Emmerdale celebrates 40th anniversary with live show
16 October 2012 Last updated at 09:23 BST
Emmerdale is set to celebrate 40 years on air with an hour-long live show which boasts two births, two weddings and a funeral.
The ITV show, formerly known as Emmerdale Farm, is the second longest running British TV soap and will broadcast its special on Wednesday.
Tim Muffett reports.