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Finished 19th September 2004

Episode: 3820- Tuesday 17th August 2004

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Episode: 3820


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Lesley Clare O’Neill, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Henry Foster. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Yorkshire Television production for ITV1.


Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Donna Windsor Verity Rushworth
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower
Jimmy King Nick Miiles
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Chloe Atkinson Amy Nuttall
Siobhan Marsden Abigail Fisher
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
Carl King Tom Lister
Tom King Ken Farrington


ITV1 Network Tuesday 17 August 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
ITV2 Wednesday 18 August 9:55 AM to 10:25 AM

Review :-

Donna collects her A-level results

Jack and Val worry that Diane and Rodney are planning to rekindle old passions.

Carl tells Tom that he has real feelings fro Chas.

Donna aces her A-levels.

Donna collects her ‘A’ level results

Jack (Clive Hornby) asks Rodney (Patrick Mower) if he knows why Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) is acting so strangely and is far from reassured when Rodney suggests it must be pre-wedding nerves.

Jack can sense there is something bothering Diane but what is it? Jack can sense there is something bothering Diane but what is it?

Later, Rodney gets a call telling him that the best man from his wedding to Diane has died. Rodney is clearly upset, however he doesn’t expect Diane to take the news as badly as she does.

The grieving pair go back to Mill Cottage and Rodney asks emotional Diane if she has changed her mind about Jack. Diane claims she is just nervous but Rodney isn’t convinced.

A few brandys later Diane and Rodney roll up at the Woolpack and angry Val (Charlie Hardwick) is sure something is going on between them. Jack nervously takes Diane aside and asks her to be honest if she wants to call off the wedding. Could this be Diane’s way out?

Meanwhile, Donna (Verity Rushworth) is over the moon when she receives her ‘A’ Level results and discovers she has passed with flying colours. However, she comes down to earth with a bump when her overprotective mother panics that she might lose her little girl.

Viv (Deena Payne) decides to book Donna a holiday to Rome to try and put her off travelling. Donna is delighted until she realises Viv is intending to go with her. She asks if Danny (Cleveland Campbell) can go instead but Viv claims he won’t want to.

ITV.COM Trouble And Strife Tuesday 17.08.04
When Jack and Rodney run into each other in the shop neither can explain Diane’s odd behaviour. Jack is not reassured by Rodney’s suggestion that she may be nervous about getting married. To reassure Jack Rodney offers to provide the wine for the wedding, and to show that he trusts his fiance’s ex-husband Jack graciously accepts the offer. On his way out of the shop Rodney gets a call telling him that his best man at his wedding to Diane, Fairground Freddie has died. When Rodney breaks the news to Diane they go to the café for a drink.
Diane and Rodney reminisce about old times and go back to Mill Cottage to listen to Gerry and the Pacemakers and share a brandy. Meanwhile, Val, having been snubbed by Diane, who decided to go off to look at wedding dresses without her, is convinced that something is going on between her sister and Rodney. Her suspicions grow when Marlon tells her that Diane had a fling with Rodney two years ago. When Diane and Rodney return to the pub Val accuses them of having an affair and tells Jack to open his eyes to what’s going on.
Donna is ecstatic when her A Level results arrive and she gets good grades. Viv immediately pours cold water on the idea of her going to university. When Donna tells her that she wants to go travelling Viv is horrified by the idea that Donna will be setting foot upon the ‘hippy trail’. Bob tells Viv that now is the time for Viv to be Donna’s friend as well as her mum and Viv decides to book a holiday for her and Donna in Rome. Donna is delighted when Viv tells her about the holiday but the shine is taken off it when Viv reveals that she will be coming too.
Nicola continues to make a nuisance of herself around Simon and embarrasses her ex when she tells him about the death of a family friend and demands a hug. Simon confides in Marlon that he’s planning to move Scarborough, possibly for good to escape Nicola. He tells Marlon that he thinks Nicola hates the world while he loves it.

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