Emmerdale Episode Guide For The Year 2003
Episodes #3470-3475 --- 23rd - 27th June 2003

Updated & Finished 4th July 2003

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Current Cast List

Producer: Steve Frost
Executive Producer: Keith Richardson

This week's episodes were directed by :-

Haldane Duncan
Judith Dine

These episodes were written by :-

Bill Taylor (Mon 1st)
Peter Kerry (Mon 2nd)
Stephen Bennett
Janys Chambers
Mark Illis

NO EPISODE SUNDAY 22 JUNE 2003

 

 

 

TWO EPISODES JOINED TOGETHER

Date: Monday 23 June Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Len is shocked as Danny reveals that Ollie has used drugs to get through her exams. Paul and Siobhan plan to make new friends and influence the village. Jack thinks Victoria's illness is a prank and gets a shock when she winds up in hospital. Louise finds herself alone and tries to take comfort in the arms of Paul.

Cast List includes :-
Peter Martin, Cleveland Campbell, Vicky Binns, Matthew Booth, Abigail Fisher, Clive Hornby

Episode 3470 - Airing Monday, 23rd June 2003 at 7:00 pm on ITV1

Ollie is still struggling to deal with the pressure from her exams, but her methods of alleviating stress are giving Danny cause for concern, as he struggles with the realisation that she is taking drugs. To make matters worse, Len has noticed her odd behaviour and is starting to ask questions. Worried about her health, Danny decides to come clean about Ollie’s addiction. While Ollie is still scoring drugs to get through her final exams, Len and Danny get a plan of action together to combat her addiction. But how will Ollie react to their plotting?

Elsewhere in the village, Victoria is desperate to convince her father she is unwell. She slips a thermometer into a cup of tea behind Jack’s back, hoping to convince him of her illness. Initially alarmed by her fever, Jack seeks medical advice. But he dismisses her ailment when Siobhan gives Victoria the all clear – suggesting she might be faking it.

Jack

Eithne's Review ©2003

Monday, 23rd June 2003 (1st Episode)

Danny was increasingly worried about Ollie. He revealed to Len that she’d been doing drugs. Len was angry, shocked and surprised (well not all at once) about the news. He confided in an equally shocked Edna and later discussed the drug abuse with Ollie herself.

Elsewhere:

Andy’s advert in the post office for a farm labourer finally paid off as Ben, a keen biker, turned up. But he was annoyed as his search for a mower for the silage didn’t seem to be paying off. Ben suggested that Andy let about ten bikers use one of his fields. Andy agreed.

Victoria was pretending to be ill, using the old thermometer in the tea trick. Siobhan took a look at her and found that there was nothing wrong with her. Jack spoke to Victoria and she agreed to return to school the following day, revealing that she’d been sick at the start but had kept pretending when she realised she could get off school.

Plans continued for the housewarming party, with Louise planning cocktails. They were inviting most of the village.

And now the storyline you’ve all been waiting for… Betty’s boil. It continued with super nurse Siobhan looking at it and changing the dressing. Betty was wound up at Siobhan though, thinking that she’d revealed news of Betty’s health problem to Edna, when it had actually been Seth.

Click to see a larger image of Victoria is rushed into hospital with appendictis

Episode 3471 - Airing Monday, 23rd June 2003 at 7:30 pm on ITV1

.But Victoria is still feeling out of sorts, however, Jack isn’t buying her complaint and sends her upstairs to put her school uniform on, convinced she is skiving. But later that evening things turn from bad to worse when Robert finds Victoria doubled up in pain – crying her eyes out. Surely she can’t be faking this time? Alone and desperately worried about his little sister, Robert reaches for the phone to call an ambulance.

Elsewhere in the village, Siobhan has invited the whole neighbourhood to her house warming. As they party into the early hours, tensions between villagers begin to cause a stir. Louise glares daggers across the room at Frances and tries to make a move on Ronnie, who turns his back on her. Desperately seeking male attention, Louise turns to another married man for comfort – will he rebuff her affection too?

