Sharon has written to ask whether Denis Rigg, the shady businessman played by Richard K Franklin, ex-Mike Yates of Doctor Who, was crushed or gored by the bull which saw him exit the show in 1989? Apparently she has read on another site that he was gored.
Crushed, Sharon. The scene clearly shows the bull sideways on to Mr Rigg. There was no room in the stable for the bull to manoeuvre itself round to gore Mr Rigg. His angry manner distressed the bull which crushed him against the wall. Sheila Mercier, the wonderful Annie Sugden, recounted an occasion in which she walked between two cows carrying a bucket containing food for the geese. The cows moved together, missing Sheila, but crushing the bucket! This may have provided some inspiration for the Rigg storyline, which was also something of a public information sequence: do not act in an alarming manner in close proximity to cows or bulls - and do not put yourself between one of them and a wall while doing so! Joe Sugden (Frazer Hines) added to the message with his alarmed calls to Rigg to modify his behaviour.