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Episode (#3724) --- Tuesday 27th April 2004

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Episode: 3724


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.


Viv Hope Deena Payne
Laurel Potts Charlotte Bellamy
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Zak Dingle Steve Hailiwell
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Sam Dingle ]ames Hooton
Debble Jones Charley Webb
Cain Dingle .left Hordley
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine
Shelly Williams Carolyn Pickles
Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Tom King Ken Farrington
Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Matthew King Matt Healy
Jimmy King Nick Miles
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt

TUESDAY 27 APRIL 2004 7.00 to 7.30PM ITV1

Review :-
A desperate Zak and the Dingles search for Shadrach as their court date appraches.
Cain's demands on Charity force her to choose between Cain and the Kings.
Pollard has second thoughts over Steph's counterfeit dealings as they reach an agreement.


Shadrach is true to his word and takes the rap in court.

Zak (Steve Halliwell) and Sam (James Hooton) worry about their fate, when on the morning of Shardach’s (Andy Devine) court appearance he is nowhere to be seen.

However, Chas (Lucy Pargeter) catches him red-handed trying to steal some cash from the Dingle pot and gives him a piece of her mind.

Feeling guilty, Shadrach agrees to face the music and tells Zak he will go to court as promised and take the rap for the theft.

Having lived like a parasite at the Dingles’ for months, Lisa (Jane Cox) cleans away smelly Shadrach’s belongings and fumigates the house in the hope that he’ll serve a lengthy stretch in jail.

Charity worms her way further into Tom's affections Charity worms her way further into Tom's affections

However, their celebrations are cut short when there is an unwelcome guest at the pub. Lisa and Zak are flummoxed to see Shadrach at the door claiming he got away with community service.

Meanwhile, delighted that Tom (Ken Farrington) has agreed to have a drink with her, Charity (Emma Atkins) is ashamed by her family’s raucous behaviour in the pub.

Having wound Charity up, Cain (Jeff Hordley) tells her she is getting too big for her boots. But headstrong Charity insists she is going to make something of herself. Will this spell the end of their volatile relationship?

Elsewhere, Zoe (Leah Bracknell) feels nostalgic when she receives a letter and some photos from an old girlfriend. Feeling lonely, she invites Ashley (John Middleton) and Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) over for dinner, but their new-found happiness as a couple only adds to her sadness.

ITV.COM The Fugitive Tuesday 27.04.04
Shadrach & Chas
With Shadrach nowhere to be found Zak and Sam go in search of the feckless Dingle, knowing that if he’s done a runner they could both be spending some time behind bars. As the Dingles set off in search of Shadrach, the sly old fox sneaks back into the house and is just about to make off with the contents of the Dingle money pot when Chas catches him red-handed. Chas tell her father if he goes to court and takes the rap it will go a long way to repaying Zak and Lisa for giving him a home.
Charity and Tom
Jubilant Zak, Sam and Lisa, retire to the Woolpack to celebrate Shadrach’s incarceration, having stayed in court long enough to hear him pronounced guilty. A Dingle knees up in the Woolpack is not good news for Charity who has been invited out for a drink by Tom King. When Charity joins the Kings she receives a frosty reception from Jimmy. Later as the Dingles decide to continue the party at home Cain insists that she joins them. When Charity objects Jimmy suggests that she leaves with Cain. Charity and Cain have another bitter row.
The Dingle celebrations are cut short with the arrival home of Shadrach from court
With the whole Dingle clan assembled and the party in full swing there is bewilderment all round when a drunken Shadrach walks through the door and announces that he remains a free man, the judge believing that deep down he was a good man. Delighted that he has got off with community service, Shadrach makes Zak regret proclaiming Shadrach King of the Dingles, when he agreed to go to court earlier in the day.
Laurel and Ashley go to dinner with Zoe
Zoe feels nostalgic when she receives a letter and some photos from an ex-girlfriend. She confesses to Scott that she hasn't felt close to anyone for a long time. Feeling lonely, she invites Ashley and Laurel over for dinner, but their new-found happiness as a couple only underlines her own sense of isolation.

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