Thursday, 13 December 2007

Jackie Merrick - Heart Throb of Beckindale...

Ian Sharrock in 1983. Ian starred as Jackie Merrick, long-lost son of Jack Sugden in Emmerdale Farm, from 1980 to 1989.

From the Sunday Mirror, September 4, 1983.

Margaret Forwood's TV column in the Sun, October 20, 1983. And tucked away is an amazing snippet about Emmerdale Farm! Don't worry, although the show got racier during the 1980s, I'm sure Jackie's nakedness was only inferred! There's no doubt that Ian Sharrock's presence in the show added some romantic appeal, but he could also act. I thought the Jackie Merrick years were good ones for Emmerdale Farm. The character was killed off in a shotgun accident in 1989.

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