Created 10th January 2004
John Jacob ("JACK") SUGDEN
IMDB entry for: Clive Hornby
Profile From Former Official Site
Played by Clive
Hornby (originally played by Andrew Burt)
Jack was very upset over the death of Rachel Hughes and he found her body. Sarah left for a while and Jack kept the boys off school to work on the farm. Andy was keen but Robert hated it.
Sarah wins custody of Victoria and Jack’s depressed. He also hears that his herd has tested positive for TB. He tells Sarah he could kill her. Andy sets fire to the barn as an insurance job, but he kills Sarah, who was in the barn. Andy confesses and Jack vows to protect him.
Jack is arrested. He is later refused bail. Kathy moves in to look after the kids. On the day of Sarah’s funeral, Jack is allowed to attend, he is handcuffed to a police officer. The boys are distraught when Jack is led away. Diane question’s whether Jack is telling the truth. She becomes close to Turner.
But Andy visits Richie and admits it was him that lit the fire.
Richie changes his
Jack tries to rebuild his life with the kids and they plan a holiday
|Although totally forgotten by scriptwriters today, in 1974 Jack Sugden wrote a best selling novel called The Field of Tares.|
|The first Death in Emmerdale Farm was that of Sharon Crossthwaite (played by Louise Jameson). She was raped and murdered by Jim Latimer on 30th January 1973. Latimer was jailed for life and served 18 years in prison.|
|When Latimer was released in 1991 he set out for revenge. He kidnapped Sarah Connolly because he held a grudge against her then boyfriend Jack Sugden. Jack had been a witness for the prosecution at his trial back in 1973. Latimer held Sarah captive in a disused building, but she remained cool and was eventually released unhurt.|