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

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Lucy Pargeter ...
 Chas Dingle / ... (1,611 episodes, 2002-2016)
Elizabeth Estensen ...
 Diane Sugden / ... (1,408 episodes, 2000-2016)
Mark Charnock ...
 Marlon Dingle (1,380 episodes, 1996-2016)
Charley Webb ...
 Debbie Dingle / ... (1,344 episodes, 2002-2016)
Antony Audenshaw ...
 Bob Hope / ... (1,298 episodes, 1996-2016)
Jane Cox ...
 Lisa Dingle / ... (1,286 episodes, 1996-2016)
Jeff Hordley ...
 Cain Dingle (1,283 episodes, 2000-2016)
Steve Halliwell ...
 Zak Dingle (1,283 episodes, 1994-2016)
Chris Chittell ...
 Eric Pollard (1,240 episodes, 1986-2016)
Kelvin Fletcher ...
 Andy Sugden / ... (1,228 episodes, 1996-2016)
Nicola Wheeler ...
 Nicola King / ... (1,219 episodes, 2001-2016)
Charlotte Bellamy ...
 Laurel Thomas / ... (1,197 episodes, 2002-2016)
Nick Miles ...
 Jimmy King / ... (1,194 episodes, 2003-2016)
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 Paddy Kirk / ... (1,187 episodes, 1997-2016)
John Middleton ...
 Ashley Thomas / ... (1,153 episodes, 1994-2016)
Emma Atkins ...
 Charity Tate / ... (1,133 episodes, 2000-2016)
Charlie Hardwick ...
 Val Pollard / ... (1,059 episodes, 2004-2015)
Matthew Wolfenden ...
 David Metcalfe (1,034 episodes, 2006-2016)
Isabel Hodgins ...
 Victoria Sugden / ... (1,008 episodes, 2006-2016)
James Hooton ...
 Sam Dingle (968 episodes, 1995-2016)
Natalie J. Robb ...
 Moira Barton / ... (934 episodes, 2009-2016)
Sammy Winward ...
 Katie Sugden / ... (902 episodes, 2001-2015)
Patrick Mower ...
 Rodney Blackstock (893 episodes, 2001-2016)
Chris Bisson ...
 Jai Sharma (872 episodes, 2009-2016)
Shirley Stelfox ...
 Edna Birch (827 episodes, 2001-2015)
Danny Miller ...
 Aaron Livesy / ... (809 episodes, 2008-2016)
Eden Taylor-Draper ...
 Belle Dingle (795 episodes, 2005-2016)
Tom Lister ...
 Carl King (789 episodes, 2003-2015)
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 Brenda Walker (781 episodes, 2008-2016)
Adam Thomas ...
 Adam Barton (755 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Alan Turner (742 episodes, 1982-2013)
Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi ...
 Leyla Harding (689 episodes, 2008-2016)
Sian Reese-Williams ...
 Gennie Walker / ... (664 episodes, 2008-2013)
Meg Johnson ...
 Pearl Ladderbanks (658 episodes, 2003-2016)
Zoë Henry ...
 Rhona Goskirk (651 episodes, 2001-2016)
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A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Val Pollard was voted one of the most hated characters in the soap opera's history. See more »

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Eric Pollard: More chance of a stimulating conversation in a graveyard.
Louise Appleton: Must've heard you were coming, Eric.
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Referenced in Bottom: 'S Out (1995) See more »

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A good old British soap.
28 February 2002 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

Emmerdale is a good old British soap.

Although the stars in this are changing all the while, I still enjoy watching it.

Some of the best stars in this are Betty and Edna. They bring comedy relief, which it needs at times as there have been several tragedies over the years, including a plane crash and minibus crash, where several characters were killed off.

Unfortunately, Stan Richards who played Seth died earlier this year (2005) and Emmerdale won't be the same without him.

Some of the story lines in Emmerdale at present are rather silly, especially the affair between Viv and Paddy. Looks like yet another marriage breaking up (Emily and Paddy). For some reason, scriptwriters seem against people being happily married. There won't be any married couples left in Emmerdale the way things are going. You would not get this many marriage and relationship break ups in such a small community in real life.

Despite all this, Emmerdale is an excellent soap and I still watch it.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.


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