Emmerdale star memorial

Emmerdale cast and crew members are paying tribute to the actor Richard Thorp at his memorial service today. He played the character of Alan Turner until his death in May. The service is taking place at Leeds Minster this afternoon.

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Emmerdale cast pay tribute to Richard Thorp for his final episode

He starred in Emmerdale for more than three decades but tonight Richard Thorp, known to fans as Alan Turner, will be seen in the soap for the final time. This evening's one hour special contains the last scenes filmed by Richard before his death last month.

There will be a special dedication at the end of the episode which comes on the day of the 81 year old's funeral. James Webster reports.

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