Hollyoaks takes a look at the lives, loves and careers of a group of teenage friends and their families as they graduate through GCSE's, A-Levels and College into the world of work.

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 Tom Cunningham / ... (508 episodes, 2000-2016)
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 Frankie Osborne / ... (489 episodes, 2004-2016)
Stephanie Davis ...
 Sinead O'Connor / ... (480 episodes, 2010-2015)
Andy Moss ...
 Rhys Ashworth (472 episodes, 2006-2014)
James McKenna ...
 Jack Osborne / ... (447 episodes, 1996-2016)
James Sutton ...
 John Paul McQueen (432 episodes, 2006-2016)
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 Esther Bloom (382 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Sienna Blake / ... (381 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Cheryl Brady / ... (360 episodes, 2009-2013)
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Hollyoaks is a British TV soap opera, that takes a mundane look at the lives, loves and careers of a group of teenage friends and their families as they graduate through GCSE's, A-Levels and College into the world of work. first broadcast on 23 October 1995, on the Channel 4 network. Originally devised by Phil Redmond, who also devised shows such as Brookside and Grange Hill, the program is set in and around the fictional Chester suburb of Hollyoaks and is centered around a former 1950s technical college which is now a college of higher education called Hollyoaks Community College (often mistaken for the real-life University of Chester), with the characters and main target audience generally being in their late teens or early twenties. Written by Anonymous

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In 2000 the character Matt Musgrove (played by Christian Ealey) transferred from Brookside (1982) to Hollyoaks, the first time this had been done in England. See more »

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Ali Taylor: What sort of film is this?
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Awful yet addictive...
30 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Hollyoaks is many things. One thing that it isn't though, is well acted out. It has one of the poorest collections of actors/actresses I have ever witnessed on TV. There are a few which are satisfactory, but overall it's terrible. They cast the actors purely on looks, a lot of the cast were models prior to being on Hollyoaks. And I must say the writers seem absolutely clueless, as most of the story lines seem to be totally unoriginal and cliché...

On the other hand, there is a certain spark to the show which makes you enjoy watching it, and carry on watching it. There are a few lovable characters, and a few which you hate so much that you watch the show again just to laugh or cringe at. There's the adictive-ness that I think you will always find in soaps, which is why I must recommend anyone who hasn't started watching this to never start watching this, as you will too become hooked to a simply awful show.


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