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 »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1997  
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Whistleblowers (TV Series 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Stars: Richard Coyle, Indira Varma, Daniel Ryan
Public Enemies (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Released from prison after serving 10 years for murder, Eddie tries to adjust to life outside with the help of his probation officer, Paula.

Stars: Anna Friel, Daniel Mays, Lorraine Ashbourne
Real Women (TV Series 1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Born and brought in London, five friends are reunited for three days, until one of them gets married. Sitting at their hen night, the friends recollect their thoughts and look towards the ... See full summary »

Stars: Frances Barber, Jane Gurnett, Toni Palmer
Mayday (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Mayday in a small town steeped in pagan traditions where the crowning of the May Queen is the highlight of the day until suddenly she goes missing.

Stars: Koko Anglo, Matthew Ashforde, Caroline Berry
Mum (TV Series 2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Cathy is attempting to move on with her life after the death of her husband. Through a year of new beginnings she rebuilds her life surrounded by her sometimes problematic family and friends.

Stars: Lesley Manville, Peter Mullan, Lisa McGrillis
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A team of investigators attempt to stop a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper from claiming his next victim, but uncover something far more terrifying.

Director: James Marsh
Stars: Warren Clarke, Paddy Considine, James Fox
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

DI Tom Thorne's only key to a catching a serial killer is a survivor unable to move or communicate.

Director: Stephen Hopkins
Stars: Lorraine Ashbourne, Brana Bajic, Trinity Barden
Never Never (TV Movie 2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

John Parlour is a credit agent for a catalogue company preying on the poor, Jo Weller is one of his best customers... See full synopsis »

Director: Julian Jarrold
Stars: Claudie Blakley, Emma Cooke, Leo Dolan
Into the Fire (TV Mini-Series 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Stars: Donal McCann, Sue Johnston, Sharon Duce
The Bite (TV Mini-Series 1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Stars: Lesley Manville, Keith Allen, Arthur Angel
Postcode (TV Series 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Robert Eades, Manpreet Bambra
Holding On (TV Series 1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Mary Healey, Margaret Flint, Michael Elphick
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Shaun (8 episodes, 1997)
Saira Todd ...
 Claire (8 episodes, 1997)
...
 Gary Rickey (8 episodes, 1997)
...
 Zahid (8 episodes, 1997)
Ellen Thomas ...
 Florrie (8 episodes, 1997)
...
 Marcus (8 episodes, 1997)
Caroline Harker ...
 Vicky (8 episodes, 1997)
Diane Parish ...
 Janet (7 episodes, 1997)
...
 Hilary (7 episodes, 1997)
Sandra Voe ...
 Annie (7 episodes, 1997)
Rachel Power ...
 Helen (7 episodes, 1997)
Frances Shergold ...
 Frances (7 episodes, 1997)
...
 Bernard (6 episodes, 1997)
...
 Ken (6 episodes, 1997)
...
 Lloyd (6 episodes, 1997)
Tilly Vosburgh ...
 Gabby (6 episodes, 1997)
...
 Alice (5 episodes, 1997)
Jeillo Edwards ...
 Aunt Gaynor (5 episodes, 1997)
Gabriel Woodward ...
 Sam (5 episodes, 1997)
...
 Alan (4 episodes, 1997)
...
 Brenda (4 episodes, 1997)
...
 Chris (4 episodes, 1997)
Badi Uzzaman ...
 Shahid (4 episodes, 1997)
...
 Lake (4 episodes, 1997)
...
 Jemma (4 episodes, 1997)
Andrew Rajan ...
 Hafiz (4 episodes, 1997)
Robert Morgan ...
 Shaw (4 episodes, 1997)
Jack Beazley ...
 Darren (4 episodes, 1997)
May Woodward ...
 Chelsea (4 episodes, 1997)
Ellie Shergold ...
 Page (4 episodes, 1997)
...
 Werner (3 episodes, 1997)
...
 Eylot (3 episodes, 1997)
...
 Kurt (3 episodes, 1997)
David Allister ...
 Psychiatric Consultant (3 episodes, 1997)
...
 Tina (2 episodes, 1997)
Jan Harvey ...
 Julie (2 episodes, 1997)
...
 Len (2 episodes, 1997)
Fleur Mould ...
 Sally (2 episodes, 1997)
...
 WPC (2 episodes, 1997)
Leslie Schofield ...
 Claire's Father (2 episodes, 1997)
...
 Straun (2 episodes, 1997)
David Dixon ...
 Nelson (2 episodes, 1997)
Kevin Squelch ...
 Carp (2 episodes, 1997)
Ian Good ...
 Chef de Cuisine (2 episodes, 1997)
Peter Halliday ...
 Solicitor (2 episodes, 1997)
Liza Walker ...
 Sandra (2 episodes, 1997)
Edit

Storyline

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 Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 September 1997 (UK)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(8 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Gary Rickey: I like you, Bridget. I think we can do business. Do you do the business?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the most marvelous BBC Dramas
20 November 2004 | by (Leicester, England) – See all my reviews

Holding On was one of the best things I've ever seen on TV. Apart from the fact that David Morrissey is a superb actor the rest of the cast were also brilliant. Each episode had me spellbound and never wanting it to end. Having to wait a week for the next one was almost too much. I cannot believe that it has never been repeated and sadly that a DVD is not available. I think it was one of the greatest pieces of writing I have ever seen and this view was held by everyone I know who watched it. The cast were made up of some of the best British actors around. It was totally engrossing and so easy to become completely involved in the lives of all of them.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How to hassle the BBC to put this out on DVD lwhieldon
'There's that ****** from Eastenders' somepi
Wow! markvan12
Superb!!! johnnyboybance-1
Fantastic archie45
Discuss Holding On (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?