1975 was Emmerdale's 4th year. 62 episodes were broadcast. Storylines included the arrival of Rosemary Kendall at Emmerdale, following her mother having a breakdown and Joe Sugden's relationship with Kathy Gimbel.
ProductionEdit
Economy cuts in ITV programming saw its afternoon serials axed over the summer. General Hospital and Crown Court were both gifted one-hour edition evening slots for the period but Emmerdale Farm was forced off air completely. As a result, it took a summer break between May and October. Luckily for Emmerdale Farm, their break in May took place three days before the 1975 ITV strike. The programme was always due to return in the autumn but at the time of the break, it wasn't clear whether this would be in its usual afternoon slot or in a new evening slot.
Trident International made its first international sale of the programme to Sweden's TV2. Broadcast as Hem till gården (Home to the Farm), TV2 began from the first episode in June and continued at a pace of three episodes a week. After three weeks, they increased their run by thirteen episodes.
When the programme returned to UK screens in October, in its usual afternoon slot, it was given its second opening titles change in a year. These would go onto become the longest serving titles for the programme, lasting until 1989.
Cast additions and departures behind the scenes saw both Daphne Green and George Little leave before the summer break and Lesley Manville join the cast as the daughter of Annie Sugden's cousin, Rosemary Kendall.
EpisodesEdit
# | Ep. No. | Date | Writer | Director | Viewing Figures (homes/ viewers) | Chart Position |
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1 | 223 | Monday 6th January | Gloria Tors | Michael Snow | n/k | n/k |
2 | 224 | Tuesday 7th January | Sean Hignett | Michael Snow | n/k | n/k |
3 | 225 | Monday 13th January | Bob Stuart | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
4 | 226 | Tuesday 14th January | Bob Stuart | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
5 | 227 | Monday 20th January | Anthony Couch | Unknown | n/k | n/k |
6 | 228 | Tuesday 21st January | Anthony Couch | Unknown | n/k | n/k |
7 | 229 | Monday 27th January | Neville Siggs | Michael Snow | n/k | n/k |
8 | 230 | Tuesday 28th January | Neville Siggs | Michael Snow | n/k | n/k |
9 | 231 | Monday 3rd February | Gloria Tors | David Green | n/k | n/k |
10 | 232 | Tuesday 4th February | Gloria Tors | David Green | n/k | n/k |
11 | 233 | Monday 10th February | Sean Higbett | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
12 | 234 | Tuesday 11th February | Sean Higbett | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
13 | 235 | Monday 17th February | Bob Stuart | Michael Snow | n/k | n/k |
14 | 236 | Tuesday 18th February | Bob Stuart | Michael Snow | n/k | n/k |
15 | 237 | Monday 24th February | Kevin Laffan | David Green | n/k | n/k |
16 | 238 | Tuesday 25th February | Kevin Laffan | David Green | n/k | n/k |
17 | 239 | Monday 3rd March | Kevin Laffan | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
18 | 240 | Tuesday 4th March | Kevin Laffan | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
19 | 241 | Monday 10th March | Anthony Couch | Michael Snow | n/k | n/k |
20 | 242 | Tuesday 11th March | Anthony Couch | Michael Snow | n/k | n/k |
21 | 243 | Monday 17th March | Gloria Tors | Unknown | n/k | n/k |
22 | 244 | Tuesday 18th March | Gloria Tors | Unknown | n/k | n/k |
23 | 245 | Monday 24th March | Neville Siggs | David Green | n/k | n/k |
24 | 246 | Tuesday 25th March | Neville Siggs | David Green | n/k | n/k |
25 | 247 | Monday 7th April | Sean Hignett Maggie Allen | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
26 | 248 | Tuesday 8th April | Sean Hignett Maggie Allen | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
27 | 249 | Monday 14th April | David Crane | Michael Snow | n/k | n/k |
