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Episode (#3810) --- Thursday 5th August 2004

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Episode: 3810


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Mark Illis, 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.


Terry Woods Billy Hartman
Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Laurel Potts Charlotte Bellamy
Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Jean Hope Julie Higginson
Rachel Whatmore Zoe Lambert
Court Usher Duncan Holmes
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Judge Clifton Dinah Handley
Gaynor Hayes Lorna Laidlaw
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Darren Eden Luke Tittensor
Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine


Thursday 5 August 7 - 7.30pm ITV1.

Review :-

Terry's day in court

It’s upset all round when Terry and Dawn discover the outcome of TJs custody hearing.

Edna’s certain Pearl’s up to something with the mysterious Frank Bernard.

Laurel has a hard time at work and at home.


It’s the day of the court hearing and Dawn (Julia Mallam) feels guilty as she expresses her genuine fear that since the stroke she doesn’t think Terry (Billy Hartman) can cope with TJ (Alfie Mortimer) for a whole day.

Dawn, Terry, and Rachel Whatmore

Terry is ready to slate Dawn but cannot bring himself to criticise her ability as a mother. Instead, he emotionally begs the court to give him the chance to be a part of his son’s life. Terry is crushed as the judge awards sole residency to Dawn despite his plea.

Dawn and Terry

Feeling terrible, Dawn goes to see her estranged husband and thanks him for not telling the court about the move to Spain. After she leaves, Terry weeps in despair at having lost his son.

Meanwhile, Ashley (John Middleton) worries that Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) is taking on too much as she rushes around looking after the B&B as well as her work at the factory. As Ethan (Liam O’Brien) tells Laurel about Niamh’s (Tracey Moore) job and how she saves lives on a daily basis, Laurel begins to feel a bit inadequate in comparison.

Pollard is horrified when he gets a handbag stuck to his hand

At the factory, Pollard (Chris Chittell) is furious when he picks up one of the handbags before the glue is dry, and it gets stuck to his hand. The workers laugh hysterically as he is forced to go to casualty to have it removed.

Later, back at the office Pollard rants to Steph (Lorraine Chase) and she pacifies him by reminding him how much profit they will make, providing they keep wages at rock bottom. They are unaware the tannoy has been left on and furious staff threaten to walk out unless they receive a commission on every bag produced.

ITV.COM When Love Breaks Down Thursday 05.08.04
At the custody hearing Dawn wastes no time in telling the court all about Terry’s stroke and her view that Terry is not up to looking after TJ for a whole day. Rachel Terry’s solicitor urges him to stick the knife in, but Terry can’t bring himself to tell the court about Dawn’s plans to move to Spain or her affair with Scott. Instead he begs the judge to be allowed to remain part of his son’s life. When the judge awards sole custody to Dawn Terry is inconsolable. Ashley and Laurel attempt to comfort him but he tells them that his son will grow up a stranger to him.
Steph’s plans to make a huge profit on her counterfeit designer bags comes to a sticky end when Eric accidentally gets a bag stuck to his hand. After telling the workforce off over the tannoy Eric forgets to switch it off and his conversation with Steph is overheard by the angry workers. Lisa and her fellow workers are not amused to hear about the huge profits Steph will be making on the bags. Lisa confronts Steph and demands a share of the profits. Knowing that Lisa has her over a barrel Steph agrees to discuss terms.
Avoiding Lisa Zak continues to call at Andy’s. He arrives just in time to stop Cain from hitting Andy for threatening to throw him out unless he pulls his weight on the farm. Cain later agrees to do some work on the farm knowing that he needs to keep a roof over his head. Zak remains cagey about exactly what he got up to in Chile but he does admit to Cain that he was thrown in jail because the local police chief mistakenly believed that he had slept with his wife.

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