Eithne's Review ©2003


Monday, 23rd June 2003 (2nd Episode)

Victoria felt ill, just in time for her planned return to school. Jack decided to keep her home and leave Robert with her. He later got a complaint about noise at Andy’s farm (from Ben’s bikes) and rushed up there, leaving Robert and Victoria. Jack started arguing with Andy at the farm, while Victoria was speedily getting worse. Robert realised that she wasn’t faking and decided to call party girl Siobhan. Siobhan thought that Victoria was just pretending and said no. Robert called an ambulance and Victoria was taken away.

Elsewhere:

Ollie was finished with drugs, after her talk with Len. Edna was shocked when she saw her with pills, though they were only painkillers. Ollie later decided that she should get a summer job but waitressing didn’t appeal to her and neither did tea rooms or childcare worker.

The housewarming finally took place, and it was a letdown for Siobhan and Paul, who annoyed his wife by inviting the likes of Alan Turner and Edna Birch. Louise got drunk and felt very lonely as she watched the couples dancing to a slow love song – Ronnie and the queen of ‘stick your nose in where it isn’t wanted’ Frances, not to mention Paul and Siobhan.

Boil watch: Edna, still in the dark as to why her friend was on antibiotics, was worried about Betty. The intense worry annoyed Betty, who blamed Siobhan for revealing the details of her boil to the whole village. Betty decided to wage war on her neighbour, not turning up at the party and then complaining about the music. But then Betty revealed to everyone the details of her health problem, to a bemused audience.

 

Jack and Andy make up

Diane is still puzzling what's going on with Louise


























Betty

Date: Tuesday 24 June Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Paul and Siobhan's party fails to win them any favours, and they soon find themselves dealing with the fallout from the eventful night. As Victoria recovers, Jack and Andy patch up their relationship.

Cast List includes :-
Matthew Booth, Abigail Fisher, Hannah Midgley, Clive Hornby, Kelvin Fletcher

Episode 3472 - Airing Tuesday, 24th June 2003 at 7:00 pm on ITV1

Jack is relieved that Victoria is on the road to recovery after having her appendix removed. A few home truths are aired between father and son, as Andy admits to Jack his insecurities about failing on the farm. As Victoria wakes, they decide to put their differences behind them, as they admit that their family squabbling had been responsible for Victoria’s illness going undetected.

It’s the morning after the night before and Louise is trying to piece together the evening’s activity. As memories from the night come back to her, she feels ashamed by her behaviour.

Diane is equally concerned by Louise’s antics from the party and quizzes her about her behaviour. Letting down her guard, Louise admits she felt neglected as everyone else was coupled up. Sensing something deeper Diane probes her to open up and Louise finally admits that she is desperately missing Terry.

Louise feels emotionally vulnerable, having opened up to Diane. So when Bob mentions he is thinking of visiting Dawn in Spain, Louise wonders whether she could tag along. Diane reads her like a book, knowing she has no intention of visiting Dawn – she only has eyes for Terry. But will Diane be able to keep Louise’s feet firmly on the ground, or will she cause havoc abroad?

Keen to keep Ollie on the straight and narrow, Danny decides to take her on a surprise holiday. But his generous offer is quickly rejected as Ollie announces she has been offered a job at the vets.

Eithne's Review ©2003

Tuesday, 24th June 2003

A slow episode tonight but that happens when there are too many episodes. Victoria was fine after her night in hospital. She’d had appendicitis but did have a large amount of visitors (Andy, Katie, Jack, Diane and Robert). Andy and Jack were left alone and quickly made up.

Louise was depressed and hung over. Diane was worried about her, especially when she showed a desire to jet off to Spain with Bob and visit Terry and Dawn.

Danny planned to take Ollie on holiday after her exams. But when she was at the vets, with Bolan, Paddy asked her if she’d work there for the summer. She agreed and disappointed Danny when he asked her to go on holiday with him.

Siobhan was feeling guilty after refusing to see Victoria.

Boil watch: Betty was angry at (a guilty and hung over) Siobhan, who she blamed for revealing the details of the boil to the village, and played loud music to annoy her.

