Holding The Baby, 1997

Holding The Baby was an ITV sitcom that ran for 13 episodes over 2 series.  During series 1 the show had an average audience of 6.85 million viewers, this made it 1997’s 16th-highest rated sitcom.

The show featured an early appearance from a young David Tennant. It was also re-made for the US market, but failed to catch on lasting just one series.


The  series follows Gordon Muir, a middle-aged man who finds himself left alone to raise his baby (hence Holding The Baby) after his wife runs off with a 21-year old.








Nick Hancock – Gordon Muir (series 1)
Hugh Bonneville – Gordon Muir (series 2)
Joe Duttine – Rob Muir
Sally Philips – Laura
lou Gish – Claire


Channel: ITV
Written By: Dominic Minghella and Mark Wadlow
Produced By: London Weekend Television for ITV
Original Transmission Dates: 24th January 1997 – 20th August 1998

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