1997 was Emmerdale's 26th year.


# No. Date Part Writer Director
12147Wednesday 1st JanuaryDavid LaneGraham Wetherell
22148Thursday 2nd JanuaryJohn ChambersGraham Wetherell
32149Tuesday 7th JanuaryJohn ChambersPaul Wroblewski
42150Wednesday 8th JanuaryJohn ChambersPaul Wroblewski
52151Thursday 9th JanuaryJan McVerryPaul Wroblewski
62152Tuesday 14th JanuaryDavid LaneJohn Michael Phillips
72153Wednesday 15th JanuaryGreg SnowJohn Michael Phillips
82154Thursday 16th JanuaryAndy LynchJohn Michael Phillips
92155Tuesday 21st JanuaryJan McVerryRichard Brammall
102156Wednesday 22nd JanuaryMarvin CloseRichard Brammall
112157Thursday 23rd JanuaryBill LyonsRichard Brammall
122158Tuesday 28th JanuaryGreg SnowTim Dowd
132159Wednesday 29th JanuaryBill LyonsTim Dowd
142160Thursday 30th JanuaryTim DynevorTim Dowd
152161Tuesday 4th FebruaryMarvin CloseOliver Horsbrugh
162162Wednesday 5th FebruaryJan McVerryOliver Horsbrugh
172163Thursday 6th FebruaryAndy LynchOliver Horsbrugh
182164Tuesday 11th FebruaryJohn ChambersWill Brenton
192165Wednesday 12th FebruaryJohn ChambersWill Brenton
202166Thursday 13th FebruaryDavid LaneWill Brenton
212167Tuesday 18th FebruaryDavid LaneGraham Wetherell
222168Wednesday 19th FebruaryGreg SnowGraham Wetherell
232169Thursday 20th FebruaryJohn ChambersTim Dowd
242170Tuesday 25th FebruaryTim DynevorPaul Wroblewski
252171Wednesday 26th FebruaryJohn ChambersPaul Wroblewski
262172Thursday 27th FebruaryJohn ChambersPaul Wroblewski
272173Tuesday 4th MarchAndy LynchJohn Michael Phillips
282174Wednesday 5th MarchAndy LynchJohn Michael Phillips
292175Thursday 6th MarchBill LyonsJohn Michael Phillips
302176Tuesday 11th MarchBill LyonsRichard Brammall
312177Wednesday 12th MarchGreg SnowRichard Brammall
322178Thursday 13th MarchDavid LaneRichard Brammall
332179Tuesday 18th MarchMarvin CloseOliver Horsbrugh
342180Thursday 20th MarchTim DynevorOliver Horsbrugh
352181Tuesday 25th MarchJohn ChambersOliver Horsbrugh
362182Wednesday 26th MarchUnknownSue Dunderdale
372183Thursday 27th MarchKarin YoungSue Dunderdale
382184Monday 31st MarchJan McVerrySue Dunderdale
392185Tuesday 1st AprilDavid LaneGraham Wetherell
402186Wednesday 2nd AprilBill LyonsGraham Wetherell
412187Thursday 3rd AprilJan McVerryGraham Wetherell
422188Friday 4th AprilLarin Young
Jan McVerry
Graham Wetherell
432189Tuesday 8th AprilTim DynevorPaul Wroblewski
442190Wednesday 9th AprilAndy LynchPaul Wroblewski
452191Thursday 10th AprilJohn ChambersPaul Wroblewski
462192Tuesday 15th AprilMarvin CloseJohn Michael Phillips
472193Wednesday 16th AprilGreg SnowJohn Michael Phillips
482194Thursday 17th AprilMarvin CloseJohn Michael Phillips
492195Tuesday 22nd AprilJohn ChambersRichard Brammall
502196Thursday 24th AprilJohn ChambersRichard Brammall