ITV.CCOM Sudgen bickering ends Tuesday 24.06.03 (copied here for archive purposes as it will be removed from their site after two weeks)

Jack’s been with Victoria all night after the emergency surgery to remove her appendix. When the rest of the family arrive at the hospital there’s a frosty atmosphere between Andy and Jack. But soon after Katie and Robert have to leave to take their exams, leaving the feuding family members alone at Victoria’s bedside. Both admit that they feel responsible for the failure to detect Victoria’s illness, having been tied up in their own quarrels. After some home truths are spoken they decide that although they still have a difference of opinion the time has come for reconciliation.

At the Woolpack Louise has woken with a monumental hangover and a great feeling of embarrassed over her behaviour at the party. As she fills Diane in on the previous night’s antics Louise says she felt neglected as everyone else was coupled up. Letting down her guard, she admits that she’s desperately missing Terry.

Diane sees warning lights, and her concerns are intensified when she overhears Louise suggesting to Bob that they both visit Dawn and terry in France.

Betty is on the warpath after jumping to the conclusion that Siobhan is the person responsible for spreading gossip about her embarrassing ailment. The pensioner decides to give her neighbour a piece of her mind, but not before blasting loud music through the walls first in the morning!
Elsewhere Ollie, who is on a natural high after her final exam, is chuffed to bits when Paddy offers her a Summer job at the surgery.

Robert and Andy persuade Jsck to go for a drink, he arrives in the Woolpack and sees the Marsdens enjoying themselves

Ronnie jumps to Siobhan's defense

click here to see larger version of Jack and Ronnie come to blows over Siobhan

The fight continues

Ronnie and Jack fight


Laurel and Sam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday 25 June Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Ronnie leaps to Siobhan's defence and reveals too much about his feelings for his daughter-in-law. Andy is determined not to let Chris down on rent day. Business is booming for Sam, while Ollie begins her first day at the vet's.

Cast List includes :-
Ray Ashcroft, Abigail Fisher, Kelvin Fletcher, Peter Amory, James Hooton, Vicky Binns

Episode 3473 - Airing Wednesday, 25th June 2003 at 7:00 pm on ITV1

Jack is still feeling guilty for not detecting Victoria’s illness but he is determined to confront Siobhan over her inaccurate diagnosis of his daughter. Later on in the Woolpack, the sparks fly when Jack catches up with the Marsdens, who are having a quiet drink.

Ronnie is quick to jump in to protect his family and Jack suddenly finds himself out of his depth, he resorts to bringing up the affair with Louise. Ronnie reacts with fury as he pins Jack to the bar by his throat, in front of a captivated audience.

After sleepless nights worrying about rent, Andy finds a way to make ends meet financially, and he gathers together the rent for the farm.

Clumsy Sam is left with egg on his face, when his decision to transport his freshly laid stock by bus proves to be a messy affair. Seeing Sam covered in egg, helpful Laurel suggests he take his driving test. Although nervous at the prospect of taking an exam, Sam agrees it would certainly help him expand his egg empire. Worried Marlon vows to keep off the roads for life if Sam is granted the responsibility of a vehicle.

Meanwhile, Betty is fuming that the whole village seems to have heard of her affliction. She is determined to find who leaked the news about her boils!

Elsewhere in the village, Diane is relieved that she finally managed to convince Louise to stay grounded and not to follow Terry out to Spain.

Eithne's Review ©2003

Wednesday, 25th June 2003

A lot of talk about backsides tonight, with Paddy, Siobhan and Betty all mentioning them separately. Victoria was home after her time in hospital. Robert and Andy offered to look after her while Jack went to the pub to see Diane. Siobhan, Paul, Ronnie and Frances were there and Jack’s bitchy comments soon got to Siobhan. She started having a rant to him (including the first mention of a backside!). Jack threw it back in her face and then Ronnie showed his affection for his daughter in law by standing up and defending her.

