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Episode (#3693) --- Monday 22nd March 2004

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Episode: 3693


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.


Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Ashley Thomas .lohn Middleton
Ethan Blake Liam O'Brien
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Nancy Ryan Michelle Butt
Lisa Dingle .lane Cox
Debbie Jones Charley Webb
Jimmy King Nick Miles
Carl King Tom Lister
Tom King Ken Farrington
Shardrach Dingle Andy Devine
Sam Dingle .lames Hooton
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg ,lohnson
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
]arvis Skelton Richard Moore
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Nurse De Freitas Belinda Everett

MONDAY 22 MARCH 2004 7.00 TO 7.30PM ITV1

A desperate Marlon decides to put God to the test, but will it bring solace?
The Dingles keep a vigil at Noah's beside while Zoe stuggles to hide her concern.
Shadrach has a nasty surprise when he tries to connect with his new neighbours.


Marlon freaks out when he misinterprets Emily’s affection.

Devastated that Tricia was cut from her Bollywood movie, distraught Marlon (Mark Charnock) is convinced that God is punishing him for his affair. Fearing that it will take him most of his life to get over Tricia, and not knowing which way to turn, he breaks down to Emily (Kate McGregor).

Emily comforts Marlon but he mistakes her affection for something more and pulls away telling her not to touch him. Horrified, Emily backs off and is left in tears, shocked by her friend’s behaviour.

Meanwhile, the Dingles wait with baited breath to hear if there is any change in Noah’s condition. They are horrified when the nurse informs them that they will have to operate if the baby doesn’t respond soon. Will baby Noah pull through?

Back at the village, Carl (Tom Lister) and Tom (Ken Farrington) investigate their new abode and find Marlon’s belongings in the attic, but the Dingle nowhere to be seen. They also find a cable attached to the electricity and realise the infamous family have been tapping into their supply.

Carl is still trying to chat up Louise

Later there is an altercation when Carl and Jimmy (Nick Miles) come face to face with their new neighbours Shadrach (Andy Devine) and Sam (James Hooton) outside their house. Carl issues a few warnings before the families go their separate ways.

ITV.COM An Act Of God Monday 22.03.04
Marlon and Ethan
Marlon holds God responsible for Tricia’s death and Ashley and Ethan have their work cut out as they try to calm him down and help him come to terms with his loss. After a long night of anguish and theological debate the two clerics help Marlon to see things in a more positive light and he is able to leave the vicarage with Paddy and Emily. When Emily tries to comfort Marlon he rejects the arm she puts around him and becomes angry with himself. It is clear that it is going to take a long time before Marlon is his old self again.
Jimmy confronts Shadrach and Sam
When the Tom King and his sons Jimmy and Carl take possession of Holdgate Farm they discover that new neighbours the Dingles have been helping themselves to their electricity. Returning from The Woolpack Shadrach and Sam are in for a shock when their house is plunged into darkness. When they go to investigate they discover Jimmy and Carl, armed with a frying pan, waiting for them. The Kings also discover Marlon’s shrine in the attic and Tom, who lost his own wife, forbids Carl from chucking out Marlon’s stuff.
Charity and Debbie
When Lisa and Debbie arrive at the hospital they find Charity looking very worried as she waits for news from the doctor about Noah’s condition. Debbie doesn’t make things any easier for Charity by insisting on calling Cain’s prison on her mobile to tell him about the baby’s health. When the nurse returns Charity’s worst fears are confirmed as the nurse tells her that Noah has not responded to treatment and will need to undergo surgery.

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