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Kathleen Beedles is a British producer, who has worked on a total of over 2500 episodes of various British soap operas to date.She grew up in Rogart and now resides in London.
From 1999 to 2001, Beedles worked as a story associate on Coronation Street before moving onto "Emmerdale" as Story Editor. In 2005, Beedles was appointed Series Producer of British television soap opera Emmerdale , taking over from Steve Frost. She had worked as a producer and series editor for the ITV soap before taking on the role. During her time on the soap, she was responsible for many major storylines, including the Kings River showhome explosion storyline, and the Tom King kidnap plot. She was also responsible for the Who Killed Tom King? storyline, which was nominated for Best Storyline at the 2007 British Soap Awards. Under her tenure Emmerdale was nominated for a BAFTA for three consecutive years, won an RTS Award and the Broadcast Digital Award for the Who Killed Tom King online channel.
In January 2008, it was announced that Beedles was stepping down from her role. She was succeeded by Anita Turner. Her final episode of Emmerdale aired on 29 February 2008.
After Emmerdale, Beedles produced the ITV drama Heartbeat and was a story consultant on "River City" for the BBC. From December 2010, Beedles worked as the Series Story Producer on the BBC soap opera EastEnders . Her first storylines transmitted in March 2011. In March 2012, she decided to step down from her role to join "Hollyoaks" as a story consultant, being credited on both shows for the period June to August 2012. Beedles is now a Drama Development Exec for Lime Pictures.
Kathleen was Supervising Producer and Head Writer on MediaCorp's first English language multi racial soap/longform/daily drama Tanglin (TV Series). Kathleen was part of the team who created and set up the show. It started airing 30 June 2015 and ran for 823 episodes, the longest running television show in Singapore. Kathleen is now Supervising Producer on the drama series Kin (TV series) which followed. It has just reached its 500th episode and is hugely popular, surpassing Tanglin.
Emmerdale is a British soap opera set in Emmerdale, a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales. Created by Kevin Laffan, Emmerdale Farm was first broadcast on 16 October 1972. Interior scenes have been filmed at The Leeds Studios since its inception. Exterior scenes were first filmed in Arncliffe in Littondale, and the series may have taken its name from Amerdale, an ancient name of Littondale. Exterior scenes were later shot at Esholt, but are now shot at a purpose built set on the Harewood estate. The programme is broadcast in every ITV region.
Pauline Quirke is an English actress who has played Sharon Theodopolopodous in the long-running comedy series Birds of a Feather from 1989 to 1998, and again from 2014 to 2017. For this role, she won the 1990 British Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. She was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1996 BBC miniseries The Sculptress. Her other television credits include Maisie Raine (1998–1999), Down to Earth (2000–2003), Emmerdale (2010–2012) and Broadchurch (2013–2015).
Anne Charleston is an Australian actress, notable for her career locally, as well as in the United Kingdom, she is best known for her roles in television series and telemovies, but has also acted on stage including theatre roles and pantomimes, she is probably best known for playing the itinerant character of gravel-voiced Madge Bishop in the Australian soap opera Neighbours and Lily Butterfield in British soap Emmerdale.
Louisa Clein is a British actress, known for portraying the role of Maya Stepney in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale.
Kenneth William Farrington is an English actor. He first came to fame playing the role of Billy Walker, wayward son of publican Annie, in ITV's long-running soap opera, Coronation Street. Following a brief period as a film actor, Farrington secured the role of Tom King in Emmerdale. After the character's high-profile death in December 2006, Farrington retired as an actor.
Gillian Louise Kearney is an English actress best known for her early role as Debbie McGrath in Channel 4's Liverpool-based soap opera Brookside and the spin-off mini-series Damon and Debbie, and for playing Jessica Harrison in the long-running BBC television medical drama series Casualty, as well as Emma Barton in the ITV Yorkshire-based soap opera Emmerdale. The role of Emma Barton gained her recognition because of character's involvement in Emmerdale’s most high profile storylines during her three year stint.
Jane Danson is an English actress. She is known for her portrayal of Leanne Battersby in the ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, between 1997 and 2000, and from 2004 onwards. Her other television credits include Children's Ward (1995–1997), The Grand (1997) and The Bill (2002–2003). For her role on Coronation Street, Danson won the 2011 British Soap Award for "Best Dramatic Performance".
Louise Berridge is a British historical fiction writer. She was previously a television producer and script editor, her most famous post being the executive producer of BBC's EastEnders between 2002 to 2004. During her tenure, the long-running soap opera received heavy media criticism and ratings slumped to just over 6 million viewers.
Kathleen Hutchison is a British television producer, whose credits include Playing the Field, Holby City and Casualty @ Holby City.
Zoe Tate is a fictional character from the British soap opera Emmerdale, played by Leah Bracknell. She made her first screen appearance during the episode broadcast on 12 December 1989. Zoe was involved in many major storylines during her time on the show, including the deaths of her father Frank and brother Chris, the betrayal and departure of her stepmother Kim, coming out as gay and a battle with schizophrenia. Zoe became the first lesbian character in a British soap opera when she came out in 1993. She departed on 22 September 2005.
Jenna-Louise Coleman, credited since 2013 as Jenna Coleman, is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Jasmine Thomas in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, Clara Oswald in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, Queen Victoria in the ITV period drama Victoria, and Melia Antiqua in the Monolith Soft video game Xenoblade Chronicles.
Emma Jayne Atkins is an English actress, known for her role as Charity Dingle in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale.
Isabel Hodgins is an English actress, known for portraying the role of Victoria Sugden in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 2006.
Natalie Jane Anderson is an English actress, presenter & writer. She is best known for her roles as Alicia Metcalfe in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 2010 to 2015 and Stella Davenport in the medical drama The Royal from 2005 to 2008. She also played the role of Nessarose in the London production Wicked from May 2009 to March 2010. As of 2015 she is a regular on ITV Lifestyle show This Morning.
Samuel Anderson is a British actor. He played Crowther in The History Boys, Danny Pink in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who and Daniel in the Sky1 sitcom Trollied.
Kelsey-Beth Crossley is a British actress from Fleetwood, England, who played the part of Scarlett Nicholls, the secret teenage daughter of deceased millionaire Tom King and Carrie Nicholls on the ITV soap opera Emmerdale. She made her first appearance in March 2007. and last appearance on 20 November 2012.
Anita Turner is a British script editor, and television producer. From 2008 to 2009 Turner was the series producer of the British television soap opera Emmerdale.
Sian Reese-Williams is a Welsh theatre and television actress and singer, best known for playing Genesis Walker in Emmerdale.
Daniel Benedict Miller is an English actor. He is known for portraying the role of Aaron Dingle in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, for which he has won the British Soap Award for Best Actor in 2011, 2012 and 2016.
Kate Oates is a British television producer, who was born in Nottingham and graduated from Warwick University. She began her career working as a researcher and editorial assistant for Germaine Greer, before becoming a script editor for the soap opera Crossroads. In 2003, she joined the radio soap The Archers as a producer, a position which Oates credits as the majority of her training. After resigning from this job, Oates began working on the ITV soap opera Emmerdale as a script editor, during which time she assisted with the soap's fortieth anniversary celebrations and worked on British Soap Award-winning storylines. She remained in the position until 2012 when she joined Coronation Street as the assistant producer.