And then it got even more exciting as Jack commented on Ronnie’s affair with Louise, though his hints were very subtle. Ronnie almost hit Jack and a bit of a brawl (nothing to get excited about) started and finished in seconds.

Elsewhere:

Andy paid Chris his rent for the second month, though did droan on a bit to a bored Chris.

Diane planned to take Louise out for a night in Hotten’s best Italian restaurant, leaving Rodney, Bob and co. in charge of the Woolpack. But then Jack and Ronnie’s brawl (if you could call it that) broke out and their plans were cancelled.

Ollie was happy on her first day at the vets.

Village entrepreneur, Sam, was facing his first major challenge as he was finding he was spending too much time on the bus delivering the eggs and would prefer to be able to drive himself around. But there was only one snag – Sam can’t drive legally. He decided to try his luck without his license, but was caught and gave his name as Marlon.

Nicola talked to Steph about Steph’s lack of housework at Mill Cottage. Steph booked a rival cleaner.

Boil watch: It’s likely to be our last boil watch. In this episode the storyline came to a conclusion (we hope) as Edna told an angry Betty the truth about how she’d found out that Betty was on antibiotics – from Seth.

ITV.CCOM Close shave for Frances Wednesday 25.06.03 (copied here for archive purposes as it will be removed from their site after two weeks)

With Victoria recovering from her appendix operation safely back at the Sudgen’s, Jack turns his attentions elsewhere as he seizes the opportunity to confront Siobhan over her misdiagnosis of his daughter’s illness.

The sparks fly in the Woolpack as the Marsden’s are trying to have a quiet drink, but Jack is like a dog with a bone, firing comments across the pub directed towards the district nurse.

Unable to ignore the accusations against his daughter-in-law Ronnie jumps to her defence engaging in a full-scale verbal battle, that culminates in Jack making a suggestion about Ronnie’s infidelity causing him to throw a punch at Jack.

After Paul breaks up the fight, Frances is furious with her husband for provoking Jack into nearly letting the cat out of the bag and her daughter-in-law for burning more bridges with the neighbours.

Laurel suggests that Sam learns to drive to improve this business potential as an egg vendor. Although nervous at the prospect of taking an exam, Sam agrees it would certainly help him expand the reach of his egg empire. Worried Marlon vows to keep off the roads for life if Sam is granted the responsibility of a vehicle.

Chris is impressed to receive the rent for Butler’s farm on time and in full from his new tenants. Aware of the difficulty in getting the cash together this month Andy is left worrying about next month's rent.

Bob announces that he’s going to take a few days off to visit Terry and Dawn in Spain. Diane breaths a sigh of relief when she witnesses Louise telling Bob that she is unable to join him on the trip.

Bob is pleased to see Dawn back


Louise is pleased that Terry has returned to the village



Siobhan is not fooled by Ronnie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Date: Thursday 26 June Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Diane is shocked when Louise claims to love Terry. Nicola's competitive nature is stirred when faced with a rival company. Sam falls for Shadrach's offer of help.

Cast List includes :-
Emily Symons, Billy Hartman, Elizabeth Estensen, Nicola Wheeler, James Hooton, Andy Devine

Episode 3474 - Airing Thursday, 26th June 2003 at 7:00 pm on ITV1

Determined to overcome their problems and face facts about the baby’s health, Terry and Dawn come back from Spain headstrong. Bob is thrilled to see his daughter has come back ready to face the world. He offers her unconditional support, hoping to make up for his absence during her upbringing.

Meanwhile, Louise is thrilled to have Terry back on home ground, although he doesn’t respond to her affectionate greeting. Diane senses Louise is lonely and promises to arrange a girls night out. Meanwhile, Louise has other matters on her mind. She ends up confessing all to Terry about her affair with Ronnie.

Louise assures Terry it was a mistake but he is evidently emotional, suggesting that he may still hold a torch for her. Excited that her feelings might be reciprocated, Louise tells Diane she is in love with Terry. Shocked by her revelation, Diane knows Louise is treading on thin ice and warns her to stay away from Terry – but Louise seems to have a sudden passion for married men and is in no mood to be told what to do.

