Cast 1972
A list of all Emmerdale Farm characters who were seen in the show on a regular basis when it began in 1972. Sorted by departure date, with most recent first.

Two characters from the original cast were eventually replaced with Clive Hornby taking over from Andrew Burt in 1980 and Debbi Blythe taking over from Gail Harrison for a short recurring period in 1987.

Of the original cast seen in the first episode in 1972, only Sheila Mercier, Andrew Burt, Frazer Hines, Frederick Pyne, Jo Kendall and Gail Harrison are still alive and of those, only Frazer Hines character (Joe Sugden) and Jo Kendall's character (Peggy Skilbeck) have been killed off in the show.


Character Actor When they left
Annie SugdenSheila Mercier2009
Jack SugdenClive Hornby (1980 onwards)
Andrew Burt (until 1976)
2008 (recurring until 1980)
Joe SugdenFrazer Hines1994
Amos BrearlyRonald Magill1992 (recurring until 1995)
Henry WilksArthur Pentelow1991
Matt SkilbeckFrederick Pyne1989
Sam PearsonToke Townley1984
Peggy SkilbeckJo Kendall1973
Marian RosettiDebbi Blythe (1987 onwards)
Gail Harrison (until 1976)
1973 (recurring until 1988)

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