1995 Key Dates:-
2nd Feb 1995:
Terry & Britt Woods first episode.
Terry and Britt
14th Feb 1995:
Sam Dingle first appeared.
Dr. Bernard and his wife Angharad moved back to London. Sick of
many things, not least the Dingles'
intimidation of them. Luke stays behind in Emmerdale to finish
his A-Levels. Jessica went with her parents, but came back to
visit ex-boyfriend Biff in April and stayed to 1st June.
Angharad & Jessica
Robert Sugden went missing. After hearing Jack and Sarah arguing
he ran off and lived rough with a hermit called Derek Simpson,
a former paratrooper, and was under no threat. But as far as his
parents were concerned he had been abducted.
18th May 1995:
Luke McAllister asked Tina Dingle to marry him.
6th June 1995:
Sugden died off-screen in Spain in a car accident.
8th June 1995:
Joseph Mark Tate was born.
20th July 1995:
Tina Dingle jilted Luke
McAllister at the alter.
1st August 1995:
Luke McAllister died
possibly trying to kill himself and Tina Dingle - who had broken
his heart. Luke in a fit of rage, persuaded Tina into a van, drove
off at speed and crashed into a wall. Luke died but Tina escaped.
Frank Tate evicted the Dingles from their farm, where they lived
rent free, he subsequently allowed them to return, but now charged
5th Novovember 1995:
Amos Brealy married Annie Sugden Kempinski as her 3rd husband
- this occured off-screen.
Amos and Annie
7th December 1995:
Chris Tate married Rachel Hughes
Chris and Rachel
By the end of 1995, the Dingles had taken over Emmerdale. Click
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The years 1995-1996
were perhaps some of the most exciting and ratings grabbing in
1995 was a very eventful
and dramatic year.
There were two big
stories that dominated over the many others though.
Firstly, the Dingle/McAllister
feud had many twists and turns.
Tina Dingle seemed to have fallen in love with Luke
McAllister (the man her family held responsible for her brother
Ben's death in August 1994).
Tina went against
her family to move in with Luke and announced she was pregnant
and soon they got engaged. For his part, he became besotted. She
however, calculatingly caused Luke to drop out of school and then
dumped him at the altar admitting that the whole affair had been
her revenge for the death of her brother. Luke was devastated
and could not accept the truth. He persuaded Tina to get in a
Home Farm van (he had borrowed from Dave Glover), then killed
himself and nearly took her with him when Luke crashed the van
into a wall and it burst into flame on the 1st August, thus bringing
an end to the Dingle and McAllister feud once and for all. Tina
survived by jumping out of the moving van, just before impact.
The other big story
was the start of Dave
Gloverís affair with Kim
Tate. He just couldnít seem to help himself where she was
concerned, even though he knew that it could destroy everything.
The tension had reached
a peak in August during the 2000th episode when Frank
turned up at the hotel the lovers were staying in and nearly
Kathy Tate (nee
Bates) eventually found out about the affair and dumped him. Her
brother Nick Bates
found out and was trampled by Kimís horse when he tried to
blackmail her (in November 1995).
In December Kim
announced to a delighted Frank that she was pregnant, but on the
same day, Frank found out about her affair with Dave. He had a
heart attack and spent Christmas in hospital plotting his revenge.
Other stories of the
The Glover family
got their own farm tenancy from Frank Tate.
The Glovers were
unaware of Daveís affair, but had enough to cope with daughter
Linda (who was working at Zoe's vet practice). Linda induced her
own abortion with a veterinary drug. She had become pregnant by
Danny Weir, but he wanted nothing more to do with her and was
even engaged to another girl. Linda found it difficult to come
to terms with what she had done, but found comfort with Biff
The Woolpack saw
changes when pressure from the Brewery forced Alan Turner to take
on Terry and Britt Woods as managers of the Woolpack. Alan had
to go along with karaoke nights and pub grub as they tried to
change the image of the Woolpack. Ian Botham performed the re-opening
Britt had her own
dramatic storyline when her father turned up unexpectedly. He
reopened the wounds of the abuse that she suffered as a child.
Britt eventually left Terry to run her own pub in York. He went
on to have an affair with Tina Dingle.
Tate had her first major lesbian affair with interior designer
They braved the village when they moved into the old smithy and
Zoe transferred her practice there. Zoe suffered an attempted
rape by farmer Ken Adlington in the summer. He was later run out
of the village.
Hughes was so upset to hear about the death of her stepfather,
Joe Sugden, in Spain, that she went into labour eight weeks early
and gave birth to Joseph Mark Tate in June. Rachel married Chris
Tate six months later, in December 1995.
Off screen, Annie
Sugden married long time friend Amos Brearly
brought the old school with her £120,000 divorce settlement
from Chris Tate and opened it up as the old tea-rooms.
Dingles were very active in 1995 - aside from the Tina storyline.
Frank tried to evict them, but surprisingly the whole village
supported the Dingles
and staged a siege. Many villagers were arrested, but the Dingles
were evicted. They went and camped on the lawn at Home Farm and
then moved into the village hall. Frank had to change his mind
and let them move back to their original home - with a tenancy
Dingle was released from a Youth Offenders Insititution and
started working for Eric Pollard.
Dingle left to go and look after her father in Ireland (and
she would not return).
The end of the year
saw the arrival of Zak Dingle's
niece, the infamous Mandy Dingle,
to the village.