Emmerdale Episode Guide For The Year 2003
Episodes #3371-3375 --- 10 - 14 February 2003

Updated: 23rd February 2003

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Current Cast List

Producer: Steve Frost
Executive Producer: Keith Richardson

This week's episodes were directed by
Pip Short

These episodes were written by :-
Chirs Thompson (Mon)
Ian Fenton (Tue)
Janys Chambers (Thu)
Sarah Bagshaw (Fri)


Date: Monday 10 February Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Edna rescues Jarvis from certain humiliation. Tricia goes ahead with plans for her surprise Valentine's Day wedding. Andy struggles to accept that Katie is only friends with Stephen.

Episode 3371: MONDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2003 Two episodes joined together.

EMMERDALE at 7.00pm 1 hour in length

With the National Dance competition looming, both Edna and Jarvis are plagued by nervous.

As memories come flooding back, Jarvis is apprehensive about the finals, as he has never entered a competition without his beloved ex-dance partner Freda.

Jarvis has had some of the best moments of his life on the dance floor and hopes dancing with Edna isn’t going to be an anticlimax. Little does he know the next couple of days are going to be more eventful than ever!

Edna feels deflated when a familiar face from Jarvis’s past turns up. With his attention elsewhere, she realises she will be competing in more that just a dance competition.

Meanwhile Jarvis seems to be having the time of his life catching up on old times, leaving Edna with no choice but to go to bed early.

Charity finds excuses to visit the vets surgery to see if Debbie is around, but when Paddy tells her she is staying with her sick mother, she tries to cover her concern.

Paddy is left confused by Charity’s sudden interest in Debbie, he shrugs it off and goes back to his work.

Keeping the wedding a secret from Marlon is proving to be more difficult than Tricia initially thought. Having cleverly disguised her wedding invitations as Valentine’s cards, she hopes she can pull it off.

Meanwhile in the Woolpack, Rodney nearly lets the cat out of the bag when he proudly flaunts his card in front of Marlon.

Diane is quick to rescue the card, before Rodney reads out the contents to the groom to be!

Tricia is tearful at the prospect of having to sell her wedding dress to raise extra funds for the wedding.

With everyone acting so strangely, Marlon thinks everyone’s gone mad when Paddy jumps out of his skin and drops all his paper work all over the floor.

Little does Marlon he has stumbled across his own best man’s speech as Paddy scrambles about trying to pick up the mess.

Episode 3372: MONDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2003 at 7:30pm

The morning after the night before, Edna is forced to face brunch alone as Jarvis hasn’t surfaced from his heavy night’s drinking with an old friend.

Annoyed as all the competitors are assembling for the finals, Edna notices the woman that Jarvis was so drawn to the evening before.

When Jarvis finally surfaces, he is full of tales of his ex dance partner Freda, whom he met last night.

Edna worries about their performance, as his mind is not strictly on the competition.

But puppy eyed Jarvis is set for another emotional fall as far as Freda is concerned and Edna can see it coming.

Will she be there to pick up the pieces, or will she leave him to make a fool of himself?

Bob relishes the task of getting Marlon to his stag do, now all he’s got to work out is how

to pull the wool over his eyes, so he doesn’t twig.

Meanwhile Marlon is worried that Steph is up to her old tricks as she tries to get him into a

suit and wants to take his inside leg measurement!

Not buying her far fetched story about doing alterations for a distant cousin, Marlon is sure

she has set her sights on him again and vows to tell Tricia what she’s been up to.

As the Reynolds move their stuff into Jacob’s Fold, it becomes apparent that they are

going to have to lighten their load.

Ollie takes on the emotional task of sifting through her mother’s belongings deciding what to give to charity and what to keep.

Teletext :-

Marlon planned a Valentine's Day surprise for Tricia. Jarvis's hopes of romance with his former dancing partner were dashed.
ITV 1 Monday

BBC Puresoap :-

Monday 10th February Charity confused Paddy when she turned up at the vet's surgery and showed a lot of interest in Debbie. Marlon started to think everyone had gone mad as they tried to keep his wedding a secret from him.
When Edna and Jarvis arrived at the dance finals, Jarvis was thrilled to see a lot of old familiar faces.
Edna realised she would be competing in more than just a dance contest.

Date: Tuesday 11 February Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Subtitled, Widescreen

Ashley throws the surprise wedding into jeopardy. Jack helps a friend in need. Ollie resolves to look forward to the future.

Episode 3373:

The village is a hive of activity as the final preparations are under way for Tricia and Marlon’s Valentine wedding.

Things have gone to plan so far and Marlon is still none the wiser to the events that are about to unfold. He is more concerned by Steph’s strange behaviour.

Convinced she is up to her old tricks, Marlon has plucked up the courage to tell Tricia and is determined to get to the bottom of her fishy behaviour.

Meanwhile the villagers are struggling to keep the groom to be in one place, but after a few alcoholic bribes, a well-lubricated Marlon settles in for a night at the pub.

Little does he know he’s in for a little more than the average night at the boozer – as Rodney has organised a stripper of his stag night!

Tricia is distraught as she admits to Turner that she has sold her wedding dress to contribute to escalating costs.

Steph is proud as her daughter puts on a brave face, admitting she’d be happy to walk down the aisle in her dressing gown if she had to.

