Thursday, 12 November 2009

1989: From Emmerdale Farm To Emmerdale...

You'll be saying "FANGS for the memories," as we take you back, back, BACK to the golden days of 1989 for a long hard look at the transition of Emmerdale Farm to Emmerdale. It was a whole new era in the farming saga, and it sure was good. With Dolly Skilbeck (Jean Rogers) serving behind the bar at The Woolpack, alongside Amos (Ronald Magill) and Mr Wilks (Arthur Pentelow), could it possibly be anything else?

Annie Sugden (Sheila Mercier) was dependably at her Aga, but Eric Pollard (Christopher Chittell) was plotting away elsewhere, and life in Beckindale was definitely not as peaceful as it once had been.

And who were the new people moving into Home Farm?

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Emmerdale Farm becoming Emmerdale on 14 November, 1989, we'll be remembering all that was worth remembering - from the new opening titles and closing credits, to Jack Sugden (Clive Hornby) getting a job in the local chippy, and Pete Whiteley (Jim Millea) getting a darned good thrashing.

You'll be singing "FANGS ain't what they used to be," if you stick with us here at The Bugle.

We begin our 1989 features tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous27.11.09

    Happy memories of a time before Emmerdale became a slime ball soap, watched by morons.