3918 - Thursday 9th December 2004
Charity asks Zak to give her away at her wedding
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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
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.
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.
CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
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.
Thanks to Tracey Whitton at the ITV Picture Desk
also like to thank Michele Fawcett & Jo Cox from Emmerdale