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Denis Rigg in 1989.

Denis Rigg

Born:

1940

Died:

6 July 1989

Occupation:

Estate Manager/Quarryman

Wife:

Angela Rigg

Son:

Benjamin Rigg

Daughter:

Jane Rigg

Played by

Richard K Franklin

Denis Rigg was a character in Emmerdale Farm from Episode 1275 (24th August 1988) to Episode 1366 (6th July 1989). He became the manager of Home Farm several months after NY Estates pulled out and he cheated the then owners Alan Turner and Joe Sugden into selling their shares of Home Farm at a low price. Denis was ruthless and reckless, threatening villagers with evicition from their homes if they did not comply with him. He was played by Dr Who actor Richard Franklin.

BiographyEdit

BackstoryEdit

Denis Rigg was born in about 1940. He wed Angela and they had two children, Benjamin and Jane. Denis became a businessman and quite a successful businessman. By 1988 he had made a lot of money.

1988-1989Edit

Wealthy businessman Denis swanned into Beckindale in August 1988. He ha
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Ruthless Denis makes a move on Home Farm in 1988.

d lunch with Joe Sugden and then later on Alan Turner. Dennis had done some research into Home Farm before and wanted to meet them separately. Dennis said the same thing to both, to buy the other one out. Neither Joe or Alan were aware of this. He cheated Joe into selling his shares at a low price. Angry Alan Turner also did the same making Denis the new owner of Home Farm.

Denis planned to give the whole village an overhaul, by having half of it demolished to make way for a quarry. The villagers had another battle on their hands, 2 years after the proposed nuclear dump, which they won. He looked onto Emmerdale Farm to expand his empire. Annie Sugden refused, saying she wanted to live out her days on the farm. He then tried to win over Henry Wilks but being a former businessman himself Henry told him he knew his type. One time in July 1989 when trying to expand his empire, Denis and had a row with Joe Sugden after he refused Denis's offer to buy the farm and make Joe rich. Joe was tending his prize bull and the angry Denis upset the bull and then the bull crushed Dennis against a wall. Denis died writhing in agony on the floor. His reign of terror in Beckindale was over.

At his funeral it was revealed that Denis had a wife, Angela, and 2 children Benjamin and Jane.

Memorable infoEdit

Birthday: 1940

Died: 6th July 1989 (Aged 49)

Full Name: Denis Rigg

FamilyEdit

Spouse Angela Rigg

Children Benjamin Rigg, Jane Rigg

See alsoEdit

Denis Rigg - List of appearances

GalleryEdit

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