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2018 was Emmerdale's 47th year. Production was overseen by Iain MacLeod until Episode 8231 (14th August 2018) when Kate Brooks took over the reigns with Laura Shaw (joining her as producer) and Jane Hudson (as Executive Producer) joining her from Episode 8347/8348 (25th December 2018).

299 episodes were broadcast during the year. Major storylines included Charity Dingle’s fight for justice against rapist Mark Bails, Paddy Kirk and Chas Dingle losing their baby daughter Grace, the affair between Laurel Thomas and Bob Hope, the acid attack on Ross Barton which was inadvertently caused by Debbie Dingle, Lachlan White’s killings, the kidnapping of Amelia Spencer and Joe Tate’s disappearance, which led to Graham Foster manipulating Cain Dingle to believe that he had killed him.

ProductionEdit

Christmas 2018

Some of the 2018 cast at christmas

The year featured a number of exits from fan favourite characters. The entire White family was gone by the end of the year with Louise Marwood and John Bowe leaving their roles as Chrissie and Lawrence, respectively, in a car crash stunt which killed both characters in January. The crash was caused by Chrissie’s son Lachlan, played by Thomas Atkinson, who went on to kill a further two people and hold his aunt Rebecca, played by Emily Head, against her will for two months. Lachlan departed the village in September when he was arrested for his crimes. He made a brief return the following January. Rebecca joined Ross Barton on his travels to Liverpool for a fresh start in November, as actor Michael Parr left the series after five years to pursue other projects. Shaun Thomas’s character Gerry Roberts was killed off in May as part of the Lachlan story.

Freddie Jones made his final appearance as Sandy Thomas in February, whilst John Middleton returned as Sandy’s son Ashley for two episodes the same month in a video message, after Ashley died the previous year. Adam Thomas departed as Adam Barton in January, when he went on the run after being falsely accused of murdering Emma Barton.

Kim Tate (2018)

The return of Kim Tate

Ned Porteous left his role as Joe Tate after just a year when his character fled the village in October. He was believed to have been killed off, but five months later it was revealed that this was not true. This was part of the highly publicised return of Kim Tate, played by Claire King, who had not been seen in the village for nineteen years. The special return week in October was given the slogan ‘They All Fall Down’. Kim departed at the end of the week, but returned on a full-time basis in March 2019.

Jane Cox temporarily left her role as Lisa Dingle in May. Her on-screen husband Zak also temporarily left the village in October due to actor Steve Halliwell’s health problems. The former returned to the programme in March 2019, and the latter will be making a comeback soon. Another temporary exit came in the form of Leyla Harding as Roxy Shahidi left to have her first child in January. Leyla returned in October.

Cast additions included Sandra Marvin’s character Jessie Grant becoming a series regular and striking up a romance with Marlon Dingle, and the arrival of her feuding sons Ellis Chapman and Billy Fletcher, played by Asan N'Jie and Jay Kontzle, respectively. Olivia Bromley joined the cast as Dawn Taylor, a friend of Ross Barton, in April, and joined the regular cast in December. Rebecca Sarker also joined the cast as Manpreet Jutla. Another new arrival for the year was James Moore as Ryan Stocks, the long-lost son of Charity Dingle, who was tracked down as part of her abuse storyline. James went on to win the National Television award for Best Newcomer for the role. Liam Cavanagh, played by Jonny McPherson, was also promoted to the regular cast. Louisa Clein joined the programme as Liam’s ex-wife Maya Stepney. The character began a relationship with David Metcalfe, and began to seduce David’s stepson Jacob Gallagher in a controversial grooming plot. Ash Palmisciano joined the cast as Matty Barton in a story which saw mother Moira discover that Matty, formerly known as Hannah, had transitioned without her knowledge.

