Country: UK, Language: English, 30 mins

  • Director: Ken Horn
  • Writer: Phil Redmond

CGiii Comment

Littered with terrible acting, shockingly bad scripts...and - especially when the ratings dip - so many gay storylines that your head will spin.

A sure fire way to end your acting career - work on this...

Talentless drivel...and, unsurprisingly, very popular with the adolescents.


The(ir) Blurb...

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.

Cast & Characters

Nick Pickard as Tony Hutchinson;
Gerard McCarthy as Kris Fisher;
Ashley Taylor Dawson as Darren Osborne;
Zoe Lister as Zoe Carpenter;
Sarah Jayne Dunn as Mandy Richardson;
Nico Mirallegro as Barry 'Newt' Newton;
Ricky Whittle as Calvin Valentine;
Kieron Richardson as Steven 'Ste' Hay;
Andrew Moss as Rhys Ashworth;
Andree Bernard as Liz Burton Taylor