Emmerdale’s anniversary live episode will be directed by BAFTA winner Tony Prescott
It’s been revealed today that Emmerdale’s landmark forthcoming live episode – which is set to air in October as part of the show’s 40th anniversary celebrations – will be directed by BAFTA award winning director, Tony Prescott.
Prescott has worked on both Emmerdale and Coronation Street previously, and he in fact directed Corrie’s live tram crash episode. He’s also directed episodes of Caroline Aherne’s comedy The Mrs Merton Show and The Krypton Factor.
He received his BAFTA award in 2006 for services to the television industry.
Of the news, Emmerdale’s producer Stuart Blackburn said, “The entire live episode is going to be shot on-location at the Emmerdale village set in the Yorkshire Dales…
“We are aware we may be presented with one or two challenges and couldn’t think of a better director to tackle them.
“We are delighted Tony has agreed to be part of Emmerdale’s 40th celebrations.”
And Tony added, “It’s a great honour to be asked to direct Emmerdale’s 40th anniversary episode.
“It is highly ambitious and will mirror the great aspirations that have made the drama so successful.
“This will be a celebration of all the superb art and craft that exist here in Yorkshire.”
There has of course been much speculation about what storylines are set to form the special week of episodes, with Blackburn having previously teased that there will be “two weddings, one of which will be the most unexpected we have ever seen, plus the birth of two babies.”
We might assume that the two babies mentioned will be Debbie Dingle’s and Gennie Walker’s, but as to the weddings – especially the “most unexpected” one – we can only guess who may be the couples involved.
Do you have any ideas who might be marching down the aisle in October?