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Episode: 3812 - Sunday 8th August 2004

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Episode: 3812


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Margaret Simpson, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Brian Morgan. 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
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg ohnson
Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Ethan Blake Liam O’Brien
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore
Tom King Ken Farrington
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Callum Rennie Andrew Whipp
Debbie Jones Charley Webb
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam
Jean Hope Julie Higginson
Terry Woods Billy Hartman
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt
Sadie King Patsy Kensit


ITV1 Network Sunday 8 August 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
ITV2 Monday 9 August 9:55 AM to 10:25 AM

Review :-

Pearl’s secret is revealed when Lisa bumps into her visiting prison. A grown up Debbie’s back and she wastes no time going to see Ethan. Zoe struggles to control ‘the voices’.


Pearl (Meg Johnson) nervously goes to visit her son in prison and is mortified when she bumps into Lisa (Jane Cox) who is visiting Sam. Thinking on her feet, Pearl tells her that she is a voluntary prison visitor but asks Lisa not to mention it to anyone.

Lisa later tells Zak (Steve Halliwell) about the surprise meeting and decides to talk to Pearl. Pearl is forced to confess she was visiting her son at the prison and that she doesn’t want Len (Peter Martin) to know. How long will it be before Len discovers Pearl’s secret?

Debbie is delighted that Charity has Noah back

Elsewhere, Charity (Emma Atkins) is excited about welcoming Debbie (Charley Webb) home and surprising her with baby Noah (Alfie Mortimer). However, despite Lisa telling her that Charity’s got a surprise, Debbie heads straight to Ethan’s (Liam O’Brien) and flirts unashamedly with him.

Debbie is delighted Charity has Noah back

The teenager eventually goes to see her mum and is moved to tears when she sees her baby brother. Charity is pleased, but is shocked when Debbie asks if she can move in with them. How will Tom (Ken Farrington) react to the possibility of taking on another of Charity’s offspring?

Over at Home Farm, Zoe’s (Leah Bracknell) new estate manager Callum (Andrew Whipp) is puzzled when she bolts out of a meeting suddenly, claiming she has got somewhere else to be. Paddy (Dominic Brunt) later sees her drinking alone in the Woolpack and tries to talk to her but she is dismissive and hurries out.

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Pearl receives a nasty shock when she goes to visit her son in prison and bumps into Lisa. She tells Lisa that she’s a prison visitor and is on her way home. Lisa is not convinced, and later when Pearl makes herself scarce when the Dingles walk into the Woolpack Lisa goes after her and Pearl confesses that her son is in prison. She swears Lisa to secrecy and tells her she doesn’t want Len to find out. When Len asks Pearl why she left the pub in such a hurry Pearl is very touchy and makes up a story about not approving of Edna’s belated concern for Sam.
Charity is excited about surprising Debbie with her baby brother on her return, but Debbie has other priorities and makes a beeline for Ethan. She shows the curate some of her holiday pics, and taking a leaf out of her mother’s book, makes sure he sees the photos where she’s wearing a revealing outfit. Debbie is delighted when she finds Charity at the Dingles with Noah. However, Debbie shocks Charity by asking her when she can move in with her? Charity says she’ll have to ask Tom. Debbie takes offence, thinking that her mum doesn’t want her around.
New estate manager Callum is champing at the bit to stamp his mark on the Tate estate, but he finds Zoe oddly distracted when he goes to see her. With classical music blaring Zoe stares into space and takes ages to register who he is and what he wants. When Callum begins to explain to Zoe that he wants to take on more labour on the estate Zoe cuts him short and tells him she has to be in Hotton. Paddy finds her drinking alone in the Woolpack. She asks him what the time and dashes out saying that she had to be somewhere hours ago.
As Ashley heads off on his course Laurel worries that she’s not up to helping looking after the parish in his absence. Jarvis reassures her that although she may not have all the right Christian credentials that doesn’t mean that she can’t do some good in her own way.

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