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1990

Episodes #1416 - 1429 --- 2nd January - 15th February 1990

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EMMERDALE (EPISODE 1416) 02 Jan 1990

BOXING DAY

Cast Includes :-
JIM MILLEA - Pete Whiteley
TEDDY TURNER - Bill Whiteley
FIONNUALA ELLWOOD - Lynn Whiteley
FRAZER HINES - Joe Sugden
SALLY KNYVETTE - Kate Sugden
CLIVE HORNBY - Jack Sugden
GLENDA MCKAY - Rachel Hughes
CRAIG MCKAY - Mark Hughes
MALANDRA BURROWS - Kathy Merrick

PART 1 - Bill Whiteley tries out his Christmas present to himself - a coffin ; Lynn tells him " I think you're a sick old man " ; he's pleased because he got the coffin wholesale ; Joe is still mad with Kate ; Jack takes him shooting & tries to calm him down " you're playing right into David's hands " he tells him ; Joe agrees that he should trust Kate & give her space ; Mark & Rachel are still arguing about a name for the puppy ; Pete warns Bill not to mention his coffin to Kathy when she calls round for Boxing Day tea ; Kathy talks about the night Jackie died ; Lynn confides in Kathy that she remembers the night aswell & she knows that Pete lied about where he was & who he was with that night ; Amos arrives back from staying with his brother Ezra ; Seth is practising for the village play ; Amos tells him that he can be Joe's understudy ; Annie gives Kate some advice " Joe's a baby when it comes to marriage" ; she tells Kate about his past relationships " & asks her have you really picked a good time to make friends with your ex-husband ?" ; Lynn is positive that Pete is having an affair " the night Jackie died... he was with someone, I don't know who " ; she tells Kathy that she has got too much to lose by confronting Pete ; Kate goes out for a ride, David is waiting for her ; he is pleased that he hascaused trouble between Joe & Kate.

PART 2 - Kate goes missing ; Bill offers to lend his coffin to Amos for the play, as long as he can play Dracula ; Amos refuses ; Joe storms round to David's but Kate isn't there
; they row ; Joe finds Kate at Dolly's playing with Sam ;
everyone arrives for the read through of Amos's play ; Bill
Whiteley is the attendant, Joe is Dracula, Kate is a
vampire, Rachel is a maid & David is helping with props ;
they decide to name the puppy Lucy ; Dolly announces that
she is having a fancy dress party on New Years Eve ; Joe &
Kate row again ; he demands that she stop seeing David ;
Seth reads Joe's part at the read through of the play until
they finally turn up ; David makes an appearance & tells
Rachel " I'm not giving in now, not when I'm this close ".

EMMERDALE (EPISODE 1417) 04 Jan 1990

KEY EVENT - NEW YEARS EVE PARTY

Cast Includes :-

FRAZER HINESS - Joe Sugden
SALLY KNYVETTE - Kate Sugden
CLIVE HORNBY - Jack Sugden
MADELINE HOWARD - Sarah Connolly
MARTYN WHITBY - David Hughes
SHEILA MERCIER - Annie Sugden
GLENDA MCKAY - Rachel Hughes
CRAIG MCKAY - Mark Hughes
PETER AMORY - Chris Tate

PART 1 - the atmosphere is strained between Joe & Kate ; Sarah is back from her skiing holiday ; Jack asks her to move into the cottage with him ; she refuses ; David arrives at the farm looking for Kate ; Annie warns him to keep away ; Kim asks Dolly to start as housekeeper as soon as possible ; Dolly refuses to live at Home Farm ; David wangles an invite to Dolly's party ; Kim & Zoe discuss Dolly " she's reliable...quiet, discreet " ; Dolly tells Amos that she's got the job at Home Farm & she needs to start tomorrow ; he is too soft to refuse ; Rachel & Mark discuss their mum & dad ; Mark wants them to get back together, but Rachel tells him that he is living in a dream world.

PART 2 - everyone prepares for the fancy dress party ; David lets all the sheep out of their field in order to make Joe late for the party ; Zoe & Chris arrive for the party ; Kate & David fool around ; Lynn comments on Rachel's perfume & realises that she has smelt it before - on Pete ; she tells Kathy " it's Rachel & Pete, that perfume, the way he tries to ignore her " ; the party is in full swing, but Jack & Sarah leave early after seeing Kate dancing with David ; Kathy comforts Lynn " I should be back at that party tearing that little bitch's eyes out " ; she decides not to say anything to Pete ; Henry & Amos sit in an empty Woolpack & wish each other a happy new year ; Joe arrives at the party just in time to see Kate kissing David.
PARTY OUTFITS - Dolly - Aphrodite/Joe - cowboy/Kate - bunny
girl/Rachel - french tart/Mark - Bill W./Seth - Dracula/
Bill - gorrilla/Jack & Sarah - hippies/Alan - admiral/
Pete Whiteley - Rambo/Lynn - schoolgirl/Nick - french onion
seller.

