Pat Sugden has appeared in 466 episodes of Emmerdale Farm in 1972, 1974 and from 1980 to 1986. The character was originally named Ruth Merrick between 1972 and 1974 and played by Lynn Dalby, appearing in 12 episodes. When the character returned in 1980, she was renamed as Pat Merrick and played by Helen Weir who appeared in 454 episodes.
Pat Sugden's final appearance in Episode 1082 was as part of a flashback and uncredited. Because the scene in which she appeared contained newly broadcast footage, the appearance has been included in this list.
The character was credited as:
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