Updated 28th January 2005
Alan and Shirley
Jack and Sarah
Frank and Kim
Goodbye Beckindale! In an attempt to give the village a new start after the plane-crash the villagers agree to change the village name from Beckindale to Emmerdale - in honour of the Sugdens.
Famous Faces Passing Through: Al Hunter-Aston (Brookside, The Archers London's Burning.)
After the devestation of the plane crash, the village name was changed from Beckindale to Emmerdale.
This year opened with the aftermath of the plane crash. There were funerals and the rebuilding of the village to arrange. Demdyke Row (home to many) was gone!
Frank was reunited with Kim.
Kathy stayed with Chris who was now paralysed and in a wheelchair (she had been planning to leave with lover Josh on the night of the crash).
Biff Fowler made his first appearance alongside his girlfriend Dolores Sharpe in March. (Biff would stay in the show for the next five years). Dolores and Biff soon parted, he started dating Jessica McAllister while Dolores moved on to Luke.
After attempting suicide, Joe Sugden decided to move to Spain.
From August, the infamous Dingle family made their appearances in stages throughout the remainder of the year.
As the year 1994 drew to a close:-
The Dingles continued to cause trouble for the McAllister family,
Kim and Frank prepared for their re-mariage.
Kim got carried away with running the business after Frank had a heart-attack.
Dave Glover begins working for the Tates and he has his eyes set on Kathy. There possibly is an attraction to his boss Kim Tate too?
Seth gets fired by Kim who replaces him with Dave Glover. Later Seth gets his job back when he proves he is better at it. Dave still continues to work for Home Farm however.
Rachel and Chris grew closer while he and Kathy grew apart.
Newlyweds Jack and Sarah also experience marital problems, after problems with baby Victoria and Sarah suffers depression. While Victoria Sugden was being treated for a hole in the heart, Sarah Sugden had an affair at the hospital. It was more to get Jack's attention.
Eric used Alan's grief to better his busines prospects.
KEY DATES FROM 1994:-
Betty offered Seth a home and started cleaning in the village. Eric Pollard, conned her into agreeing to stage a concert. Seth proposed. They eventually decided to postpone the wedding indefinitely, but had a 1940ís-style knees-up anyway.
Reg Dawson died - shot by a police oficer following a raid at the Post Office.
Reg Dawson was the ex-husband of Viv Windsor and natural father of Scott.
EPISODE #1891 2nd August 1994
EPISODE #1892 4th August 1994
#1893 9th Aug 1994
The Death of Ben, started a family feud that went on until the death of a member of the rival family (a year later).
Ben died after he and his friend provoked a fight with the local doctor's son, Luke at a Rave Party. It was thought for a while that Luke had given Ben a fatal punch. Luke was charged with murder, but the case was dropped when it was later proved that Ben had a heart defect. However the Dingles did not forgive and they certainly wouldn't forget.
EPISODE #1894 11 August 1994
EPISODE #1899 30 August 1994
#1900 1st September 1994
#1914 20th October 1994
Kathy and Chris' marriage did not survive. Kathy had a mini-breakdown when Rachel revealed that she was pregnant. In response Kathy tried to start an affair with Dr. McAllister, however he didn't want to know.
#1929 13th Dec 1994
#1934 29th December 1994
A Huge Big Thank you to Paul Berridge who has made various photographs and imformation available to me. They were previously on his Beckindale site. Also to She Wolf & Bill Sands for Providing information and being of great support.
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