"Get out, Seth!" was the oft-repeated catchphrase of Alan Turner (Richard Thorp) to gamekeeper Seth Armstrong (Stan Richards) back in the NY Estates days, and both characters have scored top marks in our poll - 30 each! Mr Turner and Mr Armstrong were this blog readers' favourite Emmerdale Farm characters in the 1980s.
Coming next, sharing 22 votes apiece, is our lovable publican Amos Brearly (Ronald Magill) and the foxy Eric Pollard (Chris Chittell). Just behind, on 21 votes, is playgroup helper Dolly Skilbeck who was also, of course, mum to Sam and wife to Matt. The character was played by Jean Rogers from 1980-1991.
Mrs Bates (Diana Davies), Alan's long suffering friend and secretary is next on 15 votes, closely followed by her daughter Kathy (Malandra Burrows) on 14 votes, original matriarch Annie Sugden (Sheila Mercier) also with 14 votes, and Beckindale '80s beefcake Jackie Merrick (Ian Sharrock) with 13 votes. It's great to see Beckindale's '80s subversive Archie Brooks (Tony Pitts) scoring 10 votes. Mr Wilks - great friend to Amos and all at Emmerdale Farm - also scored 10 votes.
Thanks to everybody who voted!