EpisodesEdit

# Ep.
No.
Date Part Writer Director Viewing
Figures
Chart
Pos
18030Monday 1st JanuaryPaul RoundellJohn Anderson6,520,00023
28031/
8032
Tuesday 2nd JanuaryMaxine AldertonJohn Anderson6,600,00022
38033Wednesday 3rd JanuaryHelen ChildsJohn Anderson7,210,00016
48034Thursday 4th January1Samantha Doland De VauxMichael Lacey6,970,00019
58035Thursday 4th January2Dawn HarrisonMichael Lacey7,150,00018
68036Friday 5th JanuaryLesley Clare O'NeillMichael Lacey7,340,00013
78037Monday 8th JanuaryKirsty HaltonMichael Lacey7,310,00018
88038Tuesday 9th JanuarySarah BagshawDuncan Foster7,500,00015
98039Wednesday 10th JanuaryPeter KerryDuncan Foster7,500,00015
108040Thursday 11th January1Chris GillDuncan Foster7,500,00015
118041Thursday 11th January2Jo SummerscalesDuncan Foster7,660,00013
128042Friday 12th JanuaryPaul CoatesPeter Rose7,360,00017
138043Monday 15th JanuaryIsobel CameronPeter Rose7,300,00017
148044Tuesday 16th JanuarySharon MarshallPeter Rose7,350,00016
158045Wednesday 17th JanuaryKarin YoungPeter Rose7,720,00011
168046Thursday 18th January1Caroline MitchellIan Bevitt7,620,00013
178047Thursday 18th January2Linton ChiswickIan Bevitt7,660,00012
188048Friday 19th JanuaryBill TaylorIan Bevitt7,500,00015
198049Monday 22nd JanuaryMartin FustesIan Bevitt7,150,00015
208050Tuesday 23rd JanuaryLinton ChiswickSimon Ferguson7,170,00013
218051Wednesday 24th JanuaryStuart BlackburnSimon Ferguson7,280,00012
228052Thursday 25th January1Bill TaylorSimon Ferguson7,170,00013
238053Thursday 25th January2Jo SummerscalesSimon Ferguson6,970,00017
248054Friday 26th JanuaryKarin YoungPaul Copeland7,030,00016
258055Monday 29th JanuaryJo MarisPaul Copeland7,470,00011
268056Tuesday 30th JanuarySarah BagshawPaul Copeland7,140,00013
278057Wednesday 31st JanuarySharon MarshallPaul Copeland7,190,00012
288058Thursday 1st February1Kirsty HaltonTim O'Mara6,940,00017
298059Thursday 1st February2Kirsty HaltonTim O'Mara7,070,00015
308060Friday 2nd FebruaryPeter KerryTim O'Mara7,080,00014
318061Monday 5th FebruaryHelen ChildsTim O'Mara7,410,0009
328062/
8063
Tuesday 6th FebruaryDawn HarrisonJohn Anderson7,220,00012
338064Wednesday 7th FebruaryJane PearsonJohn Anderson7,180,00014
348065Thursday 8th February1Chris GillJohn Anderson7,480,0008
358066Thursday 8th February2Paul RoundellJohn Anderson7,180,00014
368067Friday 9th FebruaryLesley Clare O'NeillAlan Wareing7,340,00011
378068Monday 12th FebruaryJulie ParsonsAlan Wareing7,410,00010
388069Tuesday 13th FebruaryBill LyonsAlan Wareing7,400,00011
398070Wednesday 14th FebruaryMaxine AldertonAlan Wareing7,130,00012
408071Thursday 15th February1Martin FustesMichael Lacey7,080,00013
418072Thursday 15th February2Isobel CameronMichael Lacey6,740,00017
428073Friday 16th FebruarySamantha Doland De VauxMichael Lacey7,060,00014
438074Monday 19th FebruaryPaul CoatesMichael Lacey7,250,0008
448075Tuesday 20th FebruaryAndrew KirkDuncan Foster7,160,00011
458076Wednesday 21st FebruaryJane PearsonDuncan Foster6,950,00013
468077/
8078
Thursday 22nd FebruaryMaxine AldertonDuncan Foster6,540,00015
478079Friday 23rd FebruarySarah BagshawIan Barber6,880,00014
488080Monday 26th FebruaryKarin YoungIan Barber7,220,00012
498081Tuesday 27th FebruaryHelen ChildsIan Barber7,190,00013
508082Wednesday 28th FebruaryBill LyonsIan Barber7,590,0008
518083Thursday 1st March1Isobel CameronIan Bevitt7,450,00011
528084Thursday 1st March2Isobel CameronIan Bevitt7,520,00010
538085Friday 2nd MarchDawn HarrisonIan Bevitt7,570,0009
