Updated 13 August 2002.
Finished 31st July 2004
NOTE: these episodes onwards are based on the officially released synopsis.
Finally thanks to Stevee who is allowing us to put up all the updates he posted to the Emmerdale Newsgroup back in 1997. . Others have been linked at the appropriate dates.
Original Airdate ITV
(Granada Plus - Fri 30th Aug 2002)
Sarah hopes that having a new baby might help heal the rift that has come between her and husband Jack. He says he is worried about her age, but Sarah says she will go to the doctors surgery for a check up.
Zoe has also got the baby blues, but she doesn't count on her partner Sophie's strong feelings about lesbian parents.
Kim reckons Doug is paying way under par for the golf course but reluctantly is forced to accept his offer. Doug meanwhile has teed-up a diner date with Kathy who is more than impressed with his chauffeur driven limo. They set off for a night at the casino. Kim who's enjoying a night out with Lord and Lady Oakwell at the casino isn't too impressed when her business client turns up with Kathy on his arm.
Original Airdate ITV
(Granada Plus - Mon 2nd Sep 2002)
These are heady days for publican Alan Turner who's head-over-heels in love with leather clad biker Jo. And he's decided he's going to sell the Woolpack and rev-up his humdrum life by joining her on a dream trip to America.
Chris thinks he's got Kim where he wants her. She's been forced to hand over a cheque for £350,000 to stop him contacting the Fraud Squad about her illegal use of Home Farm tax money to stand up a deal for her stud farm interests. In return he provides her with a letter confirming his total confidence in her financial management of Home Farm affairs. But why is Kim so keen to get Chris to say out loud that this is blackmail money? And is she about to turn the tables on him as she so often has before.
Chris gives his PA Kelly a flee in her ear about the extra £200 on her last wage cheque and says if he finds out she's been getting pay-off's from Kim he'll fire her.
Zoe decides she needs some time alone to think about her relationship with Sophie and books a last minute holiday to the Caribbean.
Jan and Ned are having sleepless nights thanks to Linda and Biff's amorous antics.
Original Airdate ITV
(Granada Plus - Tue 3rd Sep 2002)
Paddy is back and he wants to make things up with Mandy - but what will Colin think?
A dishevelled Terry arrives back from his trip to Amsterdam to the bombshell that Alan Turner is selling the Woolpack - and that for now , at least, Jo is moving in.
Vic gets more than a frosty welcome from Viv when he arrives back from his secret trip to the Amsterdam Beer Festival. He went missing for days and had better be careful to dodge those flying ornaments!
Pollard appears to be in trouble after an environmental health officer visits the wine bar following a call forma local doctor. Ned, Roy and several other customers are showing symptoms of food poisoning and the best advice to Pollard is that he close the place down voluntarily until the source is confirmed.
Linda and Biff can't keep their hands off each other and stop off in a lover lane for a bit of hanky-panky. But just as their passions rise there's a knock on the car door from an unwelcome visitor.
Chris tells Kelly he's overlooking the £200 but that she now owes him a favour
and Rachel goes for a job as a school secretary.
Original Airdate ITV
(Granada Plus - Wed 4th Sep 2002)
As well as being embarrassed Linda is also incredulous that her husband Biff lost his temper and gave her dad's name, after they were caught by the police down on lovers lane.
Kathy is more than a little angry with Eric Pollard and blames him, somewhat prematurely, for shoddy practices which she feels has led to the closure of her tea-rooms as well as his wine bar by environmental health officers.
Paddy pours out his heart to Mandy and tells her he'll pursue her to the ends of the earth until she relents and agrees to a date with him.
Poor Terry is trying to interest Kim in buying the Woolpack, but his plans fall on deaf ears.
Lady Tara has a stark warning for her philandering husband - give up the expensive habits or he'll ruin everyone.
Pollard realises his food cannot be to blame for the suspected outbreak of food poisoning - but then realises the dodgy vodka he bought might be.
Steve arrives back from Hong Kong and reveals to Kim he's made a fortune and reveals he's going to organise an engagement party to remember.
