Created 24th July 2004
Finished 11th August 2004

Episode (#3794) --- Sunday 18th July 2004

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Episode: 3794


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


Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Tom King Ken Farrington
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Darren Eden Luke Tittensor
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Tash Abbott Sally Evans
Rachel Whatmore Zoe Lambert
Peter Law Simon Kirk
Linda Barrow Dawn Butler
Judge Clifton Dinah Handley
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Jimmy King Nick Miles
Sadie King Patsy Kensit


ITV1 Network Sunday 18 July 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
ITV2 Monday 19 July 9:55 AM to 10:25 AM

Review :-

Zoe and Charity are shocked when the court makes it’s decision on Christopher.

Nicola’s nervous to find a stranger in the village has a history with Simon.

Andy decides it’s time to cut ties with his wife.

Zoe is heartbroken when she is denied custody of baby Christopher


Zoe is heartbroken when she is denied custody of baby Christopher

It’s the day of the court hearing, and Zoe (Leah Bracknell) is fearful that Charity (Emma Atkins) may try to take baby Christopher back. To her surprise, however, Charity stands before the judge and explains that she doesn’t want custody of her son.

Zoe’s relief is short-lived when she is told that social services are against the adoption and the judge asks for recess to consider the situation further. While Zoe anxiously awaits the decision, bored Charity decides to head back to work.

The judge returns with the verdict and Zoe clings to her nephew in horror as she is told that the adoption has been declined. How will Zoe cope with this shattering news?

Charity is later stunned when she hears that her son will be going into foster care. Will this provoke Charity to rethink her decision?

Charity is shocked when the court delivers its decision

Elsewhere, Jarvis (Richard Moore) calls in on Edna (Shirley Stelfox) and is concerned by her defeatist attitude. He points out that she is lucky to be alive, and refers to Paul. Taking this on board, Edna finally calls the hospital accepting she needs home help.

Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) is annoyed when she sees Simon (Dale Meeks) hugging a woman working in a fish and chip van

Meanwhile, Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) is annoyed when she sees Simon (Dale Meeks) hugging a woman working in a fish and chip van and is unnerved when she later learns that the stranger is Tash (Sally Evans) – an old flame of his.

Simon invites Tash for a drink with them, but jealous Nicola is determined to get rid of her.

Nicola, Simon and Tash

ITV.COM What's Best For Baby? Sunday 18.07.04
At the adoption hearing Charity pauses before confirming that she does not feel able to bring up her son. Faced with such an unusual case the judge decides to call a recess. As Charity leaves the court Zoe goes to thank her but Charity cuts her short, telling her it was a business arrangement. Charity then tells Zoe to look after Christopher and she looks as if sheís about to shed a tear as she leaves the court.
Zoe is devastated when the judge turns down her adoption application. Back at Home Farm she tells Rachel, her solicitor, to launch an appeal. Left alone with baby Christopher she tells him that she wonít give him up. Meanwhile, the social worker visits Charity and tells her about the verdict. He leaves her with a stark choice, either she can raise her child or Social Services will take care of his future welfare.
When a fish and chip fan turns up in the village Nicola is first to complain about the smell but she canít help but be impressed by the quality of the free chips. She is less impressed when she finds the girl who runs the chip van enjoying a hearty hug with her man. Simon introduces Nicola to his old friend Tash, who makes it clear that they were more than just good friends. When Tash joins them for a drink Nicola is disturbed to learn that as well sharing a common interest in fish Tash and Simon were an item for ten years!
Jarvis is concerned to find Edna sitting in her living room with the curtains drawn looking defeated. He tells her that there are worse things that can happen to you than being elderly and breaking your hip and reminds her of what Siobhan is going through. Jarvisís words strike a chord and later Edna makes a call to arrange some home help.
Andy is in for a shock when he checks his bank balance and discovers that Katie has been withdrawing money from the account. Cain helpfully offers to go and put the frighteners on her. Andy says that he will deal with this himself. Andy also has his work cut out trying to keep Shadrach out of the pub.

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