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|Created by||Phil Redmond|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||approx. 25 minutes|
|Original channel||Channel 4|
|Original run||23 October 1995 – present|
|Related shows||Late Night Hollyoaks|
Since 1995, the cast has expanded from just seven major characters to approximately 50 cast members. It was originally devised by Phil Redmond, who has also devised shows including Brookside and Grange Hill.