Posted by: Kimbaforeva | February 3, 2011

‘Emmerdale’ team celebrate win!

The cast and crew of ITV soap Emmerdale have expressed their delight after the show secured a major victory at the Broadcast Awards 2011.

Last night’s ceremony saw the Yorkshire-based serial triumph in the ‘Best Soap or Continuing Drama’ category, beating off competition from Coronation StreetEastEndersHolby CityThe Bill and Waterloo Road.

Mark Charnock (Marlon Dingle), Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk) and John Middleton (Ashley Thomas) were among the cast members present as the result was announced at the event, which was held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.

The Broadcast Awards are not determined by a public vote but instead use a panel of judges to reward excellence in television each year.

Writing on Twitter last night, Charnock commented: “Emmerdale!!!! This show that I love so much only went and WON!!!!”

Danny Miller – who plays Aaron Livesy on the drama – told his own online followers: “Yes get in! Emmerdale won best soap at Broadcast Awards!!”

The show’s victory followed a year of acclaimed storylines, including the long-running tale of Mark Wylde’s murder, Aaron’s sexuality struggle and a tragic train accident which left Jackson Walsh paralysed.

Emmerdale‘s successful year came as part of a revamp period steered by the programme’s late series producer Gavin Blyth and executive producer Steve November.

An Emmerdale spokesperson told DS this afternoon: “We are delighted to receive this recognition from the Broadcast Awards. Winning ‘Best Soap/Continuing Drama’ is testament to the work done by Gavin Blyth, Steve November and all the cast and production team at Emmerdale. 2010 was a great year for the show and we’re working hard to achieve an equally successful 2011.”




  1. Cngratulations,

    Let’s hope as Marc Silcock’s powerful performances have been such a major part of the programme for many months, he will now have his contract renewed.

    By the way, my hopes were temporarily lifted today when I went into my local newsagent: One of the TV Listings magazines has a picture of the Eastenders logo and two of it’s boring charcters, with a huge headline declring “IT’S OVER!”

    I thought for a minute the BBC had pulled the plug on planet Walford, but sadly, it seems, they were referring to the dreaery marriage of the pictured pair 😦


  3. Wonderful news.
    I hope that some of the people on this panel are also on the panel who decide the winners of the soap awards.
    I can’t take anymore disappointment.
    For two years now Emmerdale has clearly been the best soap, but they just keep swapping the award backwards & forwards between ‘stenders & Corrie.

  4. Last years excuse for EE was that it was 25 years old, and it helped crown their anniversary – this year C.S. will probably get it for being 50 years old.

    But I agree. I can no longer watch EE, it’s been round the block so often they are now re-recycling reccycled plots, as for C S it is getting so ridiculous (especially the Stape Saga) it is like watching a script which is a curious blend of Lewis Carrol & Joe Orton.

    How anybody could imagine Ricky Norwood is a better actor than Marc Silcock – well, they must have had their brains removed. or else the voting is fixed. Stranger things have happened (especially on ITV!)

    • Fatboy !
      FATBOY !
      Just when I think I’ve gotten over it, it hits me again.
      Un-bloody-believable !

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