An Emmerdale Farm script - episode 1187, 1987.
We recently happened upon a parcel of 1987 Emmerdale Farm scripts which clearly show the return to normality in Beckindale after the battle was won...
Archie Brooks was not impressed with everyday life post-dump threat, as this brilliant extract from the script proves...
ARCHIE: Is this it then?
AMOS: Hmm? (NOT LOOKING UP)
ARCHIE: "What we all spent months fighting for. What Jack Sugden went to prison for. Life without a nuclear dump. Dunt amount to much does it.
AMOS: (TAKEN ABACK) Nowt wrong wi' a bit o' peace and quiet lad.
WILKS (SMILES) The silence was fairly deafening. Sorry.
ARCHIE: This place used to be buzzing - it used to be - (GESTURES) it used to have - (GESTURES)
AMOS: (HELPFUL) Customers?
ARCHIE: "No - you know what I mean. Argument - debate - an atmosphere you could cut with a knife some nights. We were fighting and we were alive. We had - meetings.
WILKS: And then we won.
ARCHIE: (DEFLATED) Aye. And then we won.
AMOS: (GENTLY) That was the whole point Archie. So we could get back to where we were before. Where we are now.
A LONG SILENCE
AMOS: It is a bit dull in here now you mention it. I could get in some different flavoured crisps. Or them spicey sausages. A lot of folk like them.