Frances is determined not to lose face in the village. Ronnie promises her his fling with Louise isn’t public knowledge, but they both know it is only a matter of time before the secret comes out.

Shadrach sees a golden opportunity to scam some money out of Sam, by cashing in on his egg empire. As a result naïve Sam is left practically penniless after a hard day’s toil.

Meanwhile, Nicola is miffed when she realises that she has competition from a rival cleaning firm that are moving in on her territory.

Elsewhere in the village, Debbie is playing truant. Charity is left none the wiser when she skips school and heads over to the Dingles.

Eithne's Review ©2003

Thursday, 26th June 2003

A day of revelations for Louise. The episode began with Terry and Dawn arriving back home. Louise was delighted to see them, especially Terry. However she did seem strange. She later revealed to a shocked Terry that Ronnie had been the married man she had been seeing. And then she told Diane of her feelings for Terry, which shocked Diane.

Elsewhere in Emmerdale:

Ronnie was apologising for his actions the previous night. He and Frances made up over breakfast. He later talked to Paul and Siobhan. Siobhan had realised that Ronnie had been having affair and we learned that she knew about his others as well, though she didn’t know it was with Louise. There seemed to be a moment of closeness between them… a future storyline or just my crazy ramblings?

Sam’s hen Toby was ill. Debbie, bunking of school, volunteered to look after her. Sam agreed, but was still annoyed about delivering the eggs on the bus. Shadrach volunteered to drive Sam, and almost ran over Paul in the process. Shadrach then took all of Sam’s money, but Marlon got it back and offered to drive Sam the next day. Debbie, meanwhile, was almost caught hiding at the Dingle’s by Charity.

Nicola was annoyed when she discovered a rival cleaner cleaning Mill Cottage. Laurel also knew Mavis, who had fifteen cleaners on her books, another sore point for Nicola.

ITV.CCOM Home for the Woods Thursday 26.06.03 (copied here for archive purposes as it will be removed from their site after two weeks)

Determined to overcome their problems and face facts about the baby’s health, Terry and Dawn come back from Spain headstrong. Bob is thrilled to see his daughter ready to face the world. He offers her unconditional support, hoping to make up for his absence during her upbringing.

Meanwhile Louise is feeling desperately lonely so is also relieved to witness Terry’s arrival. Catching up with her old buddy in the Woolpack Louise ends up confessing all to Terry about her affair with Ronnie. Louise assures him that it was a mistake but he’s evidently emotional, suggesting that Terry may still hold a torch for her.

But the plot thickens later on when Louise drops a bombshell to Diane by revealing that she’s in love with Terry and that she thinks her feelings might be reciprocated.

Shadrach sees a golden opportunity to scam some money out of Sam, by cashing in on his egg empire. As a result naïve Sam is left practically penniless after a hard day’s toil, until do-gooder Marlon forces Shadrach to cough the cash up and return it to its rightful owner.
Meanwhile, Nicola is miffed when she realises that she has competition from a rival cleaning firm that are moving in on her territory.

Ronnie is in the Marsden doghouse after the previous evening’s shenanigans. Siobhan makes it perfectly clear that her father-in-law is not able to pull the wool over her eyes when she accuses him of playing behind his wife’s back again whilst he tries to apologise for his behaviour in the pub. It seems Siobhan has experienced his infidelity before in some capacity.

Elsewhere in the village, Debbie is playing truant. Charity is left none the wiser when she skips school and heads over to the Dingles.


Diane continues to be shocked by Louise's confessions

 

 

 

click to see larger version of Diane is shell-shocked by Louise's confession.

 

 

 

Steph befriends and offer's to advertise Mavis (Nicola's cleaning rival) and her business.

 

The Dingles have a playful egg fight with Sam's eggs which see Paddy and Marlon covered in eggs.

