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The following is a list of the top 100 most prolific Emmerdale directors from 1972, as of 11th December 2019. There is another category that includes directing the spin-offs.

# Name No. of Episodes First episode Latest episode Spin-offs
1 Alan Wareing 368 1993 2019
2 Tim O'Mara 315 2000 2019 The Dingles: For Richer, For Poorer (2010)
3 Pip Short 312 2000 2019
4 Tim Dowd 309 1989 2017 The Dingles Down Under (1997)

The Dingles in Venice (1999)

5 Henry Foster 271 1988 2014
6 Oliver Horsbrugh 235 1991 2006
7 Neil Alderton 234 2005 2019
8 Duncan Foster 217 2001 2019
9 Judith Dine 209 2000 2019
10 Tony Prescott 181 2002 2017
10 Tracey Rooney 181 2003 2018
12 Peter Rose 177 2010 2019
12 John Anderson 177 1998 2019
14 Piotr Szkopiak 171 2003 2014
15 Haldane Duncan 161 1999 2008
16 Michael Lacey 147 2008 2019 Paddy and Marlon's Big Night In (2010)
17 Lee Salisbury 138 2006 2015
17 Diana Patrick 138 1998 2019
19 Mickey Jones 136 2005 2019 Text Santa and Emmerdale: Killed-off for Christmas (2013)
20 Mervyn Cumming 124 1980 1993
21 Brett Fallis

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2012 2019
22 Adrian Bean 112 1997 2012
22 Ian Bevitt 112 1999 2019
24 Jeff Naylor 98 1994 2019
25 Mike Adams 94 2000 2011
25 John Darnell 94 1988 2002
27 Darrol Blake 92 1977 1995
28 David Kester 90 2000 2019
29 Nickie Lister 89 2005 2019 30 Years of Emmerdale (2002)
30 Graham Wetherell 88 1993 2000
31 Richard Handford 86 1979 1987
32 John Michael Phillips 77 1981 2000
33 Mark McKillop 75 2004 2009 Emmerdale: Backstage Pass (1999)
33 Paddy Russell 75 1976 1980 A Decade Down on the Farm (1982)
35 Ian Barber 71 2014 2019
36 Philip Wood 65 1999 2005
37 Len Lurcock 62 1977 1982
37 Michael Snow 62 1973 1975
39 David Green 60 1973 1975
40 Garth Tucker 59 1989 2000
41 William Slater 57 1984 1988
41 Paul Copeland 57 2015 2019
43 Chris Johnston 55 1991 2010
44 Sean Healy 52 2014 2019
45 Mike Gibbon 50 1979 1984
45 Ian White 50 1992 2012
47 Dominic Leclerc 47 2006 2014
48 Paul Wroblewski 46 1995 1998
49 Simon Ferguson 45 2015 2019
50 Brian Morgan 44 2002 2007
50 David G. Reynolds 44 1974 1978
52 Bob Hird 42 1986 1989
53 Daniel Wilson 41 2002 2004
54 Frank W. Smith 38 1980 1983
54 Clive Arnold 38 2008 2018
56 Roger Cheveley 36 1975 1977
56 Tim Finn 36 2015 2019
58 Paul Walker 35 1997 1999
59 Stephen Butcher 33 1983 1998
59 Colin Cant 33 1994 2001
59 Chris Lovett 33 1984 1988
59 Sarah Kendell 33 2015 2019
63 Romey Allison 32 1990 1992
63 Ric Mellis 32 1991 1993
65 Vivienne Cozens 31 1985 1997
66 Fiona Cumming 30 1984 1987
66 Tom Poole 30 2006 2009
66 David Moor 30 2015 2017
69 Robert D. Cardona 28 1973 1975
69 Steve Goldie 28 1990 2000
69 Graham Moore 28 2006 2008
69 Anne Ross Muir 28 2000 2002
69 Matt Hilton 28 2016 2019
74 Jason Beresford 26 2006 2008
74 Terence Daw 26 1988 2000 Emmerdale: Revenge (1998)
74 Alister Hallum 26 1987 1994
74 Vicky Thomas 26 2015 2019
78 Bill Cole 25 1973 1974
78 Noreen Kershaw 25 1998 1999
80 Paul Annett 24 1995 1996
80 Alistair Clark 24 1984 1994
80 Richard Holthouse 24 1982 1988
80 Terry Iland 24 1990 1992
80 Tom Kingdon 24 1988 1993
85 David Crozier 23 1985 1987
85 David Beauchamp 23 2018 2019
87 George C Siougas 21 2018 2019
88 Derek Bennett 20 1990 1992
88 Michael E. Briant 20 1979 1990
88 Matthew Robinson 20 1977 1978
91 Ken Horn 19 1990 1994
91 Will Brenton 19 1997 2019
93 Richard Brammall 18 1994 1997
93 Philip Draycott 18 1980 1982
93 Dominic MacDonald 18 2006 2008
93 Derek Martinus 18 1977 1982
93 Sasha Ransome 18 2015 2017
93 David Richards 18 1989 1991
93 Steven Shill 18 1995 1996
100 John Heaton 17 1993 1994

Spin-offsEdit

This section is for directors who did not make the top 100 and/or only contributed to spin-offs.

Name No. of spin-offs/episodes Spin-off(s)
Emma Burman 6 Emmerdale 1918 (2018)
Tony Grech-Smith 5 The Big Quiz: Coronation Street vs Emmerdale (2011-2018)
Vernon Antcliff 2 Tricia's Farewell (2004)

Farewell Charity (2005)

Burt Burdin 2 A Tribute to Emmerdale Farm (1977)

Images of Yorkshire: Emmerdale (1993)

Ron Abercrombie 1 Emmerdale Farm Celebrates (1985)
Ali Alderson 1 Emmerdale: The Wedding Special (2007)
Kerry Allison 1 Emmerdale Family Album (2007)
Maria Malone 1 21 Years of Emmerdale (1993)

Emmerdale: 21 Years (1993)

Ryan Minchin 1 Emmerdale's Greatest Love Triangles (2005)
Ninushka Oller Stracey 1 Emmerdale Christmas Crackers (2004)

See also Edit

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