Eric Pollard used to have a reputation for being the local crook, but time (and marriage to Val) has seen him mellow. He can now be found trying to run the B&B as an honest business, rather than swindling others out of their hard-earned cash.
However, Eric is no-one’s pushover and can still be underhand if the situation demands it. David (his son) and Amy’s arrival in the village has seen Eric become an unlikely family man. He has supported foster daughter Amy through the traumatic ordeal of having her child adopted even though it went against Valerie’s wishes and almost caused him his relationship.
Keywords to describe character: Charming, cunning, prudent, funny, fair judgement of character and situations.
Domestic Set: Barn Conversion
Work Set: B&B Owner
Relationships in show: Val (wife), David (son), Amy (foster daughter).
First appearance: September 1986
No of wives, children, car crashes, etc: 3 (Elizabeth, Dee, Val).
Likes: Making money, enjoying the finer things in life and his wife Valerie (despite all the problems she causes him).
Dislikes: Being conned.
If they could have one wish, what would it be? For Val to be content with their income and position, to retire comfortably and have an easy life.
And finally... Don't ask about Eric's first wife Elizabeth... her death is still unexplained after the plane crash disaster of 1993/94.