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.