Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Twenty Years Of Emmerdale...

Emmerdale, November 1989: Chris Tate (Peter Amory) pays his first visit to The Woolpack, and meets Amos Brearly (Ronald Magill). Young Mr Tate needs to use the public phone at the pub...

Chris: "I've got one of those cell phone things in the car, but it's playing up."

Amos (dourly): "So much for modern communications..."

Emmerdale lost "Farm" from its title on 14 November, 1989 - episode 1403 - as the show sought to broaden its appeal further.

Other changes were soon sending shock waves through Beckindale - not least the arrival of the Tate family at Home Farm.

We'll be taking a look at some of the first story-lines of the new Emmerdale era - from November and December 1989 - over the next couple of months.

Who was seeking a divorce?

Who was the love-lorn mobile librarian?

Who dressed as Aphrodite for the New Year's Eve party?

And who got a load of baked beans poured over them?

More soon...

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous26.11.09

    Chris Tate seemed like a really nice character when he first appeared and more laid back than the nasty businessman he became in the late 90s/early 2000s. I've never seen a character change so much.