EMMERDALE (EPISODE 1418) 09 Jan 1990

KEY EVENTS - COMIC SCENE (FRANK & NICK) KISS (SARAH & JACK)

Cast Includes :-
CLIVE HORNBY - Jack Sugden
SHEILA MERCIER - Annie Sugden
MADELINE HOWARD - Sarah Connolly
FRAZER HINES - Joe Sugden
SALLY KNYVETTE - Kate Sugden
GLENDA MCKAY - Rachel Hughes
CRAIG MCKAY - Mark Hughes
JEAN ROGERS - Dolly Skilbeck
RICHARD THORP - Alan Turner

PART 1 - it is straight after the party ; Joe comes home before the others ; Kate arrives home on foot to face Joe ; he is listening to Simply Red on the stereo ; she tells Joe that she doesn't love David ; Joe tells her to stop seeing David or else they don't have a future in 1990 ; Alan tries to chat Dolly up ; Nick tries to chat Zoe up ; neither get anywhere ; Seth is asleep with his Dracula teeth in ; Zoe & Chris go back to Nick's for a drink ; Nick asks Zoe if she has got a boyfriend ; Chris drives off & leaves Zoe at Demdyke ; Rachel is cool with Kate & tells her that David let the sheep out ; Nick asks Zoe to stay the night ; she says it would not be right seeing as he is the new gardener at Home Farm ; Kate resolves to tell David to get out of her life ; Joe resolves to be less possessive & they seem to sort things out " let's let go of the past ".

PART 2 - Rachel & Mark are pleased to see that Joe & Kate have made up ; Sarah & Jack receive a letter saying they are being taken to court for harrassment by Sarah's neighbour ; Joe comments that Sarah will never make a farmers wife as she likes to stay in bed on a morning ; Sarah replies that she " is doing her best not to be " ; Sarah does not like the door linking the cottage with the farmhouse ; she makes fun of `ma' & says " I couldn't relax for a minute living here " ; she is adamant that she will ot move in ; Nick goes up to Home Farm to enquire about the gardeners job ; Sarah has no luck flathunting &
eventually agrees to move into the cottage with Jack &
Robert, but with strings attatched ; Jack decides that they
should have a contract between them in order to reassure
Sarah that she can still be independant ; Bill & Seth
rehearse for the play in a comic scene ; Sarah insists that
she will never do any farm work & that the connecting door
should be bricked up ; they tell Annie that they are going
to live in sin & she doesn't approve.

EMMERDALE (EPISODE 1419) 11 Jan 1990

Cast Includes :-

CLIVE HORNBY - Jack Sugden
MADELINE HOWARD - Sarah Connolly
FRAZER HINES - Joe Sugden
SALLY KNYVETTE - Kate Sugden
GLENDA MCKAY - Rachel Hughes
CRAIG MCKAY - Mark Hughes
RONALD MAGILL - Amos Brearly
ARTHUR PENTELOW - Henry Wilks
JEAN ROGERS - Dolly Skilbeck

PART 1 - it is Nick's first day as gardener at Home Farm ; he is worried that Frank Tate thinks he is more experienced than he really is ; it is also Dolly's first day as housekeeper at Home Farm ; Sarah is not impressed when Robert bounces on her bed at 6am in the morning ; Nick tries to impress Frank Tate with his knowledge of plant names ; he gets caught out when he pronounces something wrong ; Kim lays down the law regarding Dolly's job ; Kate receives a bunch of flowers from David, she puts them straight in the bin ; Nick is still trying to impress Zoe ; she tells him " stick to gardening, you haven't quite got the hang of flattery yet " ; Annie barges into the cottage & Sarah asks her to knock in future ; the farmhouse is having central heating installed ; Mark & his friends decide to try & trap mink to sell the fur ; David calls to see Kate & she tells him not to call again " I love Joe, not you " ; Zoe interviews local farmers for a university project ; Annie & Sarah clash & Sarah locks the interconnecting door.

