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Episode (#3690) --- Thursday 18th March 2004

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Episode: 3690


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Mark Illis, 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.


Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
Danny Daggert Cleveland Campbell
Chloe Atkinson Amy Nuttall
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Estate Agent Richard Mullins
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Laurel Ports Charlotte Bellamy
Sydney Woolfe Nathan Gladwell
Jimmy King Nick Miles
Tom King Ken Farrington

THURSDAY 18 MARCH 7.00 - 7.30 pm ITV1

Emily makes a disturbing discovery when she finally persuades Marlon to let her into the attic.
Keen to rid herself of the unknown squatter, Zoe makes Tom King an offer he can't refuse.
Syd tells Chloe they are better off apart.

Emily sees Marlon's shrine to Tricia in Holdgate's attic

Emily worries about Marlon’s state of mind

Grieving Marlon (Mark Charnock) is still refusing to leave the attic at Holdgate Farm and spends his time scribbling abusive letters to Tricia’s ex-bosses in Bollywood.

When Emily (Kate McGregor) goes to visit him she is relieved that he finally lets her up into the attic. But her relief turns to shock when she finds her bedraggled friend has built a shrine of photos and teddy bears to his late wife.

Worried about his state of mind, Emily desperately tries to convince him to come down, but Marlon simply asks to be left alone.

Meanwhile, Val (Charlie Hardwick) still can’t resist the excitement of having two men on the go. Despite her night of passion with Rodney (Patrick Mower), she later goes to see Danny (Cleveland Campbell) and wastes no time in getting him into the sack.

Chloe (Amy Nuttall) calls round to collect some of her belongings from Syd’s (Nathan Gladwell) and the atmosphere is frosty between them. Although Syd wants to put the argument behind them, Chloe enjoys watching him squirm and makes it clear she has no intention of letting it pass.

ITV.COM Marlon's Shrine Thursday 18.03.04
Emily and Marlon
Marlon remains ensconced in the attic at Holdgate Farm and Emily thinks his gloom may be lifting when he allows her into his hideaway, but she is shocked by his strange behaviour. By the attic window Marlon has built a shrine to Tricia and when Emily suggests other people are grieving for Tricia and may want to see Marlonís mementos he becomes angry and asks her to leave. Marlonís days in the attic may be numbered as Zoe discovers that the Dingles have been tapping the farm's electricity supply and resolves to offload the farm on Tom King.
Syd tries to reason with Chloe
With Rodney in tow for protection, Chloe goes round to collect some of her things. Leaving Rodney on guard outside she is quick to lay into Syd and viciously tells him how useless he is. Things donít go as she planned though. It looks as if heís going to ask her to come back but Chloe canít resist insulting him and Syd has had enough and tells her he doesnít want to see her anymore and tells her to get out, and he means now!
Val and Rodney
Val still canít resist the excitement of having two men on the go. Despite waking up at Rodneyís with a sore head, after another night of passion with the ageing Don Juan of the Dales, she is soon making eyes at Danny across the bar that lunchtime. With Rodney hovering in the background and Diane ever present, Val and Danny have to resort to a series of meaningful nods and winks to arrange another afternoon of passion.

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