NEWS: All-female cast in International Women's Day special episode

Emmerdale will feature a special episode lead exclusively by female cast members on International Women's Day in 2019.

Emmerdale will feature a special episode lead exclusively by female cast members on International Women's Day in 2019.

The one-off special will be produced, written and directed by women with an almost entirely female crew in recognition of the global event celebrating women's rights.

We're really excited about this, and really proud to be doing it.

Jane Hudson, Executive Producer

Speaking at our press event, Executive Producer Jane Hudson said, "We're really excited about this, and really proud to be doing it. I think it's the first time a soap has had an all-women team."

"It is International Women's Day, so what we want to do for that episode is to have it produced by a female, written by a female, directed by a female, and the entire cast will be female, including all the background artists."

The episode will air on 8 March 2019.

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