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2001 was Hollyoaks's seventh year of production.
2001 started with a bang when The Dog in the Pond was set alight by Jess Holt's pimp at New Year's. With Steve later being pushed from a barge in March, Jess Holt and Sol Patrick were the first characters to depart this year as they went on the run.
This year also saw Hollyoaks's first spin-off series, Hollyoaks: Movin' On, which featured Lewis Richardson's violence become out of control before taking his own life after hospitalising girlfriend Ruth Osborne in a brutal attack. Other stories included the rape of Beth Morgan (occurring in the serial's second DVD, Hollyoaks: Indecent Behaviour), the arrival of the Hunter family alongside a new group of students (Nick O'Connor, Jodie Nash, Becca Hayton and Eve Crawford, and the departures of Victoria Hutchinson, Ruth Osborne, Luke Morgan and Geri Hudson.
- 2nd January - After being set alight by Steve, The Dog in the Pond explodes with Sol Patrick inside. Sol is rescued by Ben Davies but is left blinded by the explosion.
- 17th January - Theo Sankofa arrives in the village to study at Hollyoaks Community College. (First appearance of the character)
- 19th February - Gina Patrick is kidnapped by Jess Holt's pimp, Steve.
- 17th March - Edward Hutchinson and Charlotte marry. Edward's son, Tony Hutchinson, would not learn of Charlotte until 2020.
- 22nd March - Steve is left seriously injured after he is pushed off a barge by Jess Holt during a fight between Steve, Jess and Sol Patrick.
- April - Jess Holt and Sol Patrick flee the village in order to avoid a charge of the attempted murder of Steve. (Final appearances of the characters)
- 3rd May - New student Dan Hunter arrives in the village. (First appearance of the character)
- 14th May - The Hunter family arrive in the village. (First appearances of Lisa, Sally, Les and Lee Hunter)
- 22nd May - Goldie McQueen's twins Prince and Hunter McQueen are born.
- 31st May - Ben Davies's friend is killed when he is trapped under a beam during a fire.
- June - Anna Green discovers that she is pregnant.
- 4th June - Gina Patrick leaves the village to work in an orphanage in China, and is joined by her girlfriend, Emily Taylor. (Final appearance of the characters)
- 7th June - Bombhead arrives in the village. Victoria Hutchinson leaves the village, splitting with husband Finn after discovering his lies. (First appearance of Bombhead and last appearance of Victoria Hutchinson until 2005)
- 19th September - Becca Hayton arrives in the village to study at Hollyoaks Community College. (First appearance of the character)
- 8th October - Ruth Osborne is beaten up in a vicious attack by her boyfriend, Lewis Richardson.
- 9th October - Lewis Richardson takes an overdose of paracetamol, intent on taking his own life.
- 15th October - Lewis Richardson dies from organ failure caused by an intentional overdose on paracetamol. (Final appearance of the character).
- 22nd October - Lewis Richardson's funeral takes place.
- October - Jason Cunliffe proposes to Geri Hudson, who accepts.
- November - Beth Morgan returns to the village. (First appearance of the character since 2000)
- 5th November - Ruth Osborne leaves the village to work as a journalist in London. (Last appearance of Ruth until 2003)
- 14th November - Dan Hunter's friend Toby Mills arrives in the village. (First appearance of the character)
- 17th November - Scott Anderson arrives in the village for Jason Cunliffe's party. At the bar, he attacks Luke Morgan and at the party, attempts to rape Geri Hudson and rapes Beth Morgan. (First appearance of Scott)
- 13th December - Luke Morgan leaves the village for Canada. (Last appearance of the character until 2002)
- 19th December - Geri Hudson and Jason Cunliffe marry. However, after the ceremony, Geri throws Jason out of the car and leaves the village. (Final appearance of Geri Hudson)
- 20th December - Anna Green gives birth to her and Alex Bell's son, whom she names Charlie Green. (First appearance of the character)
- 31st December - Mandy Richardson and Adam Morgan are left seriously injured when Mandy collides with a tree, swerving out of the way of a fox. The car slips and rolls down the hill, landing on the train tracks below.
- Lisa Loveday is abducted from her family whilst in school; under the orders of Joanne Cardsley carried out by Margaret Smith.
Real life events
- 10th February - Aedan Duckworth (the first Oliver Morgan) is born.
- 1st June - Hollyoaks: Stolen Emails is published.
- 22nd June - Hollyoaks: Luke's Journal: A New Beginning is published.
- 12th July - Hollyoaks: Catwalking is transmitted.
- 3rd September - The first episode of Hollyoaks: Movin' On is aired.
- 9th October - Tylan Grant (Brooke Hathaway) is born.
- 23rd October - The final episode of Hollyoaks: Movin' On is aired.
- 17th November - Hollyoaks: Indecent Behaviour is released on DVD.
- 29th November - Hollyoaks begins broadcasting four episodes per week.
See also: Category:2001 debuts.
See also: Category:2001 returns.
|Beth Morgan||Kate Baines||Early November 2001|
See also: Category:2001 departures.
See also: Category:2001 episodes.
- Bumper episode.
- Special episode.
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