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The main cast in 1999.

1999 was Hollyoaks's fifth year of production.

Overview[]

This year saw the show begin to broaden, as the programme began to focus on the residents of Hollyoaks as opposed to mainly surrounding a group of students. The size of the cast was increased, and the programme gained a third weekly episode in September 1999.

1999 began with the departure of popular character Kurt Benson, who was later supposedly killed in September. The "death" of Kurt initiated the return of Rob Hawthorn, who attempted to kill Kurt's remaining friends and family before his demise in a bus explosion on Millenium Eve. The year later saw the introduction of the popular Morgan family, as well as five students: Geri, Anna, Sam, Alex and Nikki.

Stories transmitted throughout the year included Sean Tate's domestic abuse towards Cindy Cunningham and her daughter Holly, Lucy Benson overcoming her heroin addiction after the death of her friend Clare, Sol Patrick going off the rails after learning that he and Gina were Jill's adoptive children, Kate Patrick finding her biological father and having an incestuous relationship with her long-lost twin, and Finn inheriting a castle and wealth from his grandmother.

Events[]

Hollyoaks events[]

Rob Hawthorn is killed after setting fire to Finn's bus during the Millenium Eve party.

  • January - Kurt Benson leaves the village after splitting from his wife, Ruth (Final appearance of the character)
  • January - Cindy Cunningham meets decorator Sean Tate, whom she begins dating. (First appearance of Sean)
  • 15th February - New pool lifeguard Adam Morgan arrives in the village. (First appearance of the character)
  • 18th February - Finn crashes his bus into Jambo Bolton's shed.
  • February - Lewis Richardson is arrested for posession of heroin when addict Lucy Benson hides her drugs in his guitar.
  • 25th March - Ruth Benson meets Luke Morgan at the pool, and is left smitten by him. (First appearance of Luke)
  • 1st April - Sol and Jill Patrick are left seriously injured after Sol accidentally crashes his car through Store TwentyFour. New Deva owners Sue and Andy Morgan arrive in the village. (First appearances of the characters)
  • 12th April - Lucy Benson's friend, Clare, takes an accidental heroin overdose. Lucy discovers Clare laying dead on her bed.
  • April - Sol Patrick is arrested for dangerous driving after confessing to crashing into Store 24.
  • 10th May - Beth Morgan arrives in the village. (First appearance of the character)
  • May - Kirk and Juliette Benson leave the village. (Final appearance of the characters)
  • June - Sol Patrick is sentenced to four weeks imprisonment for dangerous driving.
  • July - Sol Patrick finds his cellmate Tank dead.
  • July - Helen Richardson discovers that she is pregnant.
  • 15th July - Gordon Cunningham proposes marriage to Helen Richardson, but she rejects.
  • July - Gordon Cunningham proposes to Helen Richardson for a second time, and she accepts.
  • 9th August - Helen Richardson and Gordon Cunningham marry.
  • 6th September - Finn's grandmother, Lady Molly, dies suddenly whilst being visited in Ireland by Finn and his friends.
  • 9th September - On the day of Kurt Benson's return to Hollyoaks, the Benson family are informed that Kurt has been fatally struck by a jet ski in a hit-and-run accident. (When Kurt returned in 2020, he revealed that he had faked his death by switching his ID with the man who was actually struck by the jet ski.)
  • 13th September - Kurt Benson's funeral takes place. Lucy Benson is kidnapped by Rob Hawthorn, who is revealed to in fact be alive. New student Geri Hudson arrives in the village, asking Adam Morgan for directions. Adam also directs Nikki Sullivan to the halls. (First appearance of Rob since 1998, and first appearances of Geri and Nikki)
  • 14th September - Geri Hudson and Nikki Sullivan meet their new neighbours at the Hall of Residence, Alex Bell and Sam Smallwood. Rob Hawthorn attempts to drown Lucy Benson, Ruth Osborne, Lewis Richardson and Tony Hutchinson in the nautical test facility. (First appearances of Alex and Sam)
  • 15th September - New student Anna Green arrives in the village, moving into the Hall of Residence. (First appearance of the character)
  • 20th September - Tony Hutchinson and Lewis Richardson manage to find an escape hatch, which allows them to escape into the River Dee. Tony manages to revive an unconscious Lucy Benson.
  • 23rd September - Darren Osborne returns to the village with his father, Jack. (First appearance of Darren since 1997)
  • 7th October - Nikki Sullivan collapses after contracting meningitis. Cindy Cunningham is injured after being attacked by her boyfriend, Sean Tate.
  • October - Rob Hawthorn attempts to drown Carol Groves in a bathtub.
  • 4th November - Holly Cunningham is injured when she burns herself on Sean Tate's sparklers. Kate Patrick leaves the village alone, leaving behind Joe Johnson after their incestuous affair is discovered. (Last appearance of Kate until 2000)
  • December - Rob Hawthorn and Beth Morgan get engaged.
  • 22nd December - Sean Tate leaves the village for Tenerife, leaving Cindy and Holly Cunningham at the airport when Cindy forgets Holly's passport, but taking Holly's savings with him. (Last appearance of the character until 2000)
  • 28th December - In three episodes set on 31st December, Rob Hawthorn is killed in a bus explosion. Tom Cunningham is born to Helen and Gordon Cunningham. (First appearance of Tom, final appearance of Rob)

Real life events[]

Cast Changes[]

Debuts[]

See also: Category:1999 debuts.

