Emmerdale at 40: Stray FM meets the cast
40 years and still going strong.
TV institution Emmerdale will celebrate its birthday with a special live episode tonight filmed at the fictional Yorkshire village.
Fans are being warned one well-loved character will perish, two babies will be born and two contrasting wedding celebrations will take place.
Stuart Blackburn, Series Producer, said: "In our spectacular live episode viewers will be taken on a whirlwind journey encompassing every life experience from the two cradles to the grave with love, hate and betrayal along the way.
"We want to avoid speculation as to which character dies but suffice to say it will have major, far-reaching repercussions."
Producers say the 40th birthday will be a week-long celebration of must see TV.
Stray FM's David Whittle catches up with John Middleton, who plays Ashley in the soap
Ahead of final rehearsals, Stray FM went down to chat with some of the cast members to find out how nerves are affecting preparations.
You can hear the interviews below:
It airs at 7pm, Wednesday, on ITV1