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Transferred from Dublin to his hometown on Ireland’s windswept coast, Sergeant Jack Driscoll (Owen McDonnell) faces challenges he never expected: winning the villagers’ respect, escaping the shadow of his father and predecessor, solving baffl ing crimes, and exposing dirty secrets. A gritty drama set against a landscape of epic beauty and isolation. “Don’t miss it”—Observer (UK). 3 feature-length mysteries, 5 hrs, 3 DVDs, SDH.

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Disc 1
Natural Justice
Freshly transferred to his hometown from Dublin, Garda Sergeant Jack Driscoll probes the carbon monoxide poisoning of a young immigrant woman. The investigation threatens to expose dirty secrets kept by a few well-respected local men—including, perhaps, his father.

Disc 2
The Stolen Child
After toddler Conal Burke disappears, his mother accuses her estranged husband of snatching him. Driscoll desperately tries to locate the boy and his father before Conal’s two violent uncles get involved. Meanwhile, a tribunal investigates past police misconduct by Jack’s father.

Disc 3
The Drowning Man
Driscoll heroically pulls 17-year-old Daniel O’Malley out of the bay—too late to save him. The mystery surrounding the teenager’s death deepens when Driscoll learns that his old flame has been "vacationing" at a cottage overlooking the exact spot where Daniel drowned.
"Don’t miss it."—The Observer (UK)

"Absorbing . . . multilayered and intelligent"—The Irish Times

"Powerful, charismatic performances"—Evening Herald (Ireland)
Irish Film and Television Awards, IFTA Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Soap (2008)

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Disc 1

The Lost Boys(Parts 1 & 2)

For Jack, the murder of a reclusive old man raises more questions than answers. Meanwhile, a visiting couple from Manchester are trying to solve their own family mystery. Jack’s hunt for a killer and Brian’s search for his family history lead them to the same place.

 

Disc 2

Between Two Fires(Parts 1 & 2)

An arson attack on an unoccupied vacation home at first looks like insurance fraud, but matters take a sinister turn when the body of a local woman is discovered in one of the rooms. When he learns why the arson victim may have been at the site of the fire, Jack has to ask awkward questions of people he considers friends.

 

Disc 3

A Cold Heaven(Parts 1 & 2)

A local high-school girl gets too close to a dangerous highflier from Dublin with plenty of money and a bit of a past. Jack’s temper gives his enemies an opportunity to bring him down. It also halts his case against a Dublin pimp and jeopardizes the safety of the schoolgirl.

Packaging: Boxed set

Run Time: 304 minutes

Format: Widescreen

Number of discs: 3

Language: English

Subtitles: No

Color or B&W: Color

CC: No

SDH: Yes

Region Code: 1

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Rating: NR; contains strong language

“Distinctly classy” —The Telegraph(UK)

 

“Quietly brilliant” —The Sun(UK)

 

“Compelling” —The Sunday Times(UK)

 

“Hugely entertaining” —Glasgow Evening Times(UK)

Single Handed

5 Stars

N_Margaret I, Kennedy from CA on 2/11/2014 11:30:00 AM wrote:

I liked it, I love the scenery as I am from Ireland. That was why I bought it --also love cop stories as my dad was one.

Single Handed

5 Stars

Sue from PA on 2/11/2014 11:30:00 AM wrote:

I liked it, I love the scenery as I am from Ireland. That was why I bought it --also love cop stories as my dad was one.

Single Handed

5 Stars

Gerall from NJ on 2/11/2014 11:30:00 AM wrote:

I liked it, I love the scenery as I am from Ireland. That was why I bought it --also love cop stories as my dad was one.

Single-handed Set 2

5 Stars

Irish lady in the desert from AZ on 5/27/2013 5:16:00 PM wrote:

Picked this up at the library. Love the scenery as I am planning my first trip to Ireland next year. The characters and the story line are good and refreshing after having only U.S. dramas to watch on tv. Owen McDonnell is handsome, too.

Single-Handed Set Two

5 Stars

Nancy Jane Doyle from NJ on 1/23/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The episodes on these three disks were all top notch acting, scenery, plot, and mood.They were real modern day Irish stories, albeit dark -- no stage Irish nonsense. Delivery was swift.

Single-Handed Set 2

5 Stars

Judy from AK on 1/7/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

We really like this series.Should have bought series 1 first. However, we both enjoyed this collection.We will get the series 1 now.

