|Country of production||United Kingdom|
|Year (s)||since 1972|
|First broadcast||October 16, 1972 on ITV|
Emmerdale (until 1989 Emmerdale Farm ) is an award-winning soap opera on British television. The series first ran on October 16, 1972. It is one of the most famous soap operas on British TV. Only Coronation Street and EastEnders are ahead of her . In October 2007 it celebrated its 35th anniversary. The model was the Irish soap opera The Riordans .
From Monday to Friday, Emmerdale can usually be seen at 7pm on ITV . Each episode, including advertising, takes about 30 minutes. The episode on Thursday is 60 minutes long and airs from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The break between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. coincides with EastEnders' broadcast time on BBC 1 on Thursday evening. This separation is intentional: The four big soaps ( Coronation Street and Emmerdale on ITV, EastEnders on BBC 1 and Hollyoaks on Channel 4) are each broadcast in such a way that viewers can theoretically watch all four series without having to record episodes or wait for repetitions . On the weekend ITV 2 repeats all episodes of the past week. Simultaneous translation into sign language will be offered for this repetition.
The series was originally produced by Yorkshire Television and adopted by all ITV stations. After the merger of most of the ITV stations to form ITV, plc. the series is now being produced by ITV Studios.
In June 2008 the 5,000th episode aired. For the 40th anniversary of the series in 2012, one episode was broadcast completely live.
Sorted according to the order of entry.
|Robert Sugden||1986–2005, 2009, 2014–|
|Chris Chittell||Eric Pollard||1986–|
|Claire King||Kim Tate||1989-1999
|Steve Halliwell||Zak Dingle||1994–|
|James Hooton||Sam Dingle||1995–1998, 2000–|
|Mark Charnock||Marlon Dingle||1996–|
|Dominic Brunt||Paddy Kirk||1997–|
|Samantha Giles||Bernice White||1998–2002, 2004, 2012–|
|Elizabeth Estensen||Diane Sugden||1999–|
|Jeff Hordley||Cain Dingle||2000–2006, 2009–|
|Emma Atkins||Charity Dingle,
Sharma; sch. Tate
|Tony Audenshaw||Bob Hope||2000–|
|Patrick Mower||Rodney Blackstock||2000–|
|Faith Dingle||2000, 2004,
|Nicola Wheeler||Nicola King||2001–|
|Rhona Goskirk||2001, 2002, 2010–|
|Charlotte Bellamy||Laurel Thomas||2002–|
|Lucy Pargeter||Chas Dingle||2002–|
|Charley Webb||Debbie Dingle||2002–|
|Meg Johnson||Pearl Ladderbanks||2003–|
|Aaron Dingle||2003–2012, 2014-|
|Nick Miles||Jimmy King||2004–|
|Matthew Wolfenden||David Metcalfe||2006–|
|Duncan Preston||Douglas "Doug" Potts||2007–11, 2014–|
|Lesley Dunlop||Brenda Walker||2008–|
|Roxy Shahidi||Leyla Harding||2008–11, 2013–|
|Natalie J. Robb||Moira Dingle||2009–|
|Ash Palmisciano||Matti Barton (formerly Hannah)||2009–2012
|Chris Bisson||Jai Sharma||2009–|
|Joe-Warren Plant||Jacob Gallagher||2010–|
|Natalie Ann Jamieson
|Bhasker Patel||Rishi Sharma||2011–|
|Liam Fox||Daniel Wayne "Dan" Spencer||2011–|
|Gaynor Faye||Megan Macey||2012–|
|Laura Norton||Kerry Wyatt||2012–|
|Michelle Hardwick||Vanessa Woodfield||2012–|
|Katherine Dow Blyton||Harriet Finch||2013–|
|Anthony Quinlan||Pete Barton||2013–|
|Jonny McPherson||Liam Cavanagh||2014-|
|Amy Walsh||Tracy Shankley||2014–|
|Isobel Steele||Liv Flaherty||2016|
|Michael Praed||Frank Clayton||2016 -|
|Karen look||Lydia Hart||2016-|
|Andrew Scarborough||Graham Foster||2017-|
|Sandra Marvin||Jessie Grant||2017-|
|Mimi Slinger||Leanna Canagh||2018-|
|Louisa Clein||Maya Stepney||2018-|
|Olivia Bromley||Dawn Taylor||2018-|
|James Moore||Ryan Stocks||2018-|
|Rebecca Sarker||Manpreet Sharma||2018-|
|Asan N'Jie||Ellis Chapman||2018-|
|Jay Kontzle||Billy Fletcher||2018-|
|Joshua Richards||Bear wolf||2019-|
