Updated and finished for now 17th November 2003

Episodes 2875-2879 --- 19th March - 23rd March 2001

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The following review by Paul Berridge :

Monday 19th March saw the start of Jack Sugdens trial for the murder of his wife Sarah.
Jack was led into court, the amount of Press attention was huge. Richie Carter was questioned by the prosecution, and told the court that Jack stopped him going into the barn to save Sarah. He also lied when he said he saw Jack light the fire.

The next day Angie Reynolds gave evidence, saying that Sarah was thinking of going back to Jack but that she'd warned her of his violent behaviour. Diane admited reluctantly that Jack told her the farm was worth more on paper and later Jack took the stand and denied killing Sarah.

Robert gave evidence and admited that Jack could have been in the barn. Andy told them he was upstairs when he heard the bang and Jack was downstairs, then panics, shouts at the court and Jack, and runs out of courtroom. Convinced he's ruined everything, Andy sneaks out to Richie's, who wakes to find Andy standing over him with a crowbar. He cracks and admits he started the fire.


The next day the prosecution gave Andy a tough time and Jack thought about changeing his plea, but Richie shouted from the gallery that he has more to say. Taking the stand again, he said he's no longer certain he saw Jack start the fire.

On Friday 23rd March The jury delived their verdict, Jack is not guilty. Relieved and overwhelmed, he returns to the farm. Celebrations take place in the Woolpack, but everyone was disappointed that Jack didn't go because he wanted to spend the night with his children.

YTV EMMERDALE Friday 23 March 2001 at 7.00pm on ITV Network Jack (CLIVE HORNBY) celebrates the verdict with his sons Robert (CHRISTOPHER SMITH) (left) and Andy (KELVIN FLETCHER).

 

Thank you to Hannah South from the Emmerdale Press Office for the following

According to the Production Office there were only four episodes this week starting on the Tuesday

Monday 19th March 2001 Episode: 2875

Written by: Ken Blakeson

Director Pip Short
Producer…………………………..….…..Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson


It’s the first day of Jack’s trial and Richie’s evidence
leaves the jury in little doubt about who killed Sarah.

Tuesday 20th March 2001 Episode: 2876

Written by: Martin Jameson

Director Pip Short
Producer…………………………..….…..Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

The trial is going against Jack. He mounts a desperate
defence of his innocence, but is it too little too late?

Wednesday 21st March 2001 Episode: 2877

Written by: Martin Jameson


Director Pip Short
Producer………………………….……….Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

Andy breaks down under cross examination and takes
justice into his own hands.


Thursday 22nd March 2001 Episode: 2878

Written by: Chris Thompson

Director Pip Short
Producer………………………….……….Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

Just when things can’t get worse for Jack, Richie changes his evidence. Is it the end of the line for Andy?


Friday 23rd March 2001 Episode: 2879

Written by: Janys Chambers

Director Pip Short
Producer………………………….……….Kieran Roberts
Executive Producer:…………Keith Richardson

It’s verdict day. Jack's facing the reality of life
imprisonment, but what will the jury decide?


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