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

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Series cast summary:
Lucy Pargeter ...
 Chas Dingle / ... (1,742 episodes, 2002-2017)
Elizabeth Estensen ...
 Diane Sugden / ... (1,489 episodes, 2000-2017)
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 Marlon Dingle (1,479 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 (1,394 episodes, 2000-2017)
Antony Audenshaw ...
 Bob Hope / ... (1,377 episodes, 1996-2017)
Charley Webb ...
 Debbie Dingle / ... (1,368 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 / ... (1,277 episodes, 2002-2017)
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 Paddy Kirk / ... (1,274 episodes, 1997-2017)
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 Andy Sugden / ... (1,265 episodes, 1996-2016)
Emma Atkins ...
 Charity Tate / ... (1,253 episodes, 2000-2017)
Nick Miles ...
 Jimmy King / ... (1,249 episodes, 2003-2017)
John Middleton ...
 Ashley Thomas / ... (1,237 episodes, 1994-2017)
Matthew Wolfenden ...
 David Metcalfe (1,103 episodes, 2006-2017)
Isabel Hodgins ...
 Victoria Sugden / ... (1,077 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 / ... (1,026 episodes, 2009-2017)
Patrick Mower ...
 Rodney Blackstock (931 episodes, 2001-2017)
...
 Jai Sharma (922 episodes, 2009-2017)
Sammy Winward ...
 Katie Sugden / ... (914 episodes, 2001-2015)
Danny Miller ...
 Aaron Livesy / ... (894 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 (837 episodes, 2008-2017)
Adam Thomas ...
 Adam Barton (814 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 (768 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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Although the show was renamed Emmerdale in 1989, the village was still named Beckindale until 1994. See more »

Quotes

Delilah 'Del' Dingle: [regarding Carl King] I've got to face it, Val. It's Chas he wants.
Val Lambert: Well, Chas should have been around for him then. Absence makes the heart grow fungus!
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Referenced in Lorraine: Episode dated 21 October 2016 (2016) 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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