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Old 22-03-2010, 02:27
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Some of you may remember the three part series whch aired in August on ITV1 and centred around Sergeant Jack Driscoll as he worked alone in the wilds of Connemara in the west of Ireland.The show received excellent reviews in the British press for it's gritty realism and unsentimental approach to policing in a rural area as well as for it's stunning scenery and cinematography.

Well,the good news is a new series has been commisioned and this time it will be an RTE-ITV co-production.Filming will start shortly and this time there will be six episodes.We'll have to wait until early next year for it to hit the screens,but it should be well worth the wait.
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Old 22-03-2010, 05:28
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Good news.
I think this show has potenrial to run for a few series.
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Old 22-03-2010, 05:43
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Good news.
I think this show has potenrial to run for a few series.
Very pleased to see it return myself When they showed the three standalone episodes from RTE on consecutive weeks on ITV,I thought it had real potential as a drama series.Hopefully the level of scriptwriting and production are just as high for this run.As you say,this could run for several series like many a good police drama.
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Old 22-03-2010, 12:23
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Brilliant. My favourite drama series of last year.
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Old 22-03-2010, 12:30
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Shame that the dodgy ex-copper father character was killed off early, he was a good foil for his idealistic son.
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Old 22-03-2010, 13:36
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I missed this and have been hoping it will re-appear on one of the ITV channels soon. It hasn't been repeated since has it???
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Old 22-03-2010, 14:50
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Shame that the dodgy ex-copper father character was killed off early, he was a good foil for his idealistic son.
Yes,the relationship between them was one of the most interesting parts of the series.The father had his own way of doing things,which occasionally involved dodgy practises and breaking the law,leading to tension between him and his "self righteous" son,as he called him.
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Old 22-03-2010, 14:51
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I missed this and have been hoping it will re-appear on one of the ITV channels soon. It hasn't been repeated since has it???
Hasn't been repeated so far,but I imagine the first three episodes will be shown again as a preamble to the new six part series.
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Old 15-04-2010, 02:18
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Some further updates : filming has now started on the second series of Single Handed and will continue for the next 12 weeks.

http://www.atvnewsnetwork.co.uk/toda...-single-handed

We're getting several new characters,including one played by Simone Lahbib,who will be familiar to many of you as the female DI in several series of Wire In The Blood.I like the sound of the new bar owner,a shady ex-policeman who is up to no good and doing his best to undermine Sergeant Jack.
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Old 15-04-2010, 03:47
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Great news, I really enjoyed the last series.

Anyone know if they were ever released on DVD?
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Old 15-04-2010, 04:11
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Interesting, MovieMail have a "Single Handed" listed as a forthcoming release in July comprising 3 discs and running for 300 minutes, dating from 2007 - but listed as a film!

Perhaps it's about to be released on DVD?
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Old 15-04-2010, 15:32
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Interesting, MovieMail have a "Single Handed" listed as a forthcoming release in July comprising 3 discs and running for 300 minutes, dating from 2007 - but listed as a film!

Perhaps it's about to be released on DVD?
That sounds like it Wombat : there is no movie that runs for five hours! They've probably mislabelled it

Hopefully the first series gets a repeat too on ITV.
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Old 10-05-2011, 20:16
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Just a quick message to say that Series 1 of Single Handed is being repeated on ITV3, starting with the first episode which will be shown at 10pm tonight.

Probably being shown as a taster for the new series which is coming soon to ITV1.
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Old 10-05-2011, 22:41
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Interesting news. I live in the west of Ireland and have been to Connemara a lot. Hopefully I actually get to see them filming this show I think mum watched Series 1 when it was first shown. Looking forward to seeing the new series.
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Old 11-05-2011, 00:11
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When is the new series starting?
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:03
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It was on RTE ages ago....no idea when it'll be on ITV. Strange to have such a gap.
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:07
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Enjoyed it the first time round, but you could work out who was the "dead baby" in the first programme, as soon as you knew there was one, because an earlier scene rather gave the game away.
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Old 11-05-2011, 14:31
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When is the new series starting?
It was due to air in April but ITV delayed it for some reason : the fact that it is being repeated on ITV3 suggests it will be starting soon.
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Old 11-05-2011, 14:32
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Enjoyed it the first time round, but you could work out who was the "dead baby" in the first programme, as soon as you knew there was one, because an earlier scene rather gave the game away.
It was a great opening episode though : very dark and brooding
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Old 11-05-2011, 17:05
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I missed this and have been hoping it will re-appear on one of the ITV channels soon. It hasn't been repeated since has it???
I saw a bit of this on itv3 so they've got the early episodes already. It was on from 10pm last night.
and probably the entire two first series.
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Old 12-05-2011, 00:11
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I saw a bit of this on itv3 so they've got the early episodes already. It was on from 10pm last night.
and probably the entire two first series.
The one you saw last night was the very first episode
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Old 12-05-2011, 20:30
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The one you saw last night was the very first episode
Thanks foer that, but I didn't get to see more than about 45 minutes in the middle. Looks good.Must be the first Irish produced series bought up by a UK channel. Can't recall any others recently. BBC N. Ireland have coproduced a fair number of dramas with RTE, but it's rare for mainland British channels.
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Old 12-05-2011, 20:48
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When's the next one on ITV3, don't know where you'd go after the first one with all the secrets and lies revealed.
Does the half Sister turn up again btw?
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Old 30-06-2011, 00:18
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We have a broadcast date at last : series 2 of Single Handed starts on Thursday, July 14 at 9pm on ITV1 and runs for six episodes.
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Old 30-06-2011, 02:02
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It was on RTE ages ago....no idea when it'll be on ITV. Strange to have such a gap.
Liked the first series, so looking forward to this...I wish we could get RTE here in the uk i really miss Fair city.......runs and hides...
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