ITV drama Holding: Release date and how to watch
Conleth Hill and Siobhán McSweeney lead the cast in the ITV adaptation of Norton's book.
The new TV adaptation based on Graham Norton’s debut novel Holding is set to air its final episode tonight (4th April.)
The ITV drama has taken viewers on many twists and turns as our hero Sergeant PJ Collins (Conleth Hill) has tried to get to the bottom of a 20-year-old cold case murder in the sleepy town of Duneen in Ireland.
As the murder investigations unfolds, multiple suspects begin to emerge, including Tommy’s former lover Bríd Riordan (McSweeney).
Speaking exclusively to RadioTimes.com for his extended Big RT Interview, Hill teased that his character has "none of the clichés that you'd expect from a leading detective" on TV.
He went on to say that, upon reading Norton’s novel before he was even offered the role, the "anti-hero" aspect of the character immediately appealed to him "as a reader, not even as an actor".
"I just love the ordinariness of the mundanity - of the non-achievement outsider aspect of him that doesn't matter how long he's here, [he'll] always be an outsider," he said.
"I just thought he was a really multi-faceted character, but none of the kind of clichés that you'd expect from a leading detective and something. So yeah, [that anti-hero aspect] did appeal to me. And I think it was developed from the novel as well... so it was just a gift."
Meanwhile, talking about how her role as the romantic lead challenges stereotypes, McSweeney told RadioTimes.com: “Women who look like me aren't usually allocated romantic leading status."
She continued: "Bríd is a character that you don't get that often. I've never gotten her and I've never seen her on screen before necessarily.
Speaking about the series, Norton said: "I am beyond excited to see the story and characters I created being brought to the screen. I love how the brilliant creative team have transformed my novel into something so rich and dramatic. West Cork is ready for its close-up!"
Read on for everything you need to know about how to watch the new ITV crime drama.
Alternatively, f you’ve already binged all four episodes, why not checking out our guide to Holding’s ending here.
How to watch Holding on ITV
Holding premiered on ITV at 9pm on Monday, 14th March 2022, and is set to air weekly from then on.
Norton’s novel was originally released back in 2016, and the TV adaptation is directed by Kathy Burke and written by Dominic Treadwell-Collins and Karen Cogan.
How many episodes of Holding are there on ITV?
ITV’s Holding consists of four episodes, which are all one-hour long.
The final episode is set to air on ITV at 9pm on 4th April 2022.
The official synopsis for episode 1 reads: “When human remains are found in a sleepy Irish village, Sergeant PJ Collins finally has a genuine mystery to solve. As the discovery ripples through the community, it threatens to expose decades of secrets.”
Is Holding on ITV Hub?
Yes, all episodes of Holding were made available to watch on ITV Hub after the first episode premiered on the streamer.
So, you can either watch the episodes each Monday for the following three weeks or binge-watch the entire season in one go.
ITV Hub is free to use but the episodes come with ads. You can upgrade to ITV Hub+ for £3.99 a month which will let you watch on catch-up without the adverts and download content.
ITV Holding trailer
A trailer for Holding was released in February 2022, giving fans a first look at Conleth Hill and Siobhán McSweeney and teasing some hilarious moments as the investigation into the murder unfolds. Watch below:
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Who is in the cast of ITV drama Holding?
Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones) leads the cast of ITV drama Holding as local police officer Sergeant PJ Collins.
Meanwhile, other cast members include Siobhán McSweeney as Bríd Riordan, Brenda Fricker as Lizzie Meany, and Charlene McKenna as Evelyn Ross.
Talking about her character, Irish actress McSweeney said: “I cannot think of a better script in a better place with a better cast and crew. I’m in heaven being back in Cork.”
Finally, the cast is rounded out by Helen Behan (Elizabeth Is Missing), Pauline McLynn (Father Ted), Clinton Liberty (Handsome Devil, Normal People), Amy Conroy (The South Westerlies), Olwen Fouéré (Beast), Eleanor Tiernan (Bridget and Eamon), Gary Shelford (Belgravia), Lochlann Ó’Meárain (Smother), Sky Yang (Halo), Demi Isaac Oviawe (The Young Offenders), Norma Sheahan (Bridget and Eamon), and Anne Kent (Fair City).
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