Sunday, 9 December 2007

Toke Townley On Farming...

Toke Townley as Sam Pearson in a 1983 episode of "Emmerdale Farm".

Sunday Mirror, July 3, 1983: "I can't imagine anything more dreadful than being a farmer," said Toke Townley, who played one of my favourite Emmerdale Farm characters, Grandad Sam Pearson, from the start of the show in 1972 to the actor's death in 1984.

As he was so convincing in his portrayal of Sam, a character with a deep attachment to farming and the land, it came as something of a surprise way back then to learn that Toke held such a different view. What a great actor he was!

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