Single-Handed Set 2

5 Stars

Ebeau from CA on 1/7/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

We really like this series.Should have bought series 1 first. However, we both enjoyed this collection.We will get the series 1 now.

Single-Handed Set 2

5 Stars

TURF from VA on 1/7/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

We really like this series.Should have bought series 1 first. However, we both enjoyed this collection.We will get the series 1 now.

Single-Handed Set 2

5 Stars

TURF from VA on 1/7/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

We really like this series.Should have bought series 1 first. However, we both enjoyed this collection.We will get the series 1 now.

Single-Handed Set 2

5 Stars

ccunnin1 from IN on 1/7/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

We really like this series.Should have bought series 1 first. However, we both enjoyed this collection.We will get the series 1 now.

5 Stars

from IN on 1/5/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I ordered from Acorn because they carry British mystery and drama DVD series. Delivery was fast, ordered only a few days prior to Christmas and it arrived prior to Christmas Day.

Single-Handed

5 Stars

Kenneth from TX on 12/12/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

So glad to finally order it (after procrastinating for a year), and it is worth the wait!!! I'm savoring each story, careful not to watch it all in one week. Excellent series in a lovely location. Let's hear it for the Irish.

Makes me want to visit Ireland again!

5 Stars

Todd Bates from MN on 11/9/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Very well presented series, would recommend without hesitation

Original creative plot lines

5 Stars

satisfyed viewer from MN on 10/12/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I very much enjoyed sets 1 and 2 of Single Handed and would buy more if they are produced. The complexity of the plots combined with the beautiful Irish countryside made for very entertaining viewing.

Excellent Series

5 Stars

C, from USA from FL on 9/7/2012 7:23:00 AM wrote:

It's dark and full of flawed heroes, but I really enjoyed this series. It moves slowly but with such beautiful scenery, realistic plot lines and subtle competent, acting, it's a joy to watch. Wish that it had continued!

Single Handed Sets 1 & 2

5 Stars

Harry Pearson from NM on 8/10/2012 5:38:00 PM wrote:

Thoroughly enjoyed. We'll order more.

not as good as season 1

3 Stars

godons from CA on 7/9/2012 2:13:00 PM wrote:

became a bit soaperish and less a mystery, especially the first "mystery" which became tedious and predictable. disappointing after the interesting first season

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Disc 1
Natural Justice
Freshly transferred to his hometown from Dublin, Garda Sergeant Jack Driscoll probes the carbon monoxide poisoning of a young immigrant woman. The investigation threatens to expose dirty secrets kept by a few well-respected local men—including, perhaps, his father.

Disc 2
The Stolen Child
After toddler Conal Burke disappears, his mother accuses her estranged husband of snatching him. Driscoll desperately tries to locate the boy and his father before Conal’s two violent uncles get involved. Meanwhile, a tribunal investigates past police misconduct by Jack’s father.

Disc 3
The Drowning Man
Driscoll heroically pulls 17-year-old Daniel O’Malley out of the bay—too late to save him. The mystery surrounding the teenager’s death deepens when Driscoll learns that his old flame has been "vacationing" at a cottage overlooking the exact spot where Daniel drowned.
  • Text interview with the producer
  • Production notes
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 278 minutes
Format: Widescreen
Number of discs: 3
Language: English
Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH: Yes
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: NR
"Don’t miss it."—The Observer(UK)

"Absorbing . . . multilayered and intelligent"—The Irish Times

"Powerful, charismatic performances"—Evening Herald(Ireland)
Irish Film and Television Awards, IFTA Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Soap (2008)

Exceptional

5 Stars

Vicki from ID on 7/12/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Well written and extremely well acted. I hope there will be more sets.

Single-Handed

Mina Gonzales from SC on 4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I had seen this series already and very much wanted to own it. It is one of the best I've seen in quite a while. Wish there were more than 2 sets available.

5 Stars

dave follman from WA on 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

enjoy the story line

So-So

2 Stars

from on 3/24/2014 10:29:00 AM wrote:

We did not particularly like this series. Did't care for the lack of continuity.

Single-Handed

5 Stars

Veronica from CA on 12/28/2013 12:03:00 PM wrote:

I bought this dvd because it seemed to have compelling story lines, excellent acting, real-world issues, and great scenery. After viewing the dvd, I was not disappointed.

Outstanding

5 Stars

Roger DeBeers, Sr from CA on 12/27/2013 12:55:00 PM wrote:

I liked this series and I wish there were a lot more. Bring it back or create a new series. I wish there would be a series like this set in Sonoma County California. But that I guess is too much to wish for in TV America.

