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The following is a list of the top 100 most prolific Emmerdale writers from 1972, as of 29th May 2020. There is another category that includes writing the spin-offs.

# Name No. of Episodes First episode Latest episode Spin-offs
1 Bill Lyons 414 1984 2020
2 Bill Taylor 319 2000 2020
3 Sarah Bagshaw 295 2002 2020
4 Tim Dynevor 280 1995 2016 The Dingles in Venice (1999)
5 Karin Young 276 1997 2020
6 Kevin Laffan 259 1972 1984
6 Paul Roundell 259 2006 2020 The Dingles: For Richer, For Poorer (2010)
Paddy and Marlon's Big Night In (2011)
8 Peter Kerry 258 2001 2020
9 Lesley Clare O'Neill 256 1998 2020
10 Chris Thompson 224 1998 2011
11 Andrew Kirk 203 2002 2020
12 Mark Illis 202 1998 2014 Emmerdale: Revenge (1998)
13 John Chambers 199 1988 2009
14 Julie Parsons 190 2005 2020
15 Stephen Bennett 174 2000 2014
16 Caroline Mitchell 166 2004 2019
17 Samantha Doland De Vaux 165 2006 2020
18 Jane Pearson 152 2009 2020
19 Linton Chiswick 146 2010 2020
20 Dawn Harrison 131 2011 2020
21 Neville Siggs 122 1972 1983
21 Kirsty Halton 122 2010 2020
23 David Lane 116 1988 1997
24 Margaret Simpson 115 1992 2008
25 Michael Russell 113 1979 1988
26 Cameron McAllister 106 2009 2017
27 Matthew Westwood 105 1998 2019
28 Janys Chambers 103 2000 2008
29 Martin Fustes 101 2014 2020
30 Maxine Alderton 99 2013 2020
30 Tim Vaughan 99 1981 1988
32 David Joss Buckley 92 1989 1996
33 Isobel Cameron 88 2014 2020
34 Sue Mooney 87 2006 2020
35 Owen Lloyd-Fox 86 2012 2017
36 Lindsay Williams 84 2004 2011
37 Paul Coates 82 1998 2018
38 Ken Blakeson 68 1981 2006
38 David McDermott 68 2008 2015
40 Marvin Close 58 1994 2000
41 Andy Lynch 56 1993 1997
42 Jo Summerscales 55 2014 2020
43 Chris Gill 52 2016 2020
44 Dave Simpson 50 1998 2003
45 James Robson 48 1986 1990
46 Anthony Couch 46 1973 1983
46 Steve Hughes 46 2006 2009
48 Martin Jameson 44 1998 2011
49 Lisa Holdsworth 43 2003 2006
50 Eric Wendell 42 1985 1991
51 Philip Meeks 40 2005 2008
52 Jimmie Chinn 37 1989 1993
53 Rob Gittins 35 1990 1993
53 Barrie Shore 35 1989 1993
53 Jan McVerry 35 1995 1997
56 Chris Barlas 33 1977 1987
56 Peter Dillon 33 1987 1991
56 Andrew Holden 33 1984 1993
56 Gloria Tors 33 1973 1975
56 Helen Childs 33 2015 2018
56 Alan James 33 1980 1984
56 Jo Maris 33 2017 2020
63 Sharon Marshall 32 2016 2020
64 Paul Quiney 31 2002 2005
64 Greg Snow 31 1996 1998
64 Steve Trafford 31 1984 1988
67 Andy Baker 30 1977 1980
68 William Corlett 29 1976 1978
68 Jackie Newey 29 1986 1989
70 Pippa McCarthy 28 1998 2000
71 Simon Masters 27 1984 1987
71 Barry Woodward 27 1988 1990
73 Charles Hodges 25 1986 1989
73 Alison Pennells 25 2000 2002
75 Joe Boyle 24 1991 1993
75 Ian Fenton 24 2001 2003
75 Douglas Watkinson 24 1979 1985
78 Allan Swift 22 1986 1994
78 Jim Campbell 22 1991 1992
80 Kathleen Potter 20 1994 1995
80 Nick Saltrese 20 1991 1993
82 Stuart Blackburn 17 2016 2018
82 Chris Ould 17 1991 1993
84 Bryan Johnson 15 2008 2009
84 Annie Bruce 15 1998 1999
84 Dave Parker 15 1988 1989
87 Catherine Hayes 14 1995 1996
87 David Crane 14 1973 1977
87 Sarah Hooper 14 2018 2020
87 Adam Sales 14 2018 2020
91 Christine Murphy 13 2003 2004
91 Jackie Okwera 13 2019 2020
93 Tom Elliott 12 1997 1998
93 Graham Carlisle 12 1995 1996
93 Alan Downer 12 1981 1983
93 Freda Kelsall 12 1981 1981
93 Malcolm Lynch 12 1976 1979
93 Roy Bottomley 12 1977 1977
93 Tom Brennand 12 1977 1977
93 Anna Clements 12 2019 2020

Spin-offsEdit

This section is for writers who solely contributed scripts for spin-offs.

Name No. of spin-offs/episodes Spin-off(s)
Richard Easter 7 30 Years of Emmerdale (2002)
The Big Quiz: Coronation Street vs Emmerdale (2011-2019)
Lou Wakefield 1 The Dingles Down Under (1997)

See also Edit

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