548086Monday 5th MarchBill TaylorIan Bevitt6,840,0009
558087Tuesday 6th MarchStuart BlackburnMatt Hilton6,710,00011
568088Wednesday 7th MarchPaul RoundellMatt Hilton6,780,00010
578089Thursday 8th March1Linton ChiswickMatt Hilton6,560,00013
588090Thursday 8th March2Linton ChiswickMatt Hilton6,070,00017
598091Friday 9th MarchJulie ParsonsJeff Naylor6,200,00016
608092Monday 12th MarchJo SummerscalesJeff Naylor6,640,00012
618093/
8094
Tuesday 13th MarchChris GillJeff Naylor6,550,00014
628095Wednesday 14th MarchPaul CoatesJeff Naylor6,990,0009
638096Thursday 15th March1Caroline MitchellPaul Copeland6,660,00011
648097Thursday 15th March2Caroline MitchellPaul Copeland6,540,00015
658098Friday 16th MarchPeter KerryPaul Copeland6,590,00013
668099Monday 19th MarchJo MarisPaul Copeland6,960,000TBC
678100Tuesday 20th MarchPeter KerrySean Healy6,860,000TBC
688101Wednesday 21st MarchBill LyonsSean Healy6,860,000TBC
698102Thursday 22nd March1Jo SummerscalesSean Healy6,850,000TBC
708103Thursday 22nd March2Chris GillSean Healy6,910,000TBC
718104Friday 23rd MarchSarah BagshawAlan Wareing6,440,000TBC
728105Monday 26th MarchDawn HarrisonAlan Wareing6,830,00010
738106Tuesday 27th MarchCaroline MitchellAlan Wareing6,870,0009
748107Wednesday 28th MarchPaul RoundellAlan Wareing6,670,00012
758108Thursday 29th March1Jo MarisMichael Lacey6,810,00011
768109Thursday 29th March2Andrew KirkMichael Lacey6,640,00013
778110Friday 30th MarchBill TaylorMichael Lacey6,470,00015
788111Monday 2nd AprilLesley Clare O'NeillMichael Lacey7,140,0009
798112Tuesday 3rd AprilKirsty HaltonSarah Kendell6,940,00010
808113Wednesday 4th AprilStuart BlackburnSarah Kendell7,310,0008
818114Thursday 5th April1Martin FustesSarah Kendell6,430,00014
828115Thursday 5th April2Paul CoatesSarah Kendell6,330,00015
838116Friday 6th AprilSharon MarshallMickey Jones6,790,00011
848117Monday 9th AprilIsobel CameronMickey Jones6,900,0008
858118/
8119
Tuesday 10th AprilMaxine AldertonMickey Jones6,480,00011
868120Wednesday 11th AprilJane PearsonMickey Jones6,660,0009
878121Thursday 12th April1Linton ChiswickIan Barber6,550,00010
888122Thursday 12th April2Helen ChildsIan Barber6,120,00014
898123Friday 13th AprilJulie ParsonsIan Barber6,480,00011
908124Monday 16th AprilSamantha Doland De VauxIan Barber6,560,0009
918125Tuesday 17th AprilLinton ChiswickJeff Naylor6,680,0008
928126Wednesday 18th AprilPeter KerryJeff Naylor6,170,00013
938127Thursday 19th April1Andrew KirkJeff Naylor6,010,00016
948128Thursday 19th April2Andrew KirkJeff Naylor6,060,00015
958129Friday 20th AprilKirsty HaltonJeff Naylor6,130,00014
968130Monday 23rd AprilCaroline MitchellJeff Naylor6,730,0008
978131Tuesday 24th AprilMartin FustesMatt Hilton6,670,0009
988132Wednesday 25th AprilMartin FustesMatt Hilton6,590,00010
998133Thursday 26th April1Bill TaylorMatt Hilton6,400,00013
1008134Thursday 26th April2Bill TaylorMatt Hilton6,410,00012
1018135Friday 27th AprilBill LyonsMatt Hilton6,220,00014
1028136Monday 30th AprilJane PearsonMatt Hilton6,470,0009
1038137Tuesday 1st MaySharon MarshallTracey Rooney6,800,0008
1048138Wednesday 2nd MaySarah BagshawTracey Rooney6,240,00012
1058139Thursday 3rd May1Samantha Doland De VauxTracey Rooney6,330,00010
1068140Thursday 3rd May2Samantha Doland De VauxTracey Rooney6,220,00013
1078141Friday 4th MayHelen ChildsTracey Rooney6,140,00014
1088142Monday 7th MayJo SummerscalesTracey Rooney5,720,00016
1098143Tuesday 8th MayIsobel CameronSean Healy6,370,00010
