Hollyoaks films Black to Front ep

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Hollyoaks special Location filming has begun on a special, hour-long episode of Hollyoaks that is part of Channel 4’s Black to Front, the broadcaster’s diversity project that culminates in a special day of content on 10th September. 

Patrick Robinson directs the episode that stars Richard Blackwood and Kelly Bryan.

Written by Hollyoaks core team writer Thabo Mhlatshwa, the show centres on the pivotal black Deveraux family and including characters past, present and future, played by black and of black heritage talent.

On September 10th, Channel 4 will broadcast programming fronted by black talent and featuring black contributors, championing black voices and stories. 

Robinson said: “I’m very excited to be directing this hour long special of Hollyoaks, featuring characters who share my background and heritage.

“Overstanding other people’s cultures, I believe is one giant step towards an inclusive society and Drama is one of the best tools to do that. Music, Dance and Art also play a vital part in giving greater insight basically because we feel it…Heart, body and soul.

“Love is the theme of the episode, which I hope we can all relate to. And my litmus test for any good work? Did I feel…”


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