List of Hollyoaks spin-offs

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The following is a list of late night, DVD and spin-off series of Channel 4 soap-opera Hollyoaks. Each has a brief summary of the plot.

Video/DVD specials[edit]

Hollyoaks: Off on One[edit]

A video spin-off from 1998 which sees Rob Hawthorne seek revenge against Kurt Benson. The storyline comes to a dramatic conclusion with Rob and Kurt fighting on a boat. Rob rushes at Kurt, however he moves out of the way and Rob falls into the sea, with everyone believing he is dead. Music composed and performed by Steve Wright.

Hollyoaks: Indecent Behaviour[edit]

A video/DVD spin-off released in 2001. Geri Hudson arrives with footballer boyfriend Jason Cunliffe. In a club, Scott Anderson begins to chat Geri up. Luke Morgan steps in to stop him taking it too far, however just as Scott and his friends are about to throw Luke into the river, Scott tells his friends that he has a better idea; Scott and his friends pull Luke's trousers down to make fun of Luke's rape from the previous year. Ben Davies and Beth Morgan try to break Scott and Luke up before a fight breaks, which it does between Ben and Luke. Beth is later offered a lift by Scott, and then is raped. Music composed and performed by Steve Wright.

Late night specials[edit]

Hollyoaks: Lost Weekend[edit]

Four episodes broadcast in 1999 centring on the kidnapping of Lucy Benson by Rob Hawthorne and the desperate search by Ruth Osborne, Lewis Richardson and Tony Hutchinson.

Hollyoaks: Boys Do Barca[edit]

Broadcast in 2000, Alex Bell, Max Cunningham, Ben Davies, Tony Hutchinson, Luke Morgan, Sam "O.B." O'Brien, Sol Patrick and Lewis Richardson make their way to Barcelona to celebrate Rory Finnigan's stag party before Finn marries Tony's Mother. Tony, however, has secretly enlisted the help of Carol Groves to convince Finn not to go ahead with the marriage.

Hollyoaks: Breaking Boundaries[edit]

Broadcast in March 2000, the late night special involves a 90s disco at the club where Ruth Osborne discovers Lewis Richardson's gambling addiction. Ruth and Lewis eventually end up sleeping together, despite Ruth's marriage to Kurt Benson. Meanwhile, after a football match, Mark Gibbs beats up Luke Morgan before raping him.

Hollyoaks: Leap of Faith[edit]

The 2003 late night special sees Ellie Mills try to kill herself before telling serial-killer husband Toby to hand himself in to the police. Toby realises he could not live without Ellie and ends up holding her hostage on a rooftop. As Toby prepares to jump with Ellie, Dan Hunter arrives and pushes Toby off the building, killing him.

Hollyoaks: After Hours[edit]

A four-part late night series broadcast in 2004. Lisa Hunter is whisked away to Paris with a man she meets in a hotel where she worked. Joe Spencer and his friends go on a night out that ends in disaster. Meanwhile, former character Matt Musgrove crosses over to the special.

Hollyoaks: In Too Deep[edit]

In a one off special aired on 31 May 2005, Steph Dean is haunted by the ghost of one of Toby Mills' victims and she nearly drowns. Meanwhile, Lee Hunter and Bombhead cause mayhem at the backstage of Steph's show.


Character Actor
Bombhead Lee Otway
Cameron Clark Ben Gerrard
Ben Davies Marcus Patric
Craig Dean Guy Burnett
Frankie Dean Helen Pearson
Steph Dean Carley Stenson
Lee Hunter Alex Carter
Lisa Hunter Gemma Atkinson
Joe Spencer Matt Milburn
Lucy Celena Cherry
Michelle Lou Emmett
Simon Sean Taylor
Vanessa Lizzie Hills

Hollyoaks: Crossing the Line[edit]

The late night special broadcast in 2005 sees Andy Holt spike Dannii Carbone's drink with GHB before raping her. Andy then reveals his activities to his friend, Sam Owen, who agrees to join Andy to drug and rape girls. Meanwhile, Chris tricks Lee Hunter into sleeping with a transvestite called Aphrodite. Elsewhere, Ben Davies and Lisa Hunter make friends with siblings Ally and Alex.

