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Episode (#3705) --- Monday 5th April 2004

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Episode: 3705


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Lesley Clare O’Neill, produced by Tim Key and Kathleen Beedles, and directed by Di Patrick. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Yorkshire Television production for ITV1.


Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Danny Daggert Cleveland Campbell
Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Donna Windsor Verity Rushworth
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt

MONDAY 5 APRIL 2004 7.00 – 7.30PM ITV1

Review :-
Val feels Diane's wrath when her skeletons from her past start tumbling out of the closet.
Robert stirs up trouble for Katie and Andy after learning of his brother's expansion plans.
Marlon can't resist trying to find out more about the girl with Tricia's heart.

Rodney confesses to Diane that he had an affair with Val whilst they were married

Rodney confesses to Diane that he had an affair with Val whilst they were married.

Danny (Cleveland Campbell) and Rodney (Patrick Mower) manage to discuss Val (Charlie Hardwick) amicably in the knowledge that she deceived them both.

Later, Val turns up at Rodney’s to beg forgiveness, but when things don’t go her way she turns nasty and threatens to tell

Rodney confesses to Diane that he had an affair with Val whilst they were married

Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) about their previous fling while Rodney was still married to her.

Outraged Rodney calls her bluff by revealing all to a devastated Diane himself. After slapping her ex around the head, Diane is heartbroken and tells Val that she wants her out of her life for good.

Elsewhere, Marlon (Mark Charnock) is intrigued to learn more about the girl who has Tricia’s heart. After a bit of investigative work he manages to find Carrie’s (Laura Crossley) phone number, but when he gets her voicemail he’s too afraid to leave her a message.

Meanwhile, Robert (Karl Davies) stirs up trouble between Katie (Sammy Winward) and Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) when he tells her that Andy intends to buy the farm. Angry that her husband hasn’t discussed the idea with her, Katie confronts him about it and an argument ensues. Can their marriage survive with Robert in the picture?

ITV.COM Peace Talks Monday 05.04.04
Still a bit battered and bruised Rodney and Danny are able to put their fight behind them and over a brandy Rodney hands the keys to the Antiques Barn back to Danny. Val is in for a shock when she arrives at Rodney’s, hoping to convince him to take her to California, and finds Danny there. Rodney is in no mood to listen to Val’s excuses and things turn ugly when Val threatens to tell Diane about the affair they had when he was married to Diane. Rodney is outraged and says he will not be blackmailed.
Rodney calls Val’s bluff and rushes round to see Diane and confess all about his affair. Val chases after him and the two compete with one another to tell their version of the sordid tale, until Diane hollers at them to shut up. Diane listens to Rodney’s side of the story before kicking him out and when Val has had her say Diane tells her to pack her bags and get out of her life for good. Val realises that Diane really means it and makes for the door in tears.
Marlon continues to act secretively about his interest in Carrie, trying to keep what he’s up to hidden from Paddy and Emily. He phones the newspaper and asks for her number pretending to be an old friend of hers. He eventually finds the right number after going through the numbers in the phone book. When he dials the number he gets the answer phone and hangs up.
Robert puts the cat among the pigeons after he runs into his brother at Home Farm. Learning that Andy is interested in buying his farm from Zoe, Robert rushes off to tell Katie about it. When Andy returns home Katie is furious that she’s not been consulted about buying the place. Eventually she realises she’s overreacted and apologises. When Andy suggests they go to the bank together to ask about borrowing some money Katie has to make her excuses because she has to go to the clinic to pick up her STD results. Andy is upset, thinking that she doesn’t care about his big plans.

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