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Episode: 3827 - Wednesday 25th August 2004

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Episode: 3827


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Christine Murphy, 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.


Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Debbie Jones Charley Webb
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley
Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Laurel Potts Charlotte Bellamy
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Dr Beneke Maxine Finch
Niamh O’Connor Tracey Moore
Ethan Blake Liam O’Brien
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower


ITV1 Network Wednesday 25 August 6:55 PM to 7:25 PM

Review :-

After getting news at the hospital, Diane and Jack decided to keep the wedding plans on track.

Edna discovers Pearl’s secret past!

Val’s over the moon after Rodney’s gesture.


Edna discovers the truth about Pearl’s son

Pearl is angry when Edna confronts her with the truth about Frank

Worried for Len’s (Peter Martin) happiness, Edna (Shirley Stelfox) is determined to find out the truth about Frank Bernard and heads to the library to investigate his past.


Edna is shocked at her discovery and goes straight to Pearl (Meg Johnson) to confront her about her son being a convicted rapist. Pearl is furious with Edna for prying, but her anger soon turns to tears. Edna tries to comfort her but how long will it be before the truth spreads further?








Meanwhile, Val (Charlie Hardwick) tries to evoke a reaction from Rodney (Patrick Mower) by offering to move out of Mill Cottage. Val is upset when Rodney is indifferent, however she later gets fresh hope when she discovers he has booked an Egyptian cruise. Val is delighted, assuming the trip is a making-up present!

Elsewhere, Debbie (Charley Webb) is over the moon when she hears that Ethan (Liam O’Brien) and Niamh (Tracey Moore) have split up. She smiles like the cat that got the cream as she watches Ethan put Niamh’s bags in the boot of the car before saying an emotional final goodbye.
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Convinced Pearl is not being entirely upfront about her Frank, Edna decides to find out once and for all exactly what it is that Pearl is hiding. Edna makes a shocking discovery. Edna confronts Pearl with her discovery that her son Frank is serving a prison sentence for rape. Pearl is angry with Edna for poking her nose into her private life. Edna tells her that she did it for Lenís sake and tells Pearl that if Frank is going to live under Lenís roof Len has a right to know the truth about him.
Diane fears the worst when the hospital calls her back the day after her test results and asks her to come in. As she sits in the waiting room with Jack Diane is gripped by fear and tells him that sheís going because she doesnít want to hear the worst. She explains that when they told her mother she had six months to live she was dead within three weeks. Jack convinces her to stay and she is delighted when the doctor reveals that her cancer hasnít spread and they will operate to remove it in a month's time.
Back in the village Rodney is delighted with Dianeís good news but he upsets her when he tells her that what he wants is a chance to show her how much she means to him. Diane has a go at him for putting his own interests first. When he hears that she will have an operation in a monthís time Rodney tries to convince her to let him pay for a private operation and for once Jack agrees with Rodney that it would probably be better to have it done sooner rather than later. In a jubliant mood Diane invites all the locals to wedding.
Val mopes in the cafe and tells Bob that Rodney has dumped her. Bob is surprised that Val is prepared to give up so easily and inspired by Bob Val convinces herself Rodney is only playing with her. Val decides to tell Rodney that she is moving out, but is surprised by his indifference. Val is about to leave Mill Cottage when she takes a call confirming the booking of Rodney's Egyptian cruise. Believing the cruise is a making up present Val is delighted. When Rodney returns, having been ticked off by Diane, he asks Val to stay for a drink.
Ashley is annoyed with Laurel when she lets slip to Debbie that Niamh is going back to Malawi for good and Ethan wonít be going with her. Grinning Debbie goes to say goodbye to Niamh, now convinced that she will have Ethan to herself.

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