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Emmerdale's dramatic storyline that has seen the character Cameron Murray, who has previously killed three people, return to the village and take hostages, is now making headlines. A new series of news reports, by members of the Calendar team, have been published on the Emmerdale Village website.
The fictitious reports show how the dramatic siege might have been reported on real news bulletins if it was actually happening in a real village. In the latest updates Christine Talbot is seen reporting from the village with more items from our other reporters.
Night two of the dramatic Emmerdale siege and a rare chance to chat with the show's director Duncan Foster.
He joined Mark Charnock, who plays Marlon Dingle, on the Calendar sofa to tell Christine and Duncan how the soap's biggest ever storyline was filmed, including amazing underwater scenes shot at the legendary Pinewood studios.
After last night's dramatic hostage drama began in Emmerdale, tonight sees even more dramatic scenes as the Woolpack pub cellar fills with water. A specially built set had to be built inside a water-tank for the scenes directed by Duncan Foster:
It is going to be a dramatic evening for soap fans tonight as the residents of Emmerdale get caught up in an armed siege. Viewers have already watched triple murderer Cameron Murray escape from a prison van and return to the village - desperate for revenge against those who helped police catch him.
Last night he took more than a dozen hostages and as if that was not bad enough, a storm is threatening to flood the place. Our reporter James Webster joined cast and crew overnight a few weeks ago to see tonight's episode being filmed. Here's his exclusive preview:
In tonight's dramatic Emmerdale siege, Tony Audenshaw's character Bob Hope is one of the first to realise that Cameron has returned to the village and taken hostages in the pub. He is trying to spread the word as police begin evacuating homes. Tony says it's a great storyline to be involved in:
Tonight's dramatic scenes in Emmerdale involve almost the whole cast, including Laura Norton's character Kerry Wyatt. She was supposed to be at a hen party, hence the slightly bizarre costume, though she did explain that while her raincoat looks over-the-top, it's actually quite tame!
Emmerdale actress Lesley Dunlop says she wishes the artificial rain pumped into the village for this week's dramatic siege storyline had been warmer. Her character Brenda Walker discovers this evening that the man responsible for her daughter's death has returned to the village, taking hostages.
Soap fans will tonight see one of Emmerdale's most dramatic episodes of the year with a dozen characters caught up in a siege. We have had behind the scenes access to the filming of the episode and here's a sneak preview of what you can see this evening:
This week's episodes of Emmerdale, which deal with Cameron's return to the village, have been directed by Duncan Foster. Speaking during one of the many night shoots, he told us how it is a huge task creating something so dramatic: