The Tate family are a family that was introduced in-lieu with Emmerdale Farm's rebranding as Emmerdale and move to primetime in 1989

The original family consisted of Frank Tate, his children Chris and Zoe, and his second wife Kim



Frank and Chris Tate first arrived in the village in November 1989, followed by Zoe and Kim in December


In September 1996, Kim gave birth to her and Frank's son, James Tate. One by one, the original family thinned out; Frank died of a heart attack in 1997, Kim fled the village with James in 1999.


Chris committed suicide in 2003, and Zoe remained in the village until 2005 when she left the village for New Zealand alongside her daughter Jean and Chris' son Joseph. Chris' other son, Noah, returned to the village with his mother, Chris' final wife Charity Dingle, in 2009. Noah eventually dropped the Tate name and adopted his mother's maiden name; Dingle.

2010's Edit

In 2017, Joseph (now simply "Joe") returned as a successful young man, CEO of an international corporation...and all under the alias of Tom Waterhouse. His true identity was revealed in January 2018

Eight months later in October, Joe left to go on the run and Kim was released from prison and returned to Emmerdale. Her son, Jamie Tate, also returned to Emmerdale in April 2019, and not long afterwards revealed he had a wife and daughter named Andrea and Millie respectively.

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