TV Show directory - Hollyoaks

Hollyoaks is a long running British soap opera which began airing on Channel 4 on 23 October 1995. The series was created by Phil Redmond, who had previously conceived the soap opera Brookside. Set in the fictional village of Hollyoaks, a suburb of Cheshire, the series is filmed at Lime Pictures in Liverpool's Childwall suburb. Since 2001, episodes have been aired on E4 a day before its broadcast on Channel 4.

Initially, the show was targeted towards the young adult audience. As Hollyoaks has cemented itself as one of the UK’s most well-known and popular soaps, it has now broadened its appeal to all age groups. Over the years Hollyoaks has received a tremendous amount of nominations and awards, including: 39 British Soap Awards, 18 Inside Soap Awards, one National Television Award and several BAFTAs for best soap.

Beginning with a cast of 14 characters, it now has upwards of 50 regular cast members. The longest-serving actor is Nick Pickard, who has played Tony Hutchinson since the first episode. Other notable cast members include Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren Osborne), Kieron Richardson (Steven Hay), Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen), Jessica Fox (Nancy Osborne), Stephanie Waring (Cindy Cunningham), Jorgie Porter (Theresa McQueen), Rachel Adedeji (Lisa Loveday) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Sasha Valentine).

The show is produced by Lime Pictures which also produces 'The Only Way Is Essex' & 'Geordie Shore'. The show has been so popular as to spawn three spin-offs:

The show has found a home with international audiences being exported to the likes of Canada, Norway, Sweden, South African and the USA.

A lot of Mandy members have found work on the show over the years and you can find jobs with the Hollyoaks' family by joining.

Production Company: Channel 4

Year of Publication: 1995

Companies connected with this show

Channel 4 Lime Pictures Mersey TV

Connected mandy members

3rd Assistant Director
Moira Fitzsimmons
Continuity Supervisor
Script Supervisor
Robert Duffey
Ariana Fraval
Voice Over: English
DS Cohen
Nicole Blissett
Make-up Artist
Hair and makeup senior supervisor
Geoffrey Fyfe
Sound Recordist
Boom Operator
Supporting Artist
Matthew Clohessy
Child Actor
Matthew-Jesus Mcqueen
Lacey Debra Findlow
Child Actor
Dee Dee Hutchinson
Angus Taylor
Editor (Assistant)
Media Management/Edit Assistant
Pete Melling
Passer By
Harriet Stewart
Production Secretary
Set Dresser Runner - freelance
Johnny Bridge
Script Writer
Runner/3rd AD
Sam Dillon
Runner/3rd AD
Philip Wright
Script Writer
Senior Storyliner
Elizabeth Callaghan
Standby Props
Standby Props
Vicky Mills
PC Middleton