Hollyoaks announces radicalisation storyline

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Channel 4 Soap Hollyoaks is to explore the issue of radicalisation into far right extremism to raise awareness of a growing concern in parts of Britain.

As the Home Office increases funding into initiatives in major cities to counter anti-immigrant and anti-Islamic sentiments Hollyoaks will examine how far right extremists target, groom and operate.

The continuing drama has worked with a range of expert advisors and charities to bring the story to light.

Contributors that have worked with the research and story team include author Jamie Bartlett, whose book Radicals saw him shadow movements with extremist views.

On working with Hollyoaks Jamie said: “It’s vital that we get beyond the caricatures and understand the way extremists really operate.

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