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Episode: 3918 - Thursday 9th December 2004
Charity asks Zak to give her away at her wedding

ITV1 Network 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Nicola’s disappointed when Simon, due to their respective parents, suggests a Christmas apart.
With the pressure on, Cain turns to Daz to help raise some cash.
Charity worries about inviting her family to the wedding.



Simon (Dale Meeks) decides to spend Christmas in Emmerdale with Nicola (Nicola Wheeler), but when Lesley (Sherrie Hewson) turns up unexpectedly and enthuses about spending Christmas with him he just can’t bring himself to upset her.


Simon feels he has little choice but to go to Scarborough without Nicola. He breaks the news to his fiancee who fights back the tears and tells him that she hopes they have a lovely time. Will her reaction cause Simon to have a change of heart?

Meanwhile, Cain (Jeff Hordley) fears for his daughter’s safety and tells her not to go to school. Knowing that he needs to raise funds fast he plans a robbery along with the help of an eager Daz (Luke Tittensor).


Elsewhere, Zak (Steve Halliwell) takes offence when Charity (Emma Atkins) comments that she hopes the Dingles will behave at her wedding. Realising that Zak is hurt, Charity apologises to her uncle and he is thrilled when she asks him to give her away.

.Zak and Shadrach head to the Woolpack to flog some mistletoe. Much to Charity’s embarrassment Shadrach attempts to give Sadie a Christmas kiss.

ITV Update

Christmas conundrum Thurs, 7.00pm, 9th Dec

Paul looks forward to his first family Christmas at Mill Cottage. Zak arrives and attempts to sell Rodney a sack full of mistletoe. Paul advises him to buy it saying ‘face it darling, at your age it’s the only way you’ll get any action.’ Later Paul asks Simon whether he’s told his mother yet whether he’ll be spending Christmas with them. Simon confesses that he hasn’t and Paul convinces him strike while the iron is hot. Just as Simon picks up the phone there is a ring and the door and Paul returns with Simon’s mum Lesley.
Lesley tells Simon how much she’s looking forward to spending Christmas with him. Simon and Nicola are forced to endure Rodney and Lesley trying to out do each other in the who has the most lavish Christmas stakes. Simon is put on the spot when Rodney mentions that he will be spending it there. He tells his mum that nothing has been decided. Later, Lesley tells Simon that she will drink a toast to him as she spends Christmas alone. Simon caves and says he will come home. Later, Nicola tearfully tells him that she hopes they have a great Christmas.
Zak and Shadrach head to the Woolpack to flog some mistletoe. Much to Charity’s embarrassment Shadrach attempts to give Sadie a Christmas kiss. Tom says that he’s a good mind to ask Louise to throw them out, but Sadie replies that he’d better not because they will soon be family. Charity has a word with Zak about keeping Shadrach on a tight leash at the wedding. Zak is not impressed. He reminds Charity that she didn’t want to know her family when she married into the Tates and asks her who she turned to when that turned sour.
Realising she’s upset Zak Charity goes to see him and surprises him by saying that she would be honoured if he gave her away at the wedding. Zak is delighted and goes to see Debbie and Cain to tell them the good news. Zak tells Cain that whatever trouble he’s in he wants to help. Cain refuses to tell him what’s going on so Debbie puts him in the picture. Zak offers to help Cain sort the heavies out. Cain insults his father by telling him that he’s too old for what he has in mind. Later, Daz volunteers to help out and Cain agrees.
Diane surprises Louise by turning up at the Woolpack ready for work. She admits that Jack is driving her mad and she needs to be doing something. Louise asks her whether she’s ready to return and Diane jokes that if she asks her another question like that she’ll prove it by flattening her. Louise has a surprise for Diane and shows her that she’s had her name above door changed from Blackstock to Sugden.
Donna realises that she’s gone too far with her new regime at the café and at Marlon’s insistence apologises to Emily and Donna. They agree to work together and get the takings up so Viv has nothing to complain about when she returns.



Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Belle Dingle Emily Mather
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine
Donna Windsor Verity Rushworth
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower
Paul Lambert Mathew Bose
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Darren Eden Luke Tittensor
Debbie Dingle Charley Webb
Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Diane Sugden Elizabeth Estensen
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
Lesley Meredith Sherrie Hewson
Sadie King Patsy Kensit
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Tom King Ken Farrington
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Bill Lyons, produced by 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.

Special Thanks to Tracey Whitton at the ITV Picture Desk Leeds

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

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