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Episode (#3761) --- Sunday 6th June 2004

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Main title
EMMERDALE

Episode: 3761

THIS PROGRAMME IS SUBTITLED

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

IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Ethan Blake Liam O’Brien
Laurel Potts Charlotte Bellamy
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Chloe Atkinson Amy Nuttall
Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Shelly Williams Carolyn Pickles
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower
Sydney Woolfe Nathan Gladwell
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Donna Windsor Verity Rushworth
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
Alan Turner Richard Thorp


ITV1 Network Sunday 6 June 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Review :-

Nicola’s selfishness leads to a broken heart and a broken engagement.
Laurel’s stunned to learn her personal life has become very public.
Pollard’s pleased to finally see the back of Steph.

 

Simon and Nicola have a brief engagement

Simon and Nicola have a brief engagement

Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) is so confident that Simon (Dale Meeks) is about to pop the question that she begins announcing their engagement before he’s even proposed. Her premature news quickly backfires, however, when Chloe (Amy Nuttall) spills the beans to Rodney (Patrick Mower) who cracks open the champagne.

Although smug Nicola admits she’s jumped the gun a little, she insists she’ll have a rock on her finger before the week is out. She is blissfully unaware that Simon has been agonising over what to do, since he caught her red-handed with Syd (Nathan Gladwell).

Luckily for the feisty blonde he decides to take a gamble and asks for her hand in marriage.

Nicola instantly accepts, but in all the excitement, she lets it slip that she knew he was going to ask, leaving Simon suspicious at what else she is hiding.

Things quickly turn sour when Simon finally asks Nicola why she lied to him about the reunion. Shocked that he knows, Nicola struggles to explain and only adds fuel to the fire. As she flounders Simon loses all faith in their relationship and calls off the shortest engagement in history.

Meanwhile, Nicola is also in the doghouse with Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) after spreading rumours about the cleaner’s sex life and causing embarrassment for her and the vicar, Ashley (John Middleton).

Eric is relieved to finally see the back of Steph

Elsewhere in the village, Pollard (Chris Chittell) is fed up with Steph’s (Lorraine Chase) clutter and decides she’s outstayed her welcome. When she returns home from work she is shocked to find out she’s homeless, as Pollard tells her to sling her hook.

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ITV.COM Will You Marry Me? Sunday 06.06.04
Nicola’s belief that Simon is about to propose is confirmed when the fishmonger puts aside his doubts and pops the question. Their joy is short-lived as the couple have a major row. Nicola puts on her best dress to go to the pub and tells Simon she was planning to save it for his charity do the following night. When Simon reminds her he’s taking his mum Nicola says she thought he was joking. Simon brings up Nicola taking Syd to her school reunion and wants to know why if he’s not good enough for that do how can she assume that he must take her to his do? Simon tells Nicola that he can’t marry someone who’s ashamed him.
Laurel causes trouble for Ashley when she tells Nicola about their night of passion. Within seconds of promising not to tell anyone Nicola tells Val who is desperate to pass on the latest bit of village gossip. With everyone else behind the bar too busy to stop and listen Val makes the mistake of telling Edna. Edna confronts Ashley in the street and threatens to write to the bishop if she hears anymore about his fornication.
Eric has had enough of his place being transformed into Steph’s boudoir and is delighted to learn from Shelly that the B & B is particularly quiet at the moment. When Eric returns home from work he presents Steph with some bin liners and tells her that she has an hour to pack her bags. Shelly has to admit to Alan that she mentioned to Eric that the B & B was quiet at the moment.

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