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Episode: 3829 - Friday 27th August 2004

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Episode: 3829


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Janys Chambers, 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
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Sydney Woolfe Nathan Gladwell
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward
Jimmy King Nick Miles
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Debbie Jones Charley Webb
Ethan Blake Liam O’Brien
Bishop Peter Cartwright
Sadie King Patsy Kensit


ITV1 Network Friday 27 August 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Pearl and Len have a heart to heart about Pearl’s past and Frank Bernard.

Ashley panics that Laurel might leave him.

Babysitting Gabby gets Debbie closer to Ethan.


Laurel is offered a job in Tanzania

Len (Peter Martin) is upset following Pearl’s (Meg Johnson) revelation and fumes as he tells Jarvis (Richard Moore) the real reason for Frank Bernard’s conviction. He decides his only option is to break things off with Pearl.

Pearl is distraught when Len tells her their relationship is over and desperately explains to him all she has been through. She tells him she has got three grand-children that she hasn’t seen for years and stresses the suffering her son has caused her. Will Len change his mind?

Over at Mill Brook cottage, Debbie (Charley Webb) arrives to babysit Gabby (Annelise Manojlovic ) and Ashley (John Middleton) is worried when he sees how dressed up she is, realising it is for Ethan’s (Liam O’Brien) benefit.

There is later a moment between Debbie and Ethan but they are interrupted when Gabby starts to cry. When Ashley later returns with the bishop he suggests Debbie take Gabby to the park and without thinking Ethan agrees to go too. Are Debbie and Ethan becoming dangerously close?

Laurel is thrilled when she is offered a job caring for children in Tanzania...

Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) is thrilled when she is offered a job caring for children in Tanzania, but leaves Ashley speechless when she tells him she’s leaving next week. What does this mean for the couple’s future?

Chas, Sydney and Katie get an eviction notice

ITV.COM The Outcast Friday 27.08.04
Pearl tells Edna she thinks that it’s over with Len, now that he knows about Frank he won’t want to know her anymore, just like everyone else who ever cared for her. Edna tells her that once he’s thought things through Len will come round. Meanwhile, Len goes to see Jarvis, who doesn’t help matters. Jarvis is outraged that Pearl lied to Len about a convicted rapist coming to live under his roof. He tells Len he can’t take the risk because Frank is likely to commit new offences.
With Jarvis’s words ringing in his ears Len goes to see Pearl and tells her that it is over between them. Having her fears confirmed Pearl bursts into tears. Edna is there and has a go at Len for not standing by Pearl in her hour of need. Len tells Pearl that because she’s lied to him she feels like a stranger to him. Pearl tells him the whole story of Frank’s conviction and how she has lost touch with her grandchildren after her daughter-in-law severed all ties with her. When he’s heard her out Len gives Pearl a hug and forgives her for her lies.
Laurel is a bag of nerves as she sets out for her interview for the charity job. Ashley boosts her confidence and she sets off. While she is away Ashley has the bishop around and discusses Laurel running a new youth club for the church. The bishop thinks it is a great idea. He is bemused and Ashley is embarrassed when Laurel returns home and announces that she has just been given a job looking after children in Tanzania. Ashley tries to look pleased but can’t hide his disappointment from Laurel.
Debbie baby-sits for Ashley but dresses to impress Ethan. The curate is unable to concentrate on his essay about St. Paul and joins Debbie on the sofa when she asks him whether he wants to talk about Niamh leaving. Debbie moves very closer to Ethan and he doesn’t move away. Their intimacy is shattered when they hear Gabby crying. Ethan fails to distance himself from Debbie when Ashley returns with the bishop and he opts to go out for a walk with Debbie and Gabby rather than join Ashley and the bishop for tea.
When Jimmy turns up at Pear Tree Cottage to collect the rent and give the tenants a month’s notice to leave Chas throws him and tells him he will have a fight on his hands. Up for a fight Chas chairs a squatters’ meeting in the Woolpack and convinces a reluctant Syd and Katie that they should fight for their rights.

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