Weekday evenings

Marlon Dingle

Marlon is very proud of his career as a chef which he has worked hard to achieve, but his hissy fits mean he can sometimes be a figure of fun. He and best friend Paddy have become a comedy duo in the village - always poking fun at each other.

Marlon has been unlucky in love but he is a proper romantic and just wants to find Miss Right and settle down. Hopefully he’s found this with Laurel. He adores his son Leo, and strives to give him as normal a life as possible. He's a big softy with a heart of gold!

Keywords to describe character: Sarcastic, loveable, caring.

Domestic Set: Tall Trees

Work Set: The Woolpack

Relationships in show: Laurel (girlfriend), Paddy (best friend), Leo (son), All of the Dingles.

First appearance: October 1996

No of wives, children, car crashes, etc: 2 wives (Tricia - deceased, Donna - divorced).

Likes: Boys playtime with best mate Paddy and "their" son Leo.

Dislikes: People not appreciating his skills in the kitchen.

If they could have one wish, what would it be? To have his own restaurant.

And finally... Despite his culinary prowess, he just can't make a meringue.

Weekday evenings