Emmerdale Episode Guide For The Year 2003
Previews for Episodes #3453-3458 --- 1st - 6 June 2003

Updated & Finished: 18 June 2003

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Current Cast List

Producer: Steve Frost
Executive Producer: Keith Richardson

This week's episodes were directed by :-

Daniel Wison
Duncan Foster

These episodes were written by :-

Karin Young
Janyis Chambers
Bill Taylor
Margaret Simpson

Date: Sunday 01 June Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Cain and Charity come to blows over Debbie. Danny feels neglected as Ollie
feels the pressure of exams. Ronnie finds an unexpected friend in Jack.

Cast List includes :-
Jeff Hordley, Emma Atkins, Cleveland Campbell, Vicky Binns, Ray Ashcroft,
Clive Hornby

Episode 3453

Charity and Chris are fast tiring of Cain’s influence over their life since he discovered that he is Debbie’s father. Realising that the way to rid herself of him is to force him out of her life, Charity decides that the time has come to call in some help and she embarks on engaging a lawyer to block access to Debbie. But while the lawyer is sympathetic to their cause, he points out that Cain hasn’t actually done anything wrong and little can be done.

Cain hits Charity

Charity is devastated but fate is about to lend a hand. She visits Cain and a vicious argument ensues. Skeletons falls out of cupboards at a rapid rate and Cain gets handy with his fists! Unfortunately, Debbie witnesses more than either of them had planned on and races from the scene in tears. Has Cain blown it big time?

Debbie flees the scene

Ollie is still busying herself with her exams – to the point where Danny is starting to feel neglected. Len offers some advice, but will it work for Danny or just get him in more bother with the swotting Ollie?

Louise and Ronnie continue to walk on eggshells around each other and the situation is becoming unbearable. Ronnie seizes a moment to clear the air when he spots Louise alone and moves in for a heart to heart. But as Jack witnesses their little chat, will he stand by Ronnie and offer a shoulder to cry on, or jump to the wrong conclusion?

ITV.COM Family fisticuffs Sunday 01.06.03 (copied here for archive purposes as it will be removed from their site after two weeks)

Realising that the way to rid herself of Cain Dingle is to force him out of her life, Charity decides that the time has now come to call in some professional help.

Charity and Chris plan what they can do to rid themselves of Cain Dingle once and for all

So Charity embarks on engaging a lawyer to block Cain’s access to Debbie, but while the lawyer is sympathetic to their cause, she points out that Cain hasn’t actually done anything wrong and little can be done.

Cain and Charity

When Charity goes to pick Debbie up from visiting her dad a vicious argument ensues between them. It culminates in Cain landing a punch on Charity after she starts berating him over sleeping with Ollie. Unfortunately, Debbie witnesses more than either of them had planned on and races from the scene in tears.

Debbie tries to break up Charity and Cain's fight

Ollie is still busying herself with her exams, to the point where Danny is starting to feel neglected. Len suggests that him and Danny start making an effort around the house to ease the stress on Ollie.

Louise and Ronnie walking on eggshells

Louise and Ronnie continue to walk on eggshells around each other and the situation is becoming unbearable. Ronnie seizes a moment to clear the air when he spots Louise alone and moves in for a heart to heart. Jack witnesses their little chat, but Ronnie makes sure he knows that the fling is well and truly over when he catches up with Jack later on.

Bob is finally let off the hook, after his disastrous stint at bar management, when Louise and Diane discover the takings were up for the period they were away.

Bob gets out the champaigne when Diane and Louise realise their takings were up


Date: Monday 02 June Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Cain is arrested as Charity sticks by her husband. Ronnie attempts
reconciliation but Frances keeps him in suspense. Danny hatches a cheeky plan to regain
Ollie's affections.

Cast List includes
Jeff Hordley, Emma Atkins, Ray Ashcroft, Sandy Walsh, Cleveland Campbell,
Vicky Binns


Episode 3454

Charity and Cain momentarily put their troubles behind them and search together for Debbie after she witnessed their fight.