Number Character Actor Debut date
Sean Tate Daniel Pape January 1999
Adam Morgan David Brown 15th February 1999
Luke Morgan Gary Lucy 25th March 1999
Andy Morgan Ross Davidson 1st April 1999
Sue Morgan Eve White 1st April 1999
Zara Morgan Kelly Greenwood April 1999
Beth Morgan Elizabeth O'Grady 10th May 1999
Geri Hudson Joanna Taylor 13th September 1999
Nikki Sullivan Wendy Glenn 13th September 1999
Sam Smallwood Tim Downie 14th September 1999
Alex Bell Martino Lazzeri 14th September 1999
Anna Green Lisa M. Kay 15th September 1999
Tom Cunningham Unknown 28th December 1999

Returns[]

See also: Category:1999 returns.

Number Character Actor Return date
Rob Hawthorn Warren Derosa 13th September 1999
Darren Osborne Ashley Taylor Dawson (recasted from Adam Booth) 23rd September 1999

Departures[]

See also: Category:1999 departures.

Number Character Actor Departure date
Kurt Benson Jeremy Edwards January 1999
Juliette Benson Martine Brown May 1999
Kirk Benson James Quinn May 1999
Jasmine Bates Elly Fairman October 1999
Kate Patrick Natasha Symms 4th November 1999
Sean Tate Daniel Pape 22nd December 1999
Rob Hawthorn Warren Derosa 28th December 1999

Episodes[]

See also: Category:1999 episodes.

Episode Number Original Air Date Writer(s) Director(s)
#0274 4th January 1999 Lucy Gough David Crean
#0275 7th January 1999
#0276 11th January 1999
#0277 14th January 1999
#0278 18th January 1999
#0279 21st January 1999
#0280 25th January 1999
#0281 28th January 1999
#0282 1st February 1999
#0283 4th February 1999
#0284 8th February 1999
#0285 11th February 1999
#0286 15th February 1999 Chris Parker David Crean
#0287 18th February 1999 Andy Lynch David Crean
#0288 22nd February 1999
#0289 25th February 1999
#0290 1st March 1999
#0291 4th March 1999
#0292 8th March 1999
#0293 11th March 1999
#0294 15th March 1999
#0295 18th March 1999
#0296 22nd March 1999
#0297 25th March 1999
#0298 29th March 1999
#0299 1st April 1999
#0300 5th April 1999
#0301 8th April 1999
#0302 12th April 1999
#0303 15th April 1999
#0304 19th April 1999
#0305 22nd April 1999
#0306 26th April 1999
#0307 29th April 1999
#0308 3rd May 1999
#0309 6th May 1999
#0310 10th May 1999
#0311 13th May 1999
#0312 17th May 1999
#0313 20th May 1999
#0314 24th May 1999
#0315 27th May 1999
#0316 31st May 1999
#0317 3rd June 1999
#0318 7th June 1999 Lucy Gough David Andrews
#0319 10th June 1999
#0320 14th June 1999
#0321 17th June 1999
#0322 21st June 1999
#0323 24th June 1999
#0324 28th June 1999
#0325 1st July 1999
#0326 5th July 1999
#0327 8th July 1999 Lucy Gough Stephen Moore
#0328 12th July 1999
#0329 15th July 1999
#0330 19th July 1999
#0331 21st July 1999
#0332 26th July 1999
#0333 29th July 1999
#0334 2nd August 1999
#0335 5th August 1999
#0336 9th August 1999
#0337 12th August 1999
#0338 16th August 1999
#0339 19th August 1999
#0340 23rd August 1999
#0341 26th August 1999
#0342 30th August 1999
#0343 2nd September 1999
#0344 6th September 1999
#0345 9th September 1999
#0346 13th September 1999 Allan Swift David Richardson
#0347 14th September 1999 Allan Swift David Richardson
#0348 15th September 1999 Neil Jones David Richardson
#0349 16th September 1999 Neil Jones David Richardson
#0350 20th September 1999 Chris Parker Ashley Pearce
#0351 22nd September 1999 Ashley Pearce
#0352 23rd September 1999 Chris Parker Ashley Pearce
#0353 27th September 1999
#0354 29th September 1999
#0355 30th September 1999
#0356 4th October 1999
#0357 6th October 1999
#0358 7th October 1999 Gill Creswell Nigel Keen
#0359 11th October 1999
#0360 13th October 1999
#0361 14th October 1999
#0362 18th October 1999
#0363 20th October 1999
#0364 21st October 1999
#0365 25th October 1999
#0366 27th October 1999
#0367 28th October 1999
#0368 1st November 1999
#0369 3rd November 1999
#0370 4th November 1999
#0371 8th November 1999
#0372 10th November 1999 Anna McHugh Ashley Pearce
#0373 11th November 1999
#0374 15th November 1999
#0375 17th November 1999
#0376 18th November 1999
#0377 22nd November 1999
#0378 24th November 1999
#0379 25th November 1999
#0380 29th November 1999
#0381 1st December 1999
#0382 2nd December 1999
#0383 6th December 1999
#0384 8th December 1999
#0385 9th December 1999
#0386 13th December 1999
#0387 15th December 1999
#0388 16th December 1999
#0389/#0390[1] 20th December 1999
#0391 22nd December 1999
#0392 23rd December 1999
#0393/#0394/#0395[1] 28th December 1999 Andrew Lynch
Chris Parker
Neil Jones
Craig Lines
  1. 1.0 1.1 Bumper episode.

See also[]

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