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Emmerdale 1918

  • Episode: 

    2 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 27 Sep 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 39 2018 : Sat 22 Sep - Fri 28 Sep
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Emmerdale 1918
 
Marking 100 years since the end of the First World War, Emmerdale 1918 uncovers the incredible untold stories of real Yorkshire men and women from the unique perspective of the cast of one of Britain’s favourite soaps.
 
A host of Emmerdale’s most famous faces – old and new – are about to leave the set behind and step back into the past to celebrate the lives of unsung local heroes who drove the war effort.
 
From Woolpack chef to the real wartime cook, village vicar to the battlefield priest, telly farmer to the real country land girl and Emmerdale vet to the real frontline vet. Inspired by amazing stories of gallantry, sacrifice and heartbreak from villages in rural Yorkshire, including the actual village that Emmerdale was based on, they’ll honour these hidden heroes when the cast come together to host their very own Emmerdale Armistice celebration.
 
Episode 2
 
This week Charlotte Bellamy, better known for playing much-loved Laurel Thomas, heads to Esholt – the village that inspired Emmerdale – to uncover a story of love and loss that played out at the real Woolpack pub during the Great War.
 
Charlotte pieces together the heart-breaking story of the 22-year-old son of the landlord, Joshua Booth. The life and soul of the village, he left behind his sweetheart Winnie when he volunteered to fight.
 
She follows in his footsteps from the real Emmerdale, through military training in the Dales, and finally across the channel to the Belgium front line.
 
Charlotte searches for an answer to the ultimate question – did Joshua return home to Winnie and the Woolpack after the Great War?