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Episode: 3912 - Thursday 2nd December 2004
Rodney attempts to buy his son’s affections

ITV1 Network 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Jimmy persuades Zoe to let him and a reluctant Sadie babysit Jean.
Katie worries about her housing arrangements.
Cain gets an idea about a housebreak.


Desperate to impress Jimmy (Nick Miles), Sadie (Patsy Kensit) offers to look after Jean (Meg Pearson) in order to prove that she can be maternal. Seeing straight through his wife, Jimmy tells her to drop the act, but Sadie protests that at least she is trying.

Later on they visit the doctor who tells them that there is no reason why they can’t start trying for a baby. Reconciled, the couple head towards Pear Tree cottage to get started straight away.

Elsewhere, Paul (Mathew Bose) explains to Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) that his split with Enzo (Daniel D’Alessandro) has left him in a vulnerable financial position and seeing an opportunity Nicola explains the problem to Rodney (Patrick Mower).

Later on, Paul finds an envelope containing a cheque from Rodney. Paul is clearly touched by his father’s gesture but is Rodney trying to buy his son’s affections?

Katie is told she can live with the Sugdens

Meanwhile, Jack (Clive Hornby) and Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) return from their holiday but Jack is clearly not impressed to find that Katie (Sammy Winward) has been staying at the cottage. He later has a change of heart and agrees that Katie can live with them in the understanding that she and Robert (Karl Davies) sleep in separate beds.

ITV Update

Maternal instincts Thurs, 7.00pm, 2nd Dec

Sadie offers to look after Jean for Zoe. Jimmy is sceptical about his wife’s sudden interest in childcare and tells her that because she’s spending the morning with someone else’s kid it doesn’t mean she really wants one of her own. Sadie tells Jimmy that she has an appointment with their doctor and she would like him to come along. Jimmy is delighted when the doctor tells them that there is no reason why they shouldn’t start trying for a baby straightaway. The couple take the doctor at his word and head home to bed.

Katie and Donna fall out over the preparations for the King's party. Katie tells Donna she’s only the caterer’s girlfriend and Donna replies that Katie is just Sadie’s dogsbody. A delivery driver turns up with the wrong coloured balloons and Katie realises that Chloe has been trying to scupper the party preparations. Katie has a go at Chloe, telling her that she knows that she’s been messing about with the orders behind her back. Tom walks in just as Katie calls Chloe a bitch and gives her a good telling off.

Later, Sadie visits the hall once the work is finished and congratulates Katie on a job well done. Seeing Chloe skulking about doing nothing Sadie makes her pick up rubbish, much to Katie’s amusement. Tom arrives and is pleased to see Sadie because Jimmy has told him that they are trying for a child. As Katie tells Sadie that she thinks she will make a great mum Robert arrives to meet Katie and Sadie gives him a knowing look.

Paul tells Nicola that although he spent the evening with Rodney things are still difficult between them. He confesses to his sister that breaking up with Enzo has left him with nothing. In the Woolpack Nicola reminds Rodney how much he has helped her out over the years and suggests he should do the same for Paul. Nicola returns home and finds an envelope addressed to Paul. Paul opens the envelope to find a cheque for a large sum of money. Nicola is angry with Rodney for trying to solve his problems by throwing money at them.

Diane and Jack return to the village and Jack is not amused to find that Katie has been staying with Robert while they were away. Diane tells Jack that she would be happy for Katie to stay with them. Robert comes to see his father about Katie moving in and Jack surprises him by saying that she can stay with them.

Cain hears Marlon and Donna discussing catering arrangements for the King's party. He asks Marlon whether the party is going to be a big do. Outside the Woolpack Cain gives Pear Tree Cottage the once over. Back at Butler’s Farm he tells Debbie to order the pair of boots she wants because his fortunes are about to improve. When Daz returns from school Cain tells him not to make any plans for the following evening.



Sadie King Patsy Kensit
Jimmy King Nick Miles
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Paul Lambert Mathew Bose
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Diane Sugden Elizabeth Estensen
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Victoria Sugden Hannah Midgley
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward
Darren Eden Luke Tittensor
Debbie Dingle Charley Webb
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower
Donna Windsor Verity Rushworth
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley
Chloe Atkinson Amy Nuttall
Tom King Ken Farrington
David Anders Richard Avery

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Lisa Holdsworth, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Alan Wareing. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Yorkshire Television production for ITV1.

Special Thanks to Matt Dutton/Tracey Whitton at the ITV Picture Desk Leeds

Emmerdale.org would also like to thank Michele Fawcett from Emmerdale for the Production Credits.

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