Bought badck to realty, as Charity and Cain discover daught Debbie distraught

But when they finally track her down she tells them in no uncertain terms that she hates the pair of them and wishes they were dead!

Debbie tells her parents she wishes them dead

Chris has similar thoughts for Cain when he spots the swelling on Charity’s face after her confrontation with him. Charity tries to explain it away but Chris soon sees through her lies and declares that the police should be brought in immediately. Charity is uneasy as she wants the best for Debbie, but she also knows that the right thing to do isn’t always the easiest. She heeds her husband’s advice and Cain is soon under arrest for assault.

Cain is under arrest - Lisa, Police Officer and Cain

Ronnie continues to bust a gut to try and win back Frances – but she is a hard shell to crack. He then hits on the idea of whisking his wife away for a romantic trip abroad. But Frances isn’t so sure and decides to open her heart to Diane. Will Diane’s words of wisdom send her back into Ronnie’s arms, or will she decide that he can’t be trusted again?

Ollie is furious to discover that Danny has been larking about with the memory tape she has been using to study for her exams. She storms into the Woolpack to give him a piece of her mind but Len is their to keep the peace and points out that Danny is just trying to

let her know how much he cares for her. Ollie soon sees the error of her ways and decides the time has come to give Danny a bit more attention.

Ollie and Danny have a heart to heart

Over at Paddy and Emily’s house, Marlon struggles to take the hint that the time has come to move out and find a new home.

ITV.COM Policing the parents Monday 02.06.03 (copied here for archive purposes as it will be removed from their site after two weeks)

Charity and Cain momentarily put their troubles behind them to search for Debbie after she witnessed their fight. But when they finally track her down Debbie says she wishes they were dead!

Cain finally catches up with Debbie but she says she wishes both her parents dead


Chris has similar thoughts for Cain when he spots the swelling on Charity’s face after her confrontation with him. Charity tries to explain it away but Chris soon sees through her lies and declares that the police should be brought in immediately.

Chris calls in the police to Cain - pictured Lisa, Police Officer and Cain


Charity is uneasy as she wants the best for Debbie, but she also knows that the right thing to do isn’t always the easiest. She heeds her husband’s advice and Cain is soon under arrest for assault.

Over at Paddy and Emily’s house, Marlon struggles to take the hint that the time has come to move out and find a new home.
Ronnie continues to bust a gut to try and win back Frances but she is a hard shell to crack. He then hits on the idea of whisking his wife away for a romantic trip abroad. But Frances isn’t so sure and decides to open her heart to Diane.

Ollie is furious to discover that Danny has been larking about with the memory tape she has been using to study for her exams. She storms into the Woolpack to give him a piece of her mind but Len is their to keep the peace and points out that Danny is just trying to let her know how much he cares for her. Ollie soon sees the error of her ways and decides the time has come to give Danny a bit more attention.


Date: Tuesday 03 June Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Chris is murderous when Charity lets Cain off the hook. Marlon finds himself
a new home and a nightmare roommate. Ollie's exam pressure continues to
threaten her relationship with Danny.

Cast List includes
Peter Amory, Emma Atkins, Jeff Hordley, Mark Charnock, Vicky Binns, Cleveland Campbell

Episode 3455

It’s the day after the night before and Charity is dreading having to tell Debbie that Cain has been arrested for assaulting her. However, the decision is taken out of her hands when Chris gleefully tells Debbie the news. Charity is taken back by her daughter’s reaction and begins to wonder whether the news will have a long lasting effect on their relationship. Feeling that they are now more distant than ever before, Charity decides to drop the charges against Cain - a decision which infuriates Chris. Cain is left dumbfounded when he receives a visit from Charity offering to call a truce for Debbie’s sake - but how long will the battling pair be able to control their hatred for each other?

Elsewhere, Emily and Paddy are beginning to regret their hospitality. After another sleepless night thanks to Marlon’s insomnia, the pair decide that he has overstayed his welcome. Marlon thinks that they may have a point when they suggest that the only reason that he had a decent night’s sleep at the Dingles was because it was a family house where he feels secure. Lisa is delighted when Marlon asks if he could move back in. However, the prospect of sharing a room with Shadrach fills him with dread.