Single handed

4 Stars

Merle from UT on 12/27/2013 10:49:00 AM wrote:

Thought provoking and well done. Enjoyed this movie

outstanding

4 Stars

Donna Dale from MO on 12/27/2013 10:23:00 AM wrote:

After streaming several times, decided to buy. This series was such a pleasant experience: excellent cast, gorgeous locations and photography. And Stephen Rea appears in the second set, which I hope to buy and share with friends.

An Iron Touch of Ireland

4 Stars

Minus2 from CA on 10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The series is beautifully filmed and gritty in its portrayal of one small area of Ireland and the sometimes tortuous lives of its inhabitants.My one regret, and why I didn't give it five stars is the outcome of the first in the series, "Natural Justice." Not to give away the plot--in my opinion the ending was not in keeping with the character who, in this instance, appears to have a singular lack of the integrity so broadly touted and a deep concern with himself, although we are supposed to believe he is making his decision altruistically--he could have shared his information and shock with the other interested party, allowing her a decision in something that was her right to know. This, of course, is the writer's fault, with probable help from the director. The acting is flawless. I do recommend this series.

An Iron Touch of Ireland

4 Stars

Minus2 from CA on 10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The series is beautifully filmed and gritty in its portrayal of one small area of Ireland and the sometimes tortuous lives of its inhabitants.My one regret, and why I didn't give it five stars is the outcome of the first in the series, "Natural Justice." Not to give away the plot--in my opinion the ending was not in keeping with the character who, in this instance, appears to have a singular lack of the integrity so broadly touted and a deep concern with himself, although we are supposed to believe he is making his decision altruistically--he could have shared his information and shock with the other interested party, allowing her a decision in something that was her right to know. This, of course, is the writer's fault, with probable help from the director. The acting is flawless. I do recommend this series.

4 Stars

Linda O'Connor from WA on 2/11/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Bought this for my husband who is of recent Irish descent. Glad that I did, as he, and I, enjoyed it very much. Good perspective of the Irish character and way of things. A nice change from some of the extremely violent shows on US television!

Video

5 Stars

from MI on 1/3/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Very enjoyable....nice scenery

Great Series. Enjoyable stories and great character portryals

4 Stars

Dorothy N - All of the DVDs I have purchased have given me grea from OH on 11/23/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I thoroughly enjoyed both Single Handed Seires One and Two. I await the next availability of the Third season

Single-Handed, Set 1

5 Stars

TURF from VA on 11/13/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Very good portrail of life & Police work in a very small, seculded town.

Single-Handed, Set 1

5 Stars

JayGee from AK on 11/13/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Very good portrail of life & Police work in a very small, seculded town.

5 Stars

Debra Vaccaro from PA on 8/29/2012 11:58:05 AM wrote:

I really liked this dvd. I only watched the first one, but am anxious to watch the other two. The scenery was beautiful. I liked the main character. A good man in amongst the crooked and resigned. I definitely will buy the 2nd season.

Single Handed

3 Stars

Margaret Kennedy from CA on 8/28/2012 10:19:00 AM wrote:

The story line and acting are very good. My big dislike was the language. I think you should have a mature rating notice as you do with other DVDs. I would not buy this again, and, will be careful on future purchases of subjects I am not familiar with

Single Handed

3 Stars

Richard Gore from MA on 8/28/2012 10:19:00 AM wrote:

The story line and acting are very good. My big dislike was the language. I think you should have a mature rating notice as you do with other DVDs. I would not buy this again, and, will be careful on future purchases of subjects I am not familiar with

Single Handed

3 Stars

TBG from NJ on 8/28/2012 10:19:00 AM wrote:

The story line and acting are very good. My big dislike was the language. I think you should have a mature rating notice as you do with other DVDs. I would not buy this again, and, will be careful on future purchases of subjects I am not familiar with

Loved Single-Handed set 1

5 Stars

Mary Pearson from NM on 7/12/2012 11:30:00 AM wrote:

We (my husband and I) bought this and have been watching it on Saturday nights because our PBS channel has not been doing a good job with the Brit coms we're so used to on Saturday night. So each Saturday night we entertain ourselves with an episode of Single-Handed. Love it.

single-handed

5 Stars

Suzam from NC on 12/27/2011 12:08:00 PM wrote:

Superb acting, mesmerizing stories- well executed. Throughly enjoyable. Wish there were a series two.