List of Emmerdale characters (1991)

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The following is a list of characters that first appeared in the British soap opera Emmerdale in 1991, by order of first appearance.

Paula BarkerEdit

Paula Barker
Emmerdale character
Portrayed byJudy Brooke
First appearance14 February 1991
Last appearance28 May 1991
Introduced byStuart Doughty
ClassificationFormer; recurring

Paula Barker is a classmate of Mark Hughes (Craig McKay), who has a crush on her. Mark begins dating Paula but they suffer a setback when Paula has a heated confrontation at a family dinner with Mark's stepfather Joe Sugden (Frazer Hines) who is feuding with her father, an avid rambler, over right of way. Following a disastrous camping trip with Mark's sister Rachel Hughes (Glenda McKay), Mark and Paula split up.

April BrooksEdit

April Brooks
Emmerdale character
Portrayed byAnna Keaveney
First appearance29 January 1991
Last appearance19 April 1991
Introduced byStuart Doughty
ClassificationFormer; guest

April Brooks was the estranged mother of Archie Brooks. She came to the village claiming she wanted to make up things with Archie, but in reality she wanted to con him in order to pay her boyfriend's court fine. After discovering this, Archie gave her the money and told her to leave the village.

Alice BatesEdit

Alice Bates
Emmerdale character
Portrayed byKimberley Hewitt (1991-1994)
Rachel Tolboys (1994-1999, 2001)
Duration1991–1999, 2001
First appearance14 February 1991
Last appearance12 December 2001
Introduced byStuart Doughty (1991)
Steve Frost (2001)
ClassificationFormer; regular

Alice Bates was played by Kimberley Hewitt from 1991-1994, and then Rachel Tolboys from 1994-1999, and again in 2001. Her parents, Nick Bates and Elsa Feldmann, were a couple when she was born but later split up when Elsa moved to Leeds and left Alice in Nick's charge. Her circumstances remained largely unchanged until Elsa returned in 1993, leaving again in 1994. Elsa returned again in 1999, informing Alice's then guardian and aunt, Nick's sister Kathy Glover, that she wanted to take Alice to Australia to be with Elsa's new family. Kathy was reluctant at first but encouraged Alice to make up her own mind. Eventually, Alice decided to move to Australia. Alice returned in 2001 as part of Kathy's exit storyline, in which Kathy moved to Australia to be near Alice.

Miss "Skipdale Breweries"Edit

Miss. Skipdale Breweries
Emmerdale character
Portrayed byJayne Ashbourne
Appears in21 March 1991
Introduced byStuart Doughty
ClassificationFormer; recurring
Other namesTracy

Miss Skipdale Breweries (real name Tracy) Is a local celebrity who attended to the re-opening of The Woolpack. Her entrance goes off with a misfire when she is trapped the barrel and has to be freed by Skipdale Brewery rep Gary Lipman (Nick Orchard). Seth Armstrong (Stan Richards) talks her into letting him distribute coupons for one free pint, much to the irritation of landlord Alan Turner (Richard Thorp) when he and Bill Middleton (Johnny Caesar) cash in their coupons.


Emmerdale character
Portrayed byTricia Penrose
First appearance4 June 1991
Last appearance3 December 1991
Introduced byStuart Doughty
ClassificationFormer; recurring

Louise is a friend of Elsa Feldmann. They meet at Evening Classes in Hotten but frequently skip lessons to go to the Black Bull pub and participate in Karaoke.

Carol NelsonEdit

Carol Nelson
Emmerdale character
Portrayed byPhilomena McDonagh
First appearance26 September 1991
Last appearance25 November 1993
Introduced byStuart Doughty
ClassificationFormer; regular

Carol Nelson was played by Philomena McDonagh. She first appeared in 1991 as a new barmaid at the Woolpack pub and in 1992 was joined by her daughter Lorraine. Carol left Emmerdale on 25 November 1993 with Lorraine to be closer to Lorraine's college in Skipdale - where landlord of the Woolpack Alan Turner (Richard Thorp) had found her a new job in a local pub.


Character Date(s) Actor Circumstances
Gary Lipman 3 January–21 March Nick Orchard
(6 episodes)
Gary is a representative of Skipdale Breweries who offers to buy out Amos Brearly's half of The Woolpack.
Instructor 16–25 April Nadja Zee
(2 episodes)
An Aerobics Instructor who runs classes in the Village Hall.
Duffy 4–9 July David J Nicholls
(2 episodes)
An Ice cream man who works for Hotten Ices. He and his associate threaten Archie Brooks, who is also selling Ice cream outside of Connelton Primary off of their patch and assault him with Ice Cream. However, with the help of Mark Hughes and his classmates from Hotten Comprehensive, Archie is able to gain revenge against Duffy when Mark prints some Two for One special offer leaflets for Hotten Ices, prompting Duffy to drive away when he sees a group of children coming.