Updated 29th September 2003
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IMDB entry: Malandra Burrows
Also seeWill's site Emmerdale Cast Interviews Homepage fro an interview with Malandra Burrows circa 2001/2002.
26 November 1985 - 20 December 2001
Thank you Dave T. for providing the following. It's from a profile in the book "The Emmerdale Family Album" (by Michael Heatly and Published by Boxtree Paperback - 30 June, 1995 ):-
She worked part-time at Emmerdale Farm and in 1988 set up a farm shop with Dolly and helped make goatís cheese.
Kathy was also a keen horsewoman and looked after
Joe and Turnerís horses. In 1989, when she and husband Jackie were
having financial problems, he forced her to take a job at Hotten abattoir,
which she hated: Jackie rescued her after a week.
The Merricks began married life in the attic at
Emmerdale Farm and were delighted when Joe offered them Demdyke in
December 1988. They were always struggling financially, however, on
Jackieís meagre wage, supplemented by Kathyís earnings as part-time
barmaid at the Woolpack. Her hours clashed with Jackieís so she gave
Jackieís death, in August 1989, devastated Kathy.
She took his job as a farm labourer at Emmerdale, as well as running
their own 20 acres of rented land at Home Farm, until new landlord
Frank Tate evicted her in January 1990. She was particularly involved
with the sheep - both 40 of her own and 650 of Emmerdaleís - despite
miscarrying in 1989 due to the sheep-related disease Chiamydiapsittaci.
For several months she lost interest in everything, and only began to come out of her shell when she reluctantly joined the cast of the village play Dracula in January 1990. By this time, Chris Tate was keen, but she initially rejected his advances.
George Starkey, a lorry-driver who also tried to date her, brought news that a cafe owner in Southampton, who was also a medium, had a message from her dead husband. Kathy went to Southampton, despite much advice not to lake such things seriously, but the inconclusive experience made her decide to get on with her life. By this time, Chris Tate was becoming more important to her and their relationship flourished.
In April, 1990, they spent the night together
and in May, much to his surprise and delight, she moved in with him
at Home Farm.
Any misgivings she may have had about doing this were heightened when Chris bought her a car after her old Citroen was written off by Rachel Hughes, to whom she was giving a driving lesson. Kathy s experiences had made her the more mature of the two, and Chrisís belief that expensive gifts could solve differences would be the cause of manv disagreements through their marriage.
Another present - this time, from father-in-law Frank - was their matrimonial home at Mill Cottage, though the couple eventually insisted on paying him for it. No matter how agreeable the surroundings. Kathy was never one for staying at home, much as Chris would have liked her to become a full-time cook. skivvy and bottle washer.
A period of filling in as her husbandís secretary saw her prove the point as she secretly gained her HGV licence, celebrating by backing a giant truck into a space outside the office as Chris looked on open-mouthed! She then went on to look after Kimís horses at Home Farm before the discovery of her bossís affair with Neil Kincaid put her in an impossible position and she quit. She then took up her friend Lynn Whiteleyís offer to help her run the wine bar at the Woolpack, hut Chris was opposed to this - not least due to Lynnís oft-expressed low opinion of him.
In 1993, Kathyís frustration with her husbandís attitudes and activities would lead to a brief dalliance with hunky American wine rep Josh Lewis. She was on the point of eloping with him, but the discovery of Chris in the wreckage of the Woolpack brought her back to her Ďsensesí,and, like the dutiful wife she felt she should be, Kathy prepared herself for life with a wheelchair-bound spouse in a purpose-built bungalow... organized, inevitably , by her father-in-law. (As it transpired, thev stayed put.)
Profile formally at www.emmerdale.co.uk written circa 2001:-
A Huge Big Thank you to Paul Berridge who has made various profiles and photos availabe to me. They were previously on his Beckindale site (that is no more). The following is one of those profiles
See also Alice Bates, as there is a lot about Kathy in that profile.
|Malandra Burrows hit the top twenty in 1990 with the song "Just This Side Of Love" after she sang it in an episode of Emmerdale.|
|Kathy Glover has a full HGV licence.|
Following Written by Paul Berridge 2001
Kathy's Husbands, Click on Image for detail
Malandra, one of Emmerdale's
longest-serving stars, has been given the axe.