In Good Hands
Throughout the 1970s and 80s, David Shaw-Smith and his wife Sally captured the intricacy and brilliance of Irish craft in the landmark RTE TV series, Hands. Produced and directed by Gillian Marsh, In Good Hands is a six part series in which David revisits the businesses and artisans he filmed in the original series to see how they’ve weathered the last 30 years. The documentaries explore the life and work of traditional Irish craft-workers and how they’ve adapted to the demands of the modern world: from elite saddle-makers, iron workers and cobblers to bespoke tailors, potters and artisanal weavers. In Good Hands is entertaining, inspirational, feel-good television for viewers of all ages.