A list of promos aired on ITV advertising episodes of Emmerdale and the details of the episodes they were promoting.

September/October 2000: Five Days a WeekEdit

Emmerdale five days a week

Airing in September and October 2000 to celebrate Emmerdale beginning transmissions five days a week, this 32 second promo features the characters sitting or standing motionless in front of curtains blowing in the breeze. The characters featured in order are Kelly WindsorAlan TurnerEmily Dingle, the children and teens of Emmerdale (Donna WindsorRobert SugdenVictoria SugdenJoseph Tate and Andy Sugden), Cain Dingle, the Reynolds family, Paddy KirkSarah Sugden, her husband Jack and lover Richie CarterZoe Tate and Frankie Smith, the hunks of Emmerdale (Adam ForresterScott Windsor and Carlos Diaz), Sam DingleEric PollardChris Tate and Charity DingleJason Kirk and Joe FisherSeth Armstrong and Betty EagletonBob Hope and Viv WindsorLisaZak and Belle DingleDiane and Rodney Blackstock (who at the time this promo first aired had still yet to make his first appearance), Tricia Stokes and Marlon Dingle and Bernice Blackstock and Ashley Thomas.

The music used in the promo was 'What a Diff'rence a Day Made ' by Dinah Washington.

Above are excerpts from the trailer.

September 2003: Lust See TV/Must See TVEdit

Lust See TV Must See TV promo

Airing in September 2003 in the run-up to Chris Tate's death, this 29 second promo features Charity Tate in a graveyard torn between her two loves - her husband Chris and her cousin Cain Dingle. The promo features Charity in a white dress kissing her husband; the white dress representing her marriage to Chris. She then walks away from him and kisses her cousin Cain passionately, while wearing a red dress, which represents her lust for Cain. Chris sees the two snogging, cries out in anguish and torches their marriage certificate.

The music used in the promo 'Pure Morning' by Placebo.

The promo can be viewed here.

December 2011: Judgement Day is comingEdit

Judgement Day promo
First airing on 30th November 2011, this 59 second promo features Cain Dingle walking through the village at night past various villagers that he has made enemies with over the past year - Amy Wyatt, the Barton familyCameron Murray, Cain's own family who were walking into the Woolpack and The Sharmas and Charity Tate. Cain's daughter Debbie looks out of her window as he walks past. The promo ends with Cain being followed by an unknown person seen only from behind.

The music used in the promo was 'Wicked Game' by Chris Isaak, covered specifically for the promo by Jordan Winter.

The promo can be viewed here.

A behind the scenes video showing the filming of the promo was also uploaded on the ITV website on the 1st December 2011.

October 2012: Small Village, Big Drama (40th Anniversary Promo)Edit

40th Anniversary promo
First airing on 21st September 2012, this 1 minute promo for the 40th anniversary week features various Emmerdale characters standing in a field on a dark cloudy backdrop. Characters featured in order are - Cain Dingle, Jai and Charity Sharma, Debbie Dingle and Cameron Murray, Chas Dingle and Dan Spencer, Carl King, Katie Sugden and Declan and Megan Macey. The characters explode in a cloud of whatever they represented, e.g. Jai and Charity in a flurry of red roses due to their rocky marriage, and Carl King in bank notes due to his wealth.

The music used in the promo was 'Untrue Unfaithful (That Was You)' by Nita Rossi'.

The promo can be viewed here.

Summer of Soaps 2013: The greatest drama every dayEdit

First airing on 19th July 2013, this 1:01 promo, acting as promotion for both Emmerdale and Coronation Street, features various regulars from both shows reading one line each from Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 18'. Among the Emmerdale characters featured in the promo are Cain Dingle, Moira Barton, David Metcalfe, Debbie Dingle, Rhona Goskirk, Chas Dingle and Cameron Murray.

Coronation Street characters included David Platt, Hayley Cropper, Rita Tanner, Tyrone Dobbs, Lloyd Mullaney, Peter Barlow and Tina McIntyre.

The promo can be viewed here.

