As Emmerdale marks the final on-screen performance by the late Richard Thorp we look back at his character Alan Turner's soap history.
Emmerdale stars and other well-known faces from the soap world have been paying tribute to Richard Thorp following news of his death
Richard Thorp who has died at the age of 81 had an acting career spanning more than 60 years.
Emmerdale star Adele Silva has paid tribute to co-star Richard Thorp, who has died aged 81.
Adele, who plays Kelly Windsor in the soap, said on Twitter: "lovely man & coolest guy I've seen with a harley!
Ah sad news to hear about Richard Thorpe RIP - lovely man & coolest guy I've seen with a harley!From @silvalining_AS on Twitter:
Emmerdale stars Meg Johnson and Samantha Giles have paid tribute to their former soap colleague Richard Thorp who died earlier today at the age of 81.
Emmerdale Series Producer Kate Oates has paid tribute to the soap's longest serving member Richard Thorp who has died at the age of 81.
"Richard's death is a sad loss to Emmerdale, of which he was at the heart for so many wonderful years. Richard had a brilliant sense of humour and he will be missed by every single member of our production whose lives he touched. " she said.
"On behalf of the cast, crew and production team at Emmerdale, we are extremely sad to hear of Richard's death. A pillar of the show, He will be greatly missed around the Emmerdale studios but will forever live on in all the wonderful memories we all have of him.
"Richard was a true professional and a complete gentleman. His charm, wit and effortless grace will be sorely missed."
The Emmerdale actor Richard Thorp has died at the age of 81.
He was the longest-serving cast member, having joined the ITV Yorkshire soap in 1982.
Paul Shane played the character of Solomon Dingle in Emmerdale.
Emmerdale actress Nicola Wheeler, who plays Nicola King, will join hundreds of other women, in a sponsored hill climb of Snowdon in North Wales in June. It's to raise money for cancer charities.
Emmerdale actress Nicola Wheeler will be putting her best feet forward for charity this summer. Nicola, who plays Nicola King, will join hundreds of other women in a sponsored climb of Snowdon in North Wales in June.
The women - who all have a particular interest in raising money for cancer charities - got in a little practice for the event up on Ilkley Moor.
Emmerdale stars Gemma Oaten and James Hooton have spoken to Calendar's Christine Talbot & Duncan Wood about their budding romance and their first on-screen kiss which is broadcast tonight.
The Yorkshire Dales are often described as tranquil and calming, but for the latest film made there they was anything but.
Before Dawn is Emmerdale actor Dominic Brunt's film and sees a couple's weekend away go wrong with a visit from the walking dead.
To see a trailer for the film click here. WARNING: Some may find this trailer upsetting.