Born: May 13th 1952 ~ Jane Cox is an English actress known for her role in ITV soap opera Emmerdale as farmer's wife Lisa Dingle, a role she has played since 1996. Cox has also starred in episodes of Coronation Street, Hetty Wainthrop Investigates and The Bill.
Born: 1973 ~ James Hooton is an English actor best known for his role as Sam Dingle on the popular ITV1 soap Emmerdale who he has played since 1995. He started his career with the Carlton Junior Television Workshop.
3 November – ITV airs the first edition of Coronation Street to be videotaped in colour, though it includes black-and-white inserts and titles. The 29 October episode – featuring a coach trip to the Lake District – had been scheduled for colour shooting, but suitable colour film stock could not be found so it was filmed in black-and-white. 15 November – Regular colour broadcasting is introduced to BBC1 and ITV.