512197Tuesday 29th AprilDavid LaneRichard Brammall
522198Wednesday 30th AprilDavid LaneOliver Horsbrugh
532199Thursday 1st MayJan McVerryOliver Horsbrugh
542200Tuesday 6th MayTim DynevorOliver Horsbrugh
552201Wednesday 7th MayBill LyonsSue Dunderdale
562202Thursday 8th MayBill LyonsSue Dunderdale
572203Tuesday 13th MayBill LyonsSue Dunderdale
582204Wednesday 14th MayDavid LaneGraham Wetherell
592205Thursday 15th MayDavid LaneGraham Wetherell
602206Tuesday 20th MayTim DynevorGraham Wetherell
612207Wednesday 21st MayGreg SnowPaul Wroblewski
622208Thursday 22nd MayJan McVerryPaul Wroblewski
632209Tuesday 27th MayMarvin ClosePaul Wroblewski
642210Thursday 29th MayJohn ChambersWill Brenton
652211Tuesday 3rd JuneJohn ChambersWill Brenton
662212Wednesday 4th JuneJohn ChambersWill Brenton
672213Thursday 5th JuneJohn ChambersJohn Michael Phillips
682214Tuesday 10th JuneJan McVerryJohn Michael Phillips
692215Wednesday 11th JuneBill LyonsJohn Michael Phillips
702216Thursday 12th JuneBill LyonsOliver Horsbrugh
712217Tuesday 17th JuneKarin YoungOliver Horsbrugh
722218Wednesday 18th JuneTim DynevorOliver Horsbrugh
732219Thursday 19th JuneMarvin CloseSue Dunderdale
742220Tuesday 24th JuneDavid LaneSue Dunderdale
752221Wednesday 25th JuneDavid LaneSue Dunderdale
762222Thursday 26th JuneGreg SnowVivienne Cozens
772223Tuesday 1st JulyGreg SnowVivienne Cozens
782224Wednesday 2nd JulyBill LyonsVivienne Cozens
792225Thursday 3rd JulyKarin YoungAlan Bell
802226Tuesday 8th JulyMarvin CloseAlan Bell
812227Wednesday 9th JulyJan McVerryAlan Bell
822228Thursday 10th JulyJohn ChambersRichard Brammall
832229Tuesday 15th JulyTim DynevorRichard Brammall
842230Wednesday 16th JulyDavid LaneRichard Brammall
852231Thursday 17th JulyDavid LaneWill Brenton
862232Tuesday 22nd JulyDavid LaneWill Brenton
872233Wednesday 23rd JulyDavid LaneWill Brenton
882234Thursday 24th JulyKarin YoungJohn Michael Phillips
892235Tuesday 29th JulyGreg SnowJohn Michael Phillips
902236Wednesday 30th JulyMarvin CloseJohn Michael Phillips
912237Thursday 31st JulyJan McVerryAdrian Bean
922238Tuesday 5th AugustBill LyonsAdrian Bean
932239Wednesday 6th AugustJohn ChambersAdrian Bean
942240Thursday 7th AugustJohn ChambersOliver Horsbrugh
952241Tuesday 12th AugustJohn ChambersOliver Horsbrugh
962242Wednesday 13th AugustGreg SnowOliver Horsbrugh
972243Thursday 14th AugustGreg SnowVivienne Cozens
982244Tuesday 19th AugustTim DynevorVivienne Cozens
992245Wednesday 20th AugustTim DynevorVivienne Cozens
1002246Thursday 21st AugustDavid LaneAlan Bell
1012247Tuesday 26th AugustBill LyonsAlan Bell
1022248Wednesday 27th AugustMarvin CloseAlan Bell
1032249Thursday 28th AugustKarin YoungWill Brenton
1042250Tuesday 2nd SeptemberKarin YoungWill Brenton
1052251Wednesday 3rd SeptemberJudith KlucasWill Brenton