 

Charity and Debbie row about school.
Click to see larger version of publicity still of Debbie and Charity

Click to see larger version of publicity still of Debbie and Charity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Friday 27 June Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Diane gets another shock when Louise confesses to a killing. Nicola boils as the competition for business hots up. Marlon and Paddy rediscover their Dingle heritage, with a little help from Sam.

Cast List includes :-
Elizabeth Estensen, Emily Symons, Nicola Wheeler, Mark Charnock, Dominic Brunt, James Hooton

Episode 2475 - Airing Friday, 27th June 2003 at 7:00 pm on ITV1

When Louise declared her love for Terry, Diane really thought she had heard it all - but she thought wrong…

Diane is concerned that Louise will try to split Dawn and Terry up and desperately tries to steer her off course. But to Diane’s exasperation Louise remains determined that she and Terry share a greater connection and goes on to reveal the truth about Ray’s death.

Diane is speechless as the story unveils and she learns of Terry’s involvement in covering it up. Relieved that her secret is finally out, Louise is left deflated as Diane’s stern words of warning don’t offer her the support she hoped for.

Nicola’s rival cleaning firm appears to be making its mark. She is further annoyed to find their services advertised all over the village. Nicola ia determined not to be pushed out and decides to confront the competition. Paddy is getting fed up with Nicola’s obsession with the cleaning business, as her moonlighting is at his expense, because she is neglecting her duties at the surgery.

Later Sam, Marlon and Paddy get into mischief, and poor old Sam loses even more of his stock when an egg fight ensues.

Eithne's Review ©2003

Friday, 27th June 2003

Louise continued to get things off her chest, with more of her secrets spilling out. Louise planned to tell Terry the truth about her feelings for him, but Diane said that she couldn’t and tried everything to stop her. Louise almost told Terry, but seeing him and Dawn together changed her mind and she returned to the pub. There she started to open up to Diane about Ray’s death.

Diane was shocked to learn that her best friend was a murderer and a liar. Diane struggled to comprehend the news and didn’t know what to do.

Elsewhere:

Nicola was angry as she spotted Mavis emerging from Betty’s. Steph decided to wind her up by distributing Mavis’ leaflets throughout the village. Meanwhile Paddy was annoyed at Nicola’s lack of work at the vets and went slightly crazy.

Dawn was back working at the café, which delighted Viv.

Toby (the hen) was still ill. Paddy was called, but the hen was fine. Marlon claimed that Paddy was boring and soon Marlon, Sam and Paddy started a fight – with Sam’s eggs.

Debbie was bunking again and this time spent the day with her father. Charity saw her getting out of Cain’s car and gave her a piece of her mind.

ITV.CCOM War of the mops Friday 27.06.03 (copied here for archive purposes as it will be removed from their site after two weeks)

Nicola is on the warpath after spotting Mavis, the lady running the new rival cleaning firm, emerging from Betty’s house. Presuming that Mavis is stealing potential business the young entrepreneur is furious.

Steph delights in discovering that in fact Betty and Laurel have been working for the competition and Mavis was delivering wages. To stir up the situation Steph helpfully offers to distribute the new business’s leaflets around the village. Nicola’s blood boils when she finds their services advertised all over despite her father’s advice that some healthy competition is not a bad thing.

Diane is concerned that Louise will try to split Dawn and Terry up and desperately tries to steer her off course. But to Diane’s exasperation Louise remains determined that she and Terry share a greater connection and goes on to reveal the truth about Ray’s death.

Diane can’t believe what she is hearing, especially Terry and Charity’s involvement with covering up the truth. Diane feels betrayed, particularly having supported her friend through the ordeal of Ray’s funeral and the grieving process. Whilst trying to understand Ray’s death, Diane tells Louise that under no circumstances should she open her heart to Terry to ruin his marriage.

Paddy goes down memory lane as he pays Marlon and Sam a visit at the Dingle household. As the men reminisce about the old times, Marlon decides it’s time to take action in order to regain his youth, deciding that he wants to go poaching.

Recently Debbie’s been hanging around the Dingle establishment instead of going to school, unbeknownst to Charity. Finally the game is up when she catches her daughter being dropped off in Cain’s car.

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