Emmerdale, known as 'Emmerdale Farm' until 1989, is a popular and critically acclaimed long-running British soap opera that has been 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.
Where to Start:
- 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.
Character of the Month
Natasha Wylde was the wife of Mark Wylde and mother of Nathan, Maisie and Will Wylde.
Natasha first arrived in the show in 15th January 2009 with husband Mark Wylde. Though only staying in the village for just under two years, Natasha was involved in a bigamy storyline and was escorted away for murder on 24th November 2010 after killing Mark.
You can read more about Natasha here.
Quote of the Month
"Y'know, it doesn't look good for business. They'll think we're holding our own cremations."
Vanessa Woodfield comments on Paddy Kirk's barbeque at Smithy Cottage, next to the Vets Surgery.
Read more about Episode 6573, aired on 6th June 2013 here.
Did You Know...
...that it took the programme almost 29 years to reach it's 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?