Moving On

Series of daytime plays set in contemporary Britain, all sharing the theme of someone going through some kind of change in their life.

Genre: Drama

Director: Jimmy McGovern

Country: UK

Duration: 45 min

Quality: HD

Release: 2009

IMDb: 7.6

Season 1 - Moving On
"When Liz's husband died, years of looking forward to retirement suddenly became irrelevant. Then she met Damar, a retired Nepalese soldier, and fell in love. Liz doesn't understand why her family aren't happy for her. Damar doesn't understand why he can't work in the country he fought for. All they want is to hold onto the bit of sunshine they've found."
"A father attempts to toughen up his son, but in doing so unleashes a chain of events that look impossible to stop. Can he repair the damage, or have his actions turned away the person he loves the most? Family life may never be the same."
"Faced with spiralling debts, Ellie Morgan's only hope of avoiding bankruptcy is to sell the home she loves. No-one's buying, however - no-one, that is, except John Mulligan, an old flame from school. A bad boy done good, he's Ellie's knight in shining armour. He offers the perfect solution, or so Ellie thinks, until best friend Maria suggests that not everything about John Mulligan is as great as it seems."
"A 17-year-old boy's secret love of dressing in women's clothes is discovered, in a turn of events which ignites a ticking time bomb that threatens to destroy his parents' marriage and his family forever."
"When Sylvie Jackson is asked to cover for a colleague at work, she makes a decision that results in a terrifying situation. The incident kicks off a chain of events that leads her into unfamiliar territory. With her back against the wall and all sides closing in, it's up to Sylvie to find the courage to take control and get her life back on track."
Season 2 - Moving On
"Divorcee Anne must decide whether to put the needs of her mother before her own desires."
Season 3 - Moving On
"Bugsy Mullen is a milkman with a scar on his lip; he is shy, but he has a good heart. Bugsy has a regular morning ritual with a couple of local kids, Dylan and Josh, who jump on the back of the float for a ride. Bugsy shouts at them because that's expected, but he doesn't actually mind. He even swerves in the street a little to increase the thrill for them. But this time Dylan falls off and bangs his head - there's a brief moment of dizziness, and then Dylan gets up and runs off laughing.\n\nBugsy worries about Dylan and takes him a big bar of chocolate. Dylan's estranged dad Clive gives him a thump for his troubles, but single mum Ally tends to his injuries. Ally's touched by Bugsy's concern for her son - she knows the accident was Dylan's fault. According to her posh new neighbours Dylan's got ADHD, but they are middle class snobs; he's just a boy, full of beans.\n\nThere's a definite spark between Bugsy and Ally, but Ally is just about to take her ex Clive back into her home; her area is being gentrified, she can't afford the rent by herself, and she thinks she's doing the right thing by the boys. Ally's mum Rita thinks she'd be better off suing the dairy for compensation, then she wouldn't need to take Clive back, but Ally doesn't want to do it. Bugsy was so innocent and nice and vulnerable. He came to see them out of kindness. And he got battered for his trouble. But on the other hand...\n\nBugsy's boss tears strips off him and moves him to another milk round - Ally thinks that Bugsy's been sacked and goes to see him. Bugsy's touched by her concern and tells Ally that he won't say anything to jeopardise her compensation, even if it costs him his job. Ally decides she owes it to Bugsy to tell him a few home truths..."
"Caroline is an army wife, recently moved to barracks with a new baby. Her husband Tom is on his first tour away, and Carolins finds it hard to adjust to life alone. They keep in touch as much as they can, but it's hard work - the baby's had colic and won't stop screaming. The wives' network is strong, but Caroline's struggling to fit in. All the other women seem strong and calm, neat and tidy - why is she such a mess?\n\nOld hand Maggie can see Caroline's becoming a bag of nerves and tries to help. When it turns out that there are rats in the house Caroline reaches breaking point, but Maggie calms her and puts her in touch with her husband's mate Sam, a rat catcher. Sam says it's going to take several weeks to get on top of the problem, as he doesn't want to put poison down with a baby in the house. He takes pity on Caroline's predicament; he can see how hard things are for her, and he unwittingly starts to take the place of Tom in the household - at the dinner table, with the baby, doing odd jobs about the house.\n\nThe attraction is clearly growing between Sam and Caroline, but they both resist. When there's a health scare with the baby Sam is a rock for Caroline, but even when he stays over he's on the sofa. However, Maggie is suspicious of the dramatic change in Caroline's outlook and gossip starts to spread. Caroline is snubbed by the wives at a memorial service and her protests at innocence are scoffed at.\n\nChastened by the priest's sermon about sacrifice and duty, Caroline goes to find Sam to tell him that they can't be friends any more, only to find that he has been beaten up as a warning. Caroline's heart goes out to Sam, and they end up in bed confessing their love for each other. They are interrupted by a phone call..."
"Hapless plumber Billy has always struggled with gambling - he claims it's under control, but with bills and repossession notices piling up, his wife Michelle is close to breaking point. Billy has had to sell his van to pay off debts, and is getting by on small plumbing jobs. Even then Billy can't help himself - he gambles the money a customer gave him for parts, and ends up having to steal a pair of taps from the betting shop toilets to complete the job. Even his mate Dave won't lend him any money - he's on the ropes.\n\nWhilst pricing up a job one day, Billy stumbles across what looks like a small bag of diamonds hidden in the loft. Billy has no idea whether they're real or not, but as house owner June isn't aware of the stash, Billy takes one to show the more worldly-wise Dave. They're both gob-smacked when the gems turn out to be real.\n\nBilly isn't sure he wants to get involved, but there are bills to be paid and Dave eggs him on. Billy takes a few of the gemstones and splits the money with Dave. For a while he's flush - but instead of paying off his debts immediately, Billy tries to make his windfall larger at the betting shop, and it's not long before he is back at square one.\n\nThe final demands are getting more insistent, and Billy has no other option but to go back to June's for more diamonds. When he fritters that money away as well, Billy gets desperate and takes Michelle's house-keeping money to try and win money from his friends at cards. At his lowest ebb, Billy returns to June's - only to discover that he's in even more trouble than he thought...\n\nWith Dave on the next flight to Spain, and Michelle packing her bags, Billy is at his wit's end when there's a knock at the door. When will Billy face up to his addiction?"
