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Episode (#3675) --- 1st March 2004

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Monday 1st March 2004

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Episode: 3675


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Janys Chambers, produced by Tim Key / Kathleen Beedles and directed by Dan Wilson. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Yorkshire Television production for ITV1.


Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Sam Dingle James Hooton
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine
Debbie ]ones Charley Webb
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Charles Willis Andrew Readman
Warden Nancy Ryan Michelle Butt
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam
Terry Woods Billy Hartman
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Laurel Potts Charlotte Bellamy
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Harry Ledbetter Robin Bowerman
Midwife Malloy Rebecca Bridle
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Dr John Mistri Harmage Singh Kalirai
Tom Ken Farrington
Carl Tom Lister


Monday 1 March 7.00 to 7.30 pm ITV1 & Tuesday 2 March 9.55 to 10.25 am ITV2

Subtitled, Widescreen, Audio-described

Charity goes into premature labour, leaving the Dingles in a state of shock. Laurel makes a sacrifice for love as Ashley promises to serve up a romantic meal for two. Zoe makes a bid to undercut her mystery competitors.

Charity collapses in prison and is rushed to hospital for an emergency caesarean.

Six months into her pregnancy and serving a life sentence for a murder she didn’t commit, incarcerated Charity (Emma Atkins) feels unwell during a meeting with her solicitor. He informs her they have a date for the appeal, but warns her not to get too excited as no new evidence has come to light and things are still not looking good.

Taking a sudden turn for the worse, the prison warden calls an ambulance when Charity collapses in her cell. Charity fears for the baby’s life. She is rushed into hospital and told that a health condition means she requires an emergency caesarean.

From YTV EMMERDALE Monday 1st March 2004 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network Pictured: Debbie (CHARLEY WEBB) is worried when Charity (EMMA ATKINS) is rushed into hospital.

With more that three months left to go with the pregnancy, the Dingles wait nervously at the hospital as Charity is rushed into theatre for the emergency procedure. Will the tiny baby survive the ordeal?

Scott (Ben Freeman) shows Tom (Ken Farrington) around Holdgate Farm and he is so impressed he offers a vast sum to buy it outright. Once again, Zoe (Leah Bracknell) refuses his generous offer, insisting that the property is available to rent only.

Elsewhere in the village, Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) goes to great lengths to impress Ashley (John Middleton). When he cooks her seafood for dinner, she can’t bring herself to admit that she is allergic to it.

After an unfortunate reaction to the dish, she is forced to make a sharp exit and hurry home.

ITV.COM An Anxious Wait Monday 01.03.04
Debbie holds Charity's hand as she is wheeled down to theatre
Things go from bad to even worse for Charity. Not only is she pregnant and doing life for a murder she didn’t commit, she hears some more bad news from her solicitor. He tells her that a date has been set for her appeal, but no new evidence has come to light to help her case. Clutching her sides she collapses on her way back to her cell and has to be rushed to hospital. Debbie and Zak face an anxious wait as Charity undergoes an emergency caesarean. They are relieved to learn that both mother and her baby boy have survived the op, but the little lad only weighs two pounds and will face a battle to survive.
Zoe takes the man from the council out to lunch to put him in the picture about the attacks on Tate Trucks. He’s not exactly sympathetic and says that he only has her word to go on and can’t see how these ‘extenuating’ circumstances have anything to do with the tendering for the refuse contract. Meanwhile, Tom King has a look around Holdgate Farm and is so impressed he offers Zoe 500 grand cash to buy it outright. Once again, Zoe refuses his generous offer, insisting that the property is available to rent only.
Laurel sits down and eats Ashley's meal knowing it will make her ill
Ashley is struggling to write a lecture on the Synoptic Gospels and Laurel offers to lend a hand by listening to a dry run and telling him which bits are the boring bits. To say ‘thank you’ Ashley says he will cook her dinner. Laurel’s face drops when she learns she will be eating a fish pie, which will contain prawns. Not wanting to hurt Ashley’s feelings she does her best to eat the dreaded pie, but it’s obvious she has a problem with prawns. As soon as the meal’s over she makes her excuses and leaves as quickly as she can leaving Ashley wondering what he's done wrong.


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