Created & Finished 20th April 2004

Episode (#3692) --- Sunday 21st March 2004

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Episode: 3692


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Stephen Bennett, produced by Tim Key and Kathleen Beedles, and directed by Henry Foster. 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
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Nancy Ryan Michelle Butt
Nurse De Freitas Belinda Everett
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Carl King Tom Lister
Jimmy King Nick Miles
Dr John Mistri Harmage Singh Kalirai
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Laurel Ports Charlotte Bellamy
]ack Sugden Clive Hornby
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Tom King Ken Farrington
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine
Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Debbie Jones Charley Webb
Sam Dingle James Hooton
Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Ethan Blake Liam O'Brien
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward

ITV1 Network Sunday 21 March 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
ITV2 Monday 22 March 9:55 AM to 10:25 AM

A package from India leaves a devastated Marlon with only more questions and no answers.
Charity is forced to face harsh facts when her baby falls dangerously ill.
Carl comes clean to Tom about his troubled home life.

Dr. Mistry tells Charrity that Noah only has a 50/50 chance of survival.

Charity is shocked when baby Noah is given a 50 per cent chance of survival

Marlon (Mark Charnock) is still refusing to budge from the attic, despite his friends and family doing all they can to entice him down. The arrival of a tape of Tricia’s Bollywood blockbuster finally boosts sullen Marlon, and he invites all the family to watch it with him.

The Dingles gather round to watch Tricia in her debut role, but are mortified when she is nowhere to be seen. Devastated that his wife has been cut from the final film, Marlon hammers on the door of the church desperate to speak to Ashley.

Meanwhile, Charity (Emma Atkins) is shocked when the doctor tells her that baby Noah has been taken seriously ill. He is diagnosed with Necrotising Entercolitis, a condition that is not uncommon with premature babies. The doctor explains that Noah may need surgery and Charity is horrified when they give him a 50/50 chance of survival.

Zoe (Leah Bracknell) hands over the keys to Holdgate Farm, having agreed to rent it to Tom King (Ken Farrington). Meanwhile, Carl (Tom Lister) has been sleeping rough, after being thrown out by his wife Colleen (Melanie Ash). Tom is disapproving of his son’s behaviour, but reluctantly agrees to let him move into Holdgate Farm, telling him how useless he is.

ITV.COM Time Runs Out For Marlon Sunday 21.03.04
Marlon, Emily and Alan in the B&B
With only hours to get Marlon down from the attic before Tom King sends in Jimmy, Emily is at her wits end until she discovers a package at the shop for Tricia. The video tape of Tricia’s Bollywood blockbuster contained in the package has an amazing effect on Marlon, who insists on going to see the film immediately. When Marlon watches the tape and discovers that Tricia is not in the film he begins to question whether she actually existed and runs off to the church to confront God. Finding that God is unavailable he has to make do with Ashley who is clearly disturbed by Marlon’s state of mind.
Charity and Dr. Mistry
Charity is shocked when the doctor tells her that baby Noah has been taken seriously ill. He is diagnosed with Necrotising Entercolitis, a condition that is not uncommon with premature babies. The doctor explains that Noah may need surgery and despite the doctor telling her to try and remain positive Charity demands to know what Noah’s chances of survival are. The doctor tells her that Noah only has a 50/50 chance of pulling through.
Jarvis and Carl
Black sheep of the King family Carl has been kicked out by his wife, the long-suffering Colleen, and has spent the night in his car. When brother Jimmy discovers him he lectures him on his marital responsibilities and tells him to tell his dad about the mess his marriage is in. Flushed with the success of taking Holdgate Farm off Zoe’s hands Tom King is still not prepared to let his son off the hook and tells him to think of his children, but he does agree to let him the spend the night in the newly purchased farmhouse.

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