England's first rurally based soap opera, Emmerdale Farm quickly became one of the nation's best-loved programmes. Moving from its original mid-week afternoon slot to the heart of peak-time scheduling and becoming one of the longest-running dramas on British television, the series continues to scoop multiple awards and nominations.
This set revisits Beckindale's early days, with 32 consecutive episodes originally screened in 1973. Storylines include Joe and Carol's romance; the recently bereaved Matt Skilbeck's ongoing struggle to bring up the twins; the arrival of George Verney's young nephew, Mark, and subsequent conflict with Mark's father; the combined efforts of Jack, the Rev. Ruskin and Dr Scott to help recalcitrant widower Charlie Nelson; and local victory in the annual Beckindale vs. Robblesfield cricket match.
Fourth collection of episodes from the long-running British soap set against the backdrop of a West Yorkshire farming community. The volume includes 32 full episodes that were aired consecutively in 1973. Among the characters to appear are Jack Sugden Andrew Burt, one of the shows original cast and longest-running characters. In one of the plotlines, Jack strives to encourage lonely widower Charlie Nelson Jack Woolgar to engage more with the community, with mixed results.