Emmerdale 1918

Spin-off soap series Emmerdale 1918 kicks off TONIGHT

It's a special treat for soap fans!

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Some of Emmerdale’s best loved cast – old and new – have taken part in a special spin-off series, which starts tonight.

Actors Charlotte Bellamy, John Middleton, Bhasker Patel, Mark Charnock, Natalie J Robb, and Zoe Henry leave their characters behind when they appear in documentary Emmerdale 1918.

It’s Emmerdale, but not as we know it… (Credit: ITV)

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The series marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, and uncovers the incredible untold stories of real Yorkshire men and women.

Viewers will learn about some local unsung heroes of the war, from the unique perspective of the cast who have volunteered to step back into the past.

In tonight’s first episode (Thursday 20 September), Mark Charnock, who plays chef Marlon Dingle, looks back on the story of a real First World War chef who lived in the original village Emmerdale was based on.

Emmerdale 1918
Mark discovers the hidden heroes of WW1 (Credit: ITV)

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Mark, who admits he actually has very little real life experience of cooking, suddenly finds himself behind the lines and preparing meals for hungry troops…

Perhaps he should have auditioned for MasterChef, too?

In future episodes, Charlotte Bellamy – better known for playing Laurel Thomas – heads to Esholt to uncover a story of love and loss that played out at the real Woolpack pub during the Great War.

Charlotte uncovers a local love story (Credit: ITV)

Charlotte pieces together the heartbreaking story of the landlord’s son, Joshua Booth, who left behind his sweetheart Winnie when he volunteered to fight.

Meanwhile, Zoe Henry, aka Emmerdale vet Rhona Goskirk, will uncover the astonishing story of a local Yorkshire vet whose life was transformed by the Great War.

Emmerdale 1918 will air after Thursday night’s double bill.

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