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Episode (#3674) --- 29th February 2004

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Episode: 3674

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Bill Lyons, produced by Tim Key / Kathleen Beedles and directed by Dan Wilson. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Yorkshire Television production for ITV1.


Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Tom Ken Farrington
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Debbie Jones Charley Webb
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Sam Dingle James Hooton
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Shelly Williams Carolyn Pickles
Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Terry Woods Billy Hartman
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam
Ethan Blake Liam O'Brien
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Siobhan Marsden Abigail Fisher
Carl Tom Lister
Jimmy Nick Miles
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
PC Calburn Danny Lawrence
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen

ITV1 Network Sunday 29 February 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
ITV2 Monday 1 March 9:55 AM to 10:25 AM

Subtitled, Widescreen, Audio-described

Zoe discovers she has enemies other than the Dingles, as the attacks on her business intensify. Debbie is surprised to find Ethan a source of help and inspiration as she struggles to keep up with her homework. Nicola terrifies Simon when attempting to give him a makeover.

Cast List includes :-
Leah Bracknell, Mark Charnock, Charley Webb, Liam O'Brien, Nicola Wheeler, Dale Meeks


Zoe gets a surprise offer to buy Home Farm.

With all the sinister occurrences at Tate Haulage, Zoe (Leah Bracknell) is shocked to find an unfamiliar face in the grounds of Home Farm. Tom King (Ken Farrington) is quick to reveal he is a friend of her late father’s.

Tom goes on to make Zoe an offer to buy Home Farm, telling her he’ll pay over the odds for the property. Baffled by his suggestion, Zoe tells him the family home is not for sale but she has another property he might be interested in renting. They arrange a meeting at Holdgate Farm in the morning for a viewing.

From YTV EMMERDALE Sunday 29th February 2004 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network Pictured: Zoe (LEAH BRACKNELL) tells Tom (KEN FARRINGTON) that Home Farm isn't up for sale. From YTV EMMERDALE Sunday 29th February 2004 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network Pictured: Zoe (LEAH BRACKNELL) tells Tom (KEN FARRINGTON) that Home Farm isn't up for sale.

Elsewhere on the estate, Carl (Tom Lister) is tending to Tate Haulage business when he catches a man in a balaclava slashing the tires on one of the trucks.

Keen to protect the business, Carl is quick to leap into action and rugby tackles the saboteur to the ground. But he gets a shock when the identity of the vandal is revealed.

Zoe (Leah Bracknell) later sings her new employee’s praises as she watches the CCTV footage back and observes Carl’s heroic behaviour. Convinced that the Dingles are behind the incident, Scott calls the authorities with his suspicions.

Elsewhere in the village, Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) decides to try and do away with Simon’s (Dale Meeks) fishmonger image, as she tries to get him to wear an outfit she has bought him. But her efforts go to waste when Simon insists he is what he is and there is no point trying to change him.

©2004 Will Foley

Review for Sunday 29th February 2004

While visiting Tricia’s grave Marlon gets talking to a man who tells Marlon how he had lived in the village 18 years ago but left after his wife died. He tells Marlon that he will one day get over Tricia’s death just like he had with his wife.

Later Shelley books the same man into the B&B, Alan recognises him as Tom King, Tom jokes at Shelley’s description of Alan, a bit different to how he remembered him from when Alan worked for NY estates. He tells them he’s house hunting in the area.

At Home Farm Zoë tries to convince Scott that it was not the Dingles behind the sabotages. Later Zoë sees Tom King wandering around the estate, he tells her that he worked with Frank years ago. Zoë guesses that he’s interested in buying Home Farm and tells him that its not for sale despite Tom offering above any asking price. She instead tries to push Holdgate Farm on him. Tom later tells Alan that he’s not interested in Holdgate Farm but it will do till the right place becomes available....

At the cafe Dawn worries about the mounting bills and tells Terry how he wants to return to work but Terry wont hear of it. Later he tells Siobhan that he’s waited long enough to return to work, he wants to regain his pride. At lunch Dawn tries to convince Terry to give up smoking, Terry tells her it’s hard for him to change now and that they’ll get through everything together.

At Mill Cottage, Nicola introduces Simon to a new look for him but it fails to impress Simon but he plays along until later in the Woolie when he tells her to take him as he is.

At Tate Haulage, Carl spots Jimmy outside and tells him to stay away. Jimmy tells him that he wants to make Carl out to be the model employee. Later Carl catches a masked man puncturing Tate lorries and a fight breaks out. Carl is shocked to see it his brother Jimmy. Jimmy tells he just wants to make Carl look good in front of the Tates. It works as Zoë sings his praises after watching the CTV footage of Carl chasing the man. Carl has well and truly got the trust of Zoë & Scott.

Zak gets a visit from the police regarding the attack on Tate Haulage but Zak has the entire Woolpack as his alibi.

Zoë blames Scott for the latest attack and tells it would never have happened in the old days, it is now obvious to Zoë that their under attack from a rival firm. Zoë tells Scott that she’ll fight them all the way.

ITV.COM The House Hunter Sunday 29.02.04
Zoe and Tom
A stranger wanders around Home Farm as if he owns the place and when Zoe confronts him he informs her that he knew her father and he’d like to buy the place.
Strange things are happening elsewhere on Tate property and Carl catches a man in a balaclava slashing the tyres on one of the trucks. Keen to protect the business, Carl is quick to leap into action and catches up with the saboteur. When the mask comes off though the identity of the tyre slasher is not exactly a complete surprise to Carl.
Scott and Carl
As Zoe and Scott review the CCTV evidence of Carl’s heroics Scott once again puts two and two together and comes up with Zak, and once again calls the police. The police arrive at The Woolpack to find Zack and family have been in the pub all afternoon, much to Scott’s disappointment. Zoe, meanwhile has finally worked out that someone else is behind all the recent troubles and it has something to do with the tendering for the refuse collection contract.
Nicola and Simon
Nicola decides that Simon needs a new image and buys him some flashy new clothes and a bead necklace but her efforts go to waste when Simon turns up in The Woolpack in his new get up and winds Nicola up by telling Diane how much he loves his new trendy gear. Nicola is not impressed when Simon tells her that she will have to take him for what he is, a un-trendy fishmonger.

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