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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Kieron Richardson ...
 Steven 'Ste' Hay / ... (912 episodes, 2006-2017)
Nick Pickard ...
 Tony Hutchinson (894 episodes, 1995-2017)
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 Darren Osborne (II) / ... (887 episodes, 2007-2017)
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Stephanie Waring ...
 Cindy Cunningham (II) / ... (680 episodes, 1996-2017)
Nicole Barber-Lane ...
 Myra McQueen (604 episodes, 2008-2017)
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 Theresa McQueen (599 episodes, 2008-2016)
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 Carmel Valentine / ... (567 episodes, 2006-2014)
Ellis Hollins ...
 Tom Cunningham / ... (528 episodes, 2000-2017)
Helen Pearson ...
 Frankie Osborne / ... (524 episodes, 2004-2017)
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 Jacqui McQueen / ... (523 episodes, 2007-2013)
Stephanie Davis ...
 Sinead O'Connor / ... (480 episodes, 2010-2015)
James McKenna ...
 Jack Osborne / ... (479 episodes, 1996-2017)
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 John Paul McQueen (473 episodes, 2006-2017)
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 Rhys Ashworth (472 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Sienna Blake / ... (427 episodes, 2012-2017)
Jazmine Franks ...
 Esther Bloom (412 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Gilly Roach / ... (402 episodes, 2005-2011)
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 Warren Fox (391 episodes, 2006-2017)
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 Freddie Roscoe (387 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Mark 'Dodger' Savage / ... (384 episodes, 2011-2015)
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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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Life gets a little bit better when you rub some Hollyoaks on it. See more »

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The series is very famous for its attractive young cast. Every year, the male stars would release a "Hollyoaks Hunks" calendar and the female stars would release a "Hollyoaks Babes" calendar, in which the actors and actresses would pose in states of undress. See more »

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Justin Burton: [about Becca] She thinks I'm too young.
Ali Taylor: She's not wrong there.
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Featured in Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.55 (2009) See more »

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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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