Emmerdale Murder! (Who’s the culprit?)

Emmerdale to launch ‘whodunit’ in gripping January specials as Graham Foster is murdered.

Emmerdale Spoilers: Graham Foster murdered! Whodunit?
Graham Foster murdered in Emmerdale

Emmerdale’s Graham Foster (Andrew Scarborough) is to meet a grisly end as he drives someone to murder with repercussions that will rock the village to its core.

The drama will unfold in an action-packed week of specials in January 2020, where the audience will see the same day play out from a different character’s perspective – all with a motive to kill.

Emmerdale producer Laura Shaw says: “Graham’s murder will form part of an unmissable week of drama packed full of exciting twists and turns. It’s always exciting to step outside of our usual story-telling style and viewers will be on the edge of their seats as some of our villagers have their lives irrevocably changed forever.

Graham has been a huge character at the heart of some of our biggest storylines so it felt only fitting that he left us with an enormous, explosive bang, to kick off what promises to be a massive year of drama for Emmerdale.”

Having grown a backbone as of late, Graham Foster has been standing up for himself against Kim Tate (Claire King) and choosing happiness and love with Rhona Goskirk (Zoe Henry). However, along the way has made his fair share of enemies as a paternity twist ensues, who exactly kills the unflappable Graham in a murder most horrid?

Over the next month, viewers will see his list of enemies become clear…but is anyone in the village really capable of murder?

We’ve put together our own suspect list of who kills Graham Foster – but who do you think is the murderer?

Suspect 1: Kim Tate

Rejoicing in the Woolpack of their ‘wedding anniversary’, Kim Tate (Claire King) delighted in ruining his relationship with Rhona and seeking revenge for spurring her romantic advances. But he also broke Kim’s heart in the process, as she thought she would always have control over him. Kim always bears a grudge with anyone who dares challenge her and, with the paternity over grandchild Millie Tate (Willow Bell) still in the air, she has more than enough motive to kill him. Finding a purpose in being Millie’s grandmother and seeing genuine affection for her, seeing that taken away could be too much to take for Kim…

Suspect 2: Jamie Tate

Mild mannered vet Jamie Tate (Alexander Lincoln) seems like he could not harm a soul, however his life is set to be rocked when he discovers that he potentially isn’t Millie’s father but Graham is. Could that provide the ammunition to flutter even his sedate mannered ways and see him enraged enough to bump off the man who took his pride and joy away from him? In a sea of lies, the thing he despises the most is dishonesty and scheming, seeking at every opportunity to be the check and balance of Home Farm. Seeing him lose control over his life could see him enact an uncharacteristic revenge and kill the man responsible for tearing his family apart.

Suspect 3: Andrea Tate

Andrea Tate (Anna Nightingale) was paid to keep an eye on Jamie Tate whilst Kim was in prison, which led to them falling in love and having a child together, forming a stable family unit out of deception. However, as of late Graham has not let up in tormenting Andrea, threatening time and time again to go public with Millie’s paternity. She has not let her disgust at his threats go and, with Kim’s constant attempts to control her, it is only a matter of time before a revolt happens. It will not take too much for Andrea to crack and kill the man that is trying to break up her family and take away her lavish lifestyle.

Suspect 4: Rhona Goskirk

Unlucky in love, Rhona Goskirk (Zoe Henry) has a miserable past when it comes being cheated on, seeing partners leave and even assaulting her. However, she has found love again with Graham pealing back his layers seeing his true nature through some cheeky games of chess. It has been a task just to get their relationship to blossom but then the bombshell that Graham is in fact married to Kim was dropped, and it was too much for Rhona to take. Giving Graham one final chance, it would be a huge curveball to see Rhona murder her new partner. But as arguments get heated, could the vet lash out and cause an accident that leads to his death?

Suspect 4: Charity Dingle

Noah Dingle (Jack Downham) is set to be fighting for his life in the festive period and that will rock mum Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins) to her core. As of late, Noah has shown great maturity trying to stop Sarah Sugden (Katie Hill) from destructive behaviour as Danny (Louis Healy) leads her astray with drugs. The landlady is bound to seek revenge and, should her son die, will enact revenge on Graham, who she claims is responsible. If Graham has caused Noah’s situation would Charity kill him? We know how the positive influence fiancé Vanessa Woodfield (Michelle Hardwick) has had on Charity but once the red mist descends, she’s unstoppable!

Suspect 5 – Marlon Dingle

Chef Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock) may never have any luck holding onto women but when it comes to his children, he holds them close. Having already shared his concerns with Rhona about Graham being around their son Leo, could Marlon be about to protect his son in the most ferocious way? Or is he just the usual red herring as he has been in most of the ‘special’ episodes? Remember the Hotel By-Pass crash trailer? or does Marlon actually have that killer instinct? Marlon the murderer isn’t quite what we expected to find on the menu for 2020…


For viewers, a soap whodunit is always a good watch, like something right out of the Cluedo playbook. And given the shocks we’ve been served up in the past – Zak’s rough justice on Cain, Moira pushing Emma Barton off the bridge – are we set to be shocked again? Who kills Graham Foster? Tune in to find out…

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