This week's dramatic siege on Emmerdale is the culmination of a long-running storyline centred around the character of Cameron Murray.
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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:
Filming for this week's special episodes of Emmerdale took place during a series of overnight shoots last month. Kelli Hollis, who plays Ali Spencer, says the wardrobe department worked hard to help the cast keep dry and warm with so much artificial rain pumped onto the set.
Winnebegos, sixty feet high rain machines and doing crosswords with the Dingles at 3am - just a few of the things Calendar presenter Christine Talbot experienced when she spent two nights playing herself during filming of Emmerdale's dramatic siege storylines, which air this week.
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One of the characters at the centre of tonight's dramatic events in Emmerdale is Andy Sugden. Kelvin Fletcher, who plays him, took time out from filming to explain how Andy is worried for the safety of his children when Cameron Murray starts taking hostages.
Emmerdale viewers will tonight see the year's most dramatic storyline reach its most dramatic point as triple killer Cameron Murray holds a dozen of the soap's best-loved characters hostage in an armed siege. His character escaped from a prison van last week and went looking for revenge.
Cast and crew worked through the night for several days last month filming the scenes that also use 280,000 litres of water to create a storm which is threatening to flood the village at the same time. Our crews were invited backstage for an exclusive preview which will be screened this evening.