Original Airdate ITV
(Granada Plus - Thu 5th Sep 2002)
Poor Ned can't understand why he has received a summons from the police. He knows it must be a mistake but gets down to the local station fast to see what's going on. And when the police describe the man they're after he realises it's his son-in-law Biff. Ned's furious and shops him.
Mandy's caught in the middle of a menage-a-trois - and she hasn't a clue how to get out of it. Colin is mad with Paddy for muscling in on his action - but the final decision will go to Mandy.
Chris Tate meets with Alan Turner about the sale of the Woolpack and posts an offer which is £10,000 higher than the one Terry has managed.
Kim is at the accountants with Lady Tara intent on sorting out the severe cash flow problems associated with the stud farm. There is a loud noise outside and Alex arrives seemingly intoxicated and intent on making a nuisance of himself. His wife takes him to one side and warns him, that he had better start controlling himself.
Original Airdate ITV
(Granada Plus - Fri 6th Sep 2002)
Emmerdale is 25 years old.
[Linda Fowler (nee Glover) dies]
An hour long 25th Anniversary Special.
Kim Tate has finally got her man and Steve Marchant is in heaven. It the day of their engagement party and Steve has presented Kim with a beautiful diamond engagement ring.
While Kim and Steve appear to have their lives mapped out, the same cannot be said of Mandy who is caught in a triangle of affection. On the one hand she loves Paddy, but on the other Colin is solid and dependable. Lisa, who's recently sealed her relationship with Mandy's Uncle Zak tells her from bitter experience to follow her heart and not her head.
Terry is as fed up as he can be. He's returned from his ill-fated trip to Amsterdam to find that Alan Turner is selling The Woolpack - effectively putting him out of a job and a home. And there's worse in store for him and his Amsterdam pal Vic when the police turn up and reveal more about their missing days abroad. Viv will not be happy.
Kathy's fixed-up for Rachel to baby-sit while she goes on a date with the new man in her life, Doug, but is angry when Jack arrives and she realises the two lovebirds had planned a night together in her home!
For those not invited to the engagement party there's an informal gathering at the wine bar where Mandy finally chooses her man, while Pollard makes a timely escape from a gang of thugs.
Back at the engagement party the penny finally drops as Kim realises why her titled business partner never has any money - he's hooked on cocaine. Kim catches him in the toilet and informs him she'll not stay in business with a drug user. She tells his wife lady Tara that the secret is out and later, when Lord Alex makes overtures to her, she tells him to go and bother Linda Fowler instead - a casual remark she will come to regret.
Meanwhile Biff is getting more and more annoyed with star-struck Linda as she knocks back the bubbly at the glitzy party. Biff feels out of place and is livid when Linda starts to dance with Lord Alex. Linda is taken in by the errant peer and pours her troubles out to him as they walk outside the marquee. She naively believes he's interested in her troubles when all he cares about is getting his wicked way. And she makes the worst decision of her life when she accepts a lift home. It is a decision she would turn down - if she ever had the chance to make it again! Biff, who is desperately pursuing them, can hardly imagine what lies in store for him when he eventually find his lovely young wife.
EMMERDALE IS 25 YEARS OLD
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EMMERDALE SILVER CELEBRATION
Commissioner & Production Companies
Shots: PART ONE : Old Emmerdale Farm titles, i/cut brief INTVs stars of show & split-screen fx boxes featuring var cast members ; Richard Whiteley ptc pulling pint behind bar of Woolpack ; ws bar with studio camera ; teases ; Lib ftge - BW clip from first episode ; INTV SHEILA MERCIER (Annie Sugden) ; s' filming in progress in Esholt ; s director & producer at work ; INTV KEITH RICHARDSON (executive producer) ; INTV RONNIE McGILL (Amos Brearley) ; pan Dales countryside ; INTV FRAZER HINES (Joe Sugden) ; Lib ftge - clip of Amos & Seth with badger ; INTV STAN RICHARDS (Seth Armstrong) ; Lib ftge - clip of Annie Sugden with grandad Sam & vicar ; Lib ftge - Amos Brearley & Henry Wilks hugging outside Woolpack ; Lib ftge - Henry Wilks funeral, Amos reading lesson (0.00-7.40). Richard Whiteley ptc sitting in Woolpack, listing types of deaths in Emmerdale ; ints script conference, incl producer Mervyn Watson & writers discussing death of Frank Tate ; INTV DAVID LANE (script writer) ; Lib ftge - vars plane crash, fx & fireball ; INTV IAN ROWLEY (special effects) ; clips from production video - fireball hits stable door ; INTV FRAZER HINES ; INTV NORMAN BOWLER (Frank Tate) ; INTV MERVYN WATSON (producer) (7.40-13.36).
