|Hollyoaks Later (series 1)|
Hollyoaks Later series 1 opening title
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||5|
|Original release||24 November –|
28 November 2008
The first series of Hollyoaks Later (originally Late Night Hollyoaks) is a British television spin-off that ran for one week beginning 24 November 2008. It is a spin-off of the Channel 4 television series Hollyoaks. It was produced by Lucy Allan.
The first series centred on Niall Rafferty's return for revenge on Steph Cunningham, Craig Dean's return, Mercedes Fisher and Malachy Fisher's relationship and wedding, and Sarah Barnes sexual encounter with Zoe Carpenter.
On 5 June 2008, it was announced that Channel 4 had commissioned the five-part series that began recording in September. It was announced that the plot would involve several groups of characters traveling to different parts of the United Kingdom, with the main storyline being Niall's return, Mercedes and Malachy's wedding, and Sarah and Zoe's lesbian encounter. The series started on 24 November on E4.
Craig returns and takes Steph and Tom off to a remote Scottish setting, however Niall is soon following their move and seems contempt on revenge. After kidnapping Tom, Niall realizes Steph does not love him as he does her and ends his life. Kris and Malachy head home to Ireland with their father's ashes and discover a family secret. As Malachy prepares to tell his family of his medical condition, Mercedes heads off after him with Zak and Elliot in tow to tell him she loves him. Sarah, Zoe and Nancy head off on a road trip which leads them to Zoe's old school, where she and Sarah fall out over Zoe's first love - her former teacher. As Ravi seeks forgiveness from Nancy, a drunken Sarah and Zoe show off true feelings and end up sleeping together, only to feel guilty the next day. Dom meets the possible love of his life. Meanwhile, Josh and the Baby Diegos are ecstatic to play at the 'Battle of the Bands' in Liverpool, where the lead members have to come to great decisions about their lives.
|Craig Dean||Guy Burnet|
|Steph Cunningham||Carley Stenson|
|Tom Cunningham||Ellis Hollins|
|Niall Rafferty||Barry Sloane|
|Amy Barnes||Ashley Slanina-Davies|
|Dominic Reilly||John Pickard|
|Justin Burton||Chris Fountain|
|Elliot Bevan||Garnon Davies|
|Josh Ashworth||Sonny Flood|
|Rhys Ashworth||Andrew Moss|
|Kris Fisher||Gerard McCarthy|
|Malachy Fisher||Glen Wallace|
|Mercedes McQueen||Jennifer Metcalfe|
|Michaela McQueen||Hollie-Jay Bowes|
|Nancy Hayton||Jessica Fox|
|Russ Owen||Stuart Manning|
|Ravi Roy||Stephen Uppal|
|Sarah Barnes||Loui Batley|
|Sasha Valentine||Nathalie Emmanuel|
|Zak Ramsey||Kent Riley|
|Zoe Carpenter||Zoë Lister|
|Loretta Jones||Melissa Walton|
|Cheryl Brady||Bronagh Waugh|
|Erin Fisher||Gemma Craven|
|Lynsey Nolan||Karen Hassan|
|Sam Jenkins||Martin Fisher|
|Bernadette Fisher||Rachel Heaton|
|Hollyoaks Later||Run time||Original airdate||Viewers (millions) |
|Episode 1||1 hour||24 November 2008||0.89|
|Episode 2||1 hour||25 November 2008||0.85|
|Episode 3||1 hour||26 November 2008||0.78|
|Episode 4||1 hour||27 November 2008||0.76|
|Episode 5||1 hour||28 November 2008||0.65|
- Kris Green (30 October 2008). "'Late Night Hollyoaks' to get C4 run". Digital Spy. Retrieved 30 October 2008.
- "The Saturdays on Hollyoaks". Channel 4. 18 September 2008. Archived from the original on 21 September 2008. Retrieved 19 September 2008.
- "BARB Viewing figures for week ending 30 November 2008".