Created 15th March 2004
Finished 31st March 2004

Episode (#3669) ---23rd February 2004

Go To February 2004 Main Index

Return To Episode Guide 2003-2004 Main Index

Unless otherwise stated, these synopsis are based on those released by YTV - photographs © Yorkshire Television.
This is a non-profit site and things are purely re-printed for the pleasure of fans.

NOTE that any ITV.COM Updates copied on this page are for archive purposes as it will be removed from their site after two weeks

Full Current Cast List

I'd Like to Thank Karen Illingsworth from Yorkshire Telvision with help with the Production Credits:-

Production Credits :-

Main title

Episode: 3669

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


Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Laurel Ports Charlotte Bellamy
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell
Shelly Williams Carolyn Pickles
Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Terry Woods Billy Hartman
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam
Ashley Thomas .]ohn Middleton
Ethan Blake Liam O'Brien
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman


Date: Monday 23 February Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen, Audio-described

Laurel bids an emotional farewell to the village, only for Ashley to finally come to his senses - after she's gone. Terry's career plans are dashed by Zoe. Chas goes cap in hand to Louise - but can she win her job back?

Main Cast for this episode
Charlotte Bellamy, John Middleton, Billy Hartman, Leah Bracknell, Lucy Pargeter, Emily Symons

Airing on ITV1

Laurel bids farewell to the village

From YTV EMMERDALE Monday 23rd February 2004 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network Laurel (CHARLOTTE BELLAMY) sings with Bob (TONY AUDENSHAW) on the night of her leaving do in the Woolpack.

Emotions are running high in Emmerdale as the locals prepare to say goodbye to Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy). True to form, everyone has rallied round to give her the send-off she deserves and a night of karaoke is planned at the Woolpack.

As the evening unfolds, Ashley (John Middleton) struggles to find the words to say goodbye to Laurel, and as she prepares to leave for the airport he begins to panic.

As her taxi pulls away from the village, the Vicar realises he is about to lose Laurel for good and quickly orders a taxi to follow her to the airport in a last ditch attempt to make her stay. But can he stop her in time?

Having given her boss Louise (Emily Symons) a black eye, jobless Chas (Lucy Pargeter) is determined to eat humble pie and decides to face the music at the Woolpack. Her remorseful pleas fall on deaf ears, as Diane (Liz Estensen) stands by Louise’s decision and refuses to give the feisty barmaid her job back.

Elsewhere, Terry’s (Billy Hartman) first day back at Home Farm doesn’t quite go to plan when he gives Zoe (Leah Bracknell) the shock of her life. She walks into the office and is horrified to find him slumped over his desk ...

ITV.COM It's Now Or Never Monday 23.02.04
Laurel and Ashley at the party
When Laurel calls round at the vicarage, to say goodbye to Ashley, it looks as if he’s finally going to ask her to stay when there’s an inconvenient knock at the door. Having missed his chance Ashley knows that Laurel’s going away party at The Woolpack could be his last. At the karaoke party the procrastinating vicar fails to take several chances to tell Laurel how he really feels. He asks her not to go to Finland but doesn’t tell her how he feels. Realising he may have blown it, he tears back into the pub and demands that Diane phones a cab for him.
Terry is finding being back at work quite a struggle, he’s finding even the smallest task a real effort. Later Zoe is shocked to find him slumped over his desk asleep. When Terry wakes up, Zoe tells him that it was a mistake for him to come back to work so soon. Terry takes it badly and says that he knows when he’s being ‘sacked’. He also says that he won’t take charity when Zoe mentions sick pay.
Chas realises that she will have to grovel if she’s to get her job at The Woolpack back and begs Bob to pave the way with Louise and remind her what a good barmaid she is. Unfortunately Louise is not in the mood to listen to Bob’s ‘sob story’. Chas pleads with Diane for her job back but Diane tells her she’s a liability because slapping people in the bar is bad for business. To rub salt into the wound Louise tells Chas that she is barred from the pub. Diane intervenes and tells Louise that she’s going too far.

Return to Home Page of Emmerdale Farm - The Great British Soap