Marlon is forced to share a room with Marlon

The course of true love is certainly not running smoothly for Ollie and Danny. After a heart to heart to, Ollie realises that she has been ignoring him too much. But her guilt is short lived as she places the blame squarely on Danny’s shoulders when she oversleeps, missing an important meeting with her tutor.

Meanwhile, unemployment is beginning to take its toll on Andy. The young lad is forced to swallow his pride and approaches Robert for a loan.

Charity

Teletext :-

Charity dropped the charges against Cain for Debbie's sake. Marlon moved into the Dingle's. Robert lent Andy money for groceries. ITV 1 Tuesday

ITV.COM Let sleeping dogs lie Tuesday 03.06.03 (copied here for archive purposes as it will be removed from their site after two weeks)

After another sleepless night, thanks to Marlon’s insomnia, Emily and Paddy decide that he’s overstayed his welcome so make the suggestion he move into the Dingles where he obviously feels more secure. Marlon thinks that they may have a point and that the only reason that he had a decent night’s sleep at the Dingles was because it was a family house. The only problem is space hence when Marlon asks Lisa whether he can move in he’s stuck with sharing a room with a rather smelly Shadrach.

Marlon is forced to sleep with ShadrachMarlon and Shadrach are forced to share a bed

Chris delights in revealing the news of her father’s arrest to a distraught Debbie. Charity is taken back by her daughter’s reaction and begins to wonder whether this will have a long lasting effect on their relationship. Feeling that they are now more distant than ever before,

Charity goes to visit Cain

Charity decides to drop the charges against Cain, a decision that infuriates Chris. Cain is flabbergasted when Charity tells him the news, especially when she asks for a truce between the long-standing opponents, for Debbie’s case.

Ollie is furious with Danny after he leaves her to sleep in, when she should be at an important meeting with her tutor. But a heart-to-heart smooths things over, as the couple realise that they love each other and that Ollie going to university won’t come between them.

Total love is in the air for Ollie and Danny

Meanwhile Andy is having major financial problems now that he and Katie are living independently, away from the Sugdens.



Date: Wednesday 04 June Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Chris is convinced that Charity's history with Cain will ruin his marriage.
Marlon is driven to distraction by his unsavoury roommate. Andy and Katie's
penniless status begins to bite.

Cast List includes
Peter Amory, Emma Atkins, Jeff Hordley, Mark Charnock, Kelvin Fletcher, Sammy
Winward

Episode 3456

Chris starts to wonder what Charity really wants from their relationship after discovering that she has dropped the charges against Cain. He opens his heart to Terry and admits that he struggles to understand why Charity acts like she does. Such is his hate for Cain, he even admits that he would do anything to see the back of him and only the threat of prison is stopping him. Terry sympathises with Chris but is surprised when his boss opens up completely and admits that Charity never told him that she loved him until he agreed to let Debbie move in.

Charity is going to tolerate Cain for Debbie's sake

Marlon has enjoyed a blissful night’s sleep at the Dingle’s but he is still bugged by the mysterious stench that fills his nostrils. Sam and Marlon decided that the time has come for a clean up and try to track down the potent pong. It doesn’t take too long to work out that the source is Shadrach – or more accurately his disgusting trainers.

Marlon discovers that Shadrach's trainers are responsible for the bad smell.  Turns out Shadrach has been wearing them for literally years

The pressure is on for Andy to try and find a job – and a house for both him and Katie. His job hunt takes him through the village but everywhere he turns, the answer is always a resounding ‘No’. He tries to stay upbeat as he informs Katie that he will have to resort to working in an office as a junior – a job that Katie knows he will hate. But needs must and Andy knows that it is up to him to bring home the bacon.

Elsewhere, Zoe is encouraged by a visiting nurse’s assessment of her condition and decides the time has come to have Jean baptised.

And can Ronnie resist the urge to revert to type when he offers Chloe a lift in his truck?

