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Single-Handed 

TV-14 | | Drama, Thriller | TV Series (2007–2010)
Jack Driscoll moves back to the town on the west coast of Ireland where he was born. He takes over his retired father's Garda post, and solves different cases.
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2010   2009   2008   2007  
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Series cast summary:
Owen McDonnell ...  Garda Sergeant Jack Driscoll 13 episodes, 2007-2010
David Herlihy David Herlihy ...  Garda Finbarr Colvin 13 episodes, 2007-2010
Ruth McCabe ...  Eithne Driscoll 13 episodes, 2007-2010
Brian Gleeson ...  Cathal 7 episodes, 2007-2009
Sean McGinley ...  Dennis Costello / ... 6 episodes, 2010
Matthew McNulty ...  Brian Doyle 6 episodes, 2010
Simone Lahbib ...  Gemma Burge 6 episodes, 2010
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Jack Driscoll is transferred from Dublin back to his birthplace in the remote west of Ireland as Garda Sergeant, the role recently vacated by his father, Gerry. Jack's first major case is an investigation into the death of a young woman, found in an isolated caravan. Jack is frustrated in his attempts to identify the woman as the community closes ranks. And what looked at first like accidental death takes on an increasingly sinister hue. Jack uncovers a tangled web of blackmail and sexual abuse, involving the farmer whose field the caravan occupied, a local hotelier, his father's oldest friend and a builder with a reputation for violence. Jack's relentless pursuit of the truth dredges up long-buried crimes and pits him against his new Inspector and Gerry, who may hold the key to the mystery. Throughout all of this there is one glimmer of hope: a romance with a young Dublin nurse, Saoirse visiting her uncle in the area, wealthy local builder Tommy Gallagher, who is drawn to the place -... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Thriller

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Sophisticated plots and nuanced dialogue
6 January 2020 | by msghallSee all my reviews

At first skeptical of this lower-budget show, I was won over by the sophistication of the story line, peeling away layers of hidden sins and human frailties of the fallible but all too human characters.

This series concentrates on the reality of lives, exploring the undercurrent of motivations and foibles of human nature. If you looking for elaborate chase scenes or gunfights, this is not for you; instead sit back and be prepared to be won over but subtle but provocative treatments of the human condition, all presented with fresh scripts and fascinating characters.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2007 (Ireland) See more »

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