Profile from former Emmerdale Official Site that
is no more :-
First appearance on 12 December 1989
Family Frank and Jean Tate (Both died), Brother Chris and nephew Joeseph
In June she left home to work as a flying vet in New Zealand. Returned to the
village after 18 months, angering her father when making appearance with new
boyfriend Patrick, who was barely younger than her father.
Zoe had to cope with Frankís drinking and virtual breakdown when Kim left him
in December 1992. She covered for him with business colleagues and nursed him
through his worst alcoholic phase.
Archie and Zoe started a relationship, but Zoe never seemed really comfortable
and after much soul-searching confessed she was gay. She attended a lesbian
poetry reading where she became friendly with Jude Clayton.
When Zoe met Emma Nightingale, an interior designer, she seemed to be at ease
with her sexuality. After being called out to Ken Adlington's farm, he tried
to rape her. Zoe managed to escape, but was left extremely shaken and
shocked by the attack. Adlington and his wife denied everything and it was
left to Frank, Jack and Ned to get their revenge by publicly humiliating Adlington.
The arrival of Emmaís ex-girlfriend Susie began to cause problems. Emma and
Zoe had arranged to have their relationship blessed, but Susie flirted with
Zoe and gave her second thoughtsZoeís relationship with Kim Tate hit an all-time
low in September 1996 after Kim gave birth to baby James. While she was in
hospital, Zoe had to put Kimís favourite horse (Valentine) down and Kim felt
that this was done out of some vague revenge.
Zoe was mystified by Kimís disappearance in 1997, but never believed that Frank
murdered her, so she was devastated when he was arrested. Relief came when
the case was dropped and he came home to resume the running of the estate.
Her joy was short-lived though because he died in May. She was the last person
to see him alive. Zoe never knew about Kimís involvement in her fatherís death,
but she was shocked when Kim re-appeared on the day of his funeral. Zoe was
devastated to find out last year that her father did intend to kill Kim, but
mistakenly killed her lookalike instead. She and Chris have kept this information
As a Home Farm shareholder, Zoe got involved in the eviction crisis in the
village in autumn. Zoe was made to look foolish when Kim escaped with the loot
leaving Chris for dead. She realised Kim had used her as an unwitting
alibi on the night of the robbery.
Her brother Chris was kidnapped by his illegitimate half brother Liam. Zoe
came to her brotherís rescue and shot Liam dead with his own gun. Chris and
Zoe burnt all evidence that Liam was related to them and managed to keep the
police at bay. They will take that secret to their graves.
Zoe met and was immediately smitten with Frankie, a female driver for Chrisís
Zoe is outraged when Chris moves his prostitute Charity into Home Farm and
gives her a job as his PA. There is tension between the women and soon after
they start having an affair. Zoe tries to get Charity all to herself when she
exposes the affair. Chris is devastated, and before long itís all round the
village, but it backfires when Chris proposes to Charity, as he doesnít believe
Zoeís allegations. She accepts. Zoeís devastated and no one in the village
believes her about the affair.
A Huge Big Thank you
to Paul Berridge who has made various profiles and photos availabe
to this site. They were
previously on his Beckindale site (that is no more). The following
information is one of those profiles - although the coloured boxes
and information after 2001 have been added.
ZoŽ's year by year Emmerdale history
|1989. Zoe came from a privileged background and her
dad, Frank, was a self-made millionaire. The family moved to
Home Farm in Emmerdale while the young student was training to
be a vet.
|1990. She graduated with honours from Edinburgh University,
but she was disappointed when her dad failed to turn up for the
ceremony because he was drunk. She returned to Emmerdale and
joined a surgery in Hotten.
|1991. Zoe got involved with an unusual birth for
a vet, when she helped Elsa Feldman deliver her premature baby.
She became involved in animal rights and headed a protest march
that targeted her bosses, the Bennetts. She felt guilty about
the protest and quit her job, moved to New Zealand and became
a flying vet.
|1992. Zoe returned to Emmerdale and intervened when
her drunken dad tried to shoot his estranged wife Kim, knocking
the gun from his hand.
|1993. Archie Brooks became Zoe's second fling after
a previous one-night-stand with Michael Feldman. The short affair
confirmed her feelings. She was gay, and could never have another
relationship with a man.
|1995. Interior designer Emma Nightingale gave
Zoe her first lesbian kiss when the couple fell for each other.
Zoe was later nearly raped by farmer Ken Adlington, although
she fended off the attack and reported him to police.
|1996. Zoe's relationship with Emma had become serious
and the couple opted for a formal blessing. Emma's former lover,
Susie Wilde, turned up and Zoe ditched Emma just moments after
the ceremony. She had fallen in love with Susie and the couple
started dating, but Susie had soon cheated on Zoe with another
|1997. After Zoe's father Frank died from a heart-attack,
the distraught girl found comfort in the arms of another woman,
nanny Sophie Wright.
|1998. Zoe defended Kim after she was accused of stealing
a horse from a stud farm, refusing to believe her step-mother's
involvement. She was horrified when the truth came out and it
Becky Cairns tried to seduce Zoe, but Zoe was appalled but Beckys
|1999. Feeling lonely, Zoe plucked up courage
to go to a gay bar but she was soon lusting after Tate Haulage's
new truck driver, lesbian Frankie Smith. Chris was abducted by
the pair's long-lost brother Liam, who demanded a ransom. Zoe
discovered the scam, went to the house where Chris was being
held and shot Liam dead with his own gun.
|2000. Zoe's trial came up, but she was released from any charges
after a jury recorded a verdict of lawful killing. Zoe finally
got together with Frankie after she offered her a job at Tate
Haulage and Frankie came to stay at Home Farm.
|2001 Frankie was gone, and their was a new woman
around Home Farm - Charity Dingle. The devious manipulator had
started an affair with Zoe's brother Chris. Zoe was outraged
when Charity made a play for her, grabbing her for a full-on
|2002 The year got off to a bad start, with Zoe in trouble
with law following her drink driving and later making a pass at