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Episode (#3723) --- Monday 26th April 2004

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Episode: 3723


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Matthew Westwood, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Oliver Horsbrugh. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Yorkshire Television production for ITV1.


Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Sam Dingle James Hooton
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Shelly Williams Carolyn Pickles
Tom King Ken Farrington
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Jimmy King Nick Miles
Matthew King Matt Healy
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Marlon Dingle Hark Charnock
Laurel Ports Charlotte Bellamy
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Alan Turner Richard Thorp

MONDAY 26 APRIL 2004 7.00 TO 7.30PM ITV1

Review :-
Shadrach's hopes of romance end in diaster, for Zak and the Dingles.
Cain tries to tempt Charity with a plan to betray the Kings.
Pollard's return from Japan doesn't go according to plan.

Shadrach preapres for his date

Steph is horrified when she realises she has been set up on a date with Shadrach.

Thrilled that he is going on a date with the glamorous Steph (Lorraine Chase), Shadrach (Andy Devine) dons his finest suit and sets off to the pub for their rendezvous.

Steph & Shadrach

Steph & Shadrach

However, Zak's (Steve Halliwell) cunning plan to keep his brother on-side quickly backfires when Steph tells a slobbering Shadrach to hop it before storming out. Realising she had no intention of sleeping with him, Shadrach tells Zak the deal is off.

Later Chas (Lucy Pargeter) informs the family that Shadrach has done a runner. Realising that he and Sam (James Hooton) no longer have an alibi in court, Zak is furious.

Elsewhere, Charity (Emma Atkins) continues to earn brownie points working for Tom King (Ken Farrington) by tipping him off that Jarvis had invited the local press to watch their protest over the developments to the cricket pitch.

Tom confides that he has a master plan that is sure to get the villagers on side. He tells Charity he will throw a huge party inviting all the locals to sample his lavish hospitality. Can he win them over?

Charity feels at home with Tom and his affluent lifestyle but is later disgusted when Cain (Jeff Hordley) brings her back down to earth with a bump by suggesting they rob the King’s safe.

Elsewhere in the village, Pollard (Chris Chittell) returns to uncover Steph’s counterfeit mobile phone stash and demands that she split the profits with him.

ITV.COM Shadrach Dingle - Sex Bomb Monday 26.04.04
Steph and Shadrach
Knowing that Steph is desperate for somewhere to stash her phones, Zak devises a high-risk strategy to ensure Shadrach gets his wish and spends his last night of freedom with a woman. Zak tells a delighted Shadrach that Steph has agreed to go on a date with him. He then arranges a meeting with Steph to discuss payment for storing her phones. He tells her Shadrach will be the Dingles' representative. Zak then tries to get Shadrach so drunk that he won’t be able to remember whether he’s slept with Steph or not.
At the Dingles - Zak, Sam, Lisa, Shadrach and Chas
Determined to make the most of what could be his last night of freedom Shadrach dons his best suit and refrains from drinking so that he can savour his night of passion. That evening in the Woolpack, all eyes are on the unlikely pair, as Steph endures Shadrach’s innuendos, in the hope that she will be able to cut a deal on the mobile phones. Their tete-a-tete comes to an abrupt end when Shadrach attempts to kiss Steph, who belts him for suggesting they go home together. Later Zak threatens Shadrach when he says his promise to lie in court is off.
Charity and Cain in bed
Charity continues to earn brownie points with Tom King by tipping him off that Jarvis has invited the local press to watch their protest over the developments to the cricket pitch. Tom reveals that he’s planning to throw a lavish party to try and get the villagers on his side. Much to Jimmy’s annoyance he asks Charity to organise it. Later Cain annoys Charity by hinting that they could plan to rob the King’s safe.
Eric and Steph
After belting randy Shadrach Steph realises she can no longer keep her hot property in the Dingles’ barn and tries to get Shelly to help her. When Shelly refuses Steph insults her. Alan is furious and goes round to see her at the factory. He has a go at her and drops her in it, revealing her mobile scam to Eric. When Alan is gone Eric demands a cut of Steph’s profits or he will throw her out.

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