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Emmerdale is a British soap opera set in a fictional Yorkshire village of the same name. Much of the action in this series is set in the village pub, The Woolpack. It has been produced by Yorkshire Television and broadcast on the ITV network since its inception in 1972. It was formerly known as Emmerdale Farm

In ratings terms, it ranks high in the British popularity stakes, being outdone regularly only by the two major mainstream British soaps, Eastenders and Coronation Street.

Emmerdale was also the title of the debut album by The Cardigans.