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Episode 1

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 11 November 2013

D.L.Weller's powerful drama about child sexual exploitation and grooming.

Fourteen year old Holly can't believe her luck when she is asked out by twenty year old Jay; so why is her best friend Leah not happy for her and why can't her parents just leave her alone?

D.L. Weller has done extensive research with victims and their families and professionals working in child protection and safeguarding. Holding On To You, although fictional, is informed and inspired by these interviews. It explores a problem thought to affect tens of thousands of children, of all backgrounds, yet that still remains largely hidden and apparently unaddressed in many regions.

Credits

Holly
Dolly-Rose Campbell
Leah
Aimee Kelly
Jo
Christine Bottomley
Chris
Graeme Hawley
Jay
Henry Devas
Director
Nadia Molinari
Writer
DL Weller
Producer
Nadia Molinari

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