Emmerdale Episode Guide For The Year 2003
Previews for Episodes #3426-3431 --- 27 April - 2 May 2003

Updated: 30th May 2003

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Current Cast List

Producer: Steve Frost
Executive Producer: Keith Richardson

This week's episodes were directed by
Philip Wood (Sun)
John Anderson (Mon-Fri)

These episodes were written by :-
Mark Illis (Sun)
Bill Taylor (Mon)
Ian Fenton (Tue)
Bill Lyons (Wed)
Janys Chambers (Thu)
Margaret Simpson (Fri)


Its a 6 day week for Emmerdale

EXTRA EPISODE Date: Sunday 27 April Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm on ITV1

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Tricia says her goodbyes to the village as Marlon struggles with a big decision. Pollard struggles to hand over his beloved chains. Viv's world lights up when Bob moves back in.

Cast List includes
Sheree Murphy, Mark Charnock, Christopher Chittell, Deena Payne, Antony Audenshaw

Marlon and Tricia are forced to make some choices

 

Episode 3426

The Bollywood film crew prepares to leave Emmerdale to complete the rest of their film in India, but Tricia and Marlon are hardly speaking. Marlon has taken the news of his wife’s departure badly and can’t believe she would leave him again so soon after their wedding. But starry-eyed Tricia has her heart set on following her dreams and had made up her mind to go - she only wishes Marlon would give her his blessing. However, level-headed Marlon has his feet firmly on the ground until Diane makes a suggestion that sends everything into a spin. Will he let his Bollywood bride pursue her career aspirations, or will her departure jeopardise their relationship?

The residents of Emmerdale say goodbye to Tricia and Marlon

The clock is ticking for Pollard and he is forced to face the inevitable as he prepares his mayoral chains for the hand over ceremony. Sad to lose his title, he reflects on the status it had given him and wishes Gloria was close by. But the powers of Westminster are taking their toll on Pollard’s distant wife and she is far too busy to return his calls.

Elsewhere in the village, Viv has been trying to coax Bob home but he is determined to take things slowly. Her persistence, however, finally pays off when she invites him in to seal their recently rekindled relationship and he eagerly accepts.

ITV.COM Indian adventure (being put here for archive purposes as it will disappear from the www.itv.com site in two weeks).

It’s an emotional time in Emmerdale as Marlon and Tricia’s lives are suddenly turned upside down. Marlon just can’t believe that his wife would leave him again so soon after their wedding. As Tricia tells Diane and Louise her news, a shocked Marlon hears some home truths as he earwigs from the Woolpack kitchen. Marlon resolves to give Tricia his blessing to leave for India but as the couple realise they couldn’t bear to be apart they decide to take up Diane’s suggestion that Marlon joins Tricia.

Tricia and Marlon say their goodbyes

The Woolpack throw a leaving party for their two ex-employees but a pep talk from Pollard has the adverse effect on an already panicky Marlon, causing him to have serious second thoughts about leaving his comfortable domain. Luckily an emotional plea by Tricia persuades Marlon to jump in the limo which gets them to the airport just in the nick of time. Amidst the drama Bob decides it’s time to seal his rekindled love for Viv, offering to walk her back home from the party.

Meanwhile Pollard wallows in self-pity after having to officially hand over the Mayor title to his rival. It’s down to Lisa to attempt to cheer her boss up as he reflects on the loss of his status and lack of purpose he now feels. He wishes Gloria was close by to help him through this bad time, but the powers of Westminster are taking their toll on Pollard’s distant wife.

Tricia leaves for India with goodbyes to her Mum and Granddad

Teletext :-

Tricia headed for India with Marlon in tow. Bob and Viv rekindled their relationship. Eric was delighted when Gloria rang him. ITV 1 Sunday

Pollard is delighted when he receives a call from Gloria

BBC Puresoap :-

Sunday 27th April Tricia prepared to leave for India. It meant being away for six months and Marlon took the news very badly. Tricia desperately wanted Marlon's blessing and it was only when Diane had a word that he finally saw sense. Pollard was in a sad and reflective mood as he prepared to hand over the mayoral chains and title. Viv's persistence paid off when Bob finally agreed to sleep with her.

Marlon and Tricia in the back of the limo - the end!


