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Episode (#3721) --- Friday 23rd April 2004

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Episode: 3721


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Tim Dynevor, 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.


Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Victoria Sugden Hannah Midgley
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Donna Windsor Verity Rushworth
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Shelly Williams Carolyn Pickles
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Terry Woods Billy Hartman

FRIDAY 23 APRIL 2004 7.00 TO 7.30PM ITV1

Review :-
Katie is devastated when Robert decides to put his family before her.
Steph bullies Shelly into helping her make some easy money.
Jarvis embarks on some deadly DIY.

Steph drags poor Shelly into her schemes

Steph is in hot water over dodgy dealings at the factory.

Jack (Clive Hornby) tells Robert (Karl Davies) he wants to put recent events behind them and gives his son a late birthday present.

Meanwhile, Katie (Sammy Winward) is desperately missing Robert and is upset when he switches his phone off each time she calls. She heads to the Sugden’s telling both Robert and Jack that although she loves Andy (Kelvin Fletcher), they are never going to be happy and she is not prepared to lose Robert.

Katie gets a nasty shock when Robert announces he is not willing to turn his back on his family. She is devastated and ignores Jack’s suggestion that she make the best of her marriage. She later tells Chas (Lucy Pargeter) that she intends to leave Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) regardless.

With Pollard (Christopher Chittell) returning, Steph (Lorraine Chase) begins to panic, having used his money to pay for the stolen mobile phones. She blackmails Shelly (Carolyn Pickles) that unless she helps her get rid of them quickly she will make sure the police know that she was involved when she gets caught. Will Steph get away with her scam?

After receiving funeral leaflets and realising the costs involved, Jarvis (Richard Moore) decides to break with tradition and sets about making his own coffin.

I'TV.COM Water Under The Bridge Friday 23.04.04
Robert and Jack at the dining table
Jack hopes Robert can put his affair with Katie behind him and gives his son a belated eighteenth birthday present. Robert heeds his dadís advice and decides not to return Katieís calls. Katie is more determined than ever that she and Robert should be together, and tells Chas that she is going to go and see Robert and Jack and lay her cards on the table. Chas advises her not to be so hasty and tells her to that in a monthís time she may feel differently about things.
3 pictures - Chas & Katie, Katie, Robert and Jack and the final picture is Katie walking away from Jack in tears.
Jack is not happy when Katie turns up on the doorstep and demands to speak with him and Robert. Katie tells them that although she loves Andy she is in love with Robert and that they have planned to be together. Put on the spot Robert leaves Katie reeling when he announces that heís changed his mind and cannot hurt his family and doesnít want to be with her. Later Jack tells Katie to work on her marriage, but she confides in Chas that her mind is made up and she canít go back to Andy because she can no longer look him in the eye.
Shelly and Steph
Devious Steph finds herself looking at a spell behind bars if she doesnít manage to shift the mobile phones she bought with money stolen from Eric Pollard before he returns from Japan. When her attempts to sweet talk Shelly into her helping her fail Steph turns nasty and threatens to blackmail Shelly, telling her that if she gets caught she will tell the police that Shelly was her accomplice.
Jarvis & Len
After the village pensioners receive some unwelcome leaflets through the door encouraging them to make their own funeral arrangements Jarvis unnerves Len and Pearl when he sets about making his own coffin out of MDF. Edna is also shocked when she goes to investigate the sound of sawing and sees coffin shaped pieces of wood stacked up in Jarvisís shed.

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