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Episode: 3813 - Monday 9th August 2004

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Episode: 3813


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Stephen Bennett, 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.


Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Joseph Tate Oliver Young
Sadie King Patsy Kensit
Siobhan Marsden Abigail Fisher
Mathew King Matt Healy
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam
Tom King Ken Farrington
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Laurel Potts Charlotte Bellamy
Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine
Darren Eden Luke Tittensor
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Chloe Atkinson Amy Nuttall
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Debbie Jones Charley Webb
Callum Rennie Andrew Whipp
Ethan Blake Liam O’Brien
Brenda Ross Belinda Lazenby


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

Review :-

Len’s taken aback when Pearl admits that her son, is in prison. Debbie reckons she’s going to move in with the Kings, but Charity has other ideas. Zoe’s voices get harder to handle.

Pearl and Len

Pearl (Meg Johnson) is distraught when Zak (Steve Halliwell) comments that her secret is safe with him. Realising that Lisa must have told him about Frank Bernard she tearfully goes home and starts packing a suitcase.

Len (Peter Martin) is stunned when he arrives to see Pearl preparing to leave. She admits that her son has been in prison for five years and storms out in tears. She later calms down and tries to smooth things over with her fiance, however, she fails to explain the reason behind Frank Bernard’s prison sentence. What is Pearl hiding?

Elsewhere in the village, Zoe’s (Leah Bracknell) behaviour causes concern when she takes offence to a friendly comment from Emily (Kate McGregor) about the children. Concerned Scott (Ben Freeman) tries to talk to her but she brushes him aside.

Zoe later gets flustered in a meeting with the estate manager when she can’t recall their previous conversation. She then takes her frustration out on their nanny when she imagines she can hear Jean (Meg Pearson) crying. It turns out that Jean is playing happily and Zoe is left questioning her mental stability.

Meanwhile, Debbie (Charley Webb) is upset when Charity (Emma Atkins) tells her that there simply isn’t space for her at Holdgate Farm. Feeling dejected, Debbie turns to Ethan (Liam O’Brien) for support, telling him she missed him while she was away. Ethan is sympathetic but feels uncomfortable.

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Believing it is only a matter of time before the whole village knows that her son has spent the last five year’s at Her Majesty’s pleasure Pearl is a bag of nerves. Her mood is not helped when Laurel asks Lisa how Sam is doing in prison. She fears that her secret may be out when she comes across Lisa talking to Edna, but worse is to come when she runs into Zak in the Woolpack and he tells her that her secret is safe with him. Distraught Pearl goes home and starts packing.
Len is shocked when he returns from work and finds Pearl with her coat on and her bags packed. Pearl breaks down and tells him that she’s done a stupid thing. She confesses that everything she’s told him about Frank Bernard has been a lie and tells him that he’s been in prison for five years. Len still wants to know why Pearl hasn’t been able to confide in him. She tells him that she was ashamed because her son has done something terrible and caused a lot of people a lot of misery.
Zoe’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic. When she runs into Sadie outside the shop she offers to sell her Pear Tree Cottage. Inside the shop Emily makes an innocent remark about it taking a lot of time to get all of the chocolate off of Jean’s face. Zoe thinks Emily is calling her a bad mother and storms out of the shop. When Scott goes after her she ignores him. Later she snaps at estate manager Callum, before asking him whether he heard Jean crying. She then has a go at the nanny for leaving Jean alone. When they go to Jean she is playing happily.
Charity tells Tom that Debbie has asked to move in with them. She tells him that if she tells her she can’t move in with them she will be upset. Tom tells her he’s happy with whatever she decides. When Debbie and Charity meet in the café Debbie is convinced that Charity is going say she can move in. Debbie is angry when her mum tells her that she can’t move and refuses to listen to what Charity has to say about seeing her brother whenever she wants. Debbie confides in Ethan. Emily looks concerned about Debbie's attachment to him.

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