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Emmerdale delivers on air tribute to director after his death

Last night, Emmerdale paid tribute to one of its directors who passed away earlier in the year.

A title card across the screen honored Philip Wood, whose death in April was confirmed, and devoted the heartfelt program to him.


From 1999 to 2005, Wood directed 66 episodes of Emmerdale while working behind the scenes. His career includes included work on other soap operas like Brookside and Coronation Street.


Despite the fact that the precise date and reason for his passing are unknown, cast members’ condolences flooded Twitter in April.

Liam O’Brien, who plays Ethan Blake, appreciated Wood’s performance and called him a “great director.”

Between 2003 and 2005, they collaborated on a narrative in which a young Debbie Dingle developed feelings for a religious figure named Ethan, much to the chagrin of her father Cain.

Chas (Lucy Pargeter) and Cain (Jeff Hordley) had a lot of the episode’s attention as they tried to understand Mum Faith’s (Sally Dexter) choice to quit her cancer treatment.

The emotional episode of the serial received a lot of internet appreciation from fans.


“#emmerdale,” tweeted @stanleysusie. One of the best episodes I’ve ever seen was tonight’s. My mother made the same decision, so it’s difficult to see, but it’s being done so tenderly and tastefully.


Outstanding acting tonight with Cain, Chas, and of course Faith #emmerdale, raved @doteen.


Such a wonderful yet heartbreaking scenario with Cain and Faith. I enjoyed watching Chas and Cain have a heartfelt conversation.


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