1108144Wednesday 9th MayIsobel CameronSean Healy6,360,00011
1118145Thursday 10th May1Dawn HarrisonSean Healy6,310,00012
1128146Thursday 10th May2Dawn HarrisonSean Healy6,280,00013
1138147Friday 11th MayJulie ParsonsAlan Wareing6,600,0008
1148148Monday 14th MayLesley Clare O'NeillAlan Wareing6,060,00016
1158149Tuesday 15th MayStuart BlackburnAlan Wareing6,180,00015
1168150Wednesday 16th MayJo MarisAlan Wareing6,220,00013
1178151Thursday 17th May1Paul RoundellTim Finn5,930,00020
1188152Thursday 17th May2Paul RoundellTim Finn5,970,00018
1198153Friday 18th MayPaul CoatesTim Finn5,950,00019
1208154Monday 21st MayChris GillTim Finn
1218155/
8156
Tuesday 22nd MayJo MarisPip Short
1228157Wednesday 23rd MayLinton CiswickIan Aryeh
Pip Short
1238158Thursday 24th May1Martin FustesPip Short
1248159Thursday 24th May2Chris GillPip Short
1258160Friday 25th MayJane PearsonPip Short
1268161Monday 28th MaySarah BagshawMickey Jones
1278162Tuesday 29th MayMaxine AldertonMickey Jones
1288163Wednesday 30th MayDawn HarrisonMickey Jones
1298164Thursday 31st MaySharon MarshallSarah Kendell
1308165Friday 1st JunePeter KerrySarah Kendell
1318166Monday 4th JuneBill TaylorSarah Kendell
1328167/
8168
Tuesday 5th JuneCaroline MitchellJeff Naylor
1338169Wednesday 6th JuneBill LyonsJeff Naylor
1348170Thursday 7th JuneMartin FustesJeff Naylor
1358171Friday 8th JuneKarin YoungNeil Alderton
1368172Monday 11th JuneAndrew KirkNeil Alderton
1378173/
8174
Tuesday 12th JunePaul RoundellNeil Alderton
1388175Wednesday 13th JuneKirsty HaltonNeil Alderton
1398176Thursday 14th June1Jo SummerscalesMatt Hilton
1408177Thursday 14th June2Karin YoungMatt Hilton
1418178/
8179
Friday 15th JuneIsobel CameronMatt Hilton
1428180/
8181
Tuesday 19th JuneBill TaylorTim Finn
1438182/
8183
Thursday 21st JuneDawn HarrisonTim Finn
1448184/
8185
Friday 22nd JunePaul RoundellBrett Fallis
1458186/
8187
Monday 25th JuneIsobel CameronBrett Fallis
1468188/
8189
Tuesday 26th JuneMaxine AldertonSean Healy
1478190Friday 29th JuneJane PearsonSean Healy
1488191/
8192
Monday 2nd JulyBill Lyons
Linton Chiswick
Pip Short
1498193Wednesday 4th JulyPeter KerryPip Short
1508194Thursday 5th July1Martin FustesPip Short
1518195Thursday 5th July2Chris GillPip Short
1528196Friday 6th JulySamantha Doland De VauxNickie Lister
1538197Monday 9th JulyJo MarisNickie Lister
1548198/
8199
Tuesday 10th JulyJo Summerscales
Lesley Clare O'Neil
Nickie Lister
1558200Thursday 12th July1Sarah BagshawVicky Thomas
1568201Thursday 12th July2Julie ParsonsVicky Thomas
1578202Friday 13th JulyAndrew KirkVicky Thomas
1588203Monday 16th JulyPaul CoatesVicky Thomas
1598204/
8205
Tuesday 17th JulyBill TaylorDiana Patrick
1608206Wednesday 18th JulyKirsty HaltonDiana Patrick
1618207/
8208
Thursday 19th JulyLinton ChiswickDiana Patrick
1628209Friday 20th JulySarah BagshawClive Arnold
1638210Monday 23rd JulyDawn HarrisonClive Arnold
1648211/
8212
Tuesday 24th JulyMaxine AldertonClive Arnold
1658213Wednesday 25th JulyPaul RoundellClive Arnold
1668214Thursday 26th July1Lesley Clare O'NeillNeil Alderton
1678215Thursday 26th July2Lesley Clare O'NeillNeil Alderton
1688216Friday 27th JulyPeter KerryNeil Alderton
1698217Monday 30th JulyCaroline MitchellNeil Alderton
1708218/
8219
Tuesday 31st JulyIsobel CameronBrett Fallis
1718220Wednesday 1st AugustBill LyonsBrett Fallis
1728221Thursday 2nd August1Martin FustesBrett Fallis
1738222Thursday 2nd August2Martin FustesBrett Fallis
1748223Friday 3rd AugustJo MarisVito Rocco
