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Episodes 3921-3936: 13th December 2004-31st December 2004

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Monday 13 December 7 - 7.30pm ITV1

Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) finds Val (Charlie Hardwick) in tears and is shocked to hear that Gianni (Andonis Anthony) has left her following a row. Diane offers a sympathetic ear and boosts her sister by telling her that she is delighted to have her home.

Later on Paul (Mathew Bose) tells Diane he saw Val handing Gianni cash before he left and they both become suspicious. Val is tricked into admitting that she paid Gianni to be her boyfriend because she wanted to fake their separation in order to make Diane feel sorry for her and offer her a place to live. How will Diane react to her sister’s latest deception?

Elsewhere, the police arrive to do a security check at Jacob’s Fold but their presence does nothing to calm Len (Peter Martin) down and he remains adamant that he and Pearl (Meg Johnson) are leaving.

Meanwhile, as Scott (Ben Freeman) says goodbye to his conquest from the night before, Dawn (Julia Mallam) coolly claims that she doesn’t mind him having overnight guests.

Later on Dawn gets her own back on Scott by leaving him to baby-sit while she goes on a date with Greg (David Bell), a driver for the Kings. Despite finding Greg completely dull, she later tells Scott that the night was a success.

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Lesley Clare O’Neill, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Pip Short. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada production for ITV1.

Tuesday 14 December 7 - 7.30pm ITV1

Dawn (Julia Mallam) continues to try to wind up Scott (Ben Freeman) by telling him that she might be seeing Greg (David Nelson) again that night. However, Scott calls her bluff by suggesting they double date with him and Jenny (Amy Thompson). Dawn quickly makes excuses but Scott sees Greg in the pub and suggests they meet up later on.

After an uncomfortable evening Dawn and Scott decide to do a runner from the pub to escape their hideous dates. When they arrive home Scott makes his move and promises things will be different this time. Dawn responds with a kiss, but after all that has happened can they make a relationship work?

Meanwhile, Val (Charlie Hardwick) is feeling utterly humiliated having been caught out the previous day and locks herself away. Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) is unsympathetic towards her sister and remains adamant that she will have to leave.

Elsewhere, Terry (Billy Hartman) worries that he may have made a mistake in offering to re-open the B&B after seeing newspaper reports branding it the ‘House of Horror’.

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Andrew Kirk produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Pip Short. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada production for ITV1.


Wednesday 15 December 7 - 7.30pm ITV1

Viv (Deena Payne) and Bob (Tony Audenshaw) return from their holiday more divided than ever. Bob heads straight round to see Dawn (Julia Mallam) and is horrified when he catches her kissing Scott (Ben Freeman). Meanwhile, Viv is too wrapped up in her own problems to listen to Donna (Verity Rushworth) as she tries to tell her about her new relationship with Marlon (Mark Charnock).

Elsewhere, Paul (Mathew Bose) begins to soften towards his mother and Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) starts to worry that she has been too hard on Val (Charlie Hardwick). Diane eventually tells her sister that she can stay at the pub but makes it clear that this is her final warning.

Over in the pub, Louise (Emily Symons) teases Marlon that Donna has got the hots for him but he remains tight lipped about the fact they are seeing each other.

Later on Donna and Marlon have a heart to heart about their relationship and decide they will sleep together but when the time is right.

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Andrew Kirk, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Pip Short. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada production for ITV1.


Thursday 16 December 7 - 7.30pm ITV1

Donna (Verity Rushworth) and Marlon (Mark Charnock) organise a family dinner with the intention of telling the Hopes about their relationship.

With Viv (Deena Payne) and Bob (Tony Audenshaw) at loggerheads, the night is a disaster before it has even begun and when Viv hears that her daughter is seeing a Dingle she is openly outraged.

Embarrassed by his wife’s behaviour, Bob stands up for Marlon and before long they have a furious row culminating in them stating that their marriage is over.

Elsewhere, Pearl (Meg Johnson) confesses to Edna (Shirley Stelfox) that she is having doubts about leaving the village. Edna tries to convince her friend to talk to Len (Peter Martin) but Pearl claims she can’t after what she put him through with Frank.