Date: Monday 28 April Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm on ITV1

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
News from Louise and Dawn throws Terry into confusion. Nicola has big plans to launch a company but Laurel is left disappointed. A lonely Pollard enjoys Sunday dinner at the Dingles.

Cast List includes
Emily Symons, Julia Mallam, Billy Hartman, Nicola Wheeler, Charlotte Bellamy, Christopher Chittell

Louise is playing dangerously

Episode 3427

Dawn has been feeling under the weather, giving Terry the perfect opportunity to take an eager break from his fitness regime and visit his friends in the pub. But a heart to heart with Louise has a surprising outcome as she reveals the she is seeing a married man. Terry is taken aback when he realises the severity of the situation, questioning whether she is in her right mind. But as he dwells on her revelation he can’t help feeling slightly disjointed about her blasé approach to the relationship, so soon after rejecting him.

Terry and Louise

Later at home, Terry puts aside his mixed emotions towards Louise. Dawn is still feeling green and delivers a further blow when she reveals why.

Nicola is furious when she discovers Laurel has been out on the town and missed two of her cleaning appointments. Keen to get the money flowing into their cleaning empire, Laurel’s approach doesn’t seem up to scratch, Nicola is intent on getting things ship shape. Like father like daughter, and Nicola is certainly a chip off the old block for Rodney. He is so impressed by her business skills he decides to buy her a new car to help with the cleaning business.

Elsewhere in the village, Ronnie continues to pursue his affair with Louise, she remains uncharacteristically unconcerned about people’s perceptions in the village.

ITV.COM A hint of jealousy (being put here for archive purposes as it will disappear from the www.itv.com site in two weeks).

With Dawn feeling under the weather Terry visits the Woolpack for a quick pint. When Louise reveals that she’s seeing someone Terry can’t help feeling hurt after she so recently rejected him. As he dwells on the revelation he’s determined to find out more from Louise and is shocked to discover the man is married.

Terry is shocked at Louise's news

Later at home he is forced to put aside his mixed emotions towards Louise when Dawn announces that the cause of her illness could be pregnancy.

Pollard is trying to make up for his title loss by throwing all his efforts into the business but Lisa is not very impressed when he calls her into work on Sunday to deal with petty issues.

Pollard has dinner at the Dingles

Kindhearted Lisa takes pity on her boss by inviting him to join them for Sunday lunch, but it doesn’t quite turn out to be the refined occasion he’s accustomed to.

Nicola is intent on getting her business ship shape, starting by ensuring Laurel doesn’t miss any more cleaning appointments due to her late night clubbing sessions.

Nicola and Rodney

Like father like daughter, Nicola is certainly a chip off the old block for Rodney. He is so impressed by her business skills that he decides to buy her a new car to help with the cleaning business. After Rodney suggests sharpening up it's image Nicola busily sets about researching a new name for the business and organising a photo shoot at the church.

Meanwhile Laurel is showing obvious signs of affection towards Ashley that haven’t gone unnoticed, particularly by Nicola who is quick to encourage Laurel to pursue the matter.

Teletext :-


Rodney offered to buy Nicola a car for work. Louise told Terry she was seeing a married man. Dawn thought that she may be pregnant. ITV 1 Monday


BBC Puresoap :-

Monday 28th April Terry was concerned when Louise told him she was having an affair with a married man, but refused to say who. But any worries he had went out of the window when he got back home and Dawn told him she might be pregnant. Nicola was furious when she found out Laurel had been out on the town and missed two cleaning appointments. Rodney was impressed with Nicola's business sense and bought her a car.

Interesting times a head for Dawn and Terry

Date: Tuesday 29 April Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm on ITV1

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
News of imminent fatherhood leaves Terry on cloud nine. Nicola decides to give Laurel a life makeover. Pollard is over the moon when he is whisked away by Gloria.

