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Episode (#3804) --- Thursday 29th July 2004

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Episode: 3804


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Chris Thompson, produced by Kathleen Beedles, and directed by Tony Prescott. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Yorkshire Television production for ITV1.


Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Sam Dingle James Hooton
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell
Laurel Potts Charlotte Bellamy
Ethan Blake Liam O’Brien
Tash Abbott Sally Evans
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower


Thursday 29 July 7 - 7.30pm ITV1.

Review :-
Nicola scuppers Tash’s business but comes off worst when Simon finds out.

Alan’s down after Shelly’s flit but Steph assures him it’s for the best, while muddying Shelly’s name in the village.

Edna gives Sam pause for thought.


Sam prepares to do a runner to avoid prison

Jarvis (Richard Moore) is shocked when Edna (Shirley Stelfox) tells him she advised the police that Sam (James Hooton) did not steal the money from her after knocking her down. Edna explains that Sam should not be punished for something he didn’t do.

Meanwhile Sam is feeling gloomy about leaving Emmerdale despite Lisa (Jane Cox) and Marlon’s (Mark Charnock) attempts to raise his spirits. Later Sam asks Marlon if he is being a coward by running away but Marlon assures him he isn’t.

Natasha (Sally Evans) apologises to Simon (Dale Meeks) for causing problems with Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) and admits she is pleased he has found happiness with someone else. As Simon kisses her on the cheek to say thanks, Nicola watches in disbelief.

Seeing red, she is desperate to drive Natasha out of town and begins spreading rumours about her fish and chip van having problems with environmental health. When the news travels back to Simon, he is appalled by Nicola’s vicious behaviour and tells her it is over between them. Can she talk him round?

Alan is still moping after Shelly

Elsewhere in the village, Steph (Lorraine Chase) tries to take Turner’s (Richard Thorp) mind off Shelly (Carolyn Pickles) and the trip to Spain but heartbroken Turner doesn’t want to know.

ITV.COM Seeing Is Believing Thursday 29.07.04
Tash apologises to Simon for putting his relationship with Nicola in jeopardy and Simon gives her a friendly peck on the cheek. Unfortunately Nicola happens to witness their kiss and sees red. This time she decides not to resort to violence and opts to use her malicious tongue. When Viv complains about the smell from the Tash's van Nicola tells everyone in the shop that the reason why Tash is selling fish and chips in the village is that the environmental health people ran her out of Scarborough because her van was infested with rats.
Overhearing Nicola in the shop wily old Shadrach sees an opportunity to a get a free feed. He finds Tash moping on the steps of her van wondering where all her customers have gone. For the price of two fish, large chips, mushy peas, curry sauce, not to mention the fishcake for later, Shadrach reveals the source of the rumours that have blighted Tash’s trade. Simon is stunned when he hears about Nicola’s latest stunt. He confronts Nicola who claims that insecurity drove her to it. Angry that Nicola cannot trust him Simon tells her that it’s over.
Jarvis is surprised when Edna asks him whether he’ll be able to give her a lift to the court to see Sam’s case. Edna has another surprise for him when she tells him that she called the police and told them that she was mistaken about money being stolen from her purse when she was knocked down. She tells Jarvis that she believes it wasn’t Sam who took the money and doesn’t believe he should be punished for something he didn’t do. After Sam finishes work on her garden Edna tells him she is proud of him for facing up to what he’s done.
Steph continues to offer her father her sympathy but Alan is in no mood to listen to her. When Diane hears about Shelly’s departure she goes round to see Alan only to have Steph open the door. Steph tells her that Alan is out when he is simply in the shower. As well as keeping her father under the thumb and his friends at bay Steph finds time to lure Eric into her latest moneymaking scheme. Tempted by the promise of a 300% profit margin Eric agrees to let Steph order some sewing machines to make copies of designer handbags.

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