Airdate: Hollyoaks

By David Knox on October 3, 2010 / Filed Under Programming 14

7TWO will add UK drama Hollyoaks later this month.

The Channel 4 teen soap is set around Hollyoaks Community College.

Publicity notes indicate it weaves together “whodunits with love-stories and character-driven issue-based strands such as anorexia and drug-addiction. Hollyoaks is about firsts: first love, first drink, first day at college, first loss.”

These episodes pick up from around September 2009.

Temperamental Ravi is furious when he catches his brother kissing Loretta, and continues to rile up both friends and enemies until the whole school faces violence and chaos.

It begins at 11am on Monday October 18. All My Children will move to 12 midday and The Martha Stewart Show to 1pm.

14 Comments »

  1. hollyoaks fan October 21, 2010 at 1:13 pm -

    As a huge Hollyoaks Fan from the Uk I am glad it is getting shown in Aus however why on earth they picked to start from those dates is strange. If they were to start somewhere it should be from the John Paul and Craig era as thats when Hollyoaks was at its best.

  2. Mike October 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm -

    Nooo, talk about trash. Not that I’ll watch but isn’t our market already flodded with teen crap in the form of Neighbours and Home and Sway? So I guess we need another teen soap with even worse actors in a dreary environment.

  3. Brekkie October 3, 2010 at 10:13 pm -

    Bad move though to pick it up at the beginning of probably the worst year in the shows history. The exec producers was sacked by January and after a massive cast clear out (not to mention writers and producers) the show is only just about beginning to find it’s feet again.

    Also wonder if you’ll get last years Hollyoaks Later episodes, which aired around October over a week in a later slot – and without you’ll be left with a lot of questions just from the main show.

  4. Ellis October 3, 2010 at 5:33 pm -

    Good news, Hollyoaks is a very good drama for teens. I agree it could be in a later time slot after school hours.

    But how long until 7TWO get rid of Hollyoaks?

  5. Dan October 3, 2010 at 4:38 pm -

    Damn it! I was hoping to see the John Paul and Craig gay storyline from a few years ago…

  6. David Knox October 3, 2010 at 2:46 pm -

    It’s an hour so that would seem to make sense.

  7. vinny October 3, 2010 at 2:27 pm -

    David can I assume we are getting double episodes ? as wikipedia says the episodes are 25 mins, yet in the schedule we get an hour of the soap

    With double episodes 5 times a week we may catch up to the UK sooner.

  8. vinny October 3, 2010 at 2:26 pm -

    @pietro – Coronation Street and Emmerdale episodes are from 2002 so are 8 years old .

    Shortland Street is relatively recent , if you call episodes from November 2008 recent. Still I don’t think Shortland Street or Hollyoaks or All my Children are on pay tv so its all pretty good. Will have to PVR it though.

  9. Billy October 3, 2010 at 12:53 pm -

    That’s a good supply of British soaps. Now the next one they add I hope is an Aussie classic or American. You get more success with new British shows from 7TWO than uk.tv.

  10. Barrie October 3, 2010 at 12:23 pm -

    this is a teenager soap and would be better screened in an after school time rather than mornings. Its just got a new producer Paul Marquees who ruined The Bill

  11. Jellyman October 3, 2010 at 10:32 am -

    Another Soap from the UK joins the 7two lineup.

  12. jack October 3, 2010 at 9:01 am -

    Rubish show. feel sorry for you and what the hell are 7 doing putting this crap on?!

  13. pietro October 3, 2010 at 7:58 am -

    A bit better than Coronation St which are 5 years old episodes at least.

    Anyway there are better ways to catch up on UK soaps.

  14. Leon October 3, 2010 at 5:35 am -

    about friggen time, I been pestering UKTV to pick Hollyoaks up since i went to the UK back in 2008 and they never added it to their lineup. So im happy that 7two has picked the show up

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