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TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Series (1995– )
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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.


Phil Redmond
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Series cast summary:
Nick Pickard ...  Tony Hutchinson 1,197 episodes, 1995-2020
Ashley Taylor Dawson Ashley Taylor Dawson ...  Darren Osborne (II) / ... 1,196 episodes, 2005-2020
Kieron Richardson Kieron Richardson ...  Steven 'Ste' Hay / ... 1,143 episodes, 2006-2020
Jennifer Metcalfe ...  Mercedes McQueen / ... 1,084 episodes, 2006-2020
Jessica Fox ...  Nancy Osborne / ... 1,033 episodes, 2006-2020
Stephanie Waring ...  Cindy Cunningham (II) / ... 921 episodes, 1996-2020
Nicole Barber-Lane ...  Myra McQueen 764 episodes, 2008-2019
Anna Passey Anna Passey ...  Sienna Blake / ... 739 episodes, 2012-2020
Ellis Hollins Ellis Hollins ...  Tom Cunningham / ... 731 episodes, 2000-2020
James McKenna James McKenna ...  Jack Osborne / ... 659 episodes, 1996-2020
Alexandra Fletcher Alexandra Fletcher ...  Diane O'Connor / ... 648 episodes, 2010-2020
Tamara Wall Tamara Wall ...  Grace Black 635 episodes, 2013-2020
Jorgie Porter Jorgie Porter ...  Theresa McQueen 617 episodes, 2008-2020
Stephanie Davis ...  Sinead O'Connor / ... 582 episodes, 2010-2019
Nikki Sanderson ...  Maxine Minniver / ... 580 episodes, 2012-2020
Gemma Merna ...  Carmel Valentine / ... 567 episodes, 2006-2014
Helen Pearson ...  Frankie Osborne / ... 547 episodes, 2004-2017
James Sutton ...  John Paul McQueen 537 episodes, 2006-2020
Kirsty Leigh Porter ...  Leela Lomax / ... 527 episodes, 2013-2020
Claire Cooper ...  Jacqui McQueen / ... 523 episodes, 2007-2013
Jamie Lomas ...  Warren Fox 515 episodes, 2006-2020
Sarah Jayne Dunn ...  Mandy Richardson / ... 510 episodes, 1996-2020


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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Britain's Favourite Teen Soap See more »


Drama | Romance


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In 2000, the character Matt Musgrove (played by Kristian Ealey) transferred from Brookside (1982) to Hollyoaks, the first time this had been done in a British television soap opera. See more »


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!
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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Still rocking!!!
4 May 2002 | by juicyju5See all my reviews

Hey everyone! When Hollyoaks started in 1995 I was only 10 but got hooked and now 7 years later it still rocks and is the only soap out there for people my age! There have been a number of cast changes but they just make the show what it is. The guys are hot and the girls are easy to relate to which just makes it addictive. The stroy lines are unique and capture the audience in a way, that i feel, no other soap does. The writers are never stuck for ideas coz no matter what the story line is it wouldn't have been on the show before. Love the show and everyone needs to watch it!

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Release Date:

23 October 1995 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chester, Cheshire, England, UK See more »

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