Thursday, ABC, 8.30pm
It was a long time between drinks for reluctant private eye Jack Irish (Guy Pearce, left), but hopefully this six-part series leads to seeing more of the endearing gumshoe. Tonight, Jack struggles to recuperate from yet another dust-up as he turns his attention to charismatic preacher Rob Shand (Marcus Graham). Senator Longmore (John Bach) refuses to act against the church leaving Jack to help his estranged daughter Sarah (Claudia Karvan). Back in Manila, Jack’s former flame Linda (Marta Dusseldorp) is abducted after reaching a roadblock in her bid to track down terrorist Hadji Adhib – a former Melbourne student.