Revamped 10th January 2004
Updated 22nd September 2004

Bernice Marie Thomas nee Blackstock
25 November 1998 - 21 April 2002
Voice heard in 1st January 2004 episode on an answering machine
16th January 2004 - 30th January 2004

Played by: Samantha Giles

Elder Daughter of Rodney and
his 1st wife Diane

half-sister of Nicola Blackstock

Born: 29 December 1968.
(In June 2002 Diane said her daughter was aged thirty-three The official books now give the date.)

Married 1st Anthony Binns

Married 2nd 24 December 2000,
divorced 2002
Rev. Ashley Thomas

Bernice had a brief ill-fated engagement to Gavin Ferris in 1999 but he turned out to have cheated on her with both men and women.

Mother of Gabrielle
b. 25 December 2001

A second daughter Diane was born to Bernice on the 21st September 2004 offscreen. "Little Diane's" father is someone called Charlie but the viewers no nothing about him.

Baby Gabby's Christening - from L to R Nicola, Ashley, Bernice, Gabby, Rodney and Diane

Bernice has a half-brother Paul Lambert!

According to "30 Years of Emmerdale" she had a 1st cousin called Paul however it has turned out that he is in fact her half-brother. It is not known if Bernice knows this yet.

Paul had previously been briefly mentioned in the series around 2000. He lived in Italy. A storyline even involved Bernice going to visit him on holiday. Recently Paul has been mentioned quite a lot since his mother Val (Bernice's aunt) arrived in the series in February 2004. Paul Lambert finally arrived on the 10th September 2004 and on the 20th September 2004 Val revealed to Diane that Rodney was his father.

Click on one of the below for more info

Bernice Thomas' Character Fact File (upto 2002)

Profile of Samatha Giles (Upto 2001)

News Articles on Actor & Character from 2003

Links To Extenal Sites

IMDB Entry for: Samantha Giles

Ashley, Bernice and Gabby

Bernice Blackstock fan card circa 1998-1999

as "Bernice Thomas" fan card circa 2001-2002