Thanks to everybody who has informed me that Emmerdale Farm Vol 2 is on the way! It's been a long wait!
I urge all fans of vintage soaps to buy a copy - it will be a fascinating glimpse into the past and a must-have for all fans of Emmerdale Farm.
This volume will hark back to the soap's lunchtime days, but to all fans who have asked me about 1980s episodes, the best way to ensure that they are officially released is to buy the earlier stuff.
And for those who proclaim the show in its first few years "slow" and "boring", I think you will be very pleasantly surprised by what was, in reality, a thought provoking serial with moments of great drama.
The release date is 24 August.
UPDATE: The release date is now 14 September.