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Hollyoaks events Edit
- 4th January - Finn O'Connor is born.
- 12th March - Jack Osborne and Jill Patrick marry.
- 9th April - Suffering from post-natal depression, Cindy Cunningham attempts to suffocate her daughter, Holly, but is stopped in time by her sister, Jude.
- 28th May - Mandy Richardson is raped by her father, Dennis.
- 1st June - Mandy Richardson goes missing.
- 8th June - Tony Hutchinson finds a man, Finn, sleeping in Jambo Bolton's shed, who is revealed to be an old friend of Jambo. (First appearance of Rory Finnigan)
- 2nd July - Mr. Benson suffers a heart attack.
- 2nd August - Cleo McQueen is born.
- 24th August - The missing Mandy Richardson is found by her abusive father, Dennis.
- 27th August - Mandy Richardson fakes her suicide in order to escape from her abusive father, Dennis Richardson.
- 13th October - Mandy Richardson is revealed to be alive as she is found in a hospital in London by her boyfriend Sol Patrick and brother Lewis Richardson. Lewis is horrified to discover that his father has been sexually abusing Mandy.
- 15th October - Rob Hawthorn gives Lucy Benson an overdose of heroin and attempts to throw her from the top of a multi-storey car park. She is rescued by her brother, Kurt Benson.
- 16th October - Rob Hawthorn is pushed off a boat and left to drown by Kurt Benson. Rob is presumed dead. (Last appearance of Rob until 1999)
- 26th November - Jude Cunningham prepares to marry Roger as part of a scam. However, Jude is caught switching an expensive necklace at the manor where the wedding is being held, with a fake replica.
- 30th November - Jude Cunningham is arrested for theft after being caught attempting to steal an expensive necklace at Burcroft Manor.
- December - Jude Cunningham flees the village with a brown wig and her later sister, Dawn's passport, in order to avoid going to prison. (Last appearance of Jude until 2016)
- December - Dennis Richardson is found guilty of raping his daughter Mandy, and is sentenced to seven years imprisonment. (Last appearance of Dennis until 2003)
- December - Ruth Benson and Kate Patrick fight after Ruth discovers Kate's affair with her husband, Kurt Benson. Kate pushes Ruth into a pool and tries to drown her. Kurt witnesses this and tries to drown Kate in retaliation.
Real life events Edit
Major storylines Edit
Benson family Edit
- Lucy Benson struggled to come to terms with Ollie Benson's death, and Rob Hawthorn began giving her tranquillisers to help with her grief. She became addicted, so Rob began giving her heroin and overdosed her. He attempted to throw Lucy off the roof of a car park but was stopped and Lucy was rushed to hospital.
- Kurt Benson vowed revenge on Rob Hawthorn for attempting to murder Lucy Benson, and as Rob tried to flee to France, Kurt followed. He managed to jump onto Rob's speedboat and a fight ensued, in which Rob fell into the ocean and Kurt left him for dead.
- Having marital problems with Ruth Benson, Kurt Benson ignited an affair with Ruth's step-sister, Kate Patrick, which she discovered in December, leading to their divorce.
Cunningham family Edit
- The Cunningham family were shocked to learn of Cindy Cunningham's baby. Cindy suffered from post-natal depression and attempted to leave Holly. However, her father, Gordon Cunningham, tried to make her accept her responsibilities as a mother. Cindy attempted to suffocate Holly, but was stopped by her sister, Jude Cunningham. The incident made Cindy realise how much she loved Holly.
- Jude Cunningham struggled with the death of her sister, Dawn Cunningham, and turned to drink again. Jude later got involved in the dodgy deals of her first cousin, once removed, Roger. The scheme went wrong and Jude fled the country, devastating her family.
Richardson family Edit
- Dennis Richardson was furious to learn that his daughter, Mandy Richardson was dating Sol Patrick, and raped her. Mandy went missing, but was found by Lewis Richardson, and she revealed that she had run away because Dennis raped her. Lewis encouraged and supported Mandy as she went to the police, and, despite Dennis trying to convince Mandy to drop the charges, Dennis was sentenced to seven years imprisonment.
Other characters Edit
- Rob Hawthorn took advantage of Lucy Benson's grief over the death of her brother, Ollie Benson, and got Lucy hooked onto tranquillisers and heroin before attempting to throw her off the roof of a multi-storey car park. He fled to France but Kurt Benson followed him and they had a fight on a boat. Rob fell into the ocean and Kurt sped off, and Rob was presumed dead.
- Despite the differences between the Osborne family and Patrick family children, Jack Osborne and Jill Patrick married.
- Ruth Benson was furious to find her step-sister, Kate Patrick, in bed with her husband, Kurt Benson. This led to a fight between Kate and Ruth, in which Kate pushed Ruth into a pool and tried to drown her.
- Jambo Bolton's friend, Rory Finnigan, arrived in the village, angering Tony Hutchinson who found him sleeping in Jambo's old shed. Carol Groves was smitten with Finn but was disappointed when he started dating Jude Cunningham.
Cast Changes Edit
See also: Category:1998 debuts.
|Jasmine Bates||Elly Fairman||1998|
|Emily Taylor||Lorna Pegler||1998|
|Tessie Thompson||Sian Foulkes||1998|
|Finn||James Redmond||8th June 1998|
See also: Category:1998 departures.
|Jambo Bolton||Will Mellor||August 1998|
|Dennis Richardson||David McAlister||October 1998|
|Rob Hawthorn||Warren Derosa||16th October 1998|
|Jude Cunningham||Davinia Taylor||December 1998|
See also: Category:1998 episodes.
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