PART TWO : Richard Whiteley ptc in studio, walking around var sets ; Lib ftge - John Major opening new studios, meeting actors, making speech, unveiling plaque ; s Mervyn Watson arr at studio morning after opening ; INTV NORMAN BOWLER ; ints studio, crew at work ; INTV MERVYN WATSON ; s' scene being filmed & int control room ; s director Graham Weatherall saying "Cut" (15.00-19.16). S' Emmerdale Official Fan Club members arr at studios & on tour ; INTVs tour guides ; vox pops fans ; INTV JENNY GODFREY (?organiser) ; s' fan club meeting members of cast ; INTV PAULA TILBROOK (Betty Eagleton) ; Jeremy Turner Welch (teacher Tom Bainbridge) giving fan a kiss, she is ecstatic ; s' fans eating meal with actors ; INTV NORMAN BOWLER ; INTV MERVYN WATSON ; Lib ftge - Lesbian kiss between Zoe & Emma, & Zoe telling Frank she's gay ; Lib ftge - Dingle family in Woolpack ; INTV MERVYN WATSON ; Dingle actors sending themselves up, pretending to be "luvvies" ; brief s filming ; INTV STAN RICHARDS ; cu sign "Arncliffe" (19.16-25.26)
EMMERDALE EPISODE 2270
KEY EVENT: FATAL ROAD ACCIDENT
Cast List Includes :-
Kathy Glover-MALANDRA BURROWS; Eric Pollard-CHRIS CHITTELL; Linda Fowler-TONICHA JERONIMO; Biff Fowler-STUART WADE; Lisa Clegg-JANE COX; Butch Dingle-PAUL LOUGHRAN; Marlon Dingle-MARK CHARNOCK; Mandy Dingle-LISA RILEY; Kim Tate-CLAIRE KING;
PART 1 - Kathy arrives at the tearooms & finds
a hungover Eric has spent the night on the floor ; Linda is already
excited about the party at Home Farm ; she has laid her dress out
; Biff would rather go to the Woolpackers event at the wine bar ;
he asks how much Linda's dress cost & is horrified to hear that
she has spent #120 ; they row about it ; Lisa teases Mandy about
having two men chasing her ; she can't seem to decide between Paddy & Colin
; Marlon is busy planning his menu for tonight (Saucisson au Woolpackers)
; Roy talks to Kim about Dave ; he worries that she is forgetting
his brother because she is engaged to Steve ; she is quite harsh
with him ; Terry is getting depressed trying to look for another
job ; Betty has words with Alan about it ; Linda is late for work
; Paddy tells her that he is going to the wine bar tonight instead
; he wants to see Mandy ; Betty & Eric exchange words ; Lord
Oakwell has called into the vet's surgery ; Linda tells him that
his account is overdue ; she is flattered by Alex's attentions & even
agrees to go to lunch with him at the Woolpack ; the lads are working
hard to get the marquee set up ; Steve cracks the whip ; Biff is
still so bitter towards Kim ; Eric has gone to Longmans warehouse
to demand his money back on the vodka ; Longman is not happy to see
him & is determined to sort him out ; Dee is regretting falling
out with Eric ; Kathy tells her & Marlon that Eric has gone off
to see his drinks supplier ; Marlon worries & Dee asks him to
help Eric ; Terry is strumming in the Woolpack ; Seth tells Alan
that the pub will be deserted if he sells to