Single-Handed 4 – The Lost Sons

Ireland 2010

Director: Thaddeus O’Sullivan; screenplay: Barry Simners; cinematography: Darran Tiernan; production design: Derek Wallace; production companies: Element Pictures, Touchpaper Television for ITV and RTÉ; Irish location: Co. Galway; duration: 100’.

Cast: Owen McDonnell, Ruth McCabe, David Herlihy, Stephen Rea, Simone Lahbib, Matthew McNulty, Sean McGinley, Úna Kavanagh, Barry Barnes, Diarmuid Noyes.



Single Handed is an Irish television drama series broadcast on RTÉ Television. Set and filmed in the west of Ireland, it focuses on the life of a member of the Garda Sìochàna Sergeant Jack Driscoll. Three two-episode, single-story series aired, one each on consecutive nights in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Series 4, consisting of three stories told over six episodes, began in RTÉ One November 2010. The series is partially inspired by garda corruption in County Donegal.

For his performance in The Lost Sons Stephen Rea has won this year’s IFTA – Irish Film and Television Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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