696 was transmitted on 5/11/81. Episodes 697-702 were never transmitted due
to strikes at ITV. Emmerdale picked up again with episode 703 on 12th January
Emmerdale Farm is 10 years old.
Jackie Merrick resented Jack Sugden and his own father, Tom,
had disowned him. He turned to booze and burnt an old caravan
leading to him being charged and convicted of arson. He was sentenced
to community service which put paid to his hopes of joining the