PART 2 - Dolly asks Nick to pick Sam up from school ; Zoe calls at Emmerdale & asks questions about chiamydiapsittaci - a sheep disease that can affect pregnant women ; Joe tells her not to speak to Kathy as she lost a baby because of the disease ; Kim says she doesn't mind Dolly bringing Sam to the house ; Zoe is upset at the local farmers response to her questions, especially Joe Sugden ; Mark & his friends set the traps for the mink ; Sarah moans to
Jack about Annie ; Amos is worried about his play as most
of the cast have dropped out ; Zoe & Chris talk about Kathy
" you haven't got ideas in that direction have you " she
asks him ; Amos asks Kathy to play the part of Lucy in his
play ; Chris tries to give her some advice, but she tells
him to leave her alone ; Lucy the dog goes missing & gets
caught in a mink trap.

EMMERDALE (EPISODE 1420) 16 Jan 1990

Cast:
SHEILA MERCIER - Annie Sugden
JEAN ROGERS - Dolly Skilbeck
RONALD MAGILL - Amos Brearly
ARTHUR PENTELOW - Henry Wilks
FRAZER HINES - Joe Sugden
SALLY KNYVETTE - Kate Sugden
RICHARD THORP - Alan Turner
CHRIS CHITTELL - Eric Pollard
MALANDRA BURROWS -Kathy Merrick

PART 1 - Dolly asks Annie to help out with Sam ; Annie rebukes Dolly saying that she only comes to see her when she wants something ; Rachel worries about the missing puppy ; Nick is becoming embarrassing with Zoe ; Joe tells Pete that he is envious of Pete & Lynn having a baby ; Zoe asks Lynn about the sheep disease ; she tells her to speak to Kathy ; they meet in the Woolpack ; Kathy says she doesn't mind speaking about the disease ; Zoe tells Kathy that Chris fancies her ; they talk about Kathy's miscarriage & Jackie's death ; Kate finds Lucy caught in the trap ; Zoe & Kathy get on well ; Amos asks Chris to take the part of Dracula ; he tells him that he's not interested ; the vet gives Lucy the all clear ; Kate says she'd love to know who set the trap.

PART 2 - Mark asks Joe how to set a snare ; Joe shows him what has happened to Lucy & he is full of shame ; Kathy agrees be in Amos's play ; Seth agrees to play Dracula ; Joe tells Kate that he thinks Mark set the trap ; rehearsals get underway for the play ; Pete is so perturbed to find out that he will be playing opposite Rachel that he drops out of the play ; Frank finds out that Kathy owes him 200 pounds in back rent for her smallholding (20 acres of grazing) ; Joe tells Kate that he wants her to be a partner in the farm.

EMMERDALE (EPISODE 1421) 18 Jan 1990

Cast Includes :-
CRAIG McKAY - Mark Hughes
FRAZER HINES - Joe Sugden
SALLY KNYVETTE - Kate Sugden
CY CHADWICK - Nick Bates
MALANDRA BURROWS - Kathy Merrick
CLIVE HORNBY - Jack Sugden
MADELINE HOWARD - Sarah Connolly
CHRISTOPHER SMITH - Robert Sugden
GLENDA MCKAY - Rachel Hughes

PART 1 - Mark is remorseful about setting the trap, but Lucy is better ; Kathy wonders why Frank Tate wants to see her ; Sarah is still adjusting to life at Emmerdale ; Mark admits to setting the gin trap ; Kathy visits Home Farm for the first time ; Zoe warns Frank not to upset Kathy ; Annie disapproves of Kate becoming a partner in Emmerdale ; Kathy takes Frank to see her land ; he tells her that she owes him rent & that he may not want to renew her lease ; Joe buys some proper mink traps as they are a pest on the farm ; Kathy arrives at Emmerdale ; she is upset & Joe storms off to Home Farm telling Zoe " just leave Kathy alone in future " ; Zoe is disillusioned about her course & tells Kim " I've had enough, I'm not going back to university ".

PART 2 - Mark & his friends set the new mink traps ; Henry draws up the contract to make Kate a partner in the farm ; rehearsals are continuing for Amos's play ; Seth is putting everything into the part of Dracula ; " nay, nay , nay " shouts Amos ; Nick has trouble with his lines ; Sam has gone missing & Annie is frantic ; she finds him out with the sheep ; Kathy tells Zoe that it wasn't her that upset her, it is Frank driving her off his land ; Kate becomes a partner in Emmerdale Farm Ltd.