1062252Thursday 4th SeptemberMarvin CloseJohn Michael Phillips
1072253Tuesday 9th SeptemberGreg SnowJohn Michael Phillips
1082254Wednesday 10th SeptemberDavid LaneJohn Michael Phillips
1092255Thursday 11th SeptemberJohn ChambersAdrian Bean
1102256Tuesday 16th SeptemberTim DynevorAdrian Bean
1112257Thursday 18th SeptemberJan McVerryAdrian Bean
1122258Friday 19th SeptemberBill LyonsOliver Horsbrugh
1132259Tuesday 23rd SeptemberBill LyonsOliver Horsbrugh
1142260Wednesday 24th SeptemberMarvin CloseOliver Horsbrugh
1152261Thursday 25th SeptemberMarvin CloseVivienne Cozens
1162262Tuesday 30th SeptemberJohn ChambersVivienne Cozens
1172263Thursday 2nd OctoberJohn ChambersVivienne Cozens
1182264Friday 3rd OctoberKarin YoungAlan Bell
1192265Tuesday 7th OctoberGreg SnowAlan Bell
1202266Wednesday 8th OctoberDavid LaneAlan Bell
1212267Thursday 9th OctoberDavid LanePhill Hill
1222268Tuesday 14th OctoberDavid LanePhill Hill
1232269Wednesday 15th OctoberDavid LanePhill Hill
1242270Thursday 16th OctoberJohn ChambersStephen Butcher
1252271Tuesday 21st OctoberBill LyonsStephen Butcher
1262272Wednesday 22nd OctoberBill LyonsStephen Butcher
1272273Thursday 23rd OctoberBill LyonsAdrian Bean
1282274Tuesday 28th OctoberTom ElliottAdrian Bean
1292275Wednesday 29th OctoberMarvin CloseAdrian Bean
1302276Thursday 30th OctoberMarvin CloseLaurence Moody
1312277Tuesday 4th NovemberGreg SnowLaurence Moody
1322278Wednesday 5th NovemberTim DynevorLaurence Moody
1332279Thursday 6th NovemberTim DynevorOliver Horsbrugh
1342280Tuesday 11th NovemberGreg SnowOliver Horsbrugh
1352281Wednesday 12th NovemberGreg SnowOliver Horsbrugh
1362282Thursday 13th NovemberDavid LanePaul Walker
1372283Tuesday 18th NovemberDavid LanePaul Walker
1382284Wednesday 19th NovemberMarvin ClosePaul Walker
1392285Thursday 20th NovemberMarvin CloseAlan Bell
1402286Tuesday 25th NovemberTom ElliottAlan Bell
1412287Wednesday 26th NovemberBill LyonsAlan Bell
1422288Thursday 27th NovemberKatharine HayPhill Hill
1432289Tuesday 2nd DecemberJohn ChambersPhill Hill
1442290Wednesday 3rd DecemberJohn ChambersPhill Hill
1452291Thursday 4th DecemberBill LyonsStephen Butcher
1462292Tuesday 9th DecemberDavid MillardStephen Butcher
1472293Wednesday 10th DecemberDavid LaneStephen Butcher
1482294Thursday 11th DecemberKarin YoungAdrian Bean
1492295Tuesday 16th DecemberTom ElliottAdrian Bean
1502296Wednesday 17th DecemberJohn ChambersAdrian Bean
1512297Thursday 18th DecemberMarvin CloseLaurence Moody
Tuesday 23rd DecemberGreg SnowLaurence Moody
1532300Wednesday 24th DecemberTom ElliottOliver Horsbrugh
1542301Thursday 25th DecemberDavid LaneOliver Horsbrugh
1552302Friday 26th DecemberKatharine HayOliver Horsbrugh
1562303Tuesday 30th DecemberKarin YoungPaul Walker
1572304Wednesday 31st DecemberJohn ChambersPaul Walker

