A complex, moving story of life in the big bad city, in this case London. The tragic, senseless, futile murder of a beautiful young woman, just embarking on her journey through life, acts ... See full summary »
A complex, moving story of life in the big bad city, in this case London. The tragic, senseless, futile murder of a beautiful young woman, just embarking on her journey through life, acts as a catalyst of change for a large and diverse group of people seemingly unconnected with this terrible event. As the ripples of change expand this group of people come under increasing pressure to face the harsh realities of their existence and turn away from the cosy fantasies they thought they knew. Some discover an inner strength that inspires them to better their lives and look to the future with hope but for others the overwhelming waves of despair and despondency push them ever nearer to the edge of the abyss. Watching it all with a jaundiced eye and a practiced put down, apparently aloof and untouched by events, is Gary Rickey, born Billy Rickey in the town of the same name, a London broad sheet food critic who doesn't seem to like food or it doesn't like him. However, even he cannot escape ... Written by
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As the producer of Holding On I can now confirm that the BBC are at last issuing the whole drama as a 3-disc DVD set in the UK summer 2005. Please tell your friends. Go out and buy! I don't know how heavily it will be publicised. Thanks to those who lobbied if that's what made it happen. They do listen eventually. Everyone who worked on it is very proud of it and now it can have a life beyond the one transmission it received in September 1997 (slightly overshadowed by the death of a certain princess I remember!) Will there ever be a drama of such ambition again on British TV? And who'd have guessed that David Morrissey would end up opposite Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct 2?
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