Emmerdale is one of Britain's longest-running soaps, second only to Coronation Street, and one of the longest-running programmes anywhere in the world. From the Sugdens to the Dingles, from Emmerdale Farm to Emmerdale, this unique celebration of 30 fabulous years of the award-winning soap provides a complete overview of all the major storylines and characters, loads of interesting facts and quotes from the programme, hundreds of glorious colour photographs and interviews with the creator, the writers and producers. With features about all the births, marriages and deaths, family trees plus information about the beautiful countryside and the lovely village in which Emmerdale is filmed, 30 Years of Emmerdale is a fitting tribute to an enduring and much-loved British institution.
Lance Parkin is a British author, best known for writing fiction and reference books for television series, in particular Doctor Who (and spin-offs including the Virgin New Adventures and Faction Paradox) and Emmerdale. He also worked on the Emmerdale television series as a production assistant.
Parkin has a regular column, "Beige Planet Lance" in the Doctor Who fanzine Enlightenment, which is published by the Doctor Who Information Network.