Cast List includes
Billy Hartman, Nicola Wheeler, Charlotte Bellamy, Christopher Chittell


Terry and Dawn

Episode 3428

Unnerved by Dawns revelation that she might be pregnant, Terry is keen for her to take a test to find out for sure. Dawn confides in Siobhan she would made up at the thought of having a baby, but she begins to doubt Terry, as has remained very quiet about the subject. Little does Dawn know,

Terry and Diane

Terry is preoccupied with finding out the identity of Louise’s new flame. Desperate to find out more, he plagues Diane for a name. Although Diane has huge issues with Louise’s affair she remains loyal to her friend and will not be drawn on his identity, leaving Terry frustrated. As Dawn finds out the test results, she takes her new husband aside and tells him he is going to have to let Louise go – he has bigger responsibilities now as she is pregnant with their first child.

Laurel  all dressed up as you have never seen her

Meanwhile, Nicola is busy organising a photo shoot to help drum up extra business for their cleaning company. Determined not to be outdone by the likes of Chloe, who has been brought in to model for the shoot, Laurel reveals her new image which gives everyone a fright!

Steph, Laurel  and Chloe all dress up

Elsewhere in the village, Paul is delighted to have been offered the postman’s job. But the excitement quickly wears off when Betty lays into him about his duties before he’s even had a chance to handle any post.

Depressed Pollard decides to drown his sorrows when it becomes very apparent his busy wife Gloria has forgotten their wedding anniversary. Fed up of playing second fiddle to her job, Pollard reflects on his life. Not only has he lost his title of Mayor, it is becoming increasing obvious he has lost his wife as well. Little does he know Gloria has got a trick up her sleeve to celebrate their anniversary – if only Lisa can stop him going on an antique trip to Scotland with Rodney.

Pollard, Lisa and Rodney

ITV.COM Diane Dishes Advice (being put here for archive purposes as it will disappear from the www.itv.com site in two weeks).

Terry’s head is in turmoil over his feelings towards Louise. He confides in Diane as he tries to make sense of why Louise has started seeing someone so soon after rejecting him. Although Diane has huge issues with Louise’s affair she remains loyal to her friend and will not be drawn on his identity, leaving Terry frustrated.

Meanwhile Dawn tells Siobhan that she's made up at the thought of having a baby, but doubts Terry’s feelings, as he’s remained very quiet about the subject. However when the couple get confirmation that Dawn is pregnant Terry declares his undying love for his wife and looks forward to starting a family.

It’s Pollards wedding anniversary but he can’t seem to get hold of his wife. Fed up of playing second fiddle to her job, Pollard reflects on his life. Not only has he lost his title of Mayor, it is becoming increasing obvious he has lost his wife as well. Little does he know that she has cooked up a plan to whisk him away to romantic Romania for the weekend for a surprise so when Rodney invites him to join his antiques trip to Scotland he’s quick to accept. It’s Lisa who stops him from leaving with Rodney in the nick of time.

Laurel turns heads after Nicola gives her a make over for the cleaning business photo shoot. After Ashley comments on how great she looks a love-struck Laurel decides to take her employer up on the offer to perform a permanent image alteration.

Paul Marsden gets the job as postman, but his jubilation is cut short after Betty lays into him about his duties before he’s even started.

Elsewhere Diane persuades Bob that it’s time to move back in with Viv and Alan steps into the breach at the Woolpack in Marlon and Tricia’s absence.

She Wolf's screen capture of Steph, Laurel and Chloe - visit www.emmerdale.tk for many more Emmerdale related screen captures

 

Teletext :-

Dawn's pregnancy test was positive. Diane refused to tell Terry who Louise was seeing. Gloria whisked Eric away to Romania. ITV 1 Tuesday

BBC Puresoap :-

Tuesday 29th April Nicola organised a photo shoot for the business and Laurel surprised her when she turned up with a new image. Dawn took a pregnancy test which confirmed what she already suspected - she was going to have Terry's baby. A depressed Pollard took to the bottle because he thought Gloria had forgotten their wedding anniversary. Paul was excited after landing the postman's job in the village.


Date: Wednesday 30 April Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm on ITV1

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Bob is sanguine about Terry and Dawn's news whilst Viv refuses to be called Granny. Diane and Louise come into conflict about Ronnie. Laurel has her first lesson in life management from Nicola.

Cast List includes
Antony Audenshaw, Billy Hartman, Julia Mallam, Deena Payne, Elizabeth Estensen, Emily Symons

 

Episode 3429 - Wednesday 30 April 2003 at 7:00pm On ITV1 FULLY NETWORKED

After all the commotion over their wedding, Terry is afraid to tell Bob about Dawn’s pregnancy. He is relieved when Dawn offers to break the news for him. Dreading another outburst, Dawn tentatively plucks up the courage to approach Bob about the baby. Prepared for the worst, she is shocked by his reaction.