ITV.COM Chris confides in Terry Wednesday 04.06.03 (copied here for archive purposes as it will be removed from their site after two weeks)

Chris opens his heart to Terry as he struggles to understand Charity’s actions and wonders what she really wants from their relationship having discovered that she’s dropped the criminal charges against Cain.

Terry sympathises with Chris but is surprised when his boss opens up completely and admits that Charity never told him that she loved him until he agreed to let Debbie move in.

Chris is given cause to rethink his feelings and those of his wife

Meanwhile, after promising to Debbie that they are going to make a concerted effort to be courteous to each other, her estranged parents are forced to put the words into action when Charity drops Debbie off at the Dingles.

Debbie and Cain spending time together

Andy is trying to remain upbeat about the prospect of finding a job and a house. But having nearly exhausted all his options in Emmerdale he informs Katie that he will have to resort to working in an office as a junior, a job that Katie knows he will hate. But needs must and Andy knows that it is up to him to bring home the bacon.

Although Marlon is able to sleep soundly at the Dingles, he is still annoyed by the foul pong, which seems to be lingering. It’s not until after him and Sam have cleaned the house that he discovers that the source is Shadrach’s disgusting trainers, which he’s not at all willing to part with.

Elsewhere, Zoe is encouraged by a visiting nurse’s assessment of her condition and decides the time has come to have Jean baptised.


 

Date: Thursday 05 June  Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Marlon saves Shadrach's life and faces a court case for his trouble. Chris's miserable home life begins to have consequences elsewhere. Jack is compromised by Andy and Katie's refusal to back down.

Cast List includes
Mark Charnock, Andy Devine, Peter Amory, Clive Hornby, Kelvin Fletcher, Sammy Winward

Episode 3457

Shadrach is stunned when he discovers that Marlon has taken it upon himself to rid the Dingle home of his foul trainers and burn them in the yard! But he isn’t about to take it lying down and Lisa forces Marlon to dig deep and cough up way over the odds for a new pair.

Shadrach is pleased with his new trainers but still expects Marlon to provide money

Shadrach being a Dingle, however, isn’t about to let the opportunity of easy cash pass him by and he sets about spending his new windfall on a slap-up lunch in the Woolpack. The scheming backfires, though, when he chokes on his lunch and a bitter

Shadrach begins to choke

Marlon is forced to save the day with an abdominal thrust! But even when the food is dislodged, Shadrach is still in pain and later discovers that he has a broken rib – courtesy of Marlon’s life-saving technique.

Marlon saves Shadrach's life

He instantly sees pound signs and realises that the time has come to get even with Marlon for burning his boots – enter a “No Win, No Fee” lawyer with a lawsuit for Marlon!

Jack is left red-faced when Chris quizzes him about the eviction of Andy and Katie from the farm – pointing out that they are still very much there. The tough approach doesn’t wash with Andy as Jack tries again to move them on, so instead he tries the softly, softly angle. But it is all to no avail and when Jack realises he is wasting his time, he reveals that Chris has instigated legal proceedings to have them moved on. Katie is outraged and points out that it was because of Jack’s interference initially that she and Andy are now in this mess.

Edna continues to hide herself away from village life – much to the concern of those around her. But it is all they can do just to get her to talk to them, let alone convince her that she has no reason to become a recluse just because of the village roof disaster.

Shadrach & Marlon

Teletext :-

Shadrach threatened to sue Marlon for GBH. Chris ordered Andy and Katie off his land. Ashley asked Edna to return to the church.
ITV 1 Thursday

ITV.COM Shoes on fire Thursday 05.06.03 (copied here for archive purposes as it will be removed from their site after two weeks)

Marlon discovers a bad smell in the Dingle house is coming from Shadrach's shoes - which he literally hasn't taken off in years

Shadrach is stunned when he discovers that Marlon has taken it upon himself to permanently rid the Dingle home of his foul trainers and burn them in the yard without his knowledge!


But he isn’t about to take it lying down and Lisa forces Marlon to dig deep and cough up way over the odds for a new pair. Shadrach decides to head off to the Woolpack, shoeless, for a free meal and several pints but he finds himself in a predicament after choking on some crisps. It's Marlon who is forced to save the day with an abdominal thrust.

