Emmerdale

Season 1 Episode 1

The First Ever Episode

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Aired Weekdays 7:00 PM Oct 16, 1972 on ITV
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The First Ever Episode
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FIRST SHOT - smart girl riding white horse & looking over towards hearse parked outside farmhouse. FIRST WORD SPOKEN - Peggy to Matt " Matt, who's she? " PART 1 - Set in the fictional village of Beckindale ; Ep 1 begins with the funeral of Jacob Sugden, owner of Emmerdale Farm. The Sugden & Skilbeck families gather for the funeral ; Eldest son Jack, who has been away from the farm for eight years, watches the funeral cortege pass from the window of the local pub - The Woolpack, with the owner Amos Brearly; Jacob Sugden has left Emmerdale farm to Jack & this causes bad feeling amongst the Sugden children, Joe & Peggy; Jack wanders around the farm while the family attend the funeral ; He meets Marian Wilks, the daughter of a local businessman who has bought adjoining land to Emmerdale -Inglebrook. PART 2 - Joe & Jack have their first scene together in the milking shed ; Jack faces the family over dinner where he receives a frosty welcome from his sister Peggy ; Annie asks Jack if he will stay at Emmerdale ; Jack is not giving much away regarding the last eight years of his life ; Henry Wilks & Annie have their first scene together when he comes to Emmerdale to claim right of way on their land.moreless

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Andrew Burt

Andrew Burt

Jack Sugden (1972-1976)

Frazer Hines

Frazer Hines

Joe Sugden (1972-1994)

Arthur Pentelow

Arthur Pentelow

Henry Wilks (1972-1991)

Toke Townley

Toke Townley

Sam Pearson (1972-1984)

Alan Tucker

Alan Tucker

Alec Saunders (1972-1979)

Jo Kendall

Jo Kendall

Peggy Skilbeck (1972-1973)

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