Created & Finished 20th May 2004

Episode (#3718) --- Tuesday 20th April 2004

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Episode: 3718


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Sarah Bagshaw, 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.


Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
.larvis Skelton Richard Moore
Charity Tate Emma Aktins
Tom King Ken Farrington
Matthew King Matt Healy
Jimmy King Nick Miles
Arthur Banks Andrew Cullum
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Ethan Blake Liam O'Brien
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
]ack Sugden Clive Homby
Victoria Sugden Hannah Midgley
Debbie Jones Charley Webb
Donna Windsor Verity Rushworth
Carl King Tom Lister

TUESDAY 20 APRIL 2004 7.00 TO 7.30PM ITV1

Review :-
]ack is left reeling when Victoria finally breaks her silence.
The Kings find themselves on the end of the village backlash.
Marlon gets a taste for life and returns to work.

Victoria confides in Diane that she saw Robert and Katie kissing.

Victoria confides in Diane that she saw Robert and Katie kissing.

A trip to the child psychiatrist reveals that Victoria (Hannah Midgley) has been traumatised and as a result has become electively mute. Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) suggests they retrace Victoria’s actions the day she stopped speaking. They ask Robert (Karl Davies) if he can remember anything odd but he claims he can’t.

Victoria continues to talk through her puppet!

Later, when Victoria continues to talk through her puppet, Jack (Clive Hornby) loses his temper and throws it against the wall before sending her to her room. After making their excuses, Robert and Katie (Sammy Winward) head off to the pub and agree that they are going to have to tell Jack the truth.

Meanwhile Diane retrieves Alfie and goes after Victoria to comfort her. Eventually Victoria uses Alfie to tell her that she saw Robert and Katie kissing on the bed and that Robert threatened bad things would happen if she told. Stunned, Diane breaks the news to Jack. How will he react to the news that his son has betrayed Andy?

Victoria and Alfie tell Diane the truth

Elsewhere, the Kings have a consultation with their surveyor over plans for the cricket pitch, Jarvis (Richard Moore) turns up but his protests are ignored. Later in the pub Jarvis tells the villagers they have got to present a united front against the King family and sets about drawing up posters for his campaign.

After some coaxing from Diane and Louise (Emily Symons), Marlon (Mark Charnock) finally agrees to return to his job at the Woolpack for good. Does this mean Marlon’s life is finally back on track?

ITV.COM Dumb Struck Tuesday 20.04.04
the family dinner with Robert, Katie, And, Diane and Jack.
Jack returns from taking Victoria to the child psychiatrist more worried than he was before he left. Victoria has been diagnosed as having become electively mute in response to a traumatic experience. Not only is he worried about what may have happened to Victoria, he is convinced the psychiatrist suspects him of child abuse. Diane suggests that what they need to do is find out whether anything out of the ordinary happened to Victoria on the day she stopped speaking. When asked Robert says he canít remember anything unusual happening.
Diane, Alfie and Victoria
At Robertís birthday meal Jack loses his temper and throws Alfie at the wall when Victoria continues to talk through the dummy. After making their excuses, Robert and Katie head off to the pub and agree that they canít go on like this and will have to tell Jack the truth. Meanwhile, with the aid of Alfie, Diane is able to coax Victoria into telling her what scared her. Jack is devastated when Diane tells him that Robert has betrayed his brother and scared his sister into keeping quiet about what she saw.
Bob and Jarvis
Jarvis leads a one-man protest when the Kings turn up with their surveyor to give the newly acquired plot of land the once over. He warns them that they canít do anything without planning permission and itís not a foregone conclusion that they will get it. In The Woolpack Jarvis rallies the troops and sets up R.E.A.R (Residents of Emmerdale Against Redevelopment). Jimmy and Carl King find this highly amusing but Jarvis is not in the mood to be taken lightly and refuses their offer of a drink. He is also unimpressed by their suggestion that King employees should be more loyal.

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