Holding On (1997)

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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 »

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 Shaun (8 episodes, 1997)
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 Gary Rickey (8 episodes, 1997)
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Caroline Harker ...
 Vicky (8 episodes, 1997)
Diane Parish ...
 Janet (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Hilary (7 episodes, 1997)
Sandra Voe ...
 Annie (7 episodes, 1997)
Rachel Power ...
 Helen (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Frances (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Bernard (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Ken (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Lloyd (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Gabby (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Alice (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Aunt Gaynor (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Sam (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Alan (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Brenda (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Lake (4 episodes, 1997)
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 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)
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 Werner (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Eylot (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Kurt (3 episodes, 1997)
David Allister ...
 Psychiatric Consultant (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Tina (2 episodes, 1997)
Jan Harvey ...
 Julie (2 episodes, 1997)
Peter Gunn ...
 Len (2 episodes, 1997)
Fleur Mould ...
 Sally (2 episodes, 1997)
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 WPC (2 episodes, 1997)
Leslie Schofield ...
 Claire's Father (2 episodes, 1997)
Philip Bretherton ...
 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)
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 Sandra (2 episodes, 1997)
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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>

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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.


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