1758224Monday 6th AugustChris GillVito Rocco
1768225Tuesday 7th AugustJulie ParsonsVito Rocco
1778226Wednesday 8th AugustAndrew KirkVito Rocco
1788227Thursday 9th August1Paul RoundellDavid Kester
1798228Thursday 9th August2Paul RoundellDavid Kester
1808229Friday 10th AugustSamantha Doland De VauxDavid Kester
1818230Monday 13th AugustJane PearsonDavid Kester
1828231Tuesday 14th AugustBill TaylorNickie Lister
Katherine Churcher
1838232Wednesday 15th AugustKarin YoungNickie Lister
1848233Thursday 16th August1Paul RoundellNickie Lister
1858234Thursday 16th August2Paul RoundellNickie Lister
1868235Friday 17th AugustPaul CoatesGeorge C Siougas
1878236Monday 20th AugustDawn HarrisonGeorge C Siougas
1888237Tuesday 21st AugustJane PearsonGeorge C Siougas
1898238Wednesday 22nd AugustAndrew KirkGeorge C Siougas
1908239Thursday 23rd August1Chris GillPip Short
1918240Thursday 23rd August2Chris GillPip Short
1928241Friday 24th AugustPeter KerryPip Short
1938242Monday 27th AugustBill LyonsPip Short
1948243Tuesday 28th AugustLesley Clare O'NeillDavid Beauchamp
1958244Wednesday 29th AugustKirsty HaltonDavid Beauchamp
1968245Thursday 30th August1Jo SummerscaleDavid Beauchamp
1978246Thursday 30th August2Isobel CameronDavid Beauchamp
1988247Friday 31st AugustJulie ParsonsDiana Patrick
1998248Monday 3rd SeptemberMartin FustesDiana Patrick
2008249Tuesday 4th SeptemberLinton ChiswickDiana Patrick
2018250Wednesday 5th SeptemberJo MarisDiana Patrick
2028251Thursday 6th September1Maxine AldertonClive Arnold
2038252Thursday 6th September2Maxine AldertonClive Arnold
2048253Friday 7th SeptemberSarah BagshawClive Arnold
2058254Monday 10th SeptemberSamantha Doland De VouxClive Arnold
2068255/
8256
Tuesday 11th SeptemberDawn HarrisonJeff Naylor
2078257Wednesday 12th SeptemberSamantha Doland De VouxJeff Naylor
2088258Thursday 13th September1Jo MarisJeff Naylor
2098259Thursday 13th September2Martin FustesJeff Naylor
2108260Friday 14th SeptemberSarah BagshawDavid Kester
2118261Monday 17th SeptemberLinton ChiswickDavid Kester
2128262Tuesday 18th SeptemberJane PearsonDavid Kester
2138263Wednesday 19th SeptemberJo SummerscalesDavid Kester
2148264Thursday 20th September1Kirsty HaltonBrett Fallis
2158265Thursday 20th September2Caroline MitchellBrett Fallis
2168266Friday 21st SeptemberBill LyonsBrett Fallis
2178267Monday 24th SeptemberJulie ParsonsBrett Fallis
2188268Tuesday 25th SeptemberPaul CoatesGeorge C Siougas
2198269Wednesday 26th SeptemberKarin YoungGeorge C Siougas
2208270Thursday 27th September1Isobel CameronGeorge C Siougas
2218271Thursday 27th September2Isobel CameronGeorge C Siougas
2228272Friday 28th SeptemberLesley Clare O'NeillDurno Johnston
2238273Monday 1st OctoberPaul RoundellNickie Lister
2248274Tuesday 2nd OctoberAndrew KirkNickie Lister
2258275Wednesday 3rd OctoberPeter KerryDurno Johnston
2268276Thursday 4th October1Chris GillPaul Copeland
2278277Thursday 4th October2Chris GillPaul Copeland
2288278Friday 5th OctoberMaxine AldertonPaul Copeland
2298279Monday 8th OctoberLinton ChiswickNeil Alderton
2308280/
8281
Tuesday 9th OctoberPaul RoundellNeil Alderton
2318282Wednesday 10th OctoberLesley Clare O'NeillNeil Alderton
2328283Thursday 11th October1Jo SummerscalesClive Arnold
2338284Thursday 11th October2Jo SummerscalesClive Arnold
2348285Friday 12th OctoberSamantha Doland De VauxClive Arnold
2358286Monday 15th OctoberDawn HarrisonDiana Patrick
2368287Tuesday 16th OctoberDawn HarrisonDiana Patrick
