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Episode (#3717) --- Monday 19th April 2004

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Episode: 3717


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Andrew Kirk, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Duncan Foster. 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
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Len Reynolds Peter Martin
.larvis Skelton Richard Moore
Danny Daggert Cleveland Campbell
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam
Terry Woods Billy Hartman
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Donna Windsor Verity Rushworth
Debbie Jones Charley Webb
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Sam Dingle James Hooton
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Ethan Blake Liam O'Brien
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Siobhan Marsden Abigail Fisher
Paul Marsden Matthew Booth
Jimmy King Nick Miles
Tom King Ken Farrington
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Victoria Sugden Hannah Midgley

MONDAY 19 APRIL 2004 7.00 TO 7.30PM ITV1

Review :-
Marlon gets to the root of his problem and finally lays Tricia's heart to rest.
Villagers are far from bowled over when the Kings reveal their plan for the village cricket pitch.
]ack is fast tiring of Victoria's insolence.

The cricket team

The villagers are outraged to discover the Kings are planning to develop the cricket pitch.

The Emmerdale cricket team make final preparations for the match and appoint Danny (Cleveland Campbell) to the team. They are shocked to discover Simon (Dale Meeks) will be batting for the opposition having been told that he can’t play for Emmerdale because he doesn’t live locally.

Tom, Jarvis, Emily, Paul, Simon and Rodney

After the game, the Emmerdale team celebrate their victory in the pub but their spirit is dampened when Councillor Ledbetter (Robin Bowerman) turns up and admits that he has sold the cricket pitch, gesturing to the Kings. Tom (Ken Farrington) confesses he bought it for a building development and the locals are outraged. Will this mean war?

As Jack (Clive Hornby) becomes increasingly concerned about Victoria (Hannah Midgley), Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) and Katie (Sammy Winward) do their best to encourage her to talk but to no avail. Robert (Karl Davies) begins to lose his cool, admitting to Katie that he feels guilty for what has happened to her.

Back at the pub, Val (Charlie Hardwick) and Bob (Tony Audenshaw) struggle to organise the cricketers’ meal so Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) asks Marlon (Mark Charnock) to help out in the kitchen for the day. Marlon reluctantly agrees and later, after cooking a successful meal, admits to Diane that it feels good to be back.

ITV.COM Knocked For Six Monday 19.04.04
Simon and Rodney on the cricket pitch
Jarvis is made to regret turning Simon down for the Emmerdale cricket team as he opens the batting for the opposition by hitting a six off the first ball of the match. Cunningly Rodney suggests that he bowls a few overs and has a word with Simon before he steps up to bowl. Wanting to stay on the right side of his girlfriend’s father Simon is soon out. With Simon out of the way the Emmerdale team somehow manage to scrape a victory and return triumphantly to The Woolpack.
Tom, Jimmy and Jarvis
When a triumphant Jarvis asks Councillor Ledbetter whether he enjoyed the match on the cricket pitch, he replies what cricket pitch? He tells Jarvis that he's sold the land and gestures to the Kings who are in the pub. Jarvis cuts short the celebrations and announces to everyone in the bar that the cricket pitch has been sold. The Kings admit that they have bought the land and plan to develop it for housing. Jarvis says that they will have a fight on their hands. Tom King warns everyone that he makes a better friend than an enemy.
Diane and Val talk to Marlon while he works in the kitchen
With Val and Bob causing havoc in the kitchen at The Woolpack Diane asks Marlon to help her out. Very nervous beforehand Marlon quickly takes charge once he discovers that Val has burnt the beef and ruined the Yorkshire puddings. Marlon creates an exotic menu with the food that’s available and is upset when people appear to turn their noses up at what he’s prepared, but Diane is able to cheer him up again and he says he's glad to be back.
Victoria hides behind Alfie as Katie tries to talk to her.
Victoria continues to talk through Alfie and it looks as if she’s about to speak to Andy when she sees Katie and clams up again. Katie has brought some sweets for Victoria but she just ignores Katie when she gives them to her. Later, Robert tells Katie that he can’t bear seeing Victoria acting this way and says that he is thinking of confessing all to his dad.

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