Emmerdale (called Emmerdale Farm before 1989) is a long-running British soap opera group in Emmerdale (called Beckindale till 1994), a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales. Emmerdale Farm was broadcast on 16. It has been filmed because of its beginning in their Leeds studio. The program was broadcast in each ITV region.

Episodes atmosphere on ITV weekday evenings at 19:00, using a Thursday event at 20:00. In October 2011, the program started broadcasting on 10.


The assumption of Emmerdale Farm was comparable to the BBC radio soap opera The Archers, focusing to a household, a plantation and personalities at a nearby village. The Riordans broke fresh ground for soap operas simply by being filmed mostly outdoors (to a plantation, possessed on the programme from Tom and Mary Riordan) instead of at a studio–the most typical practice of American and British soap operas. Location shooting was initiated by the programme together with gear and farm animals. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, outside filming of tv programs with outside broadcast units (OBUs) has been in its infancy because of high prices and dependence on the current weather. The Riordans’ achievement proved a soap opera may be filmed mostly outside, along with Yorkshire Television sent visitors to its place in County Meath to observe that the programme’s creation firsthand.


  • Annie Sugden (Sheila Mercier)
  • Jack Sugden (Andrew Burt)
  • Peggy Skilbeck (Jo Kendall)
  • Matt Skilbeck (Frederick Pyne)
  • Joe Sugden (Frazer Hines)
  • Sam Pearson (Toke Townley)
  • Amos Brearly (Ronald Magill)
  • Henry Wilks (Arthur Pentelow)
  • Marian Wilks (Gail Harrison)
  • Alec Saunders (Alan Tucker)

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