We're excited to tell you that award winning director Tony Prescott will direct Emmerdale’s live anniversary episode.
Set to air during our 40th birthday week, series producer Stuart Blackburn reveals:
"The entire live episode is going to be shot on-location at the Emmerdale village set in the Yorkshire Dales. We are aware we may be presented with one or two challenges and couldn't think of a better director to tackle them. We are delighted Tony has agreed to be part of Emmerdale's 40th celebrations."
Accomplished and experienced in his field, Tony directed both Coronation Street’s live 40th and his award winning live 50th episode, for which he received the 2011 Multi-Camera Director award.
Tony has also directed the live finals of Stars in Their Eyes and other high profile live event television. In 2006 he received the Special Achievement award at the British Soap Awards for his services to the industry.
Tony adds; "It's a great honour to be asked to direct Emmerdale's 40th anniversary episode. It is highly ambitious and will mirror the great aspirations that have made the drama so successful. This will be a celebration of all the superb art and craft that exist here in Yorkshire."
Keep checking back for more exciting announcements.