hollyoaks-nzA reader asked “Are you able to find out why UKTV NZ have axed Hollyoaks?”.

The hit UK soap Hollyoaks disappeared from UKTV recently which sent their Facebook page into overdrive.

UKTV replied saying

following a review of UKTV’s daytime programming, we’ve decided to stop showing Hollyoaks in order to bring viewers more of the comedy classics like Fawlty Towers, Keeping Up Appearances and ‘Allo ‘Allo. It won’t be back for the foreseeable future unfortunately.

The flurry of responses from viewers were very similar to this: Continue reading »

Hollyoaks will return to New Zealand screens tonight in a new-look UKTV weekday line-up.

6.30pm – Hollyoaks: A Beginner’s Guide
7.00pm – Doctors
7.30pm – Hollyoaks
8.00pm – EastEnders.

British soap Hollyoaks will return to New Zealand screens with new episodes following a deal between UKTV and the show’s distributor All3Media International.

The teen soap has aired previously here on One and C4 but will make the move to UKTV on Sky.

Tim Christlieb, head of programming and production for BBC Worldwide Channels, Australasia, said: “We are delighted to be able to respond to huge audience demand by bringing back premiere episodes of Hollyoaks to audiences in Australia and New Zealand on UKTV. Great British soaps are a really important part of UKTV and we are thrilled to be bringing our viewers even more of what we know they love.” Continue reading »

C’mon C4 bring back Hollyoaks! They screened the show in 2007 and I’m not sure of how the ratings went but surely it’d do better than terrible repeats of King of the Hill!

Whilst Hollyoaks is not the best show acting wise it’s great to tune out and watch some crazy soap drama and would be better to watch than the 100th repeat of the entire Friends series on TV2!

So c’mon C4 bring back Hollyoaks and make a tv schedule that can actually compete!


Non-stop, no holiday…6.30pm / Weeknights! Saucy storylines this summer!

PLUS – The Grammys AND The Brits are coming exclusively to C4 in early 2008. We’ll be bringing you all new Back of the Y, Jonos New Show, The Mighty Boosh 3, and shows from Big Day Out, Parachute and so much more…

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If you’re a teen or in your twenties and like watching Shortland Street, Home and Away or Neighbours, then check out Hollyoaks which starts tonight and screens weeknights 6:30pm on C4.

Hollyoaks is hugely popular British soap which started back in 1995 but we’ll be getting the episodes just two weeks behind the UK. It will take you a bit to get used to because we’re jumping into the stories part way through and don’t know all the history between characters. There’s also 44 (!) current cast members to get to know. More »

Reason 1:

Highly addictive storylines! Watch the show for a few weeks and you’ll be hooked. The show isn’t afraid of tackling issues such as anorexia, homosexuality, teen pregnancy and more. There’s currently an ongoing attempted murder mystery and court trial.

We love the creative ways the show recaps what happened in the last episode – it’s unlike any other show we’ve seen and it’s different every time. The music is great too. Oh, and don’t switch off during the credits, there’s always a scene at the very end!


Reason 2:

HOT actors and actresses! Because the show centres around a community college, pretty much the entire cast are in their late teens or early twenties. Yeah, it’s a superficial reason, but this is a soap we’re talking about…

Reason 3:

FINALLY something to watch at 6:30 if you’re not into a whole hour of news or the millionth re-run of Friends!

HOLLYOAKS is a cult hit drama heading to C4’s 6.30pm weeknights slot this September. This 30 minute soap, set in the fictional suburb of Hollyoaks, is a glossy, fast-paced and engaging drama with a unique youth focus. The show is centered around a technical college – where most characters are late teens or early twenties.

Launching in 1995, Hollyoaks has consistently raised the bar for youth entertainment and now pulls an average of four million for each episode, making it the fourth highest-rating soap opera on British television.

Hollyoaks is famous for its heads-on approach to youth issues including sex, drugs and relationships. A team of young directors and writers ensure Hollyoaks has pace, wit and an evocative style quite unique to serial drama.

Industry magazine Broadcast recently picked Hollyoaks out as a market leader for success across both terrestrial and digital channels, whilst the drama took away Best Storyline at this years British Soap Awards.

C4 viewers will join Hollyoaks mid season amidst a story line of grief – following the death of a key character, an unplanned pregnancy and new found, but out of bounds, attraction.

Episodes will screen on C4 only two weeks after they screen in the UK and a Hollyoaks omnibus will screen Saturday’s on C4 for 2 hours from 2pm.

Vodafone Select Live will finish half an hour earlier at 6.30pm to allow Hollyoaks to screen 6.30-7.00pm every weeknight from Monday September 3rd. Weekend screenings of Select Live will not be affected.

C4 will start screening Hollyoaks, the UK’s fourth biggest soap. The highly addictive fast-paced show is aimed at teens.

Hollyoaks is known for breaking boundaries and current storylines in the UK feature:

  • Two girls suffering from anorexia. One will die – the first for a soap.
  • A guy who has a girlfriend but is secretly gay and sleeping with his best mate.
  • A court trial over attempted murder.

Don’t miss Hollyoaks from Monday 3rd September at 6:30pm!