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Single-Handed (RTE 2007-2010, Owen McDonnell)

Single Handed

Crime drama series Single-Handed takes us into the heart of rural West Ireland (it’s filmed in Connemara) where Segeant Jack Driscoll of the Garda (the Irish police) lives above the station and tackles crime, helped and hindered in equal measure by his deputy Finbarr.

The series is made by Irish TV station RTE and between 2007 and 2009 there was just one two part story each year (these are usually grouped together as a single series when seen outside of Ireland) but in 2010 it went to a full six part series (of three two part stories) and opened out the cast somewhat with the arrival of a cousin of Jack’s called Brian along with his girlfriend Gemma.

Also a regular was Costello a former Guard turned owner of Mallon’s bar, he is not really out to help Jack though and has an agenda of his own.

production details
UK | RTE – Touchpaper – Element Pictures

RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes | NUMBER OF EPISODES: 12 | AIRDATES: 18 March 2007 – 12 December 2010

PRODUCER: Clare Alan | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Rob Pursey

cast
OWEN McDONNELL as Sergeant Jack Driscoll
DAVID HERLIHY as Finbarr
SIMONE LAHBIB as Gemma
MATTHEW McNULTY as Brian Doyle
RUTH McCABE as Mrs Driscoll
SEAN McGINLEY as Costello

EPISODES
SPECIAL ONE 18-19 March 2007
HOME (18 March 2007)
NATURAL JUSTICE (19 March 2007)

SPECIAL TWO 1-2 January 2008
THE STOLEN CHILD

SPECIAL THREE 12 – 13 April 2009
THE DROWNING MAN

SERIES ONE 7 November -12 December 2010
1. THE LOST BOYS PART 1
2.THE LOST BOYS PART 2
3. BETWEEN TWO FIRES PART 1
4. BETWEEN TWO FIRES PART 2
5. A COLD HEAVEN PART 1
6. A COLD HEAVEN PART 2





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