Hollyoaks: No Going Back[edit]

Following Crossing the Line, Andy drugs Sophie and Mel Burton. He rapes Mel and leaves Sam to rape Sophie, but he does not. Dannii tells Russ Owen that she was raped. He does not believe her so she attempts suicide. Mel, Sophie and Louise Summers stop her and report Andy to the police. Sam and Andy, both on the top of a cliff, are caught in a fight between themselves and Russ. Sam and Andy both fall over the cliff. Russ manages to grab the pair, however has to let one go, so lets Andy fall to his death.

Hollyoaks: Back from the Dead[edit]

In 2006, Andy Holt returns after surviving the fall and seeks his revenge against Russ by kidnapping his sister Nicole. Sam and Russ come in to free Nicole but Andy attacks them with a metal pole and threatens to rape Nicole but then Mel bursts in and whacks him over the head with the metal pole and begins to laugh at him as she calls the police. Whilst tied up, Andy let's slip to Russ and Nicole about Sam's involvement in the rapes. Andy escapes, and Mel chases after him and he runs into a metal spike and he starts to bleed from his mouth, he starts to talk but Mel can't understand what he said, maybe it was sorry! He then dies a painful death causing celebrations round Chester to those he raped

Hollyoaks: King of Hearts[edit]

A late night special called Hollyoaks: King of Hearts was announced in November 2010 and was broadcast on 15 December 2010 on Channel 4.[1] The episode followed events in the main series which saw Kathleen McQueen blackmailing her family. The episode features Rhys Ashworth and Jacqui McQueen attempting to cheat during a game of poker with Brendan Brady and Danny Houston. After their plan is discovered, Danny tells Jacqui she must sleep with him to save Rhys and wipe the debt they owe him. The episode was originally due to air on 16 December 2010. However, this was later changed.[2]

Spin-off series[edit]

Hollyoaks: Movin' On[edit]

A new sixteen part series. Tony Hutchinson and Rory Finnigan open their new business venture. Meanwhile, after beating Ruth Osborne up, Lewis, racked by guilt, commits suicide. Ruth then leaves for London. Music composed and performed by Steve Wright

Hollyoaks: Let Loose[edit]

A 2005 series following Ben Davies and Lisa Hunter as they depart Hollyoaks for a new life. Lisa and Ben's relationship is put to the test over Lisa's jealousy, however she agrees to give their relationship another go. Music composed and performed by Steve Wright

Hollyoaks: In the City[edit]

Lisa and Ben return to Liverpool, where Lisa is set up with a modelling agency. Ben spends the pair's entire savings on a bar. Lisa delves further up the career path and Ben has an illicit affair and is involved in dodgy dealings with Burton Phillips. Finally, Lisa ended up shooting and killing Ben.

Hollyoaks Later[edit]

2008 series following Niall Rafferty as he returns for revenge on Steph Cunningham, Craig Dean and Tom Cunningham, which leads to the dramatic death of Niall. Meanwhile, Kris and Malachy Fisher return to Ireland to attend their father's funeral as Malachy and Mercedes McQueen marry. Sarah Barnes, Nancy Hayton and Zoe Carpenter head off on a "girly" road trip as the Dirty Diegos enter 'Battle of the Bands'.[3]

A second series was commissioned and was broadcast in September 2009.[4][5][6] It follows four main stories: Hannah, Rhys and Josh Ashworth go off to a music festival, where they encounter a dangerous drug dealer, Tony Hutchinson marries Cindy Cunningham after several mishaps, the McQueens go to London for Theresa's modelling and Sarah Barnes and Zoe Carpenter are joined by Sarah's jealous girlfriend Lydia Hart on a parachute jump which leads to Sarah's death after Lydia sabotages her parachute.

In April 2010, Channel 4 announced that the show would return for a third series, this time produced by Hollyoaks series producer Paul Marquess. The characters appearing included: Mitzeee Minniver, Carl Costello, Riley Costello, Seth Costello, Malachy Fisher, Mercedes Fisher, Theresa McQueen and Nancy Hayton. Filming took place in the summer of 2010, and in October 2010, it was revealed that the third series would begin on 25 October, and would closely interweave with the main Hollyoaks series, revolving around "one fateful night". UFC Fighter Michael Bisping guest starred.

