Holding On details
|Starring:||David Morrissey, Lesley Manville, Phil Daniels|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
Holding On - Disc 1
|TBC Disc 1|
Holding On - Disc 2
|TBC Disc 2|
Holding On - Disc 3
|TBC Disc 3|
|Run time:||7 hours 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Aug 2005|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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HOLDING OUT FOR HOLDING ONBy Johnny from KENT , 04 Jul 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This fantastic tale of multi layered lives in London is a perfect example of great British drama. This drama first aired on BBC2 way back in 1997 and was then subject to repeats on UK-Drama. With an all star cast HOLDING ON focuses on the lives of people in London and how thier lives are inter-twined with other peoples lives also. From the mistreatment of a severely mental patient, to the murder of someone's sister, to the love affairs, a food critic with an eating disorder, the Solicitor who gets mugged, a taxi driver who is pushed to the limits, a mother who wants justice for the death of her son, djays struggling on a council estate... there is so much more. If you know what it's like living in London - you'll know what it's like Holding On.
Rent this and be moved by a drama serial so explosive it will knock you into the next episode and by the time you reach the final episode you will feel like watching ti all over again.
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Still held my attention...By a customer from Edinburgh , 21 Jan 2010I watched this back in '97 when it was first shown and had been looking forward to seeing it again. Whilst it didn't disappoint the final 3 or 4 hours are quite slow moving compared to the first half of the piece which really pulls you in. A great cast, David Morrissey puts in a great performance but the star for me was Ellen Thomas.
Boring ... zzzz.....By Alexxe (38 reviews) from Glasgow , 14 Nov 2009I am a David Morrissey fan - so I thought this might be worth a go.
So wrong, so wrong. Didn't make it through all of it and can't remember most of it.
Overlong and variable qualityBy a customer from Glasgow , 27 Jan 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideIt's amazing how quickly the 1990s have dated. This overlong series (it should have been six episodes, not eight) tries to be all things to all men. Very few people will be equally interested in all the different storylines. I found myself fast-forwarding every section containing the pirate radio station and Phil Daniels' pantomime pieces to camera. What really jars is how varied in quality the acting is. Some characters were excellent, such as the PR woman and the security guard, and David Morrissey delivers, as always. But trust me, you'll be very glad to see the demise of one character in particular at the end of Episode One. She was woeful.
holding on a work of geniusBy a customer from england , 22 Aug 2007quality television brilliant performances all round when do we get some more like this ??
Sour Memory LaneBy a customer from Cambridge, England , 07 Jul 2007A gentle and refreshing reminder of the cloaca maxima, the wen of England, the cess pit and dumping ground London has become over the past half-century (unless you come from money).