Created 11th October 2003
The McAllister Family
The following is based on a profile in the book "The Emmerdale Family Album" (by Michael Heatly and Published by Boxtree Paperback - 30 June, 1995 ):-
The year of 1993 saw not one but two new family arrivals - and in both cases they were to supply much-needed community services in the shape of the post office and Doctor's Sugery
Yet beneath their placid public faces, the Windsors and the McAIlistcrs were as turbulent as any family with growing children
In December 1993, leading the 'brat pack' of new Emmerda/e stars were Noah Huntley and Camilla Power; who arrived as brother and sister Luke and Jessica McAllister. The pair had already appeared together in the children's television serial Moonacre. . . .
In all, Old Hall became home to four people: the doctor, his wife- Angharad. plus teenage children l.uke and Jessica. The position (of teacher at local Hotten Comprehensive School initially gave Angharad McAIlister tle opportunity of keeping a motherly eye on her offspring - but the aflemmth of the plane crash saw her lending a hand in nonacademic ways as the school was commandeered for humanitarian purposes.
Once order was finally restored, the only thing rending the peaceful country air was the noise from Luke's motobike,, which he employed to take him to his final years at school. He fell in with some dubious company, and his naivety seemed set to land him in some scrapes. . . . "
30 Years of Emmerdale -- Lance Parkin
(Hardcover - Granada Media - 7 October, 2002)
From the year 1995 page 94
Played by Noah Huntley
Luke was said to be 18 years old in February 1995
Noah was two years older and knew the rural life from his experience of growing up on a large farm in the Sussex countryside with his six sisters and one brother. As an experienced road biker, he was ideal for the part of Luke, but an accident in which he ruptured his pancreas forced him to give it up. Noah described his Emmerdale character as 'a cool dude, but a bit naive at times'.
The following profile of Luke McAllister is printed with
kind permission by
"Luke McAllister arrived with his family mother father and sister, in 1993, DR McAllister became the local doctor. His mother worked at the local secondary school. In 1994 Luke as accused of causing the death of Ben Dingle, but further investigation found out Ben had a rare heart defect. However that was the start of a family feud that was to continue until Luke's death. He fell for Ben's sister Tina, who after sleeping with him told him she was pregnant. They decided to get married. But Tina left him at the alter saying she was never pregnant and it was revenge on Ben's death. Angrily Luke pushed Tina in the car, he crashed on a bend and subsequently died. Tina survived. The family feud over."
for a lot more on Luke, you should also see under Tina Dingle