1982 was Emmerdale's 11th year. Storylines included Alan Turner being appointed new manager of NY Estates, Dolly Skilbeck's pregnancy and birth to Samuel Skilbeck and the revelation that Jack Sugden was actually Jackie Merrick's father. 68 episodes were broadcast this year.
Production
The programme returned to air following the strike the previous November with Episode 703 on 12th January. The last episode to be aired before the strike was Episode 696, meaning that six episodes worth of material were never broadcast due to the strike. No explanation was provided onscreen as to what had happened in these episodes and viewers were left having to fill in the blanks for themselves. One such incident to have occurred but not broadcast was Jack Sugden's proposal to Pat Merrick.
Anne W. Gibbons continued her reign as producer for the third year running. Two additions to the cast came in the shape of Richard Thorp as Alan Turner and Rosie Kerslake as Barbara Peters. Richard would start on the programme on 2nd January - his fiftieth birthday, but his first appearance wouldn't appear onscreen until March.
The programme celebrated its 10th birthday on 16th October and this was marked by a special tribute show - A Decade Down on the Farm, broadcast on 18th October. The programme, presented by Richard Whiteley, spoke to all six remaining original cast members as well as series creator Kevin Laffan. A press event was also held in London in celebration and TV Times published a special souvenir magazine to acknowledge the milestone.
The summer break for this year came in mid-June where the programme remained off screen until September.
Episodes
# | Ep. No. | Date | Writer | Director | Viewing Figures | Chart Position |
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1 | 703 | Tuesday 12th January | Michael Russell | Len Lurcock | n/k | /n/k |
2 | 704 | Thursday 14th January | Michael Russell | Len Lurcock | n/k | /n/k |
3 | 705 | Tuesday 19th January | Michael Russell | Len Lurcock | n/k | /n/k |
4 | 706 | Thursday 21st January | Michael Russell | Len Lurcock | n/k | /n/k |
5 | 707 | Tuesday 26th January | Michael Russell | Len Lurcock | n/k | /n/k |
6 | 708 | Thursday 28th January | Michael Russell | Len Lurcock | n/k | /n/k |
7 | 709 | Tuesday 2nd February | Kevin Laffan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
8 | 710 | Thursday 4th February | Kevin Laffan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
9 | 711 | Tuesday 9th February | Kevin Laffan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
10 | 712 | Thursday 11th February | Kevin Laffan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
11 | 713 | Tuesday 16th February | Kevin Laffan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
12 | 714 | Thursday 18th February | Kevin Laffan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
13 | 715 | Tuesday 23rd February | Kevin Laffan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
14 | 716 | Thursday 25th February | Kevin Laffan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
15 | 717 | Tuesday 2nd March | Alan James | Derek Martinus | n/k | /n/k |
16 | 718 | Thursday 4th March | Alan James | Derek Martinus | n/k | /n/k |
17 | 719 | Tuesday 9th March | Alan James | Derek Martinus | n/k | /n/k |
18 | 720 | Thursday 11th March | Alan James | Derek Martinus | n/k | /n/k |
19 | 721 | Tuesday 16th March | Alan James | Derek Martinus | n/k | /n/k |
20 | 722 | Thursday 18th March | Alan James | Derek Martinus | n/k | /n/k |
21 | 723 | Tuesday 23rd March | Tim Vaughan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
22 | 724 | Thursday 25th March | Tim Vaughan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
23 | 725 | Tuesday 30th March | Tim Vaughan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
24 | 726 | Thursday 1st April | Tim Vaughan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
25 | 727 | Tuesday 6th April | Tim Vaughan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
26 | 728 | Thursday 8th April | Tim Vaughan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
27 | 729 | Tuesday 4th May | Ken Blakeson | Darrol Blake | n/k | /n/k |
28 | 730 | Thursday 6th May | Ken Blakeson | Darrol Blake | n/k | /n/k |
29 | 731 | Tuesday 11th May | Ken Blakeson | Darrol Blake | n/k | /n/k |
30 | 732 | Thursday 13th May | Ken Blakeson | Darrol Blake | n/k | /n/k |