A behind the scenes video showing the filming of the promo was also uploaded on the ITV website on the 19th July 2013.

Two shorter 30 second versions have also been transmitted. The first version runs from the start through to the end of Lucy Pargeter's (Chas Dingle) line of "By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd" and the second version running from Rita Tanner's line of "But thy eternal summer shall not fade" until the end and in the process only Cameron Murray appears from Emmerdale in this version.

It's also worth noting that this isn't the first connection 'Sonnet 18' as with Emmerdale, as Amos Brearly was seen reading the opening lines from a book in Episode 1471 (17th July 1990).

25th July 2013: Coming Up on EmmerdaleEdit


First airing on 22nd July 2013, this 23 second promo features footage from Episode 6615 (25th July 2013) as Debbie Dingle and Cameron Murray chase after Gennie Walker in her car.

Siege Week: Next Week on EmmerdaleEdit


First airing on 7th October 2013, this 34 second promo features footage from Episode 6685 (15th October 2013) and Episode 6686/6687 (16th October 2013) as Cameron Murray takes Chas and Debbie Dingle, amongst others, hostage in The Woolpack. The promo also shows footage of the villagers and police reacting outside as a gunshot is heard within the pub.

December 2013: Where drama lives this ChristmasEdit


First airing in December 2013, this 1:05 promo features various dramas being shown on ITV during the Christmas period including Coronation Street, Downton Abbey and Midsomer Murders. Clips included from Emmerdale include Declan Macey beginning to set fire to Home Farm and Charity Sharma's reaction, as well as Priya Sharma standing behind Alicia Harding in her wedding dress in The Woolpack, both taken from Episode 6748/6749 (25th December 2013).

The music used in the promo was Birdy's cover of 'White Winter Hymnal', a song originally by Fleet Foxes. Two shorter edits of the promo have also been broadcast.

December 2013: Text Santa 2013Edit


Airing in December 2013 in the lead-up to Text Santa 2013 airing on 20th December 2013, this promo featured short clips from the various sketches taking place in the show, including Coronation Street and Take Me Out. The promo included a brief clip of Nicola King spitting a pint out at The Woolpack bar.

July 2015: Who will meet their summer fate?Edit

Summer fate

First airing in July 2015 in the run up to the disaster revolving around the wedding of Debbie Dingle and Pete Barton, this 1 minute promo features all the Emmerdale characters dressed up in black against a fairground backdrop. The characters venture into a forest, where the mood turns darker and the characters stop to find an exit marked with an ominous face which signifies death.

Characters featured in order are - Adam and Victoria Barton, Ruby Haswell and Dan Spencer, Cain and Moira Dingle, Debbie and Pete, Ross Barton, Diane Sugden, Priya Sharma and Rakesh and Kirin Kotecha, Robert and Chrissie Sugden, Aaron Livesy, Eric Pollard, David and Alicia Metcalfe.

The promo can be viewed here.

Two shorter edits of the promo have also been broadcast.

September 2016: Who will take their last dance? Edit

Emmerdale October 2016 promo photo

This promo first aired on television in September 2016, advertising the special week of episodes to be broadcast on the week starting on the 17th October. It features - in order - Marlon Dingle, Rhona Goskirk, Pierce Harris and Paddy Kirk, Aaron Dingle and Robert Sugden, Emma and James Barton, and Laurel and Ashley Thomas.

Featuring the Dinah Washington song What A Diff'rence A Day Made it shows each of these four character groups dancing. Firstly, Marlon watches and Rhona drifts from Pierce to Paddy, then across to a foggy, almost ghostly, figure. Aaron and Robert are then pushed apart by this dark figure as a ghostly hand appears in the middle of them. Both Emma and James and Laurel and Ashley are shown dancing, then the focus shifts onto solely Emma and James. The ghostly hand slips away from Emma's. Ashley puts Laurel into a dip, but when she is brought back up, he is replaced by the figure.

The promo can be viewed here.

Two shorter edits of the promo have also been broadcast.