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

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Series cast summary:
Lucy Pargeter ...
 Chas Dingle / ... (1,539 episodes, 2002-2016)
Elizabeth Estensen ...
 Diane Sugden / ... (1,385 episodes, 2000-2016)
Charley Webb ...
 Debbie Dingle / ... (1,343 episodes, 2002-2016)
Mark Charnock ...
 Marlon Dingle (1,315 episodes, 1996-2016)
Antony Audenshaw ...
 Bob Hope / ... (1,275 episodes, 1996-2016)
Steve Halliwell ...
 Zak Dingle (1,236 episodes, 1994-2016)
Jane Cox ...
 Lisa Dingle / ... (1,212 episodes, 1996-2016)
Jeff Hordley ...
 Cain Dingle (1,206 episodes, 2000-2016)
Chris Chittell ...
 Eric Pollard (1,189 episodes, 1986-2016)
Nicola Wheeler ...
 Nicola King / ... (1,171 episodes, 2001-2016)
Kelvin Fletcher ...
 Andy Sugden / ... (1,165 episodes, 1996-2016)
Nick Miles ...
 Jimmy King / ... (1,148 episodes, 2003-2016)
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 Paddy Kirk / ... (1,147 episodes, 1997-2016)
Charlotte Bellamy ...
 Laurel Thomas / ... (1,137 episodes, 2002-2016)
John Middleton ...
 Ashley Thomas / ... (1,085 episodes, 1994-2016)
Charlie Hardwick ...
 Val Pollard / ... (1,058 episodes, 2004-2015)
Emma Atkins ...
 Charity Tate / ... (1,057 episodes, 2000-2016)
Matthew Wolfenden ...
 David Metcalfe (960 episodes, 2006-2016)
Isabel Hodgins ...
 Victoria Sugden / ... (957 episodes, 2006-2016)
James Hooton ...
 Sam Dingle (927 episodes, 1995-2016)
Sammy Winward ...
 Katie Sugden / ... (902 episodes, 2001-2015)
Patrick Mower ...
 Rodney Blackstock (876 episodes, 2001-2016)
Natalie J. Robb ...
 Moira Barton / ... (867 episodes, 2009-2016)
Shirley Stelfox ...
 Edna Birch (827 episodes, 2001-2015)
Chris Bisson ...
 Jai Sharma (827 episodes, 2009-2016)
...
 Carl King (789 episodes, 2003-2015)
Danny Miller ...
 Aaron Livesy (744 episodes, 2008-2016)
...
 Alan Turner (742 episodes, 1982-2013)
...
 Brenda Walker (724 episodes, 2008-2016)
Eden Taylor-Draper ...
 Belle Dingle (717 episodes, 2005-2016)
Adam Thomas ...
 Adam Barton (716 episodes, 2009-2016)
Sian Reese-Williams ...
 Gennie Walker / ... (664 episodes, 2008-2013)
Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi ...
 Leyla Harding (638 episodes, 2008-2016)
Sheila Mercier ...
 Annie Sugden / ... (627 episodes, 1972-2009)
Frazer Hines ...
 Joe Sugden (627 episodes, 1972-1994)
Meg Johnson ...
 Pearl Ladderbanks (626 episodes, 2003-2016)
Paula Tilbrook ...
 Betty Eagleton (622 episodes, 1994-2015)
Jason Merrells ...
 Declan Macey (617 episodes, 2010-2014)
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A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Playwright and creator Kevin Laffan approached the task of penning the first three months of the series "as a 26-episode play [leaving] the end open so that it could continue." He had initially worried over tackling the project, fearing it may damage his career. See more »

Quotes

[Lisa has just punched Zak on the jaw]
Marlon: They'll put you in the cop car.
Sam: Are you dead, Dad?
Zak: No, I just feel like it.
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.68 (2012) See more »

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The Emmerdale Plane Crash Story Line Was In 1993, Not 1989.
31 July 2008 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Professor Stahlman's comment on here is inaccurate. True, Emmerdale Farm became Emmerdale in November 1989, but Phil Redmond's time on the soap was in the early 1990s, and the plane crash storyline took place in December 1993 and January 1994.

For the first few years after 1989, the renamed show was pretty much as it had always been, but with an increased youth content and a gradual reducing of story lines revolving around Emmerdale Farm itself.

1993 was the pivotal year in bringing about the show as we know it today - with Emmerdale farm house collapsing due to subsidence and the plane crash.

Personally, I think modern day Emmerdale is nothing like Emmerdale Farm or the early years of Emmerdale (pre-plane crash).

I would love ITV to repeat old episodes, particularly those showing the introduction of Al Dixon as Walter in 1980, Richard Thorp as Alan Turner in 1982, Tony Pitts as Archie Brooks in 1983 and Diana Davies as Mrs Bates (1984).

ITV should show lots and lots of old Emmerdale Farm episodes in my opinion.


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