Kathy Brookman (previously Merrick and Tate, nee Bates)
character in Emmerdale from Episode 1004 (26th November 1985)
to Episode 3073 (20th December 2001)
. She made a brief return for four episodes in 2005 for Seth Armstrong's funeral, her last appearance being Episode 4193 (1st November 2005)
. She is the daughter of Caroline Bates
and her husband Malcolm
and sister of Nick Bates
. Kathy was played by Malandra Burrows
On 20th December 2001, Kathy leaves the village to live in Australia with her niece, Alice Bates.
When Seth Armstrong returns from Australia to the UK, Kathy accompanies him on the flight. Unfortunately, Seth dies on the journey. She remains for the funeral.
Father Malcolm Bates
Mother Caroline Bates
Siblings Nick Bates, William Bates (half, same father)
Grandmothers Alice Wood
Spouse Jackie Merrick (1988-1989), Chris Tate (1991-1995), Dave Glover (1996), Mr Brookman (??-)
Children Miss Brookman