A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Lucy Pargeter ...
 Chas Dingle / ... (1,738 episodes, 2002-2017)
Elizabeth Estensen ...
 Diane Sugden / ... (1,486 episodes, 2000-2017)
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 Marlon Dingle (1,478 episodes, 1996-2017)
Steve Halliwell ...
 Zak Dingle (1,406 episodes, 1994-2017)
Jane Cox ...
 Lisa Dingle / ... (1,396 episodes, 1996-2017)
Jeff Hordley ...
 Cain Dingle (1,390 episodes, 2000-2017)
Antony Audenshaw ...
 Bob Hope / ... (1,374 episodes, 1996-2017)
Charley Webb ...
 Debbie Dingle / ... (1,364 episodes, 2002-2017)
Chris Chittell ...
 Eric Pollard (1,316 episodes, 1986-2017)
Nicola Wheeler ...
 Nicola King / ... (1,283 episodes, 2001-2017)
Charlotte Bellamy ...
 Laurel Thomas / ... (1,273 episodes, 2002-2017)
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 Paddy Kirk / ... (1,271 episodes, 1997-2017)
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 Andy Sugden / ... (1,265 episodes, 1996-2016)
Emma Atkins ...
 Charity Tate / ... (1,249 episodes, 2000-2017)
Nick Miles ...
 Jimmy King / ... (1,249 episodes, 2003-2017)
John Middleton ...
 Ashley Thomas / ... (1,236 episodes, 1994-2017)
Matthew Wolfenden ...
 David Metcalfe (1,103 episodes, 2006-2017)
Isabel Hodgins ...
 Victoria Sugden / ... (1,074 episodes, 2006-2017)
Charlie Hardwick ...
 Val Pollard / ... (1,059 episodes, 2004-2015)
James Hooton ...
 Sam Dingle (1,030 episodes, 1995-2017)
Natalie J. Robb ...
 Moira Barton / ... (1,023 episodes, 2009-2017)
Patrick Mower ...
 Rodney Blackstock (931 episodes, 2001-2017)
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 Jai Sharma (918 episodes, 2009-2017)
Sammy Winward ...
 Katie Sugden / ... (914 episodes, 2001-2015)
Danny Miller ...
 Aaron Livesy / ... (891 episodes, 2008-2017)
Eden Taylor-Draper ...
 Belle Dingle (853 episodes, 2005-2017)
Shirley Stelfox ...
 Edna Birch (839 episodes, 2001-2015)
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 Brenda Walker (836 episodes, 2008-2017)
Adam Thomas ...
 Adam Barton (811 episodes, 2009-2017)
Tom Lister ...
 Carl King (791 episodes, 2003-2015)
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 Alan Turner (786 episodes, 1982-2013)
Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi ...
 Leyla Harding (767 episodes, 2008-2017)
Zoë Henry ...
 Rhona Goskirk (722 episodes, 2001-2017)
Sheila Mercier ...
 Annie Sugden / ... (698 episodes, 1972-2009)
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A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

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In the episode broadcast on July 24, 2006, Val Lambert visits Noreen Bell's house for the first time since Noreen was killed in the blast. She picks up a television magazine turned to the day of the disaster. While most of the schedule is as would normally be expected on a Thursday night, the 7pm slot on ITV shows a program called Castle Bridge rather than Emmerdale. The magazine also schedules The Bill (1984) at 8pm, where it would normally be broadcast, however, for this week only, it was actually replaced with PokerFace. See more »

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[Shadrach has drunk a whole bottle of communion wine]
Ethan Blake: What do you usually do with him?
Zak Dingle: Wish he'd never been born!
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Best Soap Ever
6 November 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Emmerdale Farm (Emmerdale since 1989) is the best soap on TV and has been for a number of years; I am still puzzled as to why it doesn't get the credit it deserves.

I usually watch this soap at my girlfriend's house and it is a great way to unwind after a hard day's work. It's set in Yorkshire (probably the most beautiful county in England)and follows the trials and tribulations of a small village. The villagers can usually be found in local pub The Woolpack or the village shop. However, unlike other soaps, there's several scenes set outside with the beautiful Yorkshire scenery.

Unlike other soaps, Emmerdale is a character driven soap. Every now and again it has a big drama such as the 1993 plane crash or the 2002 lorry crash but it doesn't need to have such big events often because it focuses more on the characters. Since it started in 1972 the writers have done a wonderful job.

Another ingredient to Emmerdale's success is the balance between humour and tragedy. Some soaps such as Eastenders and Brookside are far too gloomy with no comedic scenes at all but Emmerdale balances the tragedy out with comedy scenes involving the likes of the Dingle Family or the dodgy Eric Pollard. Comedy has always been one of Emmerdale's strong points.

The characters themselves are great. Obviously, I would love to go into detail but there wouldn't be enough space when you consider 30 years worth of shows. The 70's focused mainly on the Sugden Family who were always interesting. The 80's saw the likes of Rachel Hughes and the debut of the immoral Eric Pollard. The 90's was a great time for the likes of millionaire Frank Tate, his heartless son Chris, his evil wife Kim Tate and lesbian vet Zoe Tate. Here in the 21st century, Emmerdale continues to be good with characters like the romeo Rodney Blackstock, the crazy Dingle Family and gangster Ray Mullan.

I have actually lived in a village for a period and this is quite true to life. Okay, soaps could never really be considered reality but when I lived in a village I found that the small community really did stick together through thick and thin and the same happens in this programme. The only thing that isn't realistic is the amount of time the characters spend in the pub-one of these days Emmerdale is going to suffer from a mass outbreak of alcohol poisoning.

All in all, Emmerdale has been consistently good and recently celebrated it's 30th birthday with some great episodes. Here's to the next 30 years.


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