Emmerdale Farm was renamed Emmerdale in 1989. The rich Tate family, headed by Frank Tate, will sometime fall out with farmers (represented by the Sugdens and the Glovers) and villagers when he is expanding his economical empire. Betty Eagleton is cleaning houses in the village, as well as helping out at the tea-room, which is a good platform for her gossip-telling. Jovialic pub-owner Alan Turner, half-fraud antique specialist Eric Pollard, outcast pig-farmer Dingle family, postoffice manager Windsors, and a lot of other characters give the story quite a variation.Source: IMDb
Emmerdale has been on the air since October 1972, with 6503 episodes aired. It can be watched on ITV at 19:00 (GMT+0 -DST) on Thursdays .