Shadrach is far from pleased with Marlon when he finds out what has happened to his shoes

But even when the food is dislodged, Shadrach is still in pain and later discovers that he has a broken rib, courtesy of Marlon’s life-saving technique. He instantly sees pound signs and realises that the time has come to get even with Marlon for burning his boots by entering a “No Win, No Fee” lawyer with a lawsuit for Marlon!

Charity tries to bridge the gap between herself and Chris but he isn’t in the mood to play happy families. Instead he decides to instigate legal proceedings to have Andy and Katie moved on from the farm but Jack is the one left to share the news with the young couple, who only have 24 hours before they must vacate the premises.

Andy and Katie


Betty is worried about Edna’s reclusive behaviour since the village roof disaster so she calls on Ashley to help coax her back to church and into her normal life. But Ashley’s words fall on deaf ears, as Edna is adamant that she is happy keeping herself to herself.





Date: Friday 06 June  Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Andy comes to a big decision about the farm, but is gutted when Jack stands in his way. Marlon considers absconding to avoid his legal troubles. Edna's friends resort to mischief to woo her from her lonely reclusion.

Cast List includes
Kelvin Fletcher, Clive Hornby, Mark Charnock, Shirley Stelfox

Episode 3458

Jack shows some potential tenants around the Butler’s farm – but they aren’t taken by the idea of running the place after laying eyes on squatters Andy and Katie. Jack is far from happy, but the visit gives Andy an idea – perhaps he could get back to his roots and apply to run the farm himself. Katie is suitably stunned by the notion but Andy quickly convinces himself that they really could make it work. But the big question is whether or not he can convince Katie to give it a go with him.

The bad blood between Marlon and Shadrach continues to brew at the Dingle’s and it makes life very unpleasant for everyone else. Shadrach gloats about suing Marlon and thrives on the distress he is causing the Woolpack chef. But Marlon can’t help but wonder if he is doomed to be cursed with bad luck all his life. It’s only when Bob reminds him that he is set to join Tricia in India that the smile returns to Marlon’s face and he decides to tough it out with Shadrach.

Villagers are growing more and more concerned about Edna’s self imposed exile and they hatch a plan to bring her back into the fold. Word spreads that a parcel has arrived in the village for Edna and she must reveal herself to retrieve it. Little does she realise that a game of pass the parcel is set to follow and she will end up chasing it around the village.

ITV.COM Legal matters hit Emmerdale Friday 06.06.03 (copied here for archive purposes as it will be removed from their site after two weeks)

Shadrach gloats about suing Marlon and thrives on the distress he’s causing his relative. But Marlon can’t help but wonder if he’s doomed to be cursed with bad luck all his life. The bad atmosphere at the Dingle’s has spread to the Woolpack where the stressed out chef is venting his frustration. But despite various friend’s assistance in trying to persuade Shadrach to stop taking legal action the prospect of a quick buck spurs him on.

Stressed out Marlon looses his patiences with Marlon

Edna’s friends decide that the time has come for her to be wheedled out of her house and back into the village life. Word spreads that a parcel has arrived for Edna and she must reveal herself to retrieve it. Little does she realise that a game of pass the parcel is set to follow and she will end up chasing it around the village. A totally fed up Edna ends up in the Woolpack, where she is finally persuaded to give in and join the villagers for a drink.

Edna

Jack issues legal papers to Andy and Katie on Chris Tate’s behalf, but the request that his son leave the premises before the potential tenants are shown round are ignored.

Jack serves notice on andy and Katie

Instead the couple are put off the prospect of dealing with squatters so the farm is left unsold. The idea hits Andy that he should follow his dreams by applying to the run the farm himself.

Paul, the postie is still not settling into his job easily, particularly with the added hindrance of the older local residents insisting he join them for cups of tea, not to mention assisting with handy-man jobs about the house.
Zoe’s love interest from the recent wedding is keen to set up a date but the schizophrenic worries about telling her new friend Cally about the disease.


Jack

 

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