2378288Wednesday 17th OctoberAndrew KirkDiana Patrick
2388289Thursday 18th October1Bill TaylorDiana Patrick
2398290Thursday 18th October2Bill TaylorDiana Patrick
2408291Friday 19th OctoberKarin YoungSuri Krishnamma
2418292Monday 22nd OctoberJulie ParsonsSuri Krishnamma
2428293Tuesday 23rd OctoberPeter KerrySuri Krishnamma
2438294Wednesday 24th OctoberSarah BagshawSuri Krishnamma
2448295Thursday 25th October1Isobel CameronJeff Naylor
2458296Thursday 25th October2Isobel CameronJeff Naylor
2468297Friday 26th OctoberCaroline MitchellJeff Naylor
2478298Monday 29th OctoberKirsty HaltonJeff Naylor
2488299Tuesday 30th OctoberBill LyonsJeff Naylor
2498300Wednesday 31st OctoberPaul CoatesWill Brenton
2508301Thursday 1st November1Maxine AldertonWill Brenton
2518302Thursday 1st November2Maxine AldertonWill Brenton
2528303Friday 2nd NovemberMartin FustesWill Brenton
2538304Monday 5th NovemberMaxine AldertonPaul Copeland
2548305Tuesday 6th NovemberMaxine AldertonPaul Copeland
2558306Wednesday 7th NovemberSamantha Doland De VouxPaul Copeland
2568307Thursday 8th November1Lesley Clare O'NeillPaul Copeland
2578308Thursday 8th November2Lesley Clare O'NeillPaul Copeland
2588309Friday 9th NovemberKirsty HaltonSarah Kendell
2598310Monday 12th NovemberDawn HarrisonSarah Kendell
2608311Tuesday 13th NovemberDawn HarrisonSarah Kendell
2618312Wednesday 14th NovemberSarah BagshawSarah Kendell
2628313/
8314
Thursday 15th NovemberMartin FustesDurno Johnston
2638315Friday 16th NovemberPeter KerryDurno Johnston
2648316Monday 19th NovemberPeter KerryDurno Johnston
2658317Tuesday 20th NovemberIsobel CameronDavid Kester
2668318Wednesday 21st NovemberIsobel CameronDavid Kester
2678319Thursday 22nd November1Caroline MitchellDavid Kester
2688320Thursday 22nd November2Caroline MitchellDavid Kester
2698321Friday 23rd NovemberJane PearsonDavid Kester
2708322Monday 26th NovemberJo MarisDavid Kester
2718323Tuesday 27th NovemberBill LyonsIan Bevitt
2728324Wednesday 28th NovemberAndrew KirkIan Bevitt
2738325Thursday 29th November1Chris GillIan Bevitt
2748326Thursday 29th November2Chris GillIan Bevitt
2758327Friday 30th NovemberBill TaylorIan Bevitt
2768328Monday 3rd DecemberBill TaylorIan Bevitt
2778329Tuesday 4th DecemberJulie ParsonsDuncan Foster
2788330Wednesday 5th DecemberJulie ParsonsDuncan Foster
2798331Thursday 6th December1Paul RoundellDuncan Foster
2808332Thursday 6th December2Paul RoundellDuncan Foster
2818333Friday 7th DecemberLinton ChiswickDuncan Foster
2828334Monday 10th DecemberLinton ChiswickDuncan Foster
2838335Tuesday 11th DecemberBill LyonsPeter Rose
2848336Wednesday 12th DecemberJulie ParsonsPeter Rose
2858337Thursday 13th December1Dawn HarrisonPeter Rose
2868338Thursday 13th December2Dawn HarrisonPeter Rose
2878339Friday 14th DecemberSarah HooperJeff Naylor
2888340Monday 17th DecemberPaul RoundellJeff Naylor
2898341Tuesday 18th DecemberCaroline MitchellJeff Naylor
2908342Wednesday 19th DecemberSarah BagshawJeff Naylor
2918343Thursday 20th December1Samantha Doland De VauxNickie Lister
2928344Thursday 20th December2Samantha Doland De VauxNickie Lister
2938345Friday 21st DecemberMartin FustesNickie Lister
2948346Monday 24th DecemberLinton ChiswickNickie Lister
2958347/
8348
Tuesday 25th DecemberAdam SalesTim O'Mara
2968349Wednesday 26th DecemberKirsty HaltonTim O'Mara
2978350Thursday 27th DecemberChris GillTim O'Mara
2988351Friday 28th DecemberChris GillTim O'Mara
2998352Monday 31st DecemberAndrew KirkIan Barber


