List of Emmerdale characters (2002)

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The following is a list of characters that first appeared in the British soap opera Emmerdale in 2002, by order of first appearance.

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Elvis Dingle

Elvis Dingle
Emmerdale character
Portrayed byMartin Walsh
Duration2002, 2004
First appearance24 January 2002
Last appearance20 October 2004
Introduced by Steve Frost
Classification Former; recurring

Elvis Dingle is Zak Dingle's cousin. He appeared in 2002 and 2004.

Elvis, who is married to Marilyn, first appears in the village in 2002. They leave Zak's mother Peg with Zak before quickly leaving Emmerdale. Elvis returns six months later to collect Peg when Zak has had enough of her. Elvis, Marilyn and their sons Brando and Daniel, return in October 2004 to join Zak and his family celebrate their 10th anniversary of living in Emmerdale. Elvis is mentioned in 2014 on the day of Cain Dingle and Moira Barton's wedding.

Marilyn Dingle

Marilyn Dingle
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by Morag Siller
Duration2002, 2004
First appearance24 January 2002
Last appearance20 October 2004
Introduced by Steve Frost

Marilyn Dingle is the wife of Elvis Dingle. Marilyn, with her husband Elvis, first appears in the village in 2002. They leave Zak's mother Peg with Zak before quickly leaving Emmerdale. In May 2004, Marilyn gives birth to a son, Brando.

Peg Dingle

Peg Dingle
Emmerdale character
Portrayed byJeanne Hepple
First appearance24 January 2002
Last appearance19 July 2002
Introduced by Steve Frost
Classification Former; recurring
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Residence Africa

Molly Mairead "Peg" Dingle is the mother of Zak Dingle. She appeared in 2002.

Peg first appears on 24 January 2002 when Zak's cousins Elvis and Marilyn Dingle dropped her off on him, having had enough of her. Initially, Zak tries to pass off her to other relatives, including Charity and her husband Chris Tate. She briefly lives in a caravan outside Zak's house, but this burns down. Peg and Zak have a difficult relationship, and in March he accuses her of murdering his father Jed. She tells him that Jed had walked out on his family when Zak was young.

In April 2002, Peg sets her sights on Alan Turner and moves into the "Grange Bed and Breakfast", and drives away his customers. To drive Peg away, Alan pretends to be gay and in a relationship with Rodney Blackstock. Peg then moves back in with Zak, and in July Elvis arrives to collect Peg and take her away. Peg telephoned Zak to say she is in Africa.

Syd Woolfe

Syd Woolfe
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by Nathan Gladwell
Duration2002–2004
First appearance25 March 2002
Last appearance25 November 2004
Introduced by Steve Frost
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Builder
Home Manchester

Sydney "Syd" Woolfe, played by Nathan Gladwell., made his first on-screen appearance on 25 March 2002 and departed on 25 November 2004. Prior to receiving the role of Syd, Gladwell had previously starred in hairdressing drama Cutting It . On the day Gladwell received the role, he flew out to New Zealand on holiday and started the day he got back. [1] He said: "They e- mailed me the script and I flew home, jet-lagged to hell and started my first day at Emmerdale. "I had to use a circular saw and was convinced they were trying to kill me. I didn't know what day it was, I could hardly keep my eyes open and was put in charge of this very dangerous blade. It wasn't my finest hour." [1] One of Syd's earliest storylines is a love triangle with Scott Windsor (Ben Freeman) and Chloe Atkinson (Amy Nuttall). "I'd be lying if I said it hasn't been fun, But what can you do? You've just got to get on with it." [1] Of his character, Gladwell said "You could never leave Syd in the house with your girlfriend because he'd be trying it on like mad no matter how good a mate you were. But he's likeable. He's not someone you hate. He added "I was going to say you wouldn't trust him with your life, but you probably would - you just wouldn't trust him with your wife." Gladwell was initially contracted until December. [1]

Syd works alongside Jerry "Mack" MacKinley (Rob Dixon]). Upon his arrival, Syd catches the attention of many female residents, due to his good looks and his charming nature. Syd moves in with local mechanic Scott Windsor and his girlfriend Chloe Atkinson. After Mack leaves the village, Syd remains to continue working. He becomes Scott's best friend but finds himself attracted to Chloe. He decides to keep his feelings to himself but has casual relationships with Angie Reynolds (Freya Copeland) and Nicola Blackstock (Nicola Wheeler). However, eventually Syd and Chloe also start having sex. Chloe is nanny to Jean Tate (Megan Pearson) but neglects her so she and Syd can have sex. Jean falls from her car seat and lands on the kitchen floor. Syd and Chloe cover up any signs of an accident as Jean does not appear injured, but she becomes very irritable and cries a lot, and eventually Zoe takes her to hospital when she develops a fever. This is soon treated, but x-rays show that Jean has partially healed broken ribs. The hospital calls Social Services, who tell Zoe that she cannot remove Jean from hospital unless Zoe can give a reasonable explanation about how Jean was injured. The truth is revealed and Scott's friendship with Syd breaks down. Syd continues to see Chloe but they break up after a number of arguments and Syd and Scott reconcile their friendship.

