List of Emmerdale characters (1993)

Shirley Turner (née Foster), played by Rachel Davies, made her debut screen appearance in 1993.

Shirley meets Alan Turner (Richard Thorp) and they begin dating. However, when Alan learns that she used to be a prostitute, he ends their relationship. Shirley is shocked when the Drop-In Centre where she works is faced with closure. She seeks help from Alan and their romance is "ignited" once again. A writer for ''Inside Soap'' said "Alan only has eyes for Shirley" and he makes plans for her to be landlady of his pub, The Woolpack.

While working at a Drop-In Centre, Shirley meets Alan Turner and she initially finds him to be arrogant. Alan is affected by the death of one of the homeless girls who use the centre and Shirley warms to him. They begin dating and Alan is shocked when he discovers that Shirley used to be a prostitute. The Drop-in centre closes and Alan gives Shirley a job at The Woolpack. Shirley helps Alan refurbish the pub after the plane crash and they get married. A few months later, Shirley and Viv Windsor (Deena Payne) are taken hostage by Reg Dawson (Niven Boyd) who had robbed the post office. Reg and his accomplices go to Home Farm and barricade themselves in. When Reg is about to shoot Viv, Shirley jumps in front of her, taking the bullet and dying. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Foster, Shirley
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    by Foster, Shirley
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