Main CastEdit

Ranking Character Played by Duration Number of Episodes Running total Previous year's ranking
1 Charity Dingle Emma Atkins Full year 178 2035 3
2 Robert Sugden Ryan Hawley Full year 158 1818 4
3 Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter Full year 157 2325 39
4 Debbie Dingle Charley Webb Full year 151 2105 13
5 Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley Full year 146 2185 9
5 Joe Tate/Tom Waterhouse Ned Porteous Until October 146 TBA 72
5 Ross Barton Michael Parr Until November 146 736 5
8 Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock Full year 139 2931 16
9 Aaron Dingle Danny Miller Full year 137 1173 13
10 Brenda Walker Lesley Dunlop Full year 130 1046 49
11 Faith Dingle Sally Dexter Full year 125 271 6
12 Victoria Barton Isabel Hodgins Full year 123 1723 1
13 Graham Foster Andrew Scarborough Full year 122 141 74
13 Vanessa Woodfield Michelle Hardwick Full year 122 700 7
15 Pete Barton Anthony Quinlan Full year 121 586 17
16 Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw Full year, except September 117 2391 2
17 Moira Dingle Natalie J Robb Full year 116 1290 12
18 Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt Full year 113 2420 19
19 Bernice Blackstock Samantha Giles Full year 112 1212 23
20 Daz Spencer Mark Jordon Full year 111 156 65
21 Laurel Thomas Charlotte Bellamy Full year 110 1919 9
22 Lachlan White Thomas Atkinson Until September 109 408 34
23 Rebecca White Emily Head Until November 108 280 8
23 Tracy Metcalfe Amy Walsh Full year 108 455 9
25 Kerry Wyatt Laura Norton Full year 105 774 19
26 David Metcalfe Matthew Wolfenden Full year, except September 100 1443 31
27 Doug Potts Duncan Preston Full year 99 820 41
27 Liv Flaherty Isobel Steele Full year 99 240 50
29 Belle Dingle Eden Taylor-Draper Until September, from December 98 1179 42
29 Rhona Goskirk Zoe Henry Full year 98 949 26
31 Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower Full year 95 1725 52
32 Nicola King Nicola Wheeler Full year 94 2055 26
33 Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell Until October 93 2679 29
34 Harriet Finch Katherine Dow Blyton Full year 92 474 23
35 Priya Kotecha Fiona Wade Full year 90 791 43
36 Diane Sugden Elizabeth Estensen Full year 89 2700 30
37 Dan Spencer Liam Fox Full year, except November 87 723 46
38 Sam Dingle James Hooton Full year 85 1918 37
39 Frank Clayton Michael Praed Full year, except September 84 219 35
40 Noah Dingle Jack Downham Full year, except July 83 444 75
41 Jimmy King Nick Miles Full year 82 1779 40
42 Lydia Hart Karen Blick Full year 80 162 43
43 Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell Full year 76 2894 21
44 Jessie Grant Sandra Marvin Full year, except February 75 82 85
45 Megan Macey Gaynor Faye January, March to August, from October 70 751 35
45 Rishi Sharma Bhasker Patel Full year 70 569 51
47 Sarah Sugden Katie Hill Full year 68 729 46
47 Sebastian White Lily Westmoreland Until November 67 81 72
49 Gabby Thomas Rosie Bentham From January 62 688 48
50 Jacob Gallagher Joe-Warren Plant Full year, except July 61 458 57
50 Matty Barton Ash Palmisciano From June 61 291 N/A
52 Jai Sharma Christopher Bisson Full year 53 1104 31
53 Amelia Spencer Daisy Campbell February to August, from November 52 333 62
54 Arthur Thomas Alfie Clarke Until August, from November 50 411 43
55 Moses Dingle Arthur Cockroft Full year 47 144 76
56 April Windsor Amelia Flanagan Full year, except June 45 245 63
56 Maya Stepney Louisa Clein March, from June 45 45 N/A
58 Heath Hope Sebastian Dowling Until August, from November 44 181 80
58 Liam Cavanagh Jonny McPherson February to May, from July 44 70 84
60 Ellis Chapman Asan N'Jie From September 43 43 N/A
60 Cathy Hope Gabrielle Dowling Until August, from November 43 180 80
62 Lisa Dingle Jane Cox Until May 42 2572 31
63 Leyla Harding Roxy Shahidi Until January, from October 41 913 22
64 Isaac Dingle Harvey Brook,Bobby Dunsmuir and Elias Walker January to March, May to July, from September 40 81 61
65 Gerry Roberts Shaun Thomas Until May 35 86 55
65 Ryan Stocks James Moore and Florence Spencer May to September, from November 35 35 N/A
67 Samson Dingle Sam Hall Until February, from June 29 355 73
68 Leanna Cavanagh Mimi Slinger March, May and June, August and from October 28 28 N/A
69 Manpreet Jutla Rebecca Sarker From July 25 25 N/A
70 Dotty Thomas Tilly-Rue Foster February to August, from November 24 75 64
71 Leo Goskirk Harvey Rogerson Until January, April, July and August, from October 22 213 67
72 Dawn Taylor Olivia Bromley April to July, from October 21 21 N/A
73 Jack Sugden Seth Ball January and February, May to August, from October 20 161 68
74 Angelica King Rebecca Bakes February to April, August, from November 19 259 79
75 Johnny Woodfield Luca Hepworth March, June to September, from November 17 89 83
76 Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson February to May, July and August from November 15 1048 59
77 Elliot Windsor Luca Hoyle February to April, July and August, from November 14 99 80
78 Amba Metcalfe Ava Jayasinghe February to April, July and August 12 84 77
79 Kyle Winchester Huey Quinn March, May and June, August, from December 11 122 71
80 Carl Holliday Charlie Munro Joyce March and April, July and August from November 9 57 87
80 Sandy Thomas Freddie Jones February only 9 773 56
82 Chrissie White Louise Marwood Until January 6 459 15
82 Lawrence White John Bowe Until January 6 384 25
84 Billy Fletcher Billy Fletcher From December 5 5 N/A
84 Eliza Macey Kyrena Robinson March and April only 5 70 68
84 Kim Tate Claire King October only 5 814 N/A
87 Ashley Thomas John Middleton February only 2 2144 65
88 Adam Barton Adam Thomas Until January 1 971 17

