Uploaded 20th September 2003
Updated 27th May 2004

Britt Woods (nee Slater)
Appeared feb 2nd 1995-Summer 1995, 26 December 1995

Terry and  Britt

IMDB entry for : Michelle Holmes

Lindsay & Archie Actress Michelle Holmes played two different roles. First as Archie Brook's Gilfriend Lindsay Carmichael  and then Britt Woods, wife of Terry. Priar to Emmerdale, her many credits inclded barmaid Tina in Coronation Street and the original Yvonne, wife of Nicholas Lyndhurst, for three years in the hit 90s sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart. Britt & Terry

The following taken from :-25 Yeas of Emmerdale (1997) repubublsihed as "The Emmerdale Companion" (1998) by Anthony Hayward

"Rochdale-born actress Michelle Holmes had already found soap fame as barmaid Tin Fowler in Coronation Street when she arrived in Emmerdale as the Woolpack Manageress Britt Woods.

Michelle landed her first major television role, as receptionist Susan Turner in The Practice, after attending Oldham Theatre Workshop. She turned down the part of Adrian Boswell's girlfriend Carmel in Bread to star in the film Rita, Sue and Bob Too, about two schoolgirls sexually involved with a married man. She also played Susan in the sitcom Divided We Stand and a punk in the Brookside spin-off Damon & Debbie.

After leaving Coronation Street, Michelle acted in the BBC drama Mr Wroe's Virgins, two series of Firm Friends (alongside Billie Whitelaw and Madhur Jaffrey), the popular sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart (as Nicholas Lyndhurst's present-day wife) and Common as hdale born actress Muck (written by actor William Ivory, who played her boyfriend EddMichelle Holmes had alreaie Ramsden in Coronation Street).

She had already appeared briefly in Emmerdale as Archie Pitts's girlfriend, Lindsay Carmichael, in 1992. Michelle's other commitments meant that she stayed as Britt Woods for only six months, but came back for a Boxing Day Special."

30 Years of Emmerdale -- Lance Parkin (Hardcover - Granada Media - 7 October, 2002)
15.19 (18.99 elsewhere) from http://www.amazon.co.uk/

From the year 1995

Turner asked Emma Nightingale to revamp the Woolpack. This would be a costly process, so Turner asked the Ephraim Monk brewery to help cover the costs. A little wary of Turner, given his record, they requested that Turner employed a bar manager to cope with the day-to-day running of the pub. Turner agreed, hiring Terry and Britt Woods, a married couple who'd run a bar in Benidorm.

lan Botham reopened the pub in February. Nellie Dingle won a competition for a 'free meal for all the family' - and the next night brought twelve Dinglesto claim her prize. Turner reluctantly fed them - and the Dingles have been customers in the Woolpack ever since.

Terry sold Seth's and Vic's moonshine in the pub. Turner threatened to sack him when he found out. Britt intervened, and Turner accepted her plan for her to become sole bar manager, with Terry becoming just a barman. This, in turn, put a strain on their marriage.
Things became even more strained when Britt's father, Ronnie, turned up. Britt had told Terry her father was dead - what had really happened was that Ronnie had abused her, and she'd run away'. Terry felt betrayed: he could have helped her if he'd known the truth.

Britt was looking for a new start - she was offered the management of a flagship pub in York. Terry refused to go, and was surprised when Britt went without him. Terry became manager of the Woolpack again, and - after the briefest of liaisons with Tina Dingle - found romance with Hotten Courier journalist Helen Ackroyd."

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