As the Estate Manager to the Tates’ land, Jack is forced to sit down with Wilf Butler to discuss the repayments of his rent arrears.

Having done everything in his power to stop the Butler’s being evicted from the land, Jack

is deeply disappointed when Wilf explains he plans to quit the farm and move on.

It’s a fresh start for Ollie and Len as they unpack their belongings in their new home. Gradually coming to terms with her loss, Ollie smiles as she places a framed photo of Angie on the mantle piece.

Teletext :-

Marlon was too drunk to realise Ashley had given the game away about the wedding, and also thought Steph was flirting with him. ITV 1 Tuesday

BBC Puresoap :-

Tuesday 11th February Bob was given the task of getting Marlon to his stag do without raising any suspicion.
Steph needed to get Marlon's inside leg measurement for his suit but he thought she was up to her old tricks.
Edna was concerned Jarvis would not dance well at the contest since his mind was on ex-dance partner Freda.
Ollie had to decide which of Angie's belongings could be given to charity.


Date: Thursday 13 February Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Subtitled, Widescreen

Marlon misinterprets Steph's intentions. Scott finds it hard to deny his feelings for Chloe. Viv is touched when Bob shows how much he cares for her.

Episode 3374:

Marlon wakes up with a sore head, but the already dull ache is made worse when he realises he still hasn’t told Tricia about Steph’s advances.

A hangover from hell doesn’t help his paranoia, as Marlon is more convinced than ever that Steph is up to no good, as she kept trying to get him drunk last night.

Confiding in Paddy, Marlon expresses his fears that Steph is trying to split him and Tricia up again.

Paddy does his best to reassure his friend, that although Steph is acting out of sorts he has nothing to worry about and persuades him to keep his trap shut for now!

Meanwhile Tricia has her own dilemma, having sold her dress to pay for the wedding, she decides she has nothing to wear, as she despairs at her wardrobe.

It’s the road to independence for Andy as he passes his driving test. Eager to share his news with Katie he rushes home only to find she is out with Stephen.

Chloe and Scott seem to be spending more and more time together, but are both in denial that their feelings for each other are strong again.

Bob is determined to inject a little romance it to their relationship, organising a candle lit dinner for himself and Viv.

Wanting the perfect setting to give his beloved an eternity ring, Bob orders champagne and discretely drops the ring into the bottom of her glass.

As they raise their glasses to toast their relationship, Viv gets a lump in her throat – butnot the emotional kind, as she swallows the ring!

Teletext :-

Paddy deterred Marlon from telling Tricia of his fears about Steph. Viv swallowed an eternity ring given to her by Bob.
ITV 1 Thursday

BBC Puresoap :-

Thursday 13th February Bob dropped an eternity ring in Viv's champagne glass as a surprise for her but she accidentally swallowed it.Andy passed his driving test and rushed home to tell Kate, only to find she was out with Stephen.
Marlon was still worried that Steph wanted to split him and Tricia up and vowed to tell Tricia all about it.
He confided in Paddy who persuaded his friend to keep quiet for now.


Date: Friday 14 February Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Subtitled, Widescreen

Love is in the air for Scott and Chloe as they realise their true feelings for each other. Tricia's wedding plans come together, but will Marlon be happy to be the groom?

Episode 3375:

Its Valentines Day and Marlon wakes to find a card on the doormat from Tricia. As he opens the card, he realises what a special girl he has, wanting nothing to come between them.

Despite all Paddy’s warning not to upset Tricia, Marlon is more determined to speak to Tricia about Steph before it is too late!

However Tricia is no where to be found, as she is getting ready for the wedding in the Woolpack back room.

It’s the icing on the cake for Tricia, when Steph turns up with an early wedding present to make her day complete.

Things are finally falling into place for Tricia - All she has to worry about now is whether Marlon will say yes.

Meanwhile in the Woolpack, it is time for Tricia’s Valentines surprise. Diane holds Marlon down as Paddy blindfolds him.

As they bundle him into the church, he takes off his blindfold to see Tricia – every inch the radiant bride. Convinced he’s dreaming, he has to pinch himself to see if he’s awake!

As he opens his eyes, Tricia is still standing there staring straight back at him. Unable to take the suspense the entire congregation, who have been listening at the door burst in.

But Tricia and Marlon are oblivious to the rapidly increasing audience as they share a passionate kiss.

After the service, Marlon is relieved as all the strange behaviour suddenly makes sense. Who else could have would insist on a cake made of marshmallow for a Valentine’s party?

Just when Tricia thinks all the secrecy is over, Marlon reveals he too has a Valentine’s surprise up his sleeve – one that will allow the happy couple to sail off into the sunset in style!

Teletext :-

Marlon realised Tricia had arranged a surprise wedding. The villagers attended Marlon and Tricia's Valentine's Day wedding.
ITV 1 Friday

BBC Puresoap :-

Friday 14th February Marlon woke to find the perfect Valentine's card from Tricia but when he looked for her she had vanished. A little while later Diane and Paddy held Marlon down and blindfolded him, then bundled him into the church.
When he was allowed to open his eyes he was stunned to see Tricia standing there, every inch the radiant bride.
Marlon was more than happy to marry Tricia, much to everyone's delight.

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