Emmerdale (1972– )
"Emmerdale Farm" (original title)

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

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Series cast summary:
Lucy Pargeter ...
 Chas Dingle / ... (1,426 episodes, 2002-2015)
Elizabeth Estensen ...
 Diane Sugden / ... (1,270 episodes, 2000-2015)
Charley Webb ...
 Debbie Dingle / ... (1,251 episodes, 2002-2015)
Mark Charnock ...
 Marlon Dingle (1,226 episodes, 1996-2015)
Antony Audenshaw ...
 Bob Hope (1,192 episodes, 2001-2015)
Steve Halliwell ...
 Zak Dingle (1,130 episodes, 1994-2015)
Nicola Wheeler ...
 Nicola King / ... (1,127 episodes, 2001-2015)
Jane Cox ...
 Lisa Dingle / ... (1,122 episodes, 1996-2015)
Jeff Hordley ...
 Cain Dingle (1,099 episodes, 2000-2015)
Nick Miles ...
 Jimmy King / ... (1,092 episodes, 2003-2015)
Chris Chittell ...
 Eric Pollard (1,078 episodes, 1986-2015)
Kelvin Fletcher ...
 Andy Sugden / ... (1,076 episodes, 1996-2015)
Charlotte Bellamy ...
 Laurel Thomas / ... (1,047 episodes, 2002-2015)
Emma Atkins ...
 Charity Tate / ... (1,045 episodes, 2000-2015)
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 Paddy Kirk (1,041 episodes, 1998-2015)
Charlie Hardwick ...
 Val Pollard / ... (1,034 episodes, 2004-2015)
John Middleton ...
 Ashley Thomas / ... (978 episodes, 1994-2015)
Sammy Winward ...
 Katie Sugden / ... (900 episodes, 2001-2015)
Matthew Wolfenden ...
 David Metcalfe (886 episodes, 2006-2015)
Isabel Hodgins ...
 Victoria Sugden (876 episodes, 2006-2015)
James Hooton ...
 Sam Dingle (861 episodes, 1995-2015)
Patrick Mower ...
 Rodney Blackstock (815 episodes, 2001-2015)
Natalie J. Robb ...
 Moira Barton / ... (790 episodes, 2009-2015)
Shirley Stelfox ...
 Edna Birch (788 episodes, 2001-2015)
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 Carl King (780 episodes, 2003-2012)
Chris Bisson ...
 Jai Sharma (769 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Brenda Walker / ... (669 episodes, 2008-2015)
Sian Reese-Williams ...
 Gennie Walker / ... (663 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Alan Turner (656 episodes, 1982-2013)
Danny Miller ...
 Aaron Livesy (656 episodes, 2008-2015)
Eden Taylor-Draper ...
 Belle Dingle (655 episodes, 2005-2015)
Adam Thomas ...
 Adam Barton (643 episodes, 2009-2015)
Jason Merrells ...
 Declan Macey (616 episodes, 2010-2014)
Meg Johnson ...
 Pearl Ladderbanks (590 episodes, 2003-2015)
Paula Tilbrook ...
 Betty Eagleton (588 episodes, 1994-2015)
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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 »

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Viv Windsor: Be honest, Marlon. Am I overbearing?
Marlon: Weeeell, you do, sort of, lean, towards the, erm, military campaign approach.
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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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