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:
One of Emmerdale's biggest soap villains gets his comeuppance tonight in a story that will spark a massive whodunnit. Robert Sugden will be seen getting shot in this evening's episodes with a long list of people who all have their reasons for wanting him dead. Our reporter James Webster went behind the scenes as the cast and crew filmed this evening's dramatic events:
Emmerdale actress Isabel Hodgins says she is not surprised that he on-screen brother ends up getting shot in dramatic scenes to be screen tonight. Her alter ego Victoria will rush to Robert Sugden's aid just moments after a mystery person pulls the trigger on him, a storyline which called for several days of overnight filming:
Emmerdale's Tony Audenshaw says tonight's dramatic shooting storyline takes place against the unlikely backdrop of a 'detective' themed party in which his character Bob Hope ends up running around the village dressed as 'Columbo'. The bizarre scene will see him one of the first to arrive when the character Robert Sugden is shot behind the Woolpack pub:
The actor who plays Aaron Livesy in Emmerdale admits the show's latest storyline has been a huge thrill to play. Danny Miller's character Aaron had an affair with Robert Sugden, who will be seen this evening getting shot. He says he has more motive than most for being the person with the gun after Robert forced him to cover up his involvement in the death of his step-brother's wife:
Emmerdale actress Lucy Pargeter admits her character has both the motive and the ability to pull the trigger in tonight's episode when Robert Sugden is seen getting shot. She plays Chas Dingle who is angry after Robert admitted playing a part in the death of her best friend while covering up his affair with her son Aaron:
The actor who plays Robert Sugden in Emmerdale says it was really exciting to film tonight's scenes which see his character getting shot. Ryan Hawley says he has never done anything like that before and admits his character has managed to rub many people up the wrong way:
The episode is directed by Neil Alderton who explains how the tension will build with many other character in the frame for pulling the trigger:
Emmerdale will start a massive whodunnit plot this evening when scenes showing Robert Sugden being shot are aired. The character, played by Ryan Hawley, has managed to alienate himself from many other people in the village and there is no shortage of suspects who may want him dead.
Two episodes of the Yorkshire soap will be screened this evening as the dramatic events play out. Cast and crew filmed through the night for several days to put the scenes together. Producers are keeping details of what happens next, including whether Robert survives, a closely guarded secret.
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