|Dean Andrews||Will Taylor||2019-|
|Jurell Carter||Nate Robinson||2019-|
|Anna Nightingale||Andrea Tate||2019-|
The original film location changed, but has always remained in North Yorkshire. At first it was Arncliffe. The local hotel (real name The Falcon) was used to represent the invented pub (Woolpack). When the place became better known because of the filming, they moved again in 1976. Esholt (approx. 1500 inhabitants) was the village for the outdoor shots until 1998. The local pub (village pub) was even renamed from “Commercial Inn” to “Woolpack Inn”, as the pub is also called in the series, during filming. The shooting also made Esholt a popular tourist attraction. Since 1998, the outdoor shots that take place in Emmerdale - with a few exceptions - have been filmed on a purpose-built set near Leeds. Due to their design, the buildings are considered temporary under British law. ITV Studios must therefore renew the building permit every ten years or demolish "Emmerdale". Of course, there are currently no plans for the latter. Scenes that take place in the area are also largely filmed in and around Leeds. So Otley is used for the fictional place Hotten. The farm's buildings are near the village of Leathley (also in North Yorkshire). Additional footage was filmed at Benton Park School in Rawdon and Farnley Elementary School. Most of the interior shots were taken at the Emmerdale Production Center in Leeds . In early 2009, filming also took place in Belfast .
In Ireland, Emmerdale is simultaneously broadcast on TV 3. You can also see them on TV in Sweden since the 1970s. TV2 originally aired the series. Hem till gården , as the series is called in Sweden, has been shown Monday to Friday at 12:25 p.m. on TV4 since 1994, with a delay, of course. In Sweden, 2 episodes are broadcast on weekdays, so TV 4 is catching up with the British broadcast. The gap is now less than a year. In Finland, Emmerdale runs Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. (repeats at 10:40 a.m. the following day) on MTV3. In early 2007 it was announced that Emmerdale would also be shown in Romania. Romanian broadcaster Pro TV has bought 50 episodes of the series.
Outside of Europe, Emmerdale is broadcast in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, for example. It also reaches viewers in the Middle East, Cyprus and Malta via satellite television (Granada UKTV). Since the beginning of March, Emmerdale can also be seen in the USA for the first time. The new service britbox, jointly operated by the BBC and ITV, streams the latest episodes just a few hours after their premiere on British television.
Although Emmerdale is a tranquil village, there is an astonishingly well-developed infrastructure: There is a well-frequented pub, the Home Farm, a "corner shop", a veterinary practice, a church, a car repair shop, a bed and breakfast Junkyard, beauty salon, and candy factory where many of the characters work. In the neighboring fictional town of Hotten there are more bars, restaurants and a small LGBT scene. A police station and a prison in the immediate vicinity complete the facilities. A bus route connects Emmerdale with other towns in the area.
Outside the UK and countries where Emmerdale is televised, the series is best known for the gay character Aaron Dingle (until mid-2016 Aaron Livesy) portrayed by Danny B. Miller. His relationship with Robert Sugden is called "RobRon" by the international fan base. Prior to this current story, the focus was on Aaron's coming out and his relationship with Jackson. He was completely paralyzed in an accident and asked Aaron to assist him in dying. Miller has received numerous major British television awards for his portrayal.