Meanwhile, Rodney (Patrick Mower) offers to buy the factory from Pollard (Chris Chittell) but he is adamant that everything will be fine and that it is not for sale. Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) realises it is all bravado and that Pollard is genuinely in trouble. But will Pollard swallow his pride before it is too late?

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Mark Illis, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Pip Short. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada production for ITV1.

Friday 17 December 7 - 7.30pm ITV1

Terry (Billy Hartman) is shocked to find that Bob (Tony Audenshaw) has slept in his car and offers him a room at the B&B.

Meanwhile, Donna (Verity Rushworth) is devastated by her parents break up and calls a meeting with Marlon (Mark Charnock), Scott (Ben Freeman) and Dawn (Julia Mallam) to brainstorm ideas to get the couple back together.

Much to their surprise, Viv (Deena Payne) and Bob have decided to be civil and walk in together to calmly announce that they are getting divorced. Is this really the end for Viv and Bob?

Elsewhere, Jarvis (Richard Moore) invites Edna (Shirley Stelfox) round for Christmas but she explains she is spending it with Len (Peter Martin), Pearl (Shirley Stelfox), Betty (Paula Tilbrook) and Turner (Richard Thorp). Pearl feels bad that Jarvis will be alone and asks Len if he will consider inviting him too. Will Len finally put the past behind him?


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Mark Illis, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Pip Short. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada production for ITV1.

No Episode Sunday 19th December 2004 

ITV1 Network Monday 20 December 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Tom becomes increasingly possessive over Charity

Tom and Dean

Tom’s (Ken Farrington) jealousy is ignited when he finds his wife-to-be having coffee with Dean (Marc Bolton). After a smart comment from Cain (Jeff Hordley), Tom decides to defuse the situation before it gets out of hand and he tells Dean that he wants him to stay away from Charity (Emma Atkins).

Later on, Jimmy (Nick Miles) is furious to hear that Tom has appointed Charity as Business Development Manager. Sadie (Patsy Kensit) takes delight in explaining that Tom wants to keep an eye on Charity because she’s having an affair. Jimmy is shocked by his wife’s declaration but she tells him that Tom just needs proof. Can Sadie turn Tom’s insecurity to her advantage and give him the evidence he needs?

Meanwhile, Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) reluctantly agrees to give Cain a couple of extra days to pay the rent despite Debbie’s refusal to explain why he has no money. Later, Debbie (Charley Webb) confesses that she is finding the sneaking around unbearable and wonders how much more she can take.


Donna’s (Verity Rushwoth) hopes of spending Christmas with Marlon (Mark Charnock) are dashed when Scott (Ben Freeman) agrees to go to Spain with Dawn (Julia Mallam), meaning she will be left to cope with Viv (Deena Payne) alone. Marlon suggests that Viv and Donna join the Dingles for festive celebrations, but could this be a recipe for disaster?


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Marc Pierson produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Tim O’Mara. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada production for ITV1.


Tuesday 21 December 7 - 7.30pm ITV1

Sadie (Patsy Kensit) steps up her manipulation after Jimmy (Nick Miles) points out that Tom (Ken Farrington) will only stop the wedding if she can provide concrete evidence that Charity (Emma Atkins) is having an affair.

Taking her husband’s words on board, Sadie pressures a horrified Robert (Karl Davies) to help her convince Tom of his fiancée’s infidelity by meeting Charity at the gym. Robert refuses to play dirty, but when Sadie threatens to reveal details of their fling to Katie (Sammy Winward) will Robert agree?

Elsewhere, Daz (Luke Tittensor) fails to get Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) to agree to visit their Dad in prison and confronts him about his relationship with Debbie (Charley Webb). Andy denies that he is still seeing her but how much longer can they keep their affair quiet?

Later on, Debbie (Charley Webb) is horrified to discover that Cain (Jeff Hordley) and Daz have been breaking into houses and is shocked when Cain reveals he is still £4,000 short on the money he owes. Debbie confides in Andy about what has been going on, but how will he react when he discovers that his younger brother has been involved?

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Tim Dynevor, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Tim O’Mara. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada production for ITV1.