Main CastEdit

Ranking Character Played by Duration Number of Episodes Running total Previous year's ranking
1 Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock Full year 129 151 38
2 Alan Turner Richard Thorp Full year 125 1414 19
3 Terry Woods Billy Hartman Full year 121 313 1
4 Mandy Dingle Lisa Riley Full year 119 312 9
5 Biff Fowler Stuart Wade Full year 118 364 4
6 Betty Eagleton Paula Tilbrook Full year 117 332 15
6 Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell Full year 117 287 13
8 Jack Sugden Clive Hornby Full year 116 1545 22
9 Christopher Tate Peter Amory Full year, except November 114 663 14
10 Steve Marchant Paul Opacic Full year 111 155 31
11 Kathy Glover Malandra Burrows Full year 110 1058 6
11 Lisa Clegg Jane Cox Full year 110 123 43
13 Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell Full year 109 763 19
13 Roy Glover Nicky Evans Full year 109 2


15 Butch Dingle Paul Loughran Full year 108 284 9
16 Ned Glover Johnny Leeze Full year 107 315 12
16 Sarah Sugden Alyson Spiro Full year 107 689 24
18 Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell Full year 105 496 21
19 Rachel Hughes Glenda McKay Full year 102 709 16
20 Jan Glover Roberta Kerr Full year 101 299 18
20 Viv Windsor Deena Payne Full year 101 388 4
22 Sophie Wright Jane Cameron Until November 97 112 42
23 Linda Fowler Tonicha Jeronimo Until October 96 286 2
23 Vic Windsor Alun Lewis Full year 96 372 16
25 Kim Tate Claire King Until February, from May 94 674 8
26 Rebecca Cairns Sarah Neville From February 87 87 N/A
27 Kelly Windsor Adele Silva Full year, except May 85 210 28
28 Anthony Cairns Edward Peel From March 83 83 N/A
29 Andy Hopwood Kelvin Fletcher Until July, from October 77 94 41
29 Dee de la Cruz/Pollard Claudia Malkovich From February 77 77 N/A
31 Emma Cairns Rebecca Loudonsack From February 68 68 N/A
32 Will Cairns Paul Fox From February 66 66 N/A
33 Robert Sugden Christopher Smith Full year 65 416 34
34 Albert Dingle Bobby Knutt Until January, April to September 54 62 45
34 Seth Armstrong Stan Richards Until March, May to October, from December 54 1455 22
36 Frank Tate Norman Bowler Until May 48 671 6
37 Charlotte Cairns Sarah Graham February to July 47 47 N/A
38 Patrick Kirk Dominic Brunt February to May, from October 46 46 N/A
39 James Tate Sam Silson, Oliver Carroll and Bradley White Until May, July, from September 40 62 38
40 Donna Windsor Sophie Jeffrey Until August and October 39 126 37
41 Lady Tara Cockburn/Oakwell Anna Brecon From July 35 35 N/A
42 Billy Hopwood David Crellin July and from October 33 33 N/A
43 Alice Bates Rachel Tolboys Until February, April to June, August, from October 32 230 33
43 Victoria Sugden Hannah Midgley Full year 32 85 44
45 Lyn Hutchinson Sally Walsh January to February, May, July to September, from November 29 29 N/A
46 Tom Bainbridge Jeremy Turner-Welch Until April 28 47 40
47 Sam Dingle James Hooton May and from October 25 151 25
48 Joseph Tate Oliver Young Until February, April to May, July and September 9 60 36
49 Ashley Thomas John Middleton January, March, June and September to October 8 13 45
50 Sean Rossi Mark Cameron January only 3 52 30
51 Caroline Bates Diana Davies January only 2 675 47
52 David Glover Ian Kelsey Until January 1 228 3
52 Kirsty Hutchinson Anne-Marie Jowett May only 1 1 N/A


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Awards and NominationsEdit

National Television Awards

TRIC Awards

  • TV Theme Music of the Year: Emmerdale (Winner)
Emmerdale in the 1990s
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