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Emmerdale, known as 'Emmerdale Farm' until 1989, is a popular and critically acclaimed long-running British soap opera, broadcast on ITV since 1972. It is set in the fictional village of Emmerdale (known as Beckindale until 1994) in the Yorkshire Dales, England and was created by Kevin Laffan. The series is produced by ITV Studios in Yorkshire and broadcast on the ITV network and was first broadcast on 16th October 1972.

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  • If you're new to the show, we recommend that you check out the General Information section first to get you up to speed with the creation, concept, general information and rough history of the show...
  • ...and then delve into the archives by reading up on past Emmerdale episodes and find out about the characters who currently live in the village and those from days past...
  • ...other than that we also recommend pages on the various cast and crew the show has had over the years if you want to dig into the magic behind the scenes.


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Episode 1791

Zoe comes out as a lesbian to her father Frank.

17th August 1993: Archie tries to obtain advice from Rachel for Zoe. He covers that he has a friend who is having difficulty coming to terms with being gay and asks her if she could bring some of her gay friends from university to the barbecue. Rachel agrees, quietly suspecting that Archie is covering for himself. Zoe makes an effort to talk to Frank but finds herself arguing with him again over Chris, Kim and Kathy being out to get him. She lays into him, saying that he's too busy drinking and wallowing in self pity to notice that she needs him before walking out. Rachel tells Mark and Debbie about Archie's conversation. They wonder if his relationship with Zoe fell apart because he is gay. Zoe returns to Home Farm after she has calmed down. Frank tries to get her to open up to him, acknowledging he hasn't been the easiest person to be around recently and points out he's sober now. She apologises for getting angry with him saying that she's been meaning to talk to him so many times but could never find the right moment. She reminds Frank of her friend, Laura, and informs him that Laura is gay. She explains how she went over to her place one night and Laura made a pass at her but she made her excuses and left. She tells Frank that she liked Laura but got scared. Frank realises what Zoe is saying and refuses to believe she is gay. He resumes drinking. Zoe admits to Frank that she tried to make things work with Archie in order to reassure herself she was straight but couldn't go on living a lie. She explains Archie already knows. Frank tells her he is devastated and asks for time to process the news. She walks out to get some air. Shortly afterwards, he places his glass down and follows her outside. She regrets coming back to Beckindale but Frank insists he doesn't want her to go. He tells her he's proud of her and promises to support her.



Victoria Barton

Victoria Barton

Victoria Barton is the daughter of Jack and Sarah Sugden. Born on 31st March 1994, she was found to have a hole in her heart, but made a full recovery.

In 2000, Victoria lost her mum in a barn fire started by her brother Andy. Fortunately, she found another maternal figure in The Woolpack's landlady Diane Blackstock, who married her father in 2004. In 2007, she unintentionally set fire to her house while seeking the truth about her mother's death. She was left an orphan in 2009, when Jack died. She was employed as a chef at the Woolpack just before she turned twenty, before marrying Adam Barton in 2015. She currently runs her own food van business.

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"That's what I like about village life. It's the feeling of belonging, of continuity."
Dolly Skilbeck

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  • ...that it took the programme almost 29 years to reach its 3000th episode, but due to the show moving to six episodes a week soon afterwards, it only took 10 years to double the total?
  • ...that the programme has only ever had one Two-hander episode back in 2000 between Paddy Kirk and Mandy Dingle?
  • ...that Swedish band The Cardigans named their 1994 album 'Emmerdale' after becoming enamoured with the soap's name on a visit to the UK?
  • ...that the programme has only ever had one live episode, which was broadcast on 17th October 2012 as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations.



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