My mum was on TV last night, drinking in the Woolpack!
A couple of friends from her Operatic society do quite a bit of work as extras. They usually frequent the Rover’s Return rather than the Woolpack, but when Pat received a call to appear in Emmerdale she was asked to bring along a friend and thought of Mum. About 6 weeks ago they went over to Leeds and spent a day on the set. As the soap films 5 or 6 weeks ahead of the current story line you have no idea when a scene will actually be tranmitted so Mum has videoed as well as watched most episodes ‘live’ over the last few weeks.
Mum featured in 2 scenes, the first one was straight after the ads and she was buying a round at the bar, you can see Denise handing her back some change. In the second shot you can clearly see Mum being lead through the backroom of the Woolpack to the toilets – sadly we don’t have a TV so I can’t fill you in on the current Emmerdale story lines and explain why this was happening. Fortunately Mum didn’t speak so was spared the embarrassment of being credited as "1st lady needing the toilet" at the end of the programme.