Hollyoaks is a long running television series, following the residents of the village Hollyoaks, Chester. The show debuted on 23rd October1995, only airing one episode per week and consisting of a cast of fourteen members, with the target audience being teenagers and young adults. Creator Phil Redmond took over ten years trying to find a company willing to make Hollyoaks. Nowadays, the show airs five episodes per week, and consists of a cast of over fifty, with the show now targeting all age groups. The show has tackled many subjects over it's long history, such as mental illness, eating disorders, domestic violence and addiction. Hollyoaks also have had many large stunts, ranging from car pile-ups to massive explosions. In 2007, a carbon monoxide poisoning storyline was aired, and one viewer realised that her symptoms were due to a potentially lethal carbon monoxide leak in her home, allowing her to get her treated in time.