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Emmerdale fans will finally find out this evening who shot Robert Sugden. The character was seen being left for dead last month setting off a huge whodunnit mystery in the village.
Tonight the Yorkshire-based soap will do something it's never done before. A special rewind episode is being screened that revisits the events of last month, showing us things we didn't see at the time and crucially who pulled the trigger. Our reporter James Webster was there as the episode was filmed and don't worry, his report doesn't give away who did it!
Emmerdale producer Kate Oates says she has enjoyed the opportunity to vary the soap's storytelling style by using tonight's special rewind episode. It revisits the events of a month ago when Robert Sugden was seen being shot. Tonight's special episode will reveal who pulled the trigger as well as two other secrets that, we are promised, will change the village forever:
Emmerdale's Lucy Pargeter says everyone in the cast wants to be the one who shot Robert Sugden in the storyline which reaches a climax tonight as gunman, or woman, is revealed. The actress, who plays Chas Dingle, spoke to us about the logistical problems they had in filming the special rewind episode that meant revisiting the same scene several times:
The actress who plays Emmerdale's Victoria Barton says she wishes none of the cast knew who pulled the trigger on her on-screen brother Robert last month. Viewers will find out tonight who was responsible for the shooting in the soap's first ever rewind episode but Isabel Hodgins says many of them have known the culprit for some weeks:
Filming two versions of the same scenes for Emmerdale's special 'rewind' episode, to be screened tonight' left some actors confused which programme they were filming. Actor Danny Miller who plays Aaron Livesey summed it up as a 'mind-baffle' revisiting the same scene several times from different angles:
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Emmerdale's Ryan Hawley says he believes fans will really enjoy seeing the special 'rewind' episode tonight which will reveal who shot his character Robert Sugden last month. The actor, along with many other cast members, had to film scenes for both episodes at the same time several weeks ago:
Emmerdale fans will find out tonight who shot Robert Sugden last month. The character, played by Ryan Hawley, had no shortage of people who might want to harm him, not least after admitting playing a part in the death of his own brother's wife. He was gunned down in September and left for dead and since then a huge 'whodunnit' has seen several other characters arrested and suspicion fall on many more.
Producers are breaking with the traditional episode structure and screening a 'rewind' episode which will revisit the events of the night Robert was shot. It will show some new scenes and other scenes from different angles which will tell viewers who was responsible for pulling the trigger. It is the first time the Yorkshire soap has told a story in this way.
Emmerdale producers have announced that a special 'rewind' episode will be screened in late October to show viewers who shot Robert Sugden. The thrilling storyline began last week when the character, played by Ryan Hawley, was seen being attacked by a mystery person.
Robert is currently fighting for his life in hospital with several other characters behaving strangely, possibly putting them in the frame as his attacker. Producers say the special hour-long episode will not only reveal who that was, but will also contain two other secrets that fans will not want to miss.
The details were announced at a special screening earlier and our reporter James Webster caught up with some of the cast to find out more: