Moving On is one of those television series where each episode is a self-contained “drama” akin to the series “The Street.” Therefore, if you watch one and don’t like it it’s not as if they’re all going to be the sort you don’t like. The plus side of this “format” is the quality of actors. There’s some really good actors that have appeared throughout all the series (6 series at the time of writing) including Sheila Hancock, Anna Massey, Hannah Gordon, John Simm and Jenny Agutter.
The individual episodes cover most of the social spectrum with issues such as abortion, adoption, death, special needs care and Alzheimer’s disease being covered; hence the title “Moving On” I guess as it’s about how the individuals cope and “move on.”
This review basically covers the first three series. The only episode I found disappointing was “Drowning Not Waving” which was about debt and drug dealing. The rest I found to be all good.
The picture quality is good as you’d expect from a major DVD label such as ITV who would go to some effort to get it right. However, one criticism of ITV is their somewhat “lax” attitude to sealing their DVDs, a lot of their titles come unsealed even when new and cases get scuffed and scratched; ok you don’t “play” the case but given a piece of cellowrap probably costs tuppence ‘hapenny it’s a bit mean in my opinion.