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adamiow174 posts since 2 Jul 2006
I wonder if they will do an on screen funeral for her. It is a shame there are so few Sugdens left, as they all got killed off over the years, so they couldn't bring back some old ones for the funeral and perhaps to boost the family again.
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Ben Shatliff1,122 posts since 30 Aug 2003
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Very sad news to hear of Sheila Mercia’s passing.

I do hope she is recognised tomorrow on both the Classic and Current Emmerdale episodes.

They could bring back some old faces for a special on screen send off.

There are present cast members too who would remember her.

I agree it is also a great shame family members were killed off who could have returned.
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Brekkie33,006 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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I think it would be somewhat unrealistic for her to be buried in Emmerdale having left 25 years ago.

Victoria the only real link now so her going to Spain for the funeral makes more sense in terms of working it in the script. Elsewhere in the village is it only Eric and Kim who'd have been in it when she was, but not sure they had much to do with the character. I think the Dingles were supposedly in the village too, just not on screen.
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NicB1971283 posts since 25 Oct 2015
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I think it would be somewhat unrealistic for her to be buried in Emmerdale having left 25 years ago.

Victoria the only real link now so her going to Spain for the funeral makes more sense in terms of working it in the script. Elsewhere in the village is it only Eric and Kim who'd have been in it when she was, but not sure they had much to do with the character. I think the Dingles were supposedly in the village too, just not on screen.


Joe and Jack both died in Spain but were buried in Emmerdale so there is no reason why Annie cannot be brought back to her birthplace and be laid to rest. Sheila Mercier's last on-screen appearance was 2009 for Jack's funeral - remarkable for someone aged 90 and not been "in character" for a considerable number of years.

I commented elsewhere that I hoped the producers could persuade the likes of Freddie Pyne and Jean Rogers, and others, to return for a couple of episodes. The only current links to Annie are Eric and Kim - although I seem to remember she didn't have much time for Eric in the '80s. He was absolutely evil to Sandie Merrick before her departure to Scotland - perhaps a foretaste of what might have happened to Elizabeth Feldmann/Pollard if the plane crash hadn't occurred.

Yes, the Dingles, and Glovers, were meant to be established families of Beckindale/Emmerdale. Similarly, Betty Eagleton, who was introduced in April 1994 but was mentioned by Seth during the plane crash storyline of December 1993/January 1994 through her husband's death (Walter/Wally) - and the appearance of his white horse Sampson. Edna Birch also was supposedly an old resident of the village.
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james-20015,617 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
First ever mention of the Dingles today. Zoe mentioning she going to look at their dogs, less vicious than the Dingles themselves apparently.

Still a couple of months till we first see Ben and Butch on screen though (and longer till we see Tina, Zack and Sam).

And they're introduced as if they've always been around and infamous to the village, even though we'd never heard of them until this point in 22 years of the show.
Jacq18 posts since 3 Sep 2019
HTV Wales Wales Today
According to both the Emmerdale wiki and IMDB, Toby Cockerell, who played Scott, was born in 1976, which would mean he was nearly 18 when these episodes were made. Surely not? Scott's meant to be a few weeks off 14 at this point, and he barely even looks that old.

Not beyond the realms of possibility. When I was that age, I looked years younger. I've known males and females with a similar experience.

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