What time is Emmerdale on TV? What’s happening tonight? Who’s in the cast?

The long-running soap follows the changing fortunes of the residents living in a Yorkshire Dales village


Centring on a group of families living in the fictional village Emmerdale in the Yorkshire Dales, the long-running soap was first broadcast in 1972 under the then-title Emmerdale Farm.


What days of the week is Emmerdale on TV?

Emmerdale usually airs on Mondays – Fridays, while a double bill is usually scheduled on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

What time is Emmerdale on TV?

Emmerdale airs at 7pm on ITV, before Coronation Street airs at 7.30pm.

Can I live stream Emmerdale online?

Yes, if you’re in the UK you can live stream episodes of Emmerdale on ITV Hub.

Can I catch up on Emmerdale episodes if I miss them live?

You’re in luck — if you’re in the UK, episodes of Emmerdale remain available for catch up on the ITV Hub for a month after their initial broadcast on ITV.

Can I watch Emmerdale on ITV Hub from outside the UK?

If you’re abroad on your holidays, you can watch content in EU countries including catching up on Emmerdale by subscribing to ITV Hub+. The service currently costs £3.99 a month and also offers an ad-free experience and download via an IOS app.

What’s going to happen in Emmerdale tonight and this week?


Monday 20 May: David turns to Ryan for help, Jacob makes a discovery, and Megan is stunned by Jai’s decision.

Tuesday 21 May (7.00pm): David confronts Maya, Frank comforts Megan, and Lisa makes an exciting decision.

Tuesday 21 May  (8.00pm): Jacob is stunned by a development, Aaron is thrown to hear Liv’s secret, and Dawn offers an apology.

Wednesday 22 May: Nate tries to get Moira to open up, Lisa asks for Lydia’s help, and Sam has a secret plan.

Thursday 23 May (7.00pm): Lisa and Zak are married, Diane struggles to cope, and Jacob defends Maya.

Thursday 23 May (8.00pm): Zak and Lisa celebrate their wedding, David’s anger builds, and Cain offers Debbie an olive branch.

Friday 24 May: Aaron reassures Diane, Leyla confronts David, and Rhona and Pete are strained.

You can get all the latest spoilers, gossip, news and plot information for Emmerdale on our hub. 

Who is the Emmerdale showrunner?

Former ITV drama commissioner Jane Hudson is the executive producer of Emmerdale. Kate Brooks and Laura Shaw join her as series producers.

Is Emmerdale a real place?

Sorry to burst your bubble, Emmerdale fans — it’s a fictional village in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales.

Filming on set of British television soap opera Emmerdale (Getty)
Filming on set of British television soap opera Emmerdale (Getty)

Where is Emmerdale filmed?

The series has been filmed at ITV Yorkshire’s Leeds studios ever since the series’ inception. Location shooting is filmed at the purpose-built set on the Harewood estate, while various other locations in Yorkshire have been used over the years.

Can I visit the set of Emmerdale?

Yep, you can visit the outdoor Emmerdale village set. It’s a 90-minute outdoor walking tour, where you can take pictures and discover the behind-the-scenes world of your favourite Yorkshire soap opera. For more information on tour dates, tickets, timings and prices, click here.

Where can I watch classic Emmerdale clips?

You can watch a variety of classic Emmerdale clips on the ITV Hub here.

Where can I watch video previews of Emmerdale episodes?

Our Emmerdale spoilers videos are updated every week:

Who’s in the cast of Emmerdale?

Some of the best known current cast members include:

      • Chris Chittell who plays Eric Pollard
      • Claire King who plays Kim Tate
      • Steve Halliwell who plays Zak Dingle
      • James Hooton who plays Sam Dingle
      • Jane Cox who plays Lisa Dingle
      • Mark Charnock who plays Marlon Dingle
      • Dominic Brunt who plays Paddy Kirk
      • Samantha Giles who plays Bernice Blackstock
      • Elizabeth Estensen who plays Diane Sugden
      • Jeff Hordley who plays Cain Dingle
      • Emma Atkins who plays Charity Dingle
      • Tony Audenshaw who plays Bob Hope
      • Patrick Mower who plays Rodney Blackstock
      • Nicola Wheeler who plays Nicola King
      • Zoe Henry who plays Rhona Goskirk
      • Charlotte Bellamy who plays Laurel Thomas
      • Lucy Pargeter who plays Chas Dingle
      • Charley Webb who plays Debbie Dingle
      • Meg Johnson who plays Pearl Ladderbanks
      • Nick Miles who plays Jimmy King
      • Matthew Wolfenden who plays David Metcalfe
      • Duncan Preston who plays Douglas Potts
      • Lesley Dunlop who plays Brenda Walker
      • Roxy Shahidi who plays Leyla Harding