Created & Finished 20th May 2004

Episode (#3711) --- Monday 12th April 2004

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Episode: 3711


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Matthew Westwood, produced by Tim Key and 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.


Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Debbie Jones Charley Webb
Lisa Dingle lane Cox
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Charlie Willis Andrew Readman
Laurel Potts Charlotte Bellamy
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Cain Dingle left Hordley
Judge Anthony Schaeffer
Clive Humpreys QC Oliver Beamish
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
]ack Sugden Clive Hornby
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward
Sam Dingle ]ames Hooton
Victoria Sugden Hannah Midgley
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt
Carrie Granger Laura Crossley
Reporter Mark Wadsworth
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
Tom King Ken Farrington

MONDAY 12 APRIL 2004 7.00 – 7.30PM ITV1

Review :-
There are tears in court when Charity's appeal is heard, but are they tears of sadness or joy?
Robert and ]ack grow concerned over Victoria's mutism - for very different reasons.
Marlon is puzzled when he can't say it with flowers to Carrie.

Charity’s future lies in Zoe’s hands

Charity’s future lies in Zoe’s hands; will she change her testimony in court?

Charity (Emma Atkins) is a bag of nerves as she prepares for the appeal and worries that Zoe (Leah Bracknell) might not turn up. As proceedings begin in court, Charity’s heart drops when Zoe fails to show after being called to the stand.

But just as the judge suggests they move on, Zoe walks into the courtroom and Charity can barely disguise her relief. Under cross-examination, Zoe is asked directly whether she believes her brother committed suicide.

Before she answers, Zoe looks at Charity’s pleading eyes and pauses. Will she fulfil her promise to secure Charity’s freedom in her hour of need?

Charity’s future lies in Zoe’s hands; will she change her testimony in court?

Elsewhere in the village, the path of true love never runs smooth, and Ashley (John Middleton) and Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) are no exception. After their first row, deflated Laurel admits to Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) that maybe her and Ashley aren’t so compatible after all.

When Robert (Karl Davies) admits Victoria (Hannah Midgley) saw them in bed, Katie is (Sammy Winward) horrified. To make matters worse, he confesses to Katie that he threatened Victoria to keep quiet and as a result she hasn’t uttered a word since.

Guilt-ridden Katie tries to coax Victoria to talk, desperately explaining she and Robert were only messing about, but troubled Victoria remains mute.

Meanwhile, Marlon continues to make a nuisance of himself with Carrie. When he turns up at her house again with a bunch of flowers she promptly asks him to leave.

ITV.COM Judgement Day Monday 12.04.04
Charity in the dock
As Charity stands anxiously in the dock it looks as if Zoe has decided not to fulfil her promise when she is called to give evidence and is nowhere to be found. But just as the judge suggests they move on, Zoe appears and Charity can barely disguise her relief. Under cross-examination, Zoe confirms that she now believes her brother killed himself. After weighing up the new evidence the judges decide that Charity is free to go. On returning to Emmerdale Charity wastes no time in visiting The Woolpack to make sure everyone knows sheís a free woman again.
Katie tries to talk to Victoria
Katie remains silent and canít even bring herself to choose a cake when Diane tries to tempt her into speaking. Robert confesses to Katie why Victoria is not speaking. Katie goes to see Victoria and tells her that she was just playing with Robert. Scared of their secret being revealed Katie becomes angry with Victoria and probably does more harm than good. When Katie tells Jack and Diane that Victoria is still not speaking Diane suggests taking her to see the doctor. Robert and Katie are alarmed at this suggestion.
Marlon brings flowers for Carrie
Despite agreeing with Emily that thereís no real connection between himself and Carrie Marlon sets off for her house once again. This time he buys her flowers and sits on her doorstep waiting for her to return. When she comes home she reminds him that she said she didnít want to see him again. Before she goes inside Marlon begs her to let him have ten minutes with her. Carrie refuses and closes the door behind her.

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