Now finally caught up with Classic Emmerdale. Interesting how the Farm storyline is spreading over quite some time and not moving into Hawthorn Cottage straight away. There again in reality these things do take time.
They must have signed a three year lease of the new Farm. Also worth pointing out these use the real inside rooms as well.
Will be interesting to see how they do this new farm up over the coming weeks. They must have hired the full lot of the property for filming inside and outdoor scenes.
We are now seeing episodes from April/May 1993 at a space possibly quicker than I thought.
When do we expect the Plane Crash episodes to air and when do we think the storyline to begin the build up to that will start?
I think these are possible signs for build up to the plane crash...
Eric Pollard gets even more crooked, this was evident when he fiddled Seth with the amount from Meg's old banknotes;
Kathy and Chris's marriage becomes even more strained;
Kim and Frank's reconciliation;
Tensions between the Sugdens, especially between Annie, Jack and Joe;
Alan Turner feeling lonely is the lead-up to the introduction of Shirley
(I could never understand why they killed off so soon after the plane crash and Alan always seemed a spare part for many years, which was a shame as writers struggled to decide what type of man he was)
The introduction of the awful Windsor and McAllister families;
There had been an increase in the amount of airtime for Archie and Nick, who became quite integral from 91/92.
The introduction of Leonard Kempinsky in December 92 and the marriage of Eric and Elizabeth were sowing the seeds of the start of the plane crash storyline. Eric and Elizabeth were oddly matched and seemed a badly executed plot of necessity. Similarly, Annie would never have married someone like Leonard, she was close to Henry WIlks as both were strong-minded yet mellowed in age and so I suspect they may have married if it weren't for the untimely tragic death of Arthur Pentelow - which then begs the question as to what would've happened if the plane crash storyline had still proceeded...who would've been killed off and why?