Wednesday 22 December 7 - 7.30pm ITV1

Tom’s (Ken Farrington) jealousy continues to get the better of him when he refuses to allow Dean (Marc Bolton) to drive Charity (Emma Atkins) to the gym, insisting on taking her himself. Sadie (Patsy Kensit) is delighted that Tom will be present to see Robert (Karl Davies) and Charity (Emma Atkins) together. However, at the last minute Robert loses his nerve, leaving Sadie’s plans in ruins.

Feeling used, Robert ends the affair with Sadie and rushes home to tell Katie (Sammy Winward) how much he loves her. Meanwhile, Sadie refuses to give up on bringing Charity down, but who will she enlist to help her?

Meanwhile, Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) is fed up of sneaking around and he suggests to Debbie (Charley Webb) that they come clean about their relationship. Debbie compromises by telling Charity but is shocked by her mother’s reaction.

Elsewhere, Val (Charlie Hardwick) suggests to Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) that they go on a two day shopping trip to Leeds. Despite Jack’s (Clive Hornby) objections, Diane agrees and Val is thrilled when Rodney (Patrick Mower) offers to fund the trip.

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Tim Dynevor produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Tim O’Mara. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada production for ITV1.

 


Thursday 23 December 7 - 7.30pm ITV1

Charity goes to talk to Andy about Debbie

Val (Charlie Hardwick) and Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) enjoy some quality time together at their posh Leeds hotel and Val makes a moving apology to her sister for all the upset she has previously caused.

As the sisters enjoy a drink in the hotel bar they are shocked to bump into Eric Pollard (Chris Chittell) who is supposed to be in America! They jokingly suggest he has a fancy women but he denies it and hurries off. What is Pollard hiding?

Back at the village, Lesley (Sherrie Hewson) arrives and Rodney (Patrick Mower) quickly begins to regret inviting her to stay when she tries to force herself upon him under the mistletoe. His doubts about spending Christmas with her are increased further when she pulls out her festive Cliff Richard CD!

Elsewhere, jilted Sadie (Patsy Kensit) bites back at Robert (Karl Davies) by sacking an unsuspecting Katie (Sammy Winward). Robert is horrified when his devastated girlfriend breaks the news and in an attempt to ease his guilty conscience Robert suggests that they go away for Christmas.

Meanwhile, Sadie uses money to lure Cain (Jeff Hordley) into helping her frame Charity. The venomous vixen asks Cain to take Charity (Emma Atkins) to a hotel in order to be seen looking cosy together. Cain takes the cash but will he be disloyal to his old flame?

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Sarah Bagshaw, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Tim O’Mara. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada production for ITV1.

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A message from Seth

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Viv makes Christmas at the Dingles’ a day to remember!

No Episode Sunday 26th December 2004

Monday 27 December 7 - 7.30pm ITV1

Sadie’s (Patsy Kensit) plan is finally put into action when Cain (Jeff Hordley) meets up with Charity (Emma Atkins) at a hotel. As cunningly arranged by Sadie, Carl (Tom Lister) and Chloe (Amy Nuttall) are in the right place at the right time and see the pair together.

Chloe’s imagination goes into overdrive and she clearly can’t wait to spread the news. However, Carl isn’t convinced that everything is as it seems and forbids Chloe from saying anything to his father. Will Chloe be able to keep this juicy gossip to herself?

Meanwhile, Debbie (Charley Webb) tells Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) that she thinks they should inform Zak (Steve Halliwell) of their relationship as she is certain that he will know how to handle Cain (Jeff Hordley).

Over at the vicarage, Ashley (John Middleton) is delighted when he takes a call from Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy). Ethan (Liam O’Brien) can’t help but think about his ex-fiancée, Niamh (Tracey Moore), and is upset when his attempts to get hold of her fail.

Ethan decides to go away for a couple of days but unknown to him, Niamh is on her way to pay him a surprise visit. Will she get to the village in time?

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Peter Kerry, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Tim Dowd. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada production for ITV1.

Tuesday 28 December 7 - 7.30pm ITV1

Debbie (Charley Webb) is shocked by Zak’s (Steve Halliwell) reaction when she tells him about Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) and watches in horror as he heads over to Butlers Farm and punches her boyfriend.