31 | 733 | Tuesday 18th May | Alan Downer | Darrol Blake | n/k | /n/k |
32 | 734 | Thursday 20th May | Alan Downer | Darrol Blake | n/k | /n/k |
33 | 735 | Tuesday 25th May | Alan Downer | Diarmuid Lawrence | n/k | /n/k |
34 | 736 | Thursday 27th May | Alan Downer | Diarmuid Lawrence | n/k | /n/k |
35 | 737 | Tuesday 1st June | Peter Whitehead | Diarmuid Lawrence | n/k | /n/k |
36 | 738 | Thursday 3rd June | Peter Whitehead | Diarmuid Lawrence | n/k | /n/k |
37 | 739 | Tuesday 8th June | Peter Whitehead | Diarmuid Lawrence | n/k | /n/k |
38 | 740 | Thursday 10th June | Peter Whitehead | Diarmuid Lawrence | n/k | /n/k |
39 | 741 | Tuesday 14th September | Kevin Laffan | Len Lurcock | n/k | /n/k |
40 | 742 | Thursday 16th September | Kevin Laffan | Len Lurcock | n/k | /n/k |
41 | 743 | Tuesday 21st September | Kevin Laffan | Len Lurcock | n/k | /n/k |
42 | 744 | Thursday 23rd September | Kevin Laffan | Len Lurcock | n/k | /n/k |
43 | 745 | Tuesday 28th September | Kevin Laffan | Len Lurcock | n/k | /n/k |
44 | 746 | Thursday 30th September | Kevin Laffan | Len Lurcock | n/k | /n/k |
45 | 747 | Tuesday 5th October | Kevin Laffan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
46 | 748 | Thursday 7th October | Kevin Laffan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
47 | 749 | Tuesday 12th October | Kevin Laffan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
48 | 750 | Thursday 14th October | Kevin Laffan | Mervyn Cumming | n/k | /n/k |
49 | 751 | Tuesday 19th October | Neville Siggs | Philip Draycott | n/k | /n/k |
50 | 752 | Thursday 21st October | Neville Siggs | Philip Draycott | n/k | /n/k |
51 | 753 | Tuesday 26th October | Neville Siggs | Philip Draycott | n/k | /n/k |
52 | 754 | Thursday 28th October | Neville Siggs | Philip Draycott | n/k | /n/k |
53 | 755 | Tuesday 2nd November | Neville Siggs | Philip Draycott | n/k | /n/k |
54 | 756 | Thursday 4th November | Neville Siggs | Philip Draycott | n/k | /n/k |
55 | 757 | Tuesday 9th November | Anton Gill | Richard Holthouse | n/k | /n/k |
56 | 758 | Thursday 11th November | Anton Gill | Richard Holthouse | n/k | /n/k |
57 | 759 | Tuesday 16th November | Tim Vaughan | Richard Holthouse | n/k | /n/k |
58 | 760 | Thursday 18th November | Tim Vaughan | Richard Holthouse | n/k | /n/k |
59 | 761 | Tuesday 23rd November | Tim Vaughan | Richard Holthouse | n/k | /n/k |
60 | 762 | Thursday 25th November | Tim Vaughan | Richard Holthouse | n/k | /n/k |
61 | 763 | Tuesday 30th November | Ken Blakeson | Ann Ayoub | n/k | /n/k |
62 | 764 | Wednesday 1st December | Ken Blakeson | Ann Ayoub | n/k | /n/k |
63 | 765 | Tuesday 7th December | Ken Blakeson | Ann Ayoub | n/k | /n/k |
64 | 766 | Thursday 9th December | Ken Blakeson | Ann Ayoub | n/k | /n/k |
65 | 767 | Tuesday 14th December | Kevin Laffan | Frank Smith | n/k | /n/k |
66 | 768 | Thursday 16th December | Kevin Laffan | Frank Smith | n/k | /n/k |
67 | 769 | Tuesday 21st December | Kevin Laffan | Frank Smith | n/k | /n/k |
68 | 770 | Thursday 23rd December | Kevin Laffan | Frank Smith | n/k | /n/k |
Main Cast
Ranking | Character | Played by | Duration | Number of Episodes | Running total | Previous year's ranking |
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1 | Henry Wilks | Arthur Pentelow | Full year | 68 | 734 | 1 |
1 | Matt Skilbeck | Frederick Pyne | Full year | 68 | 732 | 1 |
1 | Jack Sugden | Clive Hornby | Full year | 68 | 314 | 1 |
1 | Pat Merrick/Sugden | Helen Weir | Full year | 68 | 169 | 8 |
1 | Jackie Merrick | Ian Sharrock | Full year | 68 | 146 | 11 |
6 | Joe Sugden | Frazer Hines | Full year | 67 | 720 | 1 |
7 | Amos Brearly | Ronald Magill | Full year | 66 | 730 | 6 |
7 | Dolly Skilbeck | Jean Rogers | Full year | 66 | 361 | 1 |
7 | Seth Armstrong | Stan Richards | Full year | 66 | 196 | 6 |
10 | Sandie Merrick | Jane Hutcheson | Full year | 65 | 144 | 10 |
11 | Donald Hinton | Hugh Manning | Full year | 62 | 251 | 14 |
12 | Annie Sugden | Sheila Mercier | Full year except March | 58 | 712 | 12 |
13 | Sam Pearson | Toke Townley | Full year except March | 56 | 670 | 12 |
14 | Alan Turner | Richard Thorp | From March | 48 | 48 | - |
15 | Tom Merrick | Edward Peel | January to February | 14 | 38 | 15 |
16 | Barbara Peters | Rosie Kerslake | From December | 4 | 4 | - |
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