Ashley Thomas

Ashley spent many years as the well loved and respected vicar. He had it all - a loving wife and family, and despite the curve balls thrown at them, they always came through. He faced a new challenge in the form of dementia, a challenge which sadly, he lost.

Royal Television Society tribute: John Middleton

A character's life goes by in the flicker of a screen, but performances are remembered forever. In honour of John Middleton's Outstanding Contribution Awards win at the Royal Television Society Yorkshire, the cast and crew pour their hearts out over John and saying goodbye to Ashley Thomas.

Bye Ashley, from John

Ashley came into the Village a stranger and left a part of all of our families. John Middleton says goodbye to playing Ashley Thomas for 20 years.

The life of Ashley Thomas

Let us not say goodbye, just 'until then'...remember Ashley Thomas through some of his iconic life-changing moments. #ByeAshley

Ashley Thomas: A playlist

The heart of the community has beat one final time. Remember Ashley Thomas through some of his iconic life-changing moments. #ByeAshley

Trailer: Ashley's life (3-7 Apr)

PROMO: 3-7 April
Life goes by quicker than the blink of an eye...but the story will last forever.

Video preview: Mon 13 Mar 7pm

Monday's preview clip: At the care home, Laurel and Gabby notice Ashley's looking thinner and worry he's not eating properly. Elsewhere in the village...

Video preview: Mon 27 Feb 7pm

Monday's preview clip: On a visit to the care home, Laurel watches on as Ashley gives his wedding ring to Maggie. Elsewhere in the village...

Video preview: Mon 23 Jan 7pm

Monday's preview clip: Things don't go according to plan when Gabby is left at home caring for Dotty and Ashley. Elsewhere in the village...