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1997 was Hollyoaks's third year of production. This year, Hollyoaks received its first award nomination - "Most Popular Children's Programme" at the National Television Awards.

Overview[]

1997 saw an increase in the pacing of storylines, with bigger events occuring more regularly, as well as an increase in topical storylines such as Bazz coming out as bisexual, and sixteen year old Cindy Cunningham discovering that she was pregnant.

This year also saw the amount of deaths double, with Michael St. John Thomas falling from a roof during a siege in March 1997, Ollie Benson and Lee Stanley dying from injuries in a car accident in October 1997, and Dawn Cunningham losing her battle with leukemia in December 1997.

Other storylines included Kurt Benson being accused of attempted murder, Jack Osborne learning that his affair with the underage Dawn Cunningham in 1991 resulted in the birth of a secret daughter, Jude Cunningham struggling with alcoholism, and the arrival of Jill Patrick (a love interest for Jack Osborne) and her family.

Events[]

Hollyoaks events[]

Lee Stanley and Ollie Benson are seriously injured in a car accident.

Real life events[]

Cast Changes[]

Debuts[]

See also: Category:1997 debuts.

Number Character Actor Debut date
Dennis Richardson David McAlister 1997
Helen Richardson Kathryn George 1997
O.B. Darren Jeffries 6th October 1997
Gina Patrick Dannielle Brent October 1997
Jill Patrick Lynda Rooke November 1997
Sol Patrick Paul Danan November 1997
Kate Patrick Natasha Symms 6th November 1997
Holly Cunningham Karis Sharkey 22nd December 1997

Returns[]

None

Departures[]

See also: Category:1997 departures.

Number Character Actor Departure date
Janice Bolton Stephanie Schonfield 1997
Jeff Bolton Stephen MacKenna 1997
Susi Harrison Deborah Chad 1997
Julie Matthews Julie Buckfield 1997
Michael St. John Thomas Tom Hudson 3rd March 1997
Celia Osborne Carol Noakes 16th June 1997
Darren Osborne Adam Booth 16th June 1997
Maddie Parker Yasmin Bannerman 25th September 1997
Ollie Benson Paul Leyshon 7th October 1997
Lee Stanley Nathan Valente 7th October 1997
Bazz Toby Sawyer December 1997
Dawn Cunningham Lisa Williamson 22nd December 1997

Episodes[]

See also: Category:1997 episodes.

Episode Number Original Air Date Writer(s) Director(s)
#0068 2nd January 1997 Lucy Gough Haldane Duncan
#0069 6th January 1997 Allan Swift Haldane Duncan
#0070 9th January 1997 Andrew Lynch Delyth Thomas
#0071 13th January 1997 Roy Boulter Delyth Thomas
#0072 16th January 1997 Lucy Gough David Crean
#0073 20th January 1997 Lucy Gough David Crean
#0074 23rd January 1997 Andrew Lynch David Crean
#0075 27th January 1997 Allan Swift Cameron McAllister
#0076 30th January 1997 Anna McHugh Cameron McAllister
#0077 3rd February 1997 Anna McHugh David Richardson
#0078 6th February 1997 Roy Boulter David Richardson
#0079 10th February 1997 Claire Phillips David Andrews
#0080 13th February 1997 Claire Phillips David Andrews
#0081 17th February 1997 Lucy Gough Judith Dine
#0082 20th February 1997 Claire Phillips Judith Dine
#0083 24th February 1997 Lucy Gough Delyth Thomas
#0084 27th February 1997 Lucy Gough Delyth Thomas
#0085 3rd March 1997 Anna McHugh David Richardson
#0086 6th March 1997 Claire Phillips Judith Dine
#0087 10th March 1997 Anna McHugh David Richardson
#0088 13th March 1997 Roy Boulter David Crean
#0089 17th March 1997 Roy Boulter Cameron McAllister
#0090 20th March 1997 Gill Creswell Cameron McAllister
#0091 24th March 1997 Claire Phillips Cameron McAllister
#0092 27th March 1997 Anna McHugh David Andrews
#0093 3rd April 1997
#0094 7th April 1997
#0095 10th April 1997 Lucy Gough Delyth Thomas
#0096 14th April 1997
#0097 17th April 1997
#0098 21st April 1997
#0099 24th April 1997
#0100 28th April 1997 Chris Parker David Crean
#0101 1st May 1997
#0102 8th May 1997
#0103 12th May 1997
#0104 15th May 1997
#0105 19th May 1997
#0106 22nd May 1997
#0107 29th May 1997 Anna McHugh Jo Hallows
#0108 2nd June 1997
#0109 5th June 1997
#0110 9th June 1997
#0111 10th June 1997
#0112 11th June 1997
#0113 12th June 1997
#0114 16th June 1997
#0115 19th June 1997
#0116 23rd June 1997
#0117 26th June 1997
#0118 30th June 1997
#0119 3rd July 1997 Lucy Gough David Andrews
#0120 7th July 1997
#0121 10th July 1997
#0122 14th July 1997
#0123 17th July 1997
#0124 21st July 1997 Allan Swift Craig Lines
#0125 24th July 1997 Chris Parker David Richardson
#0126 28th July 1997
#0127 31st July 1997
#0128 4th August 1997
#0129 7th August 1997
#0130 11th August 1997 Andy Lynch David Andrews
#0131 14th August 1997
#0132 18th August 1997
#0133 21st August 1997
#0134 28th August 1997
#0135 1st September 1997
#0136 4th September 1997
#0137 8th September 1997
#0138 11th September 1997
#0139 15th September 1997
#0140 18th September 1997
#0141 22nd September 1997
#0142 25th September 1997 Claire Phillips David Andrews
#0143 29th September 1997 Gillian Cresswell Rupert Such
#0144 2nd October 1997
#0145 6th October 1997 Anna McHugh David Crean
#0146 7th October 1997
#0147 8th October 1997
#0148 9th October 1997
#0149 13th October 1997
#0150 16th October 1997
#0151 20th October 1997
#0152 23rd October 1997
#0153 27th October 1997
#0154 30th October 1997
#0155 3rd November 1997
#0156 6th November 1997
#0157 10th November 1997
#0158 13th November 1997
#0159 17th November 1997
#0160 20th November 1997
#0161 24th November 1997
#0162 27th November 1997
#0163 1st December 1997
#0164 4th December 1997
#0165 8th December 1997
#0166 11th December 1997
#0167 15th December 1997
#0168 18th December 1997 Neil Jones David Andrews
#0169 22nd December 1997 Neil Jones Jo Hallows
#0170 29th December 1997 Lucy Gough Jo Hallows


See also[]

←1996 1997 1998→
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