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Episode (#3805) --- Friday 30th July 2004

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Episode: 3805


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.


Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine
Sam Dingle James Hooton
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
Diane Blacstock Elizabeth Estensen
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley
Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Laurel Potts Charlotte Bellamy
Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower


Friday 30 July 7 - 7.30pm ITV1.

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Diane pushes Turner into action, but Steph stops him looking for Shelly

Diane pushes Turner into action though Steph stops him from seeking out Shelly.

Sam finds his courage and resolves to face up to the courts.

Nicola’s gutted; has she lost her fishmonger forever?


Turner vows to track Shelly down

As final preparations are made for his departure, Sam (James Hooton) takes a last walk around the village. Edna (Shirley Stelfox) sees him and struggles down her drive with her zimmer frame to tell him to be brave in court. Sam feels instantly guilty following her kind words.

Later, his leaving party gets underway and Shadrach (Andy Devine) gives Sam a stolen suit and dog collar to wear as a disguise. Lisa (Jane Cox) makes a speech and they toast Sam’s departure.

However, after a chat with Cain (Jeff Hordley), Sam tells Lisa that he wants to make his dad proud by facing up to what he has done wrong, even if that means going to prison.

Meanwhile, Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) begs Simon (Dale Meeks) to reconsider his decision but he is adamant that it’s too late and he doesn’t want to be with her anymore.

Nicola confronts Natasha (Sally Evans) insisting that everything is her fault. Later, Rodney (Patrick Mower) tries to comfort his daughter as she tearfully tells him it is all over with Simon.

Turner (Richard Thorp) gets a shock when Steph (Lorraine Chase) arrives on his doorstep with her belongings, announcing that she is moving back in to keep an eye on him. Turner tries to stand up to her but doesn’t have the strength.

After speaking to Diane (Elizabeth Estensen), Turner decides he is going to do everything he can to track Shelly (Carolyn Pickles) down, but Steph unforgivably intercepts a letter that he writes to Shelly’s mum.

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As the Dingles prepare for Sam’s departure Charity, Cain and Sam head off to the village in the van to stock up on beer. In the village Edna calls out to Sam. Edna tells Sam that she will see him in court and tells him that he is being brave to face up what to he’s done. At the end of his going away party Sam makes himself scarce. When Cain finds him Sam says that he’ll be a coward if he runs away but he’s frightened of going to prison. Cain admits that he’s afraid of prison too but he just knows how to hide it. Sam decides he must go to court.
In the Woolpack Simon is in no mood for Val’s jokes. As he leaves Nicola spots him. Simon tells her that he meant what he said the day before and, yes, it is over. He tells her he loves her but he doesn’t want to be with someone who is vicious. She might apologise to Tash for spreading rumours about her business but soon or later something will happen that her will make her angry and vicious streak will show itself again. Simon is not impressed when Nicola says she thinks Simon is dumping her because he wants to go out with Tash.
Alan is not impressed when Steph turns up on his doorstep with her luggage and announces that she is going to look after him. He tells that as far as he’s concerned she’s responsible for Shelly’s departure. Later Diane goes to see Alan who is feeling sorry for himself and tells her he has no reason to get up in the morning. Diane tells him that he can’t let life pass him by and must look for Shelly. Steph is not happy when she hears that Alan wants to find Shelly. She reluctantly admits that she may have Shelly’s mum’s address somewhere.
Diane complains about Val to Marlon. Marlon points out that Val is just chatting to the punters. Later Diane goes ballistic when Val waltzes into the bar and bumps into her, spilling the wine she is pouring all over her white top. To make matters worse Diane notices that Val is wearing a top that belongs to her. She accuses Val of wanting everything that belongs to her. Later Rodney goes to see Diane who makes light of the incident. After Rodney leaves Diane is upset. It looks as if Diane’s feelings for her ex-husband may be getting the better of her.

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