List of Emmerdale producers

Emmerdale producers
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Emmerdale 22 (known as Emmerdale Farm until 1989) is a British soap opera first broadcast on ITV on 16 October 1972.[1] The soap was initially headed by executive producer Peter Holmans, who gave Emmerdale Farm a reputation for being a "sleepy soap" where not much happened.[2] Holmans and other early executive producers focused on rural life and the events of the Sugden family, but in the late 1980s, Keith Richardson and a new team of producers became responsible for revamping the soap. Richardson and his team saw Emmerdale Farm move to a later transmission time, more dramatic storylines and a title change to Emmerdale, which resulted in the soap gaining viewers and becoming a major UK soap opera.[3] In 2013, Kate Oates became the series producer of the soap and she expressed her aim to feature more of the countryside settings as seen in the earlier episodes, as well as add a balance to the soap's storylines rather than focus on a few dramatic storylines.[4] Jane Hudson has been the executive producer of Emmerdale since 2018.[5]

Executive producers

# Executive producer Tenure Ref.
1
Peter Holmans 1972–1973
2
David Cunliffe 1975–1979
3
Anne W. Gibbons 1980
4
Michael Glynn 1980–1986
5
Keith Richardson 1986–2009
6
Steve Frost 2009–2012
7
Jane Hudson 2018–present

Series producers

# Executive producer Tenure Ref.
1
David Goddard 1972–1973
2
Peter Holmans 1973
3
Robert D. Cardona 1973–1976
4
Anne W. Gibbons 1980–1983
5
Richard Handford 1983–1986
6
Michael Russell 1986–1988
7
Stuart Doughty 1988–1991
8
Morag Bain 1992–1993
9
Nicholas Prosser 1993–1994
10
Meryn Watson 1994–1998
11
Kieran Roberts 1998–2001
12
Steve Frost 2001–2005
13
Kathleen Beedles 2005–2008
14
Anita Turner 2008–2009
15
Gavin Blyth 2009–2011
16
Stuart Blackburn 2011–2013
17
Kate Oates 2013–2016
18
Iain MacLeod 2016–2018
19
Kate Brooks 2018

Producers

# Executive producer Tenure Ref.
1
Kate Brooks 2018–present
2
Laura Shaw 2018–present
3
Sophie Roper 2021

References

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  4. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (13 June 2013). "'Emmerdale' gossip and teasers from producer Kate Oates - part one". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  5. ^ a b Morris, Lauren (12 January 2022). "Emmerdale bosses tease final twist in Meena tale: "Judgement Day is coming"". Radio Times.
  6. ^ a b "Emmerdale Farm (The 1970s)". Screenonline. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
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  9. ^ "Michael Glynn". Mubi. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  10. ^ a b Fitzsimmons, Caitlin (23 January 2009). "Corrie man takes Emmerdale role". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  11. ^ "David Goddard". British Film Institute. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  12. ^ "Robert D. Cardona". Mubi. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  13. ^ Hawkins, Linda (November 1985). "Tribute to Toke Townley". Emmerdale Farm: Celebration Edition 1000 Episodes. No. 1. (London Editions Limited). p. 32.
  14. ^ "Memories of YTV, by Emmerdale's Michael Russell". The Yorkshire Post. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  15. ^ "Producer swaps soaps for service". Telegraph & Argus. 18 October 2003. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  16. ^ "Emmerdale[24/12/92] (1992)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  17. ^ "About Nicholas Prosser". Shooting Match Ltd. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  18. ^ "Mervyn Watson". Narrow Road. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  19. ^ Dainty, Sophie (25 January 2018). "Coronation Street's top producer Kieran Roberts made a sneaky cameo last night". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  20. ^ Green, Kris (14 November 2007). "Frost, Beedles quit soap production roles". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  21. ^ Green, Kris (27 May 2008). "Anita Turner (Series Producer, 'Emmerdale')". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  22. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (27 November 2010). "'Emmerdale' producer Blyth dies, aged 41". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  23. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (24 July 2011). "Stuart Blackburn - 'Emmerdale' series producer". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  24. ^ a b Lindsay, Duncan (24 April 2018). "Corrie boss Kate Oates steps down and is replaced by Emmerdale's Iain MacLeod". Metro. (DMG Media). Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  25. ^ a b Fowler, Kate (12 October 2020). "Who is Kate Brooks? Emmerdale producer's relationship". HITC. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  26. ^ Tutton, Charlotte (6 January 2021). "Emmerdale producer teases death as 'challenging' new storyline to 'end in tragedy'". Daily Mirror. (Reach plc). Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  27. ^ "Actress set to reprise her role in Emmerdale next month". Stroud News & Journal. Retrieved 20 January 2022.