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 / ... (926 episodes, 2006-2017)
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 Tony Hutchinson (916 episodes, 1995-2017)
Ashley Taylor Dawson ...
 Darren Osborne (II) / ... (910 episodes, 2007-2017)
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 Mercedes Fisher / ... (832 episodes, 2006-2017)
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 Nancy Osborne / ... (767 episodes, 2006-2017)
Stephanie Waring ...
 Cindy Cunningham (II) / ... (693 episodes, 1996-2017)
Nicole Barber-Lane ...
 Myra McQueen (624 episodes, 2008-2017)
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 Theresa McQueen (599 episodes, 2008-2016)
Gemma Merna ...
 Carmel Valentine / ... (567 episodes, 2006-2014)
Ellis Hollins ...
 Tom Cunningham / ... (539 episodes, 2000-2017)
Helen Pearson ...
 Frankie Osborne / ... (527 episodes, 2004-2017)
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 Jacqui McQueen / ... (523 episodes, 2007-2013)
James McKenna ...
 Jack Osborne / ... (482 episodes, 1996-2017)
Stephanie Davis ...
 Sinead O'Connor / ... (480 episodes, 2010-2015)
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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 / ... (445 episodes, 2012-2017)
Jazmine Franks ...
 Esther Bloom (427 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Warren Fox (416 episodes, 2006-2017)
Anthony Quinlan ...
 Gilly Roach / ... (402 episodes, 2005-2011)
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 Freddie Roscoe (394 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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Alex Carter (Lee Hunter) auditioned for the part of Darren Osbourne, but he lost out to Ashley Taylor Dawson. About four years later he was up for the part of Dan Hunter, but was considered to look too young for that part, but ideal for the younger brother. See more »

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Lee Hunter: Oh, come on. OB could flog g-strings to nuns.
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Referenced in The Wright Stuff: Episode #21.16 (2016) See more »

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actually a pretty good show
9 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My sisters and I love to watch Hollyoaks all together. At first I was a bit put off as it all seemed a bit stereotypical but I have come to love it despite that. The humour is fun and the story lines rarely get too serious which is a nice change from soaps that insist on always being a bit too depressing.

Every now and then they do have a storyline that has us jumping for joy or staring in dismay. The recent fire was incredibly dramatic and we almost cried over some of the departed characters.

The acting can be a bit off at times but ultimately this is a great soap to watch if you want to relax and suspend reality after a long day at work or school.

by the way the fact that most of the guys are quite cute doesn't spoil it at all!


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