The 50th anniversary of Emmerdale is coming up soon, and Mark Charnock, who played Marlon Dingle, has promised a “sensational” plot.
Emmerdale, an ITV soap opera that debuted its first episode on October 16, 1972, will turn 50 years old next month. A storm is anticipated to sweep through the village during the anniversary week, but the producers have been mum on the specifics. The upcoming storylines, according to Mark Charnock, who plays village chef Marlon Dingle, will be “nothing short of sensational.”
Since the character has been played by the 54-year-old for more than 20 years, it has been at the center of several significant plotlines.
The chef had a stroke in March, and since then, with the support of his brand-new wife Rhona Goskirk (Zoe Henry), he has been making the long road to recovery.
Marlon left Emmerdale viewers in tears as he mustered the strength to get out of his wheelchair and step down the aisle this summer when the couple got married.
Recently, Marlon actor Mark spoke candidly to Express.co.uk about his marriage to Rhona and what to expect from the eagerly anticipated 50th-anniversary episodes.
The upcoming episodes, according to him, will be “nothing short of sensational.”
Mark coyly retorted in response to the question of what would happen to Marlon: “The only thing I can talk about in terms of Marlon is his progress. He is moving forward very slowly.
It is, and they had to be consistent with this and have a very realistic time frame, Mark continued.
They don’t want it done quickly; they want it to be authentic. As a soap opera, we are fortunate to be able to do that and take our time with it.
He also talked about the “heartbreaking” relationship between Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) and Al Chapman (Michael Wildman).
When the storm rips through the Yorkshire Dales, will their relationship come to light?
Producer of Emmerdale Jane Hudson teased what might happen in October while attending a press event to commemorate the show’s 50th anniversary.
“Nothing has just been shoehorned in,” she said of the stories being told this month and those that have been developing all year. “All the stories have been driven by the characters, and they all have an impact.”
The following is a hint for you all: Jane continued, “There is one element which nobody has done and no other soap could do it aside from Emmerdale apart from where we are.”
The producer also addressed Paddy Kirk’s (Dominic Brunt) knowledge of Chas and Al’s secret liaison.
“Chas and Al, I mean, it’s a storm, so if you’re going to get it on, the storm will serve as cover, do you understand what I mean?” Jane joked. “Chas and Al play major roles.
Al and Chas’ sexy relationship is known only to Belle Dingle (Eden Taylor-Draper) on the ITV soap opera, but future scenes could reveal their relationship.
Emmerdale spoilers have revealed that Al’s partner Kerry Wyatt (Laura Norton) makes him a rap-style proposal.
Al feels he must accept the offer right away, but later, when they have a moment to themselves, he makes sure Chas is aware that he still desires to be with her.
When their partners’ hidden relationship is finally revealed, how will Kerry and Paddy react?