Thursday, August 4, 2011

Collinwood Meets Emmerdale


Two enduring soap operas collide in this scene from British serial Emmerdale Farm, featuring a very familiar TV tie-in paperback on sale in the Beckingdale village shop. The book seen is Barnabas Collins and the Mysterious Ghost.

By the 1970s, remaindered stock of the Paperback Library Dark Shadows novels was readily available from British branches of Woolworths, making them just the thing to catch the eye of any canny television prop buyer.

From episode 84 of Emmerdale Farm, originally broadcast on August 7 1973. Screengrab courtesy of Alan Hayes.

2 comments:

Easy-2-Save said...

I would love to have one or two of those paperbacks.

susied said...

Cool! Am currently reading The Demon of Barnabas Collins right now :)