Murder and intrigue on Ireland’s remote coast.

When Garda Sergeant Jack Driscoll (Owen McDonnell) returns home to the windswept west coast of Ireland, his father — and predecessor at his new post – warns: “Out here, it’s a team of one”. As chief law-enforcement officer in this insular community, Jack soon learns the hard truth in those words.

Small town life presents challenges he never faced in Dublin – among them, winning the respect of the villagers and escaping the shadow of his father, (Ian McElhinney), whose methods relied more on pragmatism than principle.

In there three feature-length crime dramas, Jack investigates a beautiful immigrant’s murder, a child’s abduction and a teenager’s baffling drowning. Complex characters rife with moral ambiguity and internal conflict populate this gritty series set against a landscape of epic beauty and isolation.

The three feature-length mysteries are on 3 discs in this DVD set, Single Handed – Set 1 as follows:

Disc 1
Natural Justice – After being transferred to his hometown from Dublin, Jack Driscoll probes the carbon monoxide poisoning of a young immigrant woman. Dirty secrets are threatened to be exposed during the investigation that are kept by a few well respected local men, which could possibly include his own father.

Disc 2
The stolen Child – When her young toddler, Conal Burke, disappears, a woman accuses her estranged husband of snatching him. Driscoll tries to find the child and his father before the boy’s two violent uncles get involved. Meanwhile a tribunal investigates past police misconduct by Jack’s father.

Disc 3
The Drowning Man – Driscoll pulls a 17 year olds boy out of the bay but it is a bit too late to save his life. The death of the boy, Daniel O’Malley becomes a mystery when Driscoll learns that his old flame had been vacationing at a cottage overlooking the exact same spot where the teenager drowned.

Bonus features include:
• Text interview with the producer
• Production notes

If you would like to buy a copy of Single Handed – Set 1 click on the Amazon link above and order it.

Jan Barrett

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