After forming a friendship with Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter), Syd develops feelings for her and takes her on holiday for a couple of nights. He is unhappy when Chas begins seeing Carl King. Scott asks Syd to help him find convicted rapist Frank Bernard Hartbourne (Rob Parry), after Scott's sister, Donna Windsor (Verity Rushworth), is left traumatized when he approaches her to help fix her Scooter. They find Frank and Scott beats him severely. The police get involved and Syd and Scott face criminal charges, but Scott refuses to admit beating Frank, leaving Syd shocked. Syd, wracked with guilt, admits that he was involved and is let off with a caution. [2]

Syd and Scott then fall out again, effectively ending their friendship. Not long after, Syd is offered a job in Manchester and is indecisive about leaving. He declares his feelings for Chas, and decides to take the job when she rejects him. [3] Before leaving, he says goodbye to Edna Birch (Shirley Stelfox) and Scott offers his hand in apology, but Syd rejects it and spits on his shoes in response to his recent behaviour. Syd then says a tearful farewell to Chas before leaving for Manchester. [4]

Jerry "Mack" Mackinley

Jerry 'Mack' Mackinley
Emmerdale character
Portrayed byRob Dixon
Duration2002–2003
First appearance25 March 2002
Last appearance16 April 2003
Introduced by Steve Frost
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Builder

Mack and Syd Woolfe turned up in the village in March 2002, to work on Café Hope, the café Viv Hope was wanting to open in the village. Viv, who had recently been fighting with her husband Bob, instantly tried to make Bob jealous by turning on her charm. Mack later had a date with Diane Blackstock, and at the start was not too happy about Diane’s plans for a relationship. After a talk about their relationship, Diane felt upset after Mack’s rejection, but soon he regretted his decision, after Brian started to get designs on Diane, and tried to get back with her.

In May 2002 Mack moved into the B&B, partly to be closer to Diane. But later Mack started to get worried again, wondering if he and Diane were getting a little too serious with nights in. Syd, not to keen on the idea of Mack and Diane, tried to break them up by inviting an ex of Mack’s, Miranda, to go out with him, Mack and another girl on a double date.

After a series of misunderstandings, reconciliations and other things too Mack and Diane finally parted ways. Now free and single, Mack and Syd bet over which of them would sleep with Angie Reynolds first. Syd managed to sleep with Angie first. In 2003 Mack slept with Nicola Blackstock, after telling her that he loved her – just a trick to get her into bed.

Then not too long after that Mack moved in with Syd, Scott Windsor and Chloe Atkinson but was kicked out after Syd found out that Mack had been trying to take over his job.

Caroline Addyman

Caroline Addyman
Emmerdale character
Portrayed byDaryl Fishwick
Duration2002, 2004, 2006
First appearance19 June 2002
Last appearance23 March 2006
Introduced by Steve Frost (2002)
Kathleen Beedles (2006)
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Home Greece

Caroline Addyman (née Kershaw) is the estranged mother of Katie Sugden. She appeared in 2002, 2004 and 2006.

Caroline is divorced from Katie's father, Brian, who brought Katie up. After first appearing in 2002, Caroline made her last appearance to date in March 2006 to visit Katie in hospital after she was injured in a car accident in which her father was killed. Caroline attempts to convince Katie to move to Greece with her but Katie refuses and decides to remain in Emmerdale.

Laurel Thomas

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Chas Dingle

Jarvis Skelton

Jarvis Skelton
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by Richard Moore
Duration2002–2005
First appearance15 November 2002
Last appearance4 December 2005
Introduced by Steve Frost
Classification Former; regular
Profile
OccupationDustman

Jarvis Skelton played by Richard Moore, made his first appearance on 15 November 2002. A write from The Lancashire Telegraph described Jarvis as "An eccentric Binman". [5]

Jarvis first appears in Emmerdale in the village in November 2002 as a binman. He butts heads with Edna Birch (Shirley Stelfox) over refuse collection but they soon become friends. Jarvis also becomes friends with Len Reynolds (Peter Martin). The following month he researches Edna's family tree, and inadvertently reveals Edna's grandmother to have been a prostitute, upsetting her. In February 2003, Jarvis reveals to his lifelong dancing partner Freda Danby (Lyn Paul) that he is in love with her, but she rejects him, which upsets him. Jarvis later gets a job at Tate Haulage in 2003 working for Zoe Tate. Working there, he grows close to Sam Dingle (James Hooton), a young member of the notorious Dingle family, and son of Zak Dingle (Steve Halliwell). However, in 2004, Tate Haulage business executive frames Sam for stealing alcohol from the company. Angry at Sam's unfair justice, Jarvis hands in his resignation from Tate Haulage. Jarvis then gets a job at King's Haulage, but dislikes his boss Tom King (Kenneth Farrington), who is also the father of Carl King, who assisted Scott Windsor in framing Sam for the stolen whiskey. In late 2005, Freda returns to the village and offers Jarvis the chance to leave Emmerdale to live with her in Spain. [6] After believing Freda is playing games at first, Jarvis eventually accepts and he and Freda leave Emmerdale to start a new life in Spain on 4 December 2005. When Len dies of a heart attack in 2007, Jarvis and Freda send flowers to the funeral.

Jedediah Dingle

Jedediah Dingle
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by Richard Mayes
Appears on17 December 2002
Introduced by Steve Frost
Classification Former; guest

Jedediah "Jed" Dingle is Zak Dingle's estranged father. He appeared in 2002.

In March 2002, it is revealed that Jed - who Zak thought was dead - was alive and had in fact walked out on his family when Zak was 8 years old. Married to Peg, he has at least six sons. He appears on 17 December 2002, when he tells Zak that he has a lost fortune in Chile. Jed then dies and Zak goes off to Chile in search of the fortune.

Debbie Dingle

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