Hollyoaks

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Weekdays 6:30 PM on Channel 4 Premiered Oct 23, 1995 In Season

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AIRED ON 5/2/2013

Season 18 : Episode 90

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Hollyoaks is set in the fictional borough of Hollyoaks in Chester. The first episode was broadcast on 23rd October 1995. The show attracts an average of 3 million viewers per week. The series was devised by Phil Redmond, who also created GRANGE HILL and BROOKSIDE.

Hollyoaks was originally only on one night a week but a second weekly episode began in 1996, a third followed in 1999, and a fourth was added in 2001. The series then went five nights a week in November 2003.

Hollyoaks is aimed mainly at 16-30 year olds. Like Brookside, Hollyoaks tends to deal with current affairs and topics that matter. It also appeals to a present day audience by playing a wide range of recent music and well known bands.

As the UK's fourth biggest soap, Hollyoaks is known for breaking boundaries. Its story lines include self-harm, serial murder, explosions, car crashes, adultery, fires, sexuality, suicide, street crime, gangsters, drinking, drugs, mental health (schizophrenia), domestic abuse (men and women), cults, deception, credit card fraud, incest, perjury, false imprisonment and rape (including male rape).

Hollyoaks is an award winning show winning three awards at the 2007 British Soap Awards, including Sexiest Female, Best Comedy Performance and Villain of the Year. On Saturday 3rd May 2008, Hollyoaks won six awards at the British Soap Awards including Best Actor/Actress, Best Exit, Sexiest Female, Best On-Screen Partnership and Most Spectacular Scene. In 2010 Hollyoaks won Most Spectacular Scene at the British Soap Awards and in Emmett J. Scanlan (Brendan Brady) won Villain of the Year and Best Newcomer.

On the 26th February 2007 Hollyoaks underwent a major revamp, with a brand new opening title sequence, which highlights the show's major aim to appeal to a more mature audience. The opening credits have since been updated on various occasions, when a character has left or when new characters have joined. With the most recent version debuting on Monday 13th September 2010, which included a major revamp with a whole new design and reworked opening theme. This has since seen some minor changes with characters being both removed and added.

It was announced 21st May 2008, that as of Monday 2nd June 2008, Hollyoaks will air its episode in HD format.

Hollyoaks is on weekdays at 6.30pm on Channel 4. And the first look episode airs weeknights at 7pm on E4 with, a catch-up edition of the previous days episode at 2.05pm on E4.

Three omnibus editions air every week, on Saturdays at 1.25pm on E4, Sunday mornings on 'T4' Channel 4 at 8.45am, but the time does vary and, in the early hours on Monday morning at 3.15am on E4. Spin-Offs Hollyoaks: In The City Hollyoaks: Later Hollyoaks: The Morning After the Night Before

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    Today's top TV news includes a staff cull at Channel Five, a new role for Chris O'Dowd, a crossover for Hollyoaks and Britain's Next Top Model and a new presenter for Film 2010.

  • SIMON BIRD AND BLAKE HARRISON BOTH STAR IN BBC THREE'S AUTUMN LINE-UP.

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  • Nick Pickard

    Nick Pickard

    Tony Hutchinson (1995 -)

    Stephanie Waring

    Stephanie Waring

    Cindy Longford "Cunningham" #2 (1996-2001, 2004, 2008-)

    James McKenna

    James McKenna

    Jack Osborne (1996 -)

    Ashley Taylor-Dawson

    Ashley Taylor-Dawson

    Darren Osborne #2 (1999 - 2000, 2003 -)

    Ellis Hollins

    Ellis Hollins

    Thomas "Tom" Cunningham (2001 -)

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