1976 was Emmerdale's 5th year. Storylines included Joe Sugden and Kathy Gimbel's scandalous relationship, Matt Skilbeck's twin children being killed in a road traffic accident along with his Aunt Beattie, The Woolpack relocating following subsidence and Amos Brearly becoming a reporter for the Hotten Courier. 38 episodes were broadcast this year.
ProductionEdit
Behind the scenes, location filming switched from Arncliffe to Esholt and would remain there until 1998. Crew had decided that Arncliffe was too far from the studios, resulting in travelling being both time-consuming and expensive as, usually, cast and crew would need to stay overnight in local hotels. Like Arncliffe, Yorkshire Television were contracted not to name the new village being used. The Woolpack was deemed the most recognisable exterior from the Arncliffe village and therefore a storyline was devised for subsidence to force a relocation to a different building onscreen in Beckindale.
Michael Glynn was announced as taking over production duties from Robert D. Cardona in May but, due to the programme remaining off air from mid-May for the remainder of the year, his work was not broadcast until the start of 1977. The break saw Emmerdale Farm remain off-screen for over six months and, as a result, only broadcast a total of 38 episodes in the calendar year. This is currently the longest period the show has remained off air since it began.
Both Angela Cheyne and Andrew Burt returned to the screen for short stints as Christine Sugden and Jack Sugden respectively. This would be Andrew Burt's last appearance of Jack, being replaced by Clive Hornby upon the character's return in 1980. Elsewhere, Lesley Manville departed as Rosemary Kendall after fourteen months.
EpisodesEdit
# | Ep. No. | Date | Writer | Director | Viewing Figures (homes/ viewers) | Chart Position |
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1 | 285 | Monday 5th January | Kevin Laffan | Paddy Russell | n/k | n/k |
2 | 286 | Tuesday 6th January | Kevin Laffan | Paddy Russell | n/k | n/k |
3 | 287 | Monday 12th January | Kevin Laffan | Paddy Russell | n/k | n/k |
4 | 288 | Tuesday 13th January | Kevin Laffan | Paddy Russell | n/k | n/k |
5 | 289 | Monday 19th January | Kevin Laffan | Paddy Russell | n/k | n/k |
6 | 290 | Tuesday 20th January | Kevin Laffan | Paddy Russell | n/k | n/k |
7 | 291 | Monday 26th January | Kevin Laffan | Nick Gray | n/k | n/k |
8 | 292 | Tuesday 27th January | Kevin Laffan | Nick Gray | n/k | n/k |
9 | 293 | Monday 2nd February | Kevin Laffan | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
10 | 294 | Tuesday 3rd February | Kevin Laffan | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
11 | 295 | Monday 9th February | Kevin Laffan | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
12 | 296 | Tuesday 10th February | Kevin Laffan | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
13 | 297 | Monday 16th February | Malcolm Lynch | David Reynolds | n/k | n/k |
14 | 298 | Tuesday 17th February | Malcolm Lynch | David Reynolds | n/k | n/k |
15 | 299 | Monday 23rd February | Malcolm Lynch | David Reynolds | n/k | n/k |
16 | 300 | Tuesday 24th February | Malcolm Lynch | David Reynolds | n/k | n/k |
17 | 301 | Monday 1st March | Malcolm Lynch | Unknown | n/k | n/k |
18 | 302 | Tuesday 2nd March | Malcolm Lynch | Unknown | n/k | n/k |
19 | 303 | Monday 8th March | William Corlett | Paddy Russell | n/k | n/k |
20 | 304 | Tuesday 9th March | William Corlett | Paddy Russell | n/k | n/k |
21 | 305 | Monday 15th March | William Corlett | Paddy Russell | n/k | n/k |
22 | 306 | Tuesday 16th March | William Corlett | Paddy Russell | n/k | n/k |
23 | 307 | Monday 22nd March | William Corlett | Paddy Russell | n/k | n/k |
24 | 308 | Tuesday 23rd March | William Corlett | Paddy Russell | n/k | n/k |
25 | 309 | Monday 29th March | Daniel Roberts | David Reynolds | n/k | n/k |
26 | 310 | Tuesday 30th March | Daniel Roberts | David Reynolds | n/k | n/k |
27 | 311 | Monday 5th April | Jeremy Burnham | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
28 | 312 | Tuesday 6th April | Jeremy Burnham | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
29 | 313 | Monday 12th April | Peter Whitbread | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
30 | 314 | Tuesday 13th April | Peter Whitbread | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
31 | 315 | Monday 26th April | Tony Henshall | David Reynolds | n/k | n/k |
32 | 316 | Tuesday 27th April | Tony Henshall | David Reynolds | n/k | n/k |
33 | 317 | Monday 3rd May | Tony Henshall | David Reynolds | n/k | n/k |
34 | 318 | Tuesday 4th May | Tony Henshall | David Reynolds | n/k | n/k |
35 | 319 | Monday 10th May | Alick Rowe | Nick Gray | n/k | n/k |
36 | 320 | Tuesday 11th May | Alick Rowe | Nick Gray | n/k | n/k |
37 | 321 | Monday 17th May | Jeremy Burnham | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
38 | 322 | Tuesday 18th May | Jeremy Burnham | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
Main CastEdit
Ranking | Character | Played by | Duration | Number of Episodes | Running total | Previous year's ranking |
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1 | Joe Sugden | Frazer Hines | Full year | 38 | 310 | 1 |
1 | Annie Sugden | Sheila Mercier | Full year | 38 | 305 | 4 |
1 | Matt Skilbeck | Frederick Pyne | Full year | 38 | 299 | 2 |
1 | Sam Pearson | Toke Townley | Full year | 38 | 283 | 6 |
5 | Amos Brearly | Ronald Magill | Full year | 34 | 292 | 3 |
6 | Henry Wilks | Arthur Pentelow | Full year | 32 | 294 | 4 |
7 | Rosemary Kendall | Lesley Manville | Until April | 30 | 77 | 7 |
8 | Kathy Gimbel | Polly Hemingway | Until February and May | 16 | 60 | 8 |
9 | Jack Sugden | Andrew Burt | March to May | 12 | 104 | - |
10 | Christine Sugden | Angela Cheyne | March to April | 6 | 74 | - |
StorylinesEdit
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Awards and NominationsEdit
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