Single Handed

Filmed against a wild and beautiful backdrop, Single-handed follows Jack Driscoll (Owen McDonnell) who 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 (Ian McElhinney).

Jack's patch is a stunning piece of countryside, but the landscape he polices conceals very dark secrets. Jack's investigations often bring to the surface mysteries that everyone would prefer to have kept hidden.

Jack's relentless pursuit of the truth dredges up long-buried crimes and pits him against his new Inspector and his father. Throughout all of this there is one glimmer of hope: a romance with a young Dublin nurse, Saoirse, visiting her uncle in the area, who is drawn to the place - and Jack.

12 x 60' or 6 x 120'

Production Company

A Touchpaper Television Production for RTÉ


Zodiak Rights


Programme Sales, Drama