Created & Finished 20th April 2004

Episode (#3694) --- Tuesday 23rd March 2004

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Episode: 3694


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Tim Dynevor, 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.


Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Nancy Ryan Michelle Butt
Debbie ]ones Charley Webb
Lisa Dingle .lane Cox
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
]arvis Skelton Richard Moore
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg .]ohnson
Ethan Blake Liam O'Brien
Ashley Thomas .]ohn Middleton
Dr John Mistri Harmage Singh Kalirai
Tom King Ken Farrington
Laurel Potts Charlotte Bellamy
Donna Windsor Verity Rushworth
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward
Cain Dingle .]eft Hordley
Nurse De Freitas Belinda Everett
Robert Sugden Karl Davies


TUESDAY 23 MARCