Hi Sam! Fantastic job on your edits to the wiki! I've noticed that you seem to have a lot of information on Emmerdale and EastEnders that doesn't appear to be available anywhere else, so I was wondering if you would happen to have anything Hollyoaks related from 1995-2005? Apparently there used to be quite a bit until torrent sites like TheBox.bz shut down and Channel 4 started removing episodes from YouTube and Dailymotion.
Hi Daniel. Thank you for the kind words, it's been a pleasure to help out! Unfortunately, I don't have anything for Hollyoaks. I know people who work for ITV which is why I get a lot of rare information for Emmerdale. As for EastEnders, a majority of episodes were made available to me by a kind source. However, I will try my best to dig deep for you and find some Hollyoaks content.
Thank you. That's so cool that you know people at ITV! I have been researching for Hollyoaks for a while and episode wise, there's only two episodes from 1995, four from 1996, three from 1997, one from 1999, three from 2000 and a few from 2003. There doesn't appear to be any episode guides for the show, however using the old Hollyoaks website on Wayback Machine has helped a lot, as well as a few Tumblr sites.
Thank you for your kind offer of helping to find Hollyoaks content! It's a challenge finding out information from 1995-2002, but it's always interesting when you find something that hasn't been mentioned anywhere else.
Your welcome! I suppose it's always going to be difficult to have access to a large majority of episodes for a continuing drama. Especially Hollyoaks, as from the era your looking for content, the show wasn't as popular as it is today.
Have you tried contacting Channel 4 themselves? They may be willing to sell you episodes for personal use on a research basis. I know ITV do. If not, I know a company that might be able to contact Channel 4 for you, but you'd still have to pay a fee.
Thank you for your kind offer, but I doubt Lime would do so as I believe their words were something on the lines of "we don't give out this information", and I wouldn't want to waste their time. At the moment, with the wiki, we're still creating episode, character and other pages so I'm hoping when that's more complete, C4 or Lime may consider a partnership.
Hi, Daniel! I'm not sure if you're aware but someone was uploading Hollyoaks episodes not so long ago on YouTube. I'm not sure who it was or the username for that matter, but I remember coming across it.
I’ve managed to find the YouTube channel for you. The link is below if you want to try and get in contact with them. However, it seems they’ve either removed the Hollyoaks episodes or they’ve been blocked. I’m not sure if you’re aware, but all episodes from 2011 to present are available for download on UK Soap Share.
Thanks for the channel link. I had forgotten about it so thank you. These videos seem to only get blocked in the US/UK, not in New Zealand so I can still see them. I'm also in the process of downloading the episodes from UK Soap Share so I can have a copy of them. Thanks!
Thanks again for all your efforts with the cast lists. It looks like we really will be able to complete the LOA pages now, which I was doubting we would for a while.
I've got all the cast lists after 3rd July 2000. (unfortunately it's only the regular cast and not in order so I couldn't add them to the episode pages. I've also being checking if they match up to the cast lists you've added, and so far it all matches up) I've been adding the 2000 appearances to the LOA pages of those who either first appeared after the three missing cast lists or defiantly appeared in all three of the episodes missing casts lists.
I've got fairly detailed plots for the three episodes missing cast lists so I've been able to establish a draft cast list for those three episodes. After I have finished the cast lists of those who definitely appeared in all three of the episodes missing the cast lists or first appeared afterward, I'm going to move onto adding the remaining 2000 cast lists using the draft cast list I have. Once the actual cast list has been added to those pages, I'll check it against the draft cast lists and if there's any discrepancies, I'll make any necessary changes to them.
No, please continue with adding the cast lists if you are able. All the hard work you have put in adding the ones you have so far will mean we can now finally complete the LOA pages. I don't have complete cast lists, I only have a list of the regular cast members who appeared, not guest characters, which allows me to complete the LOA pages but not add cast lists to episode pages. I only mentioned it incase you were wondering how I could add the 2000 LOAs (and 2001-2003) without the rest of the cast lists being up.
Sorry for the confusion. I messaged you to say thanks but I ended up going off in a tangent about the LOAs. Sorry about that.
Oh right, it makes sense now. Sure, not a problem I can add the rest of the cast lists over a period of time because I'm also an admin over at Walford Wiki and me and other admin are going under major work to build the site up!
Well done to Emmerdale Wiki and for you guys that put in all the hard work for a full site of LOAs, not to mention all the other outstanding work! You should give yourselves a pat on the back!
Hi, sorry about the late reply. I got them from somewhere that I can't necessarily promote and don't want to risk doing so as I might lose access to the site and I won't be able to add cast lists to episode pages missing them, sorry. But the 17th November 2000 has now been available online, link is below. Not to sure about 27th January 2002.