Created 24th July 2004
Finished 11th August 2004

Episode (#3796) --- Tuesday 20th July 2004

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Episode: 3796


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Janys Chambers, 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
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Jimmy King Nick Miles
Matthew King Matt Healy
Carl King Tom Lister
Dean Morris Marc Bolton
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward
Sadie King Patsy Kensit
Tash Abbott Sally Evans
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Siobhan Marsden Abigail Fisher
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Rachel Whatmore Zoe Lambert
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler


Tuesday 20 July 7 - 7.30pm ITV1

Matthew is scared that his brother will break their secret

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Zoe takes it badly when Charity decides to take Christopher.

When Carl returns early Matthew fears his brother will break their secret about Paul’s death.

Nicola gives Simon a hard time when his ex plans to stick around.


Nicola makes her feelings towards Simon’s ex-girlfriend perfectly clear

Two-faced Sadie (Patsy Kensit) feigns delight and tells Charity (Emma Atkins) and Tom (Ken Farrington) that she couldn’t be happier for them. She later remarks to Jimmy (Nick Miles) that she gives them six months once they’ve got a baby in tow.

Later at Holdgate Farm, Charity tells Sadie in front of Tom that she is concerned about having her dog Damon around Noah (Alfie Mortimer). Through gritted teeth, Sadie agrees that Damon can live outside.

Zoe (Leah Bracknell) is devastated when she learns that Charity (Emma Atkins) is going to keep the baby, and rushes over to Holdgate Farm to confront her. Charity assures Zoe she can see him whenever she wants, but inconsolable Zoe races home and makes plans to do a runner with the two children the following day.

Re-united Robert and Katie

Meanwhile, Robert (Karl Davies) is preoccupied at work after seeing Katie (Sammy Winward) and goes off in search of her, desperate to win her back. He finds her at Annie’s cottage and after confessing their feelings for one another they decide to make another go of things, but agree to take it slowly.

Katie and Robert kiss

Later, Jack (Clive Hornby) tells Robert that he doesn’t want any more drama and will accept their relationship on the condition that Katie cannot move in.

Elsewhere, Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) makes her feelings towards Tash (Sally Evans) clear, but Tash retaliates by talking about when her previous relationship with Simon (Dale Meeks). Can Nicola control her jealousy before things get out of hand?

ITV.COM I'm So Happy For You Tuesday 20.07.04
When Tom announces to his assembled offspring that Charity’s baby Noah is coming to live there with them Sadie pretends to be delighted and offers to help Charity out with the baby. Once she’s alone with Jimmy Sadie tells her husband that baby Noah is likely to prove the passion killer that will drive a wedge between Tom and Charity. Charity tells Tom and Sadie that she is concerned about having Sadie’s huge dog Damon in the house once she brings Noah home. Through gritted teeth Sadie agrees to keep Damon in the scullery.
When Zoe’s solicitor Rachel arrives she finds her client busily drafting her appeal against the adoption decision. Rachel tells Zoe there won’t be an appeal because Charity has decided to keep her baby. Zoe heads off to confront Charity, convinced she has planned this all along. Tom has to keep Zoe and Charity at arms length. Charity tries to tell Zoe that she only decided to keep her baby the previous day and she’ll allow Zoe to see him. Zoe says the baby is hers and Charity won’t get her hands on him. Zoe makes plans to go away with the children.
After seeing Katie the previous day Robert’s mind is not on his work and Scott says he can have some time off to sort himself out. Robert goes home and is about to set off in search of Katie when she turns up at Jack’s. She tells Robert that she can’t live without him and says that she wants to get back together, but wants to take it slowly. Robert is delighted. Jack is not happy when he comes home and finds Katie there. He tells Robert he’s had enough drama and will accept their relationship but he won’t allow Katie to move into the house.
Matthew is not amused that Carl has chosen to return from Romania earlier than expected and takes him for a pint in the Woolpack to ask him what he’s playing at. Carl assures his brother that he has pulled himself together and wants to get on with his life. However, when Siobhan enters the pub Carl breaks out in a cold sweat. Overhearing Siobhan tell Marlon that she will have trouble paying for Paul’s funeral an agitated Carl offers to help Siobhan with the costs. Siobhan is taken aback and tells Carl she can’t accept his offer. Matthew is not happy.
When ex girlfriend Tash joins Simon and Nicola in the Woolpack Nicola’s jealousy grows as Tash and Simon laugh at one another’s jokes. After Tash has gone Nicola tells Simon that Tash is after him and accuses him of letting Tash come between them by lending her money and laughing at her jokes. Simon tells Nicola she is being ‘infantile’ and tells her is simply helping out an old friend who is at a low ebb.

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