Emmerdale rewinds with a flashback episode to reveal Who Shot Robert!

(opens in new tab)Emmerdale is screening a unique flashback episode in late October which will reveal who shot Robert Sugden (opens in new tab).

Last week, viewers saw the tables turn for Robert (Ryan Hawley) when a mystery assailant shot him  and left him fighting for his life.

At the end of October, to celebrate Emmerdale's 43rd birthday, the show will depart from its conventional narrative style with an hour-long episode flashing back to events on that fateful night.

Emmerdale's producer Kate Oates said: "This won't be the first time Emmerdale has broken its 'house style' for storytelling, but it will be the first time we've told a story in a non-liner way.

"What makes this 'rewind' episode special is that we won't just learn who shot Robert, but two other big secrets that will propel the show into an exciting, emotional and dramatic winter."

Emmerdale Rewinds will most likely screen on Thursday, October 22 on ITV.


Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.