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The following is a list of the top 100 most prolific Emmerdale writers from 1972, as of 21st January 2020. There is another category that includes writing the spin-offs.

# Name No. of Episodes First episode Latest episode Spin-offs
1 Bill Lyons 411 1984 2020
2 Bill Taylor 316 2000 2020
3 Sarah Bagshaw 292 2002 2020
4 Tim Dynevor 282 1995 2016 The Dingles in Venice (1999)
5 Karin Young 275 1997 2020
6 Kevin Laffan 259 1972 1984
7 Peter Kerry 255 2001 2019
7 Paul Roundell 255 2006 2020 The Dingles: For Richer, For Poorer (2010)
Paddy and Marlon's Big Night In (2011)
9 Lesley Clare O'Neill 252 1998 2019
10 Chris Thompson 224 1998 2011
11 Mark Illis 202 1998 2014 Emmerdale: Revenge (1998)
12 John Chambers 199 1988 2009
13 Andrew Kirk 198 2002 2019
14 Julie Parsons 189 2005 2020
15 Stephen Bennett 174 2000 2014
16 Caroline Mitchell 166 2004 2019
17 Samantha Doland De Vaux 164 2006 2020
18 Jane Pearson 149 2009 2020
19 Linton Chiswick 141 2010 2019
20 Dawn Harrison 127 2011 2019
21 Neville Siggs 122 1972 1983
22 Kirsty Halton 119 2010 2019
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 Tim Vaughan 99 1981 1988
30 Martin Fustes 97 2014 2020
31 Maxine Alderton 96 2013 2020
32 David Joss Buckley 91 1989 1996
33 Owen Lloyd-Fox 86 2012 2017
33 Isobel Cameron 86 2014 2020
35 Lindsay Williams 84 2004 2011
36 Sue Mooney 83 2006 2019
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 51 2014 2019
43 Dave Simpson 50 1998 2003
44 James Robson 48 1986 1990
45 Chris Gill 47 2016 2019
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
55 Jan McVerry 34 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
62 Paul Quiney 31 2002 2005
62 Greg Snow 31 1996 1998
62 Steve Trafford 31 1984 1988
65 Andy Baker 30 1977 1980
66 Sharon Marshall 30 2016 2020
66 Jo Maris 30 2017 2020
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
84 David Crane 14 1973 1977
89 Christine Murphy 13 2003 2004
90 Tom Elliott 12 1997 1998
90 Graham Carlisle 12 1995 1996
90 Alan Downer 12 1981 1983
90 Freda Kelsall 12 1981 1981
90 Malcolm Lynch 12 1976 1979
90 Roy Bottomley 12 1977 1977
90 Tom Brennand 12 1977 1977
97 Julie Wilkinson 11 2001 2002
97 Glen McCoy 11 1993 1996
97 Martin Worth 11 1991 1993
97 Sarah Hooper 11 2018 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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