EMMERDALE (EPISODE 1422) 23 Jan 1990

KEY EVENTS - COMIC SCENE (ANNIE & DOOR) LOCAL EVENT (VILLAGE PLAY)

Cast Includes :-

SHEILA MERCIER - Annie Sugden
RONALD MAGILL - Amos Brearly
CLIVE HORNBY - Jack Sugden
MADELINE HOWARD - Sarah Connolly
ARTHUR PENTELOW - Henry Wilk
JEAN ROGERS - Dolly Skilbeck
RICHARD THORP - Alan Turner
MALANDRA BURROWS - Kathy Merrick
STAN RICHARDS - Seth Armstrong

PART 1 - Kathy worries about paying the rent on her land ; Alan overhears their conversation ; Mark, Dan & Gary check their traps ; they find a mink, but cannot kill it ; Sarah nails up the interconnecting door ; Jack tells her " you don't think a few nails are gonna keep Ma out do you ?" ; she replies " If this doesn't work I'll just have to nail her down " ; Frank tries to convince Zoe not to give up university ; after hearing about Kathy's experience with Frank, Alan rushes up to Home Farm to enquire about his tenancy agreement ; Frank tells him that he has great plans for his estate ; Seth cannot appear in the play as he has food poisoning ; Pete agrees to take on his part again ; Nick finds some dead bluebottles on an old costume & stores them away for future use.

PART 2 - Chris argues with Frank over his treatment of Kathy & her land ; " It's like swotting flies to you isn't it?" Chris says bitterly ; Jack & Sarah laugh as Annie tries to get through the nailed up door ; Amos treats Seth to a brandy to make him better ; Chris asks Kathy out for a meal after the play ; Lynn makes a mess of Rachels hair " Pete's always been soft on blondes...but you'd know that " she tells Rachel, innocently ; everyone is nervous about the first night of the play, but it seems to go well ; Chris offers to lend Kathy the money to pay her rent ; Eric Pollard arrives at the scene where he eats fake bluebottles - Nick swapped them for the real ones & Eric spits them out on stage - much to the delight of the audience ; Rachel tells Pete that Lynn knows about their affair ; he confronts her & apologises ; Seth has left his dracula teeth in the Woolpack loo & the audience are in stitches ; after the play Amos is upset about the audience reaction ; he tells Jack " Dracula is not a comedy, it's a tragedy " ; Jack replies " oh it was Amos, it was " ; Seth passes out in the coffin.

EMMERDALE (EPISODE 1423) 25 Jan 1990

KEY EVENTS - HOSPITAL (SETH) & A PREGNANCY ANNOUNCED

Cast Includes :-

RONALD MAGILL - Amos Brearly
ARTHUR PENTELOW - Henry Wilks
NORMAN BOWLER - Frank Tate
CLAIRE KING - Kim Tate
LEAH BRACKNELL - Zoe Tate
PETER AMORY - Chris Tate
CLIVE HORNBY - Jack Sugden
MALANDRA BURROWS - Kathy Merrick
JEAN ROGERS - Dolly Skilbeck

PART 1 - Amos is upset to read a review of his play in the local paper ; it is described as " gag a minute " ; Frank asks Zoe to accompany him to the Fish & Game farm ; Kathy asks Frank if she can pay her rent in installments; he tells her that he is not going to renew her licence ; Amos says he is never going to contribute to the Hotten Courier again ; Henry finds the paper in the waste bin ; Joe asks Kate why she married him ; she says she was a born optimist ; Frank & Zoe visit the fish farm ; Alan tells them that Seth is off work & claiming that he has caught a disease from the fish ; he won't let Zoe take a water sample ; Jack asks Kathy to do Sarah's drying for her ; Zoe is about to throw her notes & text books out when she comes across a water born bacteria which could affect people working with fish.

PART 2 - Zoe waits until Alan Turner has locked up at the fish farm ; she sneaks in & takes some water samples ; Nick asks Jack if he can borrow some weedkiller from the farm ; Zoe describes Alan as an " arrogant pillock " ; Nick treats he paths at Home Farm with Agricultural Herbicide & accidentally sprays some in the river ; Pete is concerned about Rachel " Lynn made me feel like a slag " ; he tells her that Lynn wants to move away from Beckindale ; Joebooks a holiday in Hotten while Kate visits the doctors ; Chris asks Kathy for a drink ; she agrees ; Amos & Alan visit Seth in hospital ; he is making the most of his illness ; Chris tells Kathy that he used to fancy Kim ; he
tries to ask Kathy for a date & she agrees ; Joe & Kate
successfully deliver a calf ; he tells her that he has
booked a holiday in Lanzarote & she tells him that she is
pregnant.

EMMERDALE (EPISODE 1424) 30 Jan 1990
EMMERDALE (EPISODE 1425) 01 Feb 1990
EMMERDALE (EPISODE 1426) 06 Feb 1990
EMMERDALE (EPISODE 1427) 08 Feb 1990
EMMERDALE (EPISODE 1428) 13 Feb 1990
EMMERDALE (EPISODE 1429) 15 Feb 1990

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