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Episode: 3825 - Monday 23rd August 2004

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Episode: 3825


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Stephen Bennett, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Haldane Duncan. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Yorkshire Television production for ITV1.


Laurel Potts Charlotte Bellamy
Ethan Blake Liam O’Brien
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Niamh O’Connor Tracey Moore
Debbie Jones Charley Webb
Male Customer Dave Law
Jimmy King Nick Miles
Sadie King Patsy Kensit
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Darren Eden Luke Tittensor
Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley


ITV1 Network Monday 23 August 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Review :-

Rodney decides to take things further after spending the day drinking with Diane

Frustrated by Jack’s sensible advice Diane seeks refuge with Rodney.

Sadie moves herself and Jimmy into Home Farm.

Ethan’s financee leaves him in a quandary.


Rodney books a holiday for him and Diane

Rodney (Patrick Mower) is feeling down and goes to visit Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) at the pub. He tells her he is considering spending the rest of the day working his way though a new batch of wine and despite obvious disapproval from Louise (Emily Symons) and Bob (Tony Audenshaw) Diane offers to join him.

After one too many drinks Rodney asks Diane to dance. They later stumble back to the pub and Rodney decides to book them a holiday to Egypt. Will Diane appreciate his somewhat inappropriate gesture?




Niamh (Tracey Moore) arrives home but is soon at loggerheads with Ethan (Liam O’Brien) after telling him she is needed in Malawi for two years. Ethan is not impressed with his fiancee but gets a shock when she asks him to go with her. Will Ethan leave the village behind?






Meanwhile, Daz (Luke Tittensor) takes pleasure in informing Cain (Jeff Hordley) that Debbie (Charley Webb) is caked in make-up and has been chasing after a lad. Cain sees red and demands to know who the boy is. The overprotective father firmly reminds his daughter that lads are only after one thing.






Over at Home Farm, Sadie (Patsy Kensit) is in her element as she and Jimmy (Nick Miles) move into the mansion. The champagne is soon flowing and they begin to settle in to their luxurious new surroundings.









ITV.COM Take Me Out Monday 23.08.04
When Diane wakes up gripped with fear about her cancer she decides that she needs to go for a drink. When she goes to see Jack he is dubious about the idea. Disappointed Diane returns to the pub where she finds Rodney looking decidedly downcast. He tells her that he plans to spend the rest of the day in the barn working his way through a case of Barolo. Diane tells him that she’ll get her coat. As Diane leaves Louise and Bob look on with disapproval. Rodney tells them to let Jack know where Diane is going.
At the barn Diane and Rodney get down to some serious drinking and hide from Val when she comes looking for Rodney. Diane falls asleep and it is afer nine when she wakes. She confesses that she’s scared about her cancer and tells him that laughing about it is the only way she has of dealing with it. Rodney puts on some music and they dance the night away before stumbling back to the Woolpack well after closing time. Rodney asks Diane where she’d most like to go and decides that he will book a holiday to remember in Egypt.
Ethan is full of foreboding as he sets off to pick Niamh up from the airport. He tells Ashley and Laurel that it can only be bad news if she’s flown all the way back from Malawi to see him. When she arrives Niamh wastes no time in telling Ethan that her new job will mean staying in Malawi long-term and she would like him to go with her. Ethan does not like this idea at all and tries to convince Niamh to come home. The couple argue and Ethan embarrasses Niamh by continuing the argument while having dinner with Ashley and Laurel.
Debbie continues to follow Ethan around and interrupts him, while he is arguing with Niamh, to give back his copy of The Catcher In The Rye. When she gets home late Cain gives her a hard time for not telling him where she’s been. Daz tells Cain that Debbie’s been out chasing boys. Cain tells that lads are only after one thing and he should know because he used to be one. Debbie tells Cain that she has just been emailling a boy she met in France.
Len asks Pearl to arrange a prison visit so that he can meet her son Frank. He begins to lose his patience with Pearl when she returns from her visit to the prison and claims to have forgotten to arrange for Len to visit Frank. Len is unable to understand why Pearl preventing him from meeting Frank now that she has told him about Frank being in prison for fraud.

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