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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 Tony Hutchinson (944 episodes, 1995-2017)
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 Steven 'Ste' Hay / ... (940 episodes, 2006-2017)
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Stephanie Waring ...
 Cindy Cunningham (II) / ... (722 episodes, 1996-2017)
Nicole Barber-Lane ...
 Myra McQueen (653 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 / ... (561 episodes, 2000-2017)
Helen Pearson ...
 Frankie Osborne / ... (538 episodes, 2004-2017)
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 Jacqui McQueen / ... (523 episodes, 2007-2013)
James McKenna ...
 Jack Osborne / ... (489 episodes, 1996-2017)
Stephanie Davis ...
 Sinead O'Connor / ... (480 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Sienna Blake / ... (478 episodes, 2012-2017)
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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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 Warren Fox (449 episodes, 2006-2017)
Jazmine Franks ...
 Esther Bloom (432 episodes, 2011-2017)
Anthony Quinlan ...
 Gilly Roach / ... (402 episodes, 2005-2011)
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 Freddie Roscoe (394 episodes, 2013-2017)
Nikki Sanderson ...
 Maxine Minniver (390 episodes, 2012-2017)
Alexandra Fletcher ...
 Diane O'Connor / ... (387 episodes, 2010-2017)
Tamara Wall ...
 Grace Black (386 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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Although set in a fictional village in Chester the series is actually filmed in Liverpool and uses many of the same houses used by Brookside (1982). See more »

Quotes

Liz Burton Taylor: [screaming] Get off him! Why are you hitting my son?
Jacob 'Jake' Dean: [to Becca, who is crying] Tell them what you've done!
[silence]
Jacob 'Jake' Dean: She's been having an affair. The lying bitch has been having an affair!
Frankie Dean: With who?
Darren Osborne: Word of advice, Frankie, never apply to be on Mastermind.
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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 17 November 2016 (2016) See more »

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Underrated when compared to other Soaps
25 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Currently, Hollyoaks is my favourite Soap. It's the one I never miss during weekdays In fact, it's been my favourite for quite a few years now, given that Eastenders has certainly suffered a great 21st century downfall The viewers' ratings for this Soap always suffer in comparison to the universally watched Soaps (Eastenders, Coronation St), much to do with the fact that Channel 4 suffers in comparison to BBC1 and ITV Nevertheless, I would say it is the most realistic of all the Soaps, and doesn't overstretch the boundaries in storytelling. In fact it is more in touch with human nature than all the other soaps, relating its plots to real teenage problems and even parental problems Moreover, it doesn't need to bring a character back from the dead to boost ratings; and most of the families are central to the main plots so you become familiar with them My current favourite characters are Louise, Warren, Carmel, Tony, John-Paul and Jacqui, all of whom are very much involved in the current gripping episodes I would recommend this Soap to both genders and to people in their teens and above, however the Late Night Specials include more adulterated content


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