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JanuaryEdit

To be added.

Who lives whereEdit

Main Street

Church Lane

Hotten Road

Cricketer's Row

Robblesfield Way

Connelton Lane

Who works whereEdit

Main Street


Church Lane

Hotten Road

Other

Awards and nominationsEdit

National Television Awards

Television and Radio Industries Club Awards'

  • Soap of the Year: Emmerdale (Winner)
  • Best Soap Actor: Ryan Hawley (Winner)

British Soap Awards

TV Choice Awards

  • Best Soap Newcomer: Ned Porteous (Winner), Andrew Scarborough (Nominee)
  • Best Soap Actor: Ryan Hawley (Nominee)
  • Best Soap Actress: Emma Atkins (Winner)
  • Best Soap: Emmerdale (Nominee)

Inside Soap Awards

  • Best Actress: Emma Atkins (Winner)
  • Best Bad Boy: Thomas Atkinson (Nominee), Ned Porteous (Nominee)
  • Best Bad Girl: Sally Dexter (Nominee)
  • Funniest Male: Mark Charnock (Nominee), Shaun Thomas (Nominee)
  • Best Newcomer: Ash Palmisciano (Winner)
  • Best Young Actor: Isobel Steele (Winner)
  • Best Partnership: Danny Miller and Ryan Hawley (Nominee)
  • Best Shock Twist: Lachlan Kills Gerry (Nominee), Moira Gives Birth (Nominee)
  • Best Exit: Shaun Thomas (Nominee)
  • Soap Superstar: Male: Danny Miller (Winner)
  • Best Soap: Emmerdale (Nominee)

Digital Spy Reader Awards

  • Best Soap (Evening): Emmerdale (Winner)
  • Best Soap Actor (Female): Emma Atkins (Nominee), Lucy Pargeter (Winner)
  • Best Soap Actor (Male): Michael Parr (Nominee), Ryan Hawley (Winner)
  • Best Soap Storyline: Lachlan's reign of terror (Nominee), Charity fights for justice against DI Bails (Nominee)
  • Best Soap Couple: Vanessa Woodfield and Charity Dingle (Nominee), Robert Sugden and Aaron Dingle (Winner)
  • Biggest OMG Soap Moment: Cain and Graham kill Joe (Nominee), Lachlan kills his family in the crash (Nominee)
  • Most Devestating Soap Death: Joe Tate (Nominee), Gerry Roberts (Winner)
  • Most Bizzare Soap Storyline: Rodney and Misty's infatuation (Nominee), Rebecca's death fakeouts (Nominee)
  • Best Soap Newcomer: Ash Palmisciano (Nominee), James Moore (Nominee)
  • Best Soap Stunt: Gerry's demise at the B & B (Nominee), The White family's car crash (Nominee)
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