Andy later goes over to the Dingles' to tell them how much he cares for Debbie. However, he is thrown out of the house and told that if he really cared for Debbie then he would leave her to get on with her life. But will Andy give up without a fight?







Elsewhere, Carl (Tom Lister) is terrified that Chloe (Amy Nuttall) is going to tell Tom (Ken Farrington) about the previous day, and as she looks set to spill the beans Carl steps in, telling his father the news himself.

Tom confronts Charity (Emma Atkins) about her meeting with Cain (Jeff Hordley) but she explains that Debbie had asked her to meet him. Tom makes it clear that from now on he wants her to be straight with him, but he is clearly troubled by his fiancée’s behaviour.

Tom later asks Sadie (Patsy Kensit) to keep an eye on Charity and she can hardly contain her delight at how well the plan is going.

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Lindsay Williams produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Tim Dowd. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada production for ITV1.



Wednesday 29 December 7 - 7.30pm ITV1

Zak (Steve Halliwell) insists that Debbie (Charley Webb) move to Dingles' Homestead as he wants to keep her away from Andy (Kelvin Fletcher). With no choice but to agree, Debbie is forced to lie to her father about why she is moving away from him. But will Cain become suspicious of his daughter’s behaviour?

Meanwhile, Tom (Ken Farrington) is frustrated when Charity (Emma Atkins) is late for their wedding meeting and fails to believe her explanation that she was with Debbie (Charley Webb). As he becomes increasingly suspicious of her behaviour, Sadie (Patsy Kensit) reassures him that he’ll soon find out what Charity is up to one way or another.





Later that day, Sadie meets up with Cain (Jeff Hordley) and tells him that she needs him to seduce Charity in order for the Private Investigator to obtain photographic evidence of them together. Cain knows it won’t be easy, but unable to refuse the cash he assures her he’ll do his best.

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Bill Taylor, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Tim Dowd. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada production for ITV1.

Thursday 30 December 7 - 7.30pm ITV1

Cain (Jeff Hordley) goes to the Dingles' for tea and insists that Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) and Daz (Luke Tittensor) go with him. Andy is clearly uncomfortable and as the atmosphere becomes increasingly tense, Cain demands to know what is going on. Unable to live with the lies any longer, Andy bites the bullet and confesses to Cain that he has been sleeping with his daughter.



A demented Cain lays into Andy and despite Zak’s (Steve Halliwell) best attempt to hold his son back, Cain breaks free and brutally beats a defenceless Andy. As Cain becomes uncontrollable with rage the Dingles have little choice but to drag him into the barn and lock the door until he calms down.

Meanwhile, Charity (Emma Atkins) is out with Tom (Ken Farrington) when she gets a frantic call from Lisa (Jane Cox) and immediately rushes off. Tom is suspicious as ever, but when she returns and explains what has happened he reassures her that everything will be all right. Is Tom finally beginning to trust his fiancée?

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Bill Taylor, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Tim Dowd. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada production for ITV1.


Friday 31 December 7 - 7.30pm ITV1

Having spent the night in the barn, Cain (Jeff Hordley) is eventually let out and he heads straight over to the farm to visit Andy (Kelvin Fletcher). Calmly but aggressively Cain tells Andy that if he messes with his family then there is nothing to stop him from doing the same back. Cain insists that Daz (Luke Tittensor) is happy to help him commit crimes and warns Andy that he’ll soon be visiting his brother in jail as well as his dad.

Later that day, Sadie (Patsy Kensit) becomes frustrated that she hasn’t seen any results from Cain and she comes down heavily on him, saying that without her he’d have nothing. Cain assures her that it will be done and dusted by the following day.

Meanwhile, Tom (Ken Farrington) and Charity (Emma Atkins) appear to be relaxed around one another and enjoy the time they spend together. However, the truce is interrupted when Tom takes a call from Sadie checking up on things. Will Sadie be able to reconvince a pacified Tom that he can’t trust Charity?

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Stephen Bennett, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Tim Dowd. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada production for ITV1.

Its Donna's 19th birthday


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