Emmerdale is a British soap focusing on the lives of several families and locals living around an estate, a farm and the nearby village in the Yorkshire Dales. It is the second longest British soap in television history since airing its first episode on ITV in 1972, as 'Emmerdale Farm', the show was renamed in 1989.

Emmerdale - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1972-10-16

Emmerdale - List of Emmerdale characters (2009) - Netflix

The following is a list of characters who first appeared in the British soap opera Emmerdale in 2009, by order of first appearance.

Emmerdale - John Barton - Netflix

John Barton, played by James Thornton, made his first on screen appearance on 17 July 2009. The casting and character was announced in May 2009. John and his family are part of a new farming dynasty, who took over running Butler's Farm from the Sugden family. Speaking of his new role, Thornton said “John is great because he is a farmer, a proper bloke. He is hard working and quite moral - a really good character.” On 28 November 2011, it was announced Thornton had decided to leave Emmerdale. Of his decision to leave, Thornton said “I have had a fantastic time playing John for the past three years, but it's the longest I have ever played one part and the time now feels right to move on. I have decided to leave on a high with a big exit storyline in 2012, which I'm really excited about. I will miss all my colleagues at Emmerdale and have many very fond memories of my time in the Dales.”

Emmerdale - References - Netflix