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Episode (#3806) --- Sunday 1st August 2004

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Episode: 3806


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Bill Lyons, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Oliver Horsbrugh. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Yorkshire Television production for ITV1.


Sam Dingle James Hooton
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Terry Woods Billy Hartman
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Penny Lavender Joanne Heywood
Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore
Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Darren Eden Luke Tittensor
Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Laurel Potts Charlotte Bellamy
Craig Briggs Nick Stanley
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam


ITV1 Network Sunday 1 August 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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The Dingles block the road so that Zak can catch up with the prison van and speak to Sam through the van window

Terry’s terrified when Dawn comes back from holiday without Baby TJ.

Sam’s court day’s arrived. Will he go down for knocking over Edna?

Andy struggles alone with the harvest.


Terry (Billy Hartman) excitedly decorates his house with balloons and banners in anticipation of Dawn (Jullia Mallam) and TJ’s (Alfie Mortimer) return from Spain. He is devastated when Dawn returns without the baby explaining he caught a cold and would be better off staying with her mother for a few days.

After an argument with her estranged husband Dawn confides in Bob (Tony Audenshaw) that if she gets sole custody of TJ at the hearing she plans to move back to Spain to make a fresh start.

Over at the Dingle’s, Lisa (Jane Cox) attempts to teach Sam (James Hooton) some basic self-defence in preparation for his time in prison and assures him there is bound to be a relative inside who will keep an eye out for him.

As they are about to leave for court, Cain (Jeff Hordley) appears and Sam decides to practise his self-defence. He catches Cain with a lucky punch as Lisa watches in horror. Will Cain retaliate?

Cain hatches a plan and with Andy’s (Kelvin Fletcher) help they manage to block off the road with a combine so that Zak can give Sam some words of encouragement

After the hearing, Zak (Steve Halliwell) is devastated when he discovers Sam has been sentenced to four months imprisonment and is upset he has missed him. Cain hatches a plan and with Andy’s (Kelvin Fletcher) help they manage to block off the road with a combine so that Zak can give Sam some words of encouragement through the window of the prison van.

Elsewhere, Daz (Luke Tittensor) makes the mistake of admitting to Cain that he fancies Debbie (Charley Webb). The protective father warns Daz that he will break both his legs if he goes anywhere near her.

Meanwhile, Andy struggles to make ends meet and with Callum (Andrew Whipp) chasing the farm rent he begins to worry.

ITV.COM The Doting Father Sunday 01.08.04
Terry is over the moon at the thought of TJ’s return and busily prepares for his arrival, setting up play equipment in the garden and blowing up balloons to welcome him home. When Dawn walks through the door on her own Terry is livid and is not interested in her explanation. She tells him that TJ was not well enough to travel and has stayed behind with her mum. Dawn later confides in her dad that she plans to move Spain permanently. Terry can’t believe his ears, but agrees to promise not to tell Terry about her plans.
Lisa helps Sam prepare for prison by demonstrating the art of self-defence on Shadrach. Later Cain gets more than he bargained for when Sam thinks he is about to hit him and Sam puts what he's learned to good use. After going to court to see Sam get sent down for four months the Dingles mope in the Woolpack. When Zak walks through the door he is surprised to find his family so downcast. He is upset when he realises what has happened and he’s not been able to give Sam any moral support.
Cain, putting his family first for once, comes up with a plan to help Zak see Sam before he goes to prison. With Andy’s help the Dingles create a roadblock that will stop that prison van in its tracks. While the prison guards wait for Andy to shift his ‘broken down’ tractor Zak shouts to Sam through the window. Andy later confesses to Cain that if the farm doesn’t start making some money soon they will all be homeless.
Steph’s plans to make designer handbags at the factory continue apace and she sets about completely reorganising the place and giving Eric a hard time about time and motion. Annoyed that Alan has left Laurel in charge of the B&B instead of her Steph gives Laurel a hard time and makes her do most of the donkeywork.

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