Created & Finished 20th April 2004

Episode (#3689) --- Wednesday 17th March 2004

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This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Lesley Clare O’Neill, produced by Tim Key and Kathleen Beedles, and directed by Oliver Horsbrugh. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Yorkshire Television production for ITV1.


Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower
Sydney Woolfe Nathan Gladwell
Siobhan Marsden Abigail Fisher
Chloe Atkinson Amy Nuttall
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Danny Daggert Cleveland Campbell
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Terry Woods Billy Hartman
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam
Lisa Dingle lane Cox
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Paul Marsden Matthew Booth
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell

WEDNESDAY 17 MARCH 7.00 - 7.30 pm ITV1

Struggling to control her bitterness at Rodney's success, Val reveals a shocking secret to Siobhan.
Chloe milks the incident with Syd for all it's worth, but who is the real victim?
Dawn is disappointed when Scott keeps his distance at work.

Rodney and Val kiss

Val declares her love to Rodney

Exhausted Val (Charlie Hardwick) confuses both Rodney (Patrick Mower) and Danny (Cleveland Campbell) by announcing that she doesn’t want to see either of them.

Val declares her love to Rodney

After a heart-to-heart with Siobhan (Abigail Fisher), she goes to visit Rodney at Mill Cottage and declares her love for him. It becomes apparent that they had a previous affair while Rodney was still married to Diane (Elizabeth Estensen). Val kisses Rodney and it is clear there’s unfinished business between them. How will Diane react if she finds out?

Chloe (Amy Nuttall) relishes the attention she receives as word spreads that Syd (Nathan Gladwell) has struck her. Sick of being in the firing line, Syd announces to everyone that he didn’t hit Chloe, but she refuses to admit the truth. With only Chas (Lucy Pargeter) on his side, can Syd convince the villagers of his innocence?

Depressed, Marlon (Mark Charnock) remains intent on secluding himself in the attic. Despite his refusal to come down, Emily (Kate McGregor) feels she is finally making some headway when he asks her for some paper and a pen.

Meanwhile, dejected Terry worries he will never be able to support Dawn and TJ again when he fails to get the job he applied for.

ITV.COM A Complicated Love Life Wednesday 17.03.04
Rodney and Val
Nursing a hangover after a boozy night out with Rodney, Val begins to find juggling two men at once hard work when she runs into both Danny and Rodney in the shop. She tells Danny that she was out with a friend the night before but Rodney makes it obvious that they spent the evening together. Recovering from her hangover rapidly Val pinches two bottles of wine from the pub and spends a drunken afternoon telling Siobhan about the men in her life. She later turns up at Rodney’s and tells him that she loves him, like she did when she was 19 and he was married to her sister.
Chloe and has more rows with Syd in the Wollpack while Rodney and Diane look on
News that Syd hit Chloe spreads like wildfire around the village, mostly thanks to Viv, and Chloe laps up the attention. When Siobhan pops round to pick up some of Chloe’s clothes Syd tells her that he didn’t hit Chloe, but even Siobhan finds this hard to believe. When Syd later confronts Chloe in the pub she refuses to admit that he didn’t hit her. Chas is the only person in The Woolpack who takes Syd’s side and tells everyone in the pub that they should be ashamed of themselves for believing a liar like Chloe.
Emily reads to Marlon outside his self-imposed prison in the attic.
Emily continues her visits to Marlon who remains holed up in the attic at Holdgate Farm. She reads him David Copperfield and he is happy for her to read to him but he’s not ready to come out yet, even when Emily tells him that his family send their love. Emily’s hopes are raised that Marlon might be feeling more positive about things when he asks her to bring him some writing paper and a pen next time she visits.

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