This week's dramatic siege on Emmerdale is the culmination of a long-running storyline centred around the character of Cameron Murray.
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
For more than 30 years Richard Thorp was a well-known and well-loved member of the Emmerdale cast , playing former Woolpack landlord Alan Turner.
His death in May came as a sad loss to the soap family and in tonight's episode viewers will see his character's funeral taking place, a fitting tribute to an illustrious career. Sally Simpson has more.
Members of the Emmerdale cast past and present, gathered this afternoon to pay tribute to the late Richard Thorpe, the soap's longest serving actor. who played Alan Turner, and died in May at the age of 81.
This afternoon, a memorial service was held for him at Leeds Minister - after his character officially bowed out of the soap last night. Michael Billington reports.
Emmerdale stars are attending the memorial service this afternoon to their colleague Richard Thorp who died in May. The 81-year-old was toasted on screen last night in an episode in which Alan Turner passed away peacefully in his sleep. The actor was Emmerdale's longest serving cast member.
A memorial service for the late Emmerdale actor Richard Thorp will take place at Leeds Minster later on today. The 81-year-old, who played Alan Turner for nearly three decades, died in May.
Alan Turner, who died in Emmerdale last night, will have an onscreen funeral on the soap next week.
Emmerdale scooped four gongs at the Inside Soap awards, with thanks to Calendar's presenter Christine Talbot.
Duncan Wood has the story.
ITV soap Emmerdale has won the award for 'Best Soap' at the Inside Soap Awards.
The Yorkshire based drama fought off competition from EastEnders and Coronation Street to win the award for the first time in its history.
The show won prizes for best storyline, outstanding achievement and best bad boy at the ceremony in London.
The best storyline award was for the Cameron Murray's killer cover up, while Dominic Power - who plays Murray - took the prize for best bad boy.
The soap's 40th anniversary live episode secured the outstanding achievement award.
Coronation Street and EastEnders each won four awards with two for Home And Away and one each for Hollyoaks and Waterloo Road.
It was one of the most explosive Emmerdale scenes ever - and our very own Calendar presenter Christine Talbot was there.
In fact, she played herself - reporting on the siege in the Woolpack. Here, she takes us behind the scenes...
Tonight's episode of Emmerdale features our very own Christine Talbot in the role of a news reporter, covering the aftermath of this week's dramatic siege. The episode's director Duncan Foster says they brought her in to show how such events might have played out in TV in real life.
Actors Charley Webb, who plays Debbie Dingle, and Lucy Pargeter, who plays Chas Dingle, talk to Calendar presenter Christine Talbot about filming this week's dramatic Emmerdale storylines.
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.