter Temple’s award-winning novels.

Jack Irish is an expert at finding people who don’t want to be found and discovering people’s darkest secrets, while fighting his own demons. Screenwriters, Andrew Knight and Matt Cameron (SeaChange) have adapted Temple’s novels for the telemovies and Jeffrey Walker (Rake, Angry Boys and Small Time Gangster) have directed both.