It Was reported that a fourth series had been recommissioned due to the popularity of the last few series. Filming will take place in the summer of 2011. Characters rumoured to be involved in the storylines have included Mercedes McQueen, Myra McQueen, Michaela McQueen, Texas Longford, Silas Blissett, Heidi Costello, Riley Costello, Lynsey Nolan and Mitzeee Minniver. New cast members include a new addition to the McQueen family played by Amy Walsh sister of Girls aloud star Kimberly Walsh and a new unnamed hunk to be played by ex-eastenders actor Chris Coghill. By early June scenes had begun filming in Ibiza with Mercedes McQueen, Myra McQueen, Michaela McQueen, Theresa McQueen, Will Savage, Rae Wilson and Mitzeee Minniver. Series 4 is set to be aired over the course of five nights from 5 September to 10 September 2011. In the gripping final episode of the series, Rae Wilson was strangled by Silas Blissett after he heard that Brendan Brady wanted to kill her. He wanted Brendan to be arrested on suspicion of murder so that he could continue with his evil plans.

Hollyoaks Does Come Dine With Me[edit]

2015 Series based on the Channel 4 evening show Come Dine With Me. The show aired at 7:30pm on E4 during the 20th Anniversary Week. Jimmy McKenna (Jack Osborne), Jessica Fox (Nancy Osborne), Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay), Kirsty Leigh Porter (Leela Lomax), Jessica Ellis (Tegan Lomax) and Jaqueline Boatswain (Simone Loveday) were the Hollyoaks stars that took part.


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Online spin-offs[edit]

Hollyoaks: The Morning After the Night Before[edit]

Josh Ashworth heads off to party with Dave Colburn in Manchester in the on-line spin-off which features the down side to binge drinking.[7][8]

Hollyoaks: Freshers[edit]

Freshers is an 2010 online drama following the lives of the fresher students before they begin at Hollyoaks Community College. Like The Morning After the Night Before, several characters' social networking websites were created. This time using Facebook. The series featured the return of Lee Hunter, and debut of new characters Jamil Fadel, Leanne Holiday and Doug Carter. It also starred Charlotte Lau, India Longford, Texas Longford and Dave Colburn. A return also featured Bombhead.

Hollyoaks: Tom's Life[edit]

Tom's finding life tough after Nancy and Darren's break up. When his plan to get them back together goes wrong he almost gives up completely... until he discovers an amazing new skill.

Hollyoaks: Access All Areas[edit]

Series 1[edit]

1. Amanda Clapham
2. James Sutton
3. Jessica Fox
4. Jorgie Porter
5. Parry Glasspol
6. Jazz Franks
7. Charlie Wernham
8. Anna Passey
9. Cameron Moore
10. Tamara Wall
11. Fabrizo Santino
12. Nikki Sanderson

Series 2[edit]

1. Charlie Clapham
2. Stephanie Waring
3. Sophie Austin
4. Kieron Richardson
5. Jacqueline Boatswain & Karl Collins
6. Daisy Wood–Davis
7. Jamie Lomas
8. James Finnegan
9. Richard Linnell & Kassuis Nelson
10. Duncan James

Series 3[edit]

1. Kirsty Leigh Porter
2. Duyane Boachie
3. Amy Conachan

Media Content[edit]

Hollyoaks: Search for a star[edit]

A short series on channel 4 where hollyoaks held open auditions to cast a new character and showed the audition process

Hollyoaks: Access All Areas[edit]

Hollyoaks on the Pull[edit]

Hollyoaks: Extreme Challenges[edit]

Hollyoaks Backstage[edit]

A weekly on-line documentary featuring various members of the Hollyoaks cast showing viewers behind the scenes of the show. Each 3 minute episode is shown broadcast weekly on the E4 website.

Hollyoaks: Summer's Got a Secret[edit]

The Hollyoaks Music Show[edit]

The Hollyoaks Music Show
Directed by Chris Howe
Dave Skinner
Presented by

Rick Edwards (2008–2010)
Matt Littler (2011)

Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 26
Producer(s) Sarah Clarke
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Conker Media
Lime Pictures
External links

The Hollyoaks Music Show is a music television programme broadcast as part of T4 on Channel 4. The show began broadcasting on 17 October 2009, following a pilot episode in 2008, and features various recording artists performing and participating in the show. It is sponsored by British retailer Matalan and hosted by Rick Edwards.