"Kieran struggles with depression after leaving home to attend university, but when his girlfriend discovers he has taken an overdose, he is forced to admit his problem to his parents. His mother and father learn the path to recovery is going to be difficult, especially after their son refuses to take anti-depressants, although they soon bond over the experience."
Season 4 - Moving On
"John and Carol are in their sixties, looking forward to retirement and a quiet life. Long-suffering of each other's foibles, but always leavened with fond humour, relations are nevertheless strained by their failure to sell their house, which has been on the market for months. As they bicker about reducing the price, they are unaware that two other arguments are happening simultaneously on their street; a young couple, Sarah and Ryan, argue about money, and taxi passenger Dave complains about the fare to driver Neil. These events come to a terrible head when Ryan is fatally knocked over by Neil, outside John and Carol's house. John and Carol try to be as sensitive as they can to the mourners congregating outside their house, but as the weeks turn into months, and the shrine of flowers, cards and soft toys encroaches ever further into their lives, even John and Carol's ever-present humour starts to fade."
"Liv is all things to all people: a single mum to two young boys, a housing officer for vulnerable adults, a university student and a loyal daughter to her difficult and demanding dad. She is pulled in so many directions that she has little time to think of herself, and even less opportunity to build a meaningful relationship. A chance encounter with supply teacher Aiden ignites a spark that offers Liv a real chance of the happiness and love she deserves. But Liv has a secret that threatens to ruin everything. Once a week, after dropping the boys at school, Liv dutifully travels to the prison where her father Kris is serving a lengthy sentence. These visits have dominated her life since the kids were small, and although she tries to protect them from this grim reality, they know more than she realises."
"Single mum Danielle befriends Sonia, a new mother at the school."
"Phil starts looking after his father following a fall, but a tragic accident ensues."
"When married couple Lisa and Gary split up, they become flatmates from hell."
Season 5 - Moving On
"Jo feels boring and invisible. That is, until the accidentally shoplifts."
"Paul and his wife Lisa move in with Paul's father, who soon signs the house over to them."
"Stressed and unable to cope, newly qualified teacher Amani Sarin tells a terrible lie."
"14 years old Beth suddenly stop taking, causing her family to panic."
"Divorced father-of-two Andy decides to take his children on an impromptu road trip."
Season 6 - Moving On
"Fun-loving 60-something Madge has a loving relationship with former magistrate Eric, but she is also hiding a very big secret."
"Moira and husband Ken are struggling, until a customer hands Moira a lottery ticket without realising it is a winner."
"The arrival of their daughter's university friend has an unexpected effect on a couple with marriage problems."
"Separated dad Eddie, tired of his brother Pete living life irresponsibly, makes an impulsive decision with far-reaching consequences."
"When a downtrodden housewife's secret lover dies and leaves her a large bequest, her family, tempted by the windfall, react in unexpected ways."
Season 7 - Moving On
"Working at the same taxi rank, Frank is left with the prospect of having to tell Linda, the woman he loves, something that will break her heart."
"Ronnie teaches neighbour Helen to drive, and begins to suspect that she is being abused by her partner, despite Helen's vehement pleas to mind his own business."
"When a picture of Hayley's 16-year-old daughter is uploaded onto a website and goes viral, Hayley doesn't know what to do."
"Angela cares for her alcoholic dad Mick. When an accident leads to Mick needing to live with her, she has to confront her father's problems and her own."
"John has always hated confrontation. When a scratch appears down the side of his car, it leads to firings and fights, concrete mixers and a Mexican stand-off."
Season 8 - Moving On
"An adopted teen learns on his eighteenth birthday that he is to be deported. Desperate to stay in the UK, he goes on the run."
"A working mother of two sons realises that her youngest child is growing up and moving away from her, so acts to keep him from leaving."
"A young man on a zero-hours contract realises that he must make a choice about the job controlling his life, a decision that will make or break his career."
"Kim's house needs a lot of work, and she cannot afford the rates for builders - until she meets charming, funny and affordable Kenny."
"A man longing to get back with his separated family acts rashly to reconnect with them, leading to a tragic situation that backs him into a corner."
Season 9 - Moving On
"A recently bereaved woman finds comfort in her local spiritualist church, much to the horror of her sceptical son."
"Two firm friends fall out when one of them wins a life-changing amount of money at their local bingo hall. Should they share, as usual, or is it winner takes all?"
"A middle-aged marriage registrar is forced to re-evaluate her thoughts on life, love and happy-ever-afters when she discovers her husband is having an affair."
Season 10 - Moving On
"Carl is a cleaner at the local university. When he masquerades as a lecturer, he discovers a newfound confidence."
"A stressed-out English teacher heads for a breakdown as he copes with an impossible workload and a particularly unruly pupil."
"A hard-up single mother reconnects with the father of her inquisitive nine-year old daughter, triggering a bitter custody battle."
"A former homeless addict turns her life around and volunteers at the local shelter in an attempt to 'give back' and reconcile with her family."
"A couple who struggled to conceive their twins through IVF are informed that they still have embryos at the clinic, but their shelf-life is limited."