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Old 01-08-2014, 17:47
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Thanks Pete

I still miss Family Affairs
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Old 01-08-2014, 18:01
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Exactly how I feel.

Forward ahead a few years and you'll find Fizz and Maria the new Emily - cushy number[/QUOTE]

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Wouldn't surprise me though!

The only time I have seen Eileen Derbyshire give an interview, was when she got her MBE. I'm surprised that she did that, as some "celeb" recipients have refused to speak to the press after getting a gong (let alone be filmed receiving it).
She was briefly interviewed in a tribute programme Granada made for Margot Bryant (Minnie Caldwell) in 1988. And I think she may have done an intro to a compilation video.
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Old 01-08-2014, 18:19
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Sean Tully has appeared in more episodes than Ena Sharples

Understandable due to he increase in weekly episodes but sad all the same
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Old 01-08-2014, 18:25
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I prefer Ken though.
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Old 01-08-2014, 18:32
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[quote=Hound of Love;74025838]
Exactly how I feel.

Forward ahead a few years and you'll find Fizz and Maria the new Emily - cushy number[/QUOTE]

bib:

Wouldn't surprise me though!

The only time I have seen Eileen Derbyshire give an interview, was when she got her MBE. I'm surprised that she did that, as some "celeb" recipients have refused to speak to the press after getting a gong (let alone be filmed receiving it).
I recall seeing a brief Eileen interview on the Beebs long running deaf show See Hear when the actress playing her deaf niece joined the show.
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Old 01-08-2014, 18:39
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Sean Tully has appeared in more episodes than Ena Sharples

Understandable due to he increase in weekly episodes but sad all the same
Did anybody ever mention Ena Sharples dying?

She would have been 114 now!
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Old 01-08-2014, 20:40
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I have to disagree with the episode counts, there have been over 8000 in total

Emily 3,240
Ken 4,105
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Old 01-08-2014, 21:07
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Chas Dingle
Phil Mitchell
Ste Hay

The misuse of screen time is obvious.

How these characters have more episodes than Eric pollard, Ian Beale and nearly Tony Hutchinson after all being original characters that have never left is beyond me.
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Old 01-08-2014, 23:35
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Anybody notice her sister's married name is "Corrie"?
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Old 02-08-2014, 00:23
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As Bill Roache hasn't actually left, surely he's still the longest serving cast member.
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Old 02-08-2014, 00:53
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Regardless of time off neither of them have LEFT the show. This thread is about how many episodes or weeks they have been in. Regardless they have been in full employment from the start of their contracts.

If Mr Roach leaves (which he hasn't) then 4 -5 weeks later Emily would be the longest serving character.
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:33
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LOVE how Gail is #2 episode-wise. She really has caught Ken up the last year or so
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:59
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Have you seen the emmerdale one... Chas and Debbie have beat eric pollard by a mile and more... disgusting. Even val has more than Eric!
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:26
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Have you seen the emmerdale one... Chas and Debbie have beat eric pollard by a mile and more... disgusting. Even val has more than Eric!
I'm sure that can't possibly be right!! What's your source please?
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:42
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Alan Turner 19822013 (31 years)
2 Chris Chittell Eric Pollard 1986 (28 years)
3 Clive Hornby Jack Sugden 19802008 (28 years)
4 Stan Richards Seth Armstrong 19782003, 2004 (25 years)
5 Sheila Mercier Annie Sugden 197294, 1995, 1996, 2009 (22 years)
6 Paula Tilbrook Betty Eagleton 1994 (20 years)
7 Steve Halliwell Zak Dingle 1994 (20 years)
8 Frazer Hines Joe Sugden 197283, 1984, 19861994 (19 years)
9 Ronald Magill Amos Brearly 19721991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 (19 years)
10 Kelvin Fletcher Andy Sugden 1996 (18 years)
Mark Charnock Marlon Dingle 1996 (18 years)
Jane Cox Lisa Dingle 1996 (18 years)
John Middleton Ashley Thomas 1996 (18 years)
Arthur Pentelow Henry Wilks

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068069/
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:48
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Ah, that explains it. IMDb doesn't have a complete set of cast lists you know. I doubt if that even accurately tells you the last ten years worth of appearances.

I would say with at least 90% certainty that Eric has appeared significantly more times than Val, Debbie and even Chas!
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:50
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As Bill Roache hasn't actually left, surely he's still the longest serving cast member.
That is true. He has been in Canada.
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:54
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Ah, that explains it. IMDb doesn't have a complete set of cast lists you know. I doubt if that even accurately tells you the last ten years worth of appearances.

I would say with at least 90% certainty that Eric has appeared significantly more times than Val, Debbie and even Chas!
Chas and Debbie I have a feeling would be in at least the top 5!

Eric will be the longest serving character in 4 - 5 years time!
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:58
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As an example IMDb lists Alan as appearing 511 times. I think he appeared in almost double that in just his first ten years! I saw a list somewhere that had Eric as the character ranked 20th among the most seen characters of Emmerdale's first twenty years. That probably amounts to around half of the 873 that IMDb quotes for him.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:04
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Wonder What Jack Sugden Gets?
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:07
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Chas and Debbie I have a feeling would be in at least the top 5!
Assuming it to be a good estimate of the last ten years, then as well as Alan and Eric, you'd have the likes of Diane, Marlon, Lisa, Zak, Andy, Paddy, Sam, Viv and Betty not to mention Jack and more besides all higher than those two, I would think.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:11
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Chas and Debbie had a very long reign over the last 3 years and always end up with the highest count?
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:16
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Chas and Debbie had a very long reign over the last 3 years and always end up with the highest count?
Precisely. What about the other 30-odd years. Those people I mentioned aren't far behind on IMDb, yet have all been on the show longer than those two. It stands to reason that if it's only broadly accurate to the last ten-ish years, then they aren't very likely to be in the all time top ten.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:29
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jack and alan had a lot of time off towards the end of their lives.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:39
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jack and alan had a lot of time off towards the end of their lives.
Jack was active right until the end - it was only four months before his last appearance that they had the big 35th anniversary story and he was still very much involved in the fallout from that.

As for Alan, he had a very active 25 year stretch, so I don't see how that would reduce his standings compared to people who only became dominant at the start of this decade. Lucy and Charley have also had time out of the show when they had babies.

I wouldn't necessarily be surprised to see Chas and Debbie in the all time top twenty, but I think at this stage top ten is a bit much to expect from those two when you look at the bigger picture.
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