Hollyoaks in the City
Hollyoaks in the City was broadcast in 2006 and set in Liverpool, following iconic Hollyoaks characters, Ben Davies (Marcus Patric) and Lisa Hunter (Gemma Atkinson) on their journey to set up their own bar. However, when Ben was conned out of his deposit for his new business venture, he became embroiled in a world of crime and exploitation to pay off his debt. Meanwhile, Lisa began work at a modelling agency, unaware it was a front for an escort service. Kym Marsh (Coronation Street) also starred in the series, but her character Kay was murdered, sparking an investigation headed up by a detective, played by Denise Welch (Waterloo Road, Loose Women). Hollyoaks in the City also starred Claire King (Emmerdale) as well as Philip Olivier (Brookside) as a teacher whose male student became infatuated with him.
The success of C4’s flagship daily drama Hollyoaks has spawned a number of spin offs and specials for the show’s original home, Channel 4, and younger entertainment brand, E4.