The series first began in 2008, when it was named Hollyoaks Music Special, a one-off programme hosted by Rick Edwards and former Hollyoaks actor Matt Littler.[9] Following its success, Channel 4 commissioned two series[10] and retailer Matalan became the show's official sponsor, in order to reach the target audience of 16- to 34-year-olds. Repeats of the series have been shown on 4Music since 2010.[11] In 2009 the first series aired, retitled The Hollyoaks Music Show. When the new series was broadcast, it was shown as part of T4 weekly on Channel 4, again presented by Rick Edwards. It is filmed within the Hollyoaks studios in Childwall, Liverpool. The show features signed and unsigned acts performing in and around the Hollyoaks set. A Christmas special was announced in November 2010, due to air in December.[12]

Acts which have appeared include The Saturdays,[13] Mr Hudson,[14] Chipmunk,[15] Tinchy Stryder, N-Dubz and Calvin Harris, Example, Jason Derulo,[16] Diana Vickers, Olly Murs, The Wanted and You Me at Six as well as some unsigned acts including Vienna Ditto, Minnie Londoner[17] and The Palpitations.[18] The show regularly features members of the Hollyoaks cast as part of the audience.[19]

Along with the performances, The Hollyoaks Music Show also features fashion awards in each episode from episode 11 onwards. The award is presented to an act from the same episode for their clothing style. Acts who won the award include Olly Murs, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, McFly and JLS.[20]

A competition was run online throughout the series, with the winner given the chance to appear performing in an episode of Hollyoaks.[21] The winner was Shide Boss.[22][23]

Other related shows[edit]

Hollyoaks: The Good, the Bad and the Gorgeous[edit]

A drama-documentary shown on E4 on 2 October 2009, looking back at the past 14 years, showing classic clips from the series.[24] Ste Hay and Cheryl Brady go to a cinema where old clips from Hollyoaks are being shown by a familiar face. It was presented by Bernard Latham who played Gordon Cunningham. For the episode, special sequences were filmed between old clips of the show. They parodied such films as Stanley Kubrick's The Shining and Randal Kleiser's Grease.

Hollyoaks Best Bits 2011[edit]

A sequel to the 2009 one-off compilation special. First shown on 23 December 2011, Will Best looks back at some of the biggest and best moments from Hollyoaks 2011. The show also includes some interviews from its main cast such as: Scarlett Bowman, Dylan Llewellyn, Tosin Cole, Karen Hassan amongst many others. Unlike the recent show, this one had exclusive sketches from Alex Carter and Lee Otway, plus a cheeky look of highlights for 2012.

Hollyoaks: A Little Film About Love[edit]

A special E4 only episode which aired on 11 November 2011 following characters Jason Costello and Bart McQueen travelling to London to stop Sinead O'Connor from leaving with boyfriend Gaz Bennett, during the journey Jason records on a camera as documentary, it also features pre-recorded clips of Jason interviewing characters such as Maddie Morrison, Myra McQueen and Neil Cooper . It also features Jono, Ruby Button and Duncan Button.[25]

Hollyoaks: Chasing Rainbows[edit]

A Special E4 only episode which aired on 7 June 2012, that follows Dennis Savage on his journey with students Leanne Holiday, Barney Harper-McBride and Scott Sabeka who travel to Liverpool to seek out musician Maverick Sabre to headline the Savage's Forest Party back in the village, Dennis struggles to prove throughout that he knows Maverick and will be able to find him in time for the party.[26]

Hollyoaks: The Story of[edit]

Mercedes - Murder, affairs and a LOT of bodycon...join Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe as she looks back at the life of Mercedes McQueen. Features backstage secrets and clips from the show.

Darren's Biggest Dating Disasters - Hollyoaks star Ashley Taylor Dawson takes us through Darren's biggest dating disasters.

Sinead's Most Life-Changing Moments - Revenge, tragedy, bombs... Steph Davis takes us through some of Sinead's biggest moments!

Ste's Greatest Shockers - Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson relives his character's most shocking moments.

Tony's 20 Years in Hollyoaks - For Hollyoaks' 20th anniversary, actor Nick Pickard relives Tony's memorable storylines.

Sienna's Most WTH?! Moments - A faked pregnancy, fancying her twin brother... relive Sienna's *slightly* unusual stories.


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