Emmie derek warner 9 jan 1986

Derek Warner.

Derek Warner was a recurring character in Emmerdale Farm from Episode 624 (4th December 1980) to Episode 1037 (3rd April 1986). He was a friend of Tom Merrick and a fellow bad boy. He confessed to Harry Mowlam's murder. Originally Derek was played by Freddie Fletcher in 1980 and 1984 and in 1985 to 1986 was played by Dennis Blanch.



Derek Warner was born in about 1945/1946. He grew up in Hotten. Nothing much is known about his early background but he later became friends with fellow yob Tom Merrick.


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Derek Warner in 1986.

Derek Warner was first seen in the Woolpack where he berated Amos saying how Tom always said he was stuck up. Derek and Tom stole some Christmas trees from the NY Estates plantation and were later caught. Derek and Tom were both given suspended sentences. In March 1984, a few years later Derek was in trouble again for poaching.

In November 1985 Derek took part in a robbery on a security van with Harry Mowlam. This lead to rivalry with him over the proceeds of the robbery. Derek killed Harry in January 1986. Matt Skilbeck was arrested as he confessed he had a fight with Harry but Derek later admitted it and was arrested in April 1986 after a siege at Beckindale Vicarage.

Derek Warner was later jailed for killing Harry Mowlam and for the robbery.

As of 2017, he may have been released but has not returned to the village since and his current whereabouts are unknown.

Memorable infoEdit

Birthday: Unknown, about 1945

Full Name: Derek Warner


Mother Mrs Warner