Holding. PJ Collins (Conleth Hill)


  • TV comedy drama
  • ITV1
  • 2022
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Comic crime series adapted from Graham Norton's novel of the same name, set in small-town Ireland. Also features Conleth Hill, Siobhán McSweeney, Charlene McKenna, Helen Behan, Amy Conroy and more.

Press clippings

Siobhán McSweeney interview

The Irish star of Derry Girls and now ITV murder mystery Holding talks to Isobel Lewis about seeing real people have sex on screen, the radical thrust of Pottery Throw Down and why she has never stopped speaking out.

Isobel Lewis, The Independent, 27th March 2022

Holding's Siobhán McSweeney breaks down importance of *that* sex scene

Holding's central mystery about the dead body in the centre of a quiet town gave way to a far more tender moment this evening when Brid and Sergeant PJ spent an evening having sex together.

Tilly Pearce, Digital Spy, 21st March 2022

Holding review - it's all 40 shades of paddywackery

Almost everything about the production seems custom-built to pander to the dated preconceptions of an overseas audience.

Liam Fay, The Times, 19th March 2022

Holding review

So, Graham Norton... is this a crime drama or a comedy?

Deborah Ross, Daily Mail, 19th March 2022

Holding review

The full Irish breakfast -- it snaps and crackles until you go pop!

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 15th March 2022

TV review: Holding, ITV1

If nothing else you'll want to stick with Holding just to work out what the feck is really going on.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 15th March 2022

Holding's Conleth Hill says lead character has "none of the clichés" of TV detectives

Conleth Hill has teased that his character in upcoming ITV murder mystery series Holding, adapted from Graham Norton's novel, has "none of the clichés that's you'd expect from a leading detective" on TV.

Flora Carr, Radio Times, 14th March 2022

Holding review

A charming adaptation of Graham Norton's novel.

Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, 14th March 2022

Holding review

Graham Norton's drama is colourful, funny, warm, and intermittently acerbic - just like him.

Nick Hilton, The Independent, 14th March 2022

Holding, ITV, review

Graham Norton's small-town secrets are hard to resist.

Emily Watkins, i Newspaper, 14th March 2022

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