Nosy Nicola can't help earwigging the baby news and later tells Viv she would make a perfect grandmother. But Viv gets the wrong end of the stick, thinking Scott must have got Chloe pregnant and sets about giving him an ear bashing.

At the first mention of being a dad, the blood drains from Scott’s guilty face as he presumes she must have found out he got Zoe pregnant. Will Scott come clean and admit to his fling with Zoe? Convinced the game’s up, he sits his unsuspecting mother down and prepares to tell her the truth.

Elsewhere in the village there is a frosty atmosphere in the Woolpack. Diane disapproves of her friend’s casual attitude towards adultery. But it’s Louise who is left out in the cold, when Ronnie and Frances enjoy a drink in the pub. Awkward Louise can’t help but feel jealous as she plays the mistress.

Paul and Siobhan Marsden move into the village

With Paul now working in the village, Frances is keen for them to move closer to the family. She manages to get Siobhan’s back up by arranging for them to view a cottage in the village. With Tricia and Marlon in India, Turner offers them a short-term lease. Once they have looked round the property they agree that they could make a go of it and decide to move in.

Paul and Sioghan

Date: Thursday 01 May Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm on ITV1

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Diane forces Louise into a situation with the wife of her lover. Viv struggles with the notion of becoming a grandmother. Paul and Siobhan move into the village. Debbie feels sidelined in the Tate household.

Cast List includes
Elizabeth Estensen, Emily Symons, Deena Payne, Matthew Booth, Abigail Fisher, Charley Webb

Laurel has the hots for Ashley

Episode 3430

Having befriended Frances, Diane struggles to understand Louise’s selfishness, as she remains unconcerned for the trouble her affair may cause. Meanwhile, Louise is jealous of her friend’s growing bond with Frances but is determined not to back down over Ronnie. Diane sets about changing Louise’s perspective – if she can only make her see who the real victim is, then maybe she’d leave the Marsdens’ alone.

While Bob is overjoyed at the prospect of being a grandparent, Viv however is not so sure as the villagers tease her with granny jokes! Meanwhile, Diane has a plan that begins to change her mind, as she begins to see grandparenting in a different light. Terry is chuffed to finally have his best mate back, as he and Bob go for a jog in the village – both keen to get fit in time for the new baby.

Elsewhere, in the village, family life is not so blissful. There is trouble at the Tates’ as Debbie and Joseph aren’t exactly seeing eye to eye. Playtime becomes aggressive when the children accuse each other of cheating and have to be split up by Charity and Chris.

Meanwhile, Laurel has got the wrong end of the stick about Ashley, and with a bit of encouragement from Nicola has decided to move in for the kill. Ashley is taken aback by her forward behaviour, as he tries to let her down gently.

Louise and Ronnie Louise and Ronnie continue their affair

Date: Friday 02 May Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm on ITV1

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Diane is furious to find Louise and Ronnie in a compromising position. Terry and Dawn make plans for the future. Frances finds an ally in Ashley.

Cast List includes
Elizabeth Estensen, Emily Symons, Ray Ashcroft, Billy Hartman, Julia Mallam, Sandy Walsh

Diane walks in on Ronnie and Louise

Episode 3431

Temperatures are soaring again for Ronnie and Louise. Despite spending time with Frances, Louise still has no intention of ending the affair. Ronnie is shocked that Louise has been spending time with his wife, but shows little sign of guilt. At the meet at the Woolpack they are conscious of being spotted, so Louise takes Ronnie somewhere more intimate. But their intimacy doesn’t last long, when Diane catches them in an uncompromising position in the pub cellar! Mortified at what she has witnessed, Diane scrambles from the cellar, leaving Louise and Ronnie panicking that she will go straight to Frances.

Viv is slowly coming around to the prospect of being a granny. When Diane announces the competition for the most glamorous granny, she is determined not to be outdone.

Good-natured Frances is keen to make her mark in the community, when Ashley tells her they could do with a hand with the flowers in the church she jumps at the chance.

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