28 | 250 | Tuesday 15th April | David Crane | Michael Snow | n/k | n/k |
29 | 251 | Monday 21st April | Robert Stuart | David Green | n/k | n/k |
30 | 252 | Tuesday 22nd April | Robert Stuart | David Green | n/k | n/k |
31 | 253 | Monday 28th April | Unknown | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
32 | 254 | Tuesday 29th April | Unknown | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
33 | 255 | Monday 5th May | Neville Siggs | Michael Snow | n/k | n/k |
34 | 256 | Tuesday 6th May | Neville Siggs | Michael Snow | n/k | n/k |
35 | 257 | Monday 12th May | Kevin Laffan | David Green | n/k | n/k |
36 | 258 | Tuesday 13th May | Kevin Laffan | David Green | n/k | n/k |
37 | 259 | Monday 19th May | Kevin Laffan | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
38 | 260 | Tuesday 20th May | Kevin Laffan | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
39 | 261 | Monday 13th October | Kevin Laffan | Roger D. Cardona | n/k | n/k |
40 | 262 | Tuesday 14th October | Kevin Laffan | Roger D. Cardona | n/k | n/k |
41 | 263 | Monday 20th October | Kevin Laffan | Roger D. Cardona | n/k | n/k |
42 | 264 | Tuesday 21st October | Kevin Laffan | Roger D. Cardona | n/k | n/k |
43 | 265 | Monday 27th October | Kevin Laffan | Ken Hannam | n/k | n/k |
44 | 266 | Tuesday 28th October | Kevin Laffan | Ken Hannam | n/k | n/k |
45 | 267 | Monday 3rd November | Kevin Laffan | Ken Hannam | n/k | n/k |
46 | 268 | Tuesday 4th November | Kevin Laffan | Ken Hannam | n/k | n/k |
47 | 269 | Monday 10th November | Neville Siggs | Unknown | n/k | n/k |
48 | 270 | Tuesday 11th November | Neville Siggs | Unknown | n/k | n/k |
49 | 271 | Monday 17th November | Daniel Roberts | Unknown | n/k | n/k |
50 | 272 | Tuesday 18th November | Daniel Roberts | Unknown | n/k | n/k |
51 | 273 | Monday 24th November | David Hopkins | Unknown | n/k | n/k |
52 | 274 | Tuesday 25th November | David Hopkins | Unknown | n/k | n/k |
53 | 275 | Monday 1st December | David Hopkins | Unknown | n/k | n/k |
54 | 276 | Tuesday 2nd December | David Hopkins | Unknown | n/k | n/k |
55 | 277 | Monday 8th December | David Hopkins | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
56 | 278 | Tuesday 9th December | David Hopkins | Roger Cheveley | n/k | n/k |
57 | 279 | Monday 15th December | Gloria Tors | Robert D. Cardona | n/k | n/k |
58 | 280 | Tuesday 16th December | Gloria Tors | Robert D. Cardona | n/k | n/k |
59 | 281 | Monday 22nd December | Gloria Tors | Robert D. Cardona | n/k | n/k |
60 | 282 | Tuesday 23rd December | Robert Stuart | Robert D. Cardona | n/k | n/k |
61 | 283 | Monday 29th December | Gloria Tors | Robert D. Cardona | n/k | n/k |
62 | 284 | Tuesday 30th December | Robert Stuart | Robert D. Cardona | n/k | n/k |
Main CastEdit
Ranking | Character | Played by | Duration | Number of Episodes | Running total | Previous year's ranking |
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1 | Joe Sugden | Frazer Hines | Full year | 62 | 272 | 5 |
2 | Matt Skilbeck | Frederick Pyne | Full year | 61 | 261 | 4 |
3 | Amos Brearly | Ronald Magill | Full year | 60 | 258 | 2 |
4 | Annie Sugden | Sheila Mercier | Full year | 57 | 267 | 3 |
4 | Henry Wilks | Arthur Pentelow | Full year | 57 | 261 | 1 |
6 | Sam Pearson | Toke Townley | Full year | 56 | 244 | 6 |
7 | Rosemary Kendall | Lesley Manville | From February | 47 | 47 | - |
8 | Kathy Gimbel | Polly Hemingway | From March | 31 | 44 | 13 |
9 | Norah Norris | Barbara Ashcroft | Until February | 11 | 46 | 11 |
10 | Edward Ruskin | George Little | April and May only | 8 | 98 | 10 |
10 | Liz Ruskin | Daphne Green | January, April and May only | 8 | 79 | 12 |
12 | Marian Wilks | Gail Harrison | January only | 6 | 33 | 19 |
StorylinesEdit
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Awards and NominationsEdit
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