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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 Nancy Osborne / ... 840 episodes, 2006-2018
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Nicole Barber-Lane ...
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 Theresa McQueen 599 episodes, 2008-2016
Ellis Hollins ...
Gemma Merna ...
 Carmel Valentine / ... 567 episodes, 2006-2014
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James McKenna ...
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 Jacqui McQueen / ... 523 episodes, 2007-2013
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Stephanie Davis ...
 Sinead O'Connor / ... 480 episodes, 2010-2015
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Jazmine Franks ...
 Esther Bloom 462 episodes, 2011-2018
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Tamara Wall ...
Nikki Sanderson ...
 Maxine Minniver 416 episodes, 2012-2018
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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: Do you really think going with all of Dan's mates will bring him back?
Lisa Hunter: Thanks, Lee. Now I know how you really feel.
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Referenced in Trollied: Episode #4.6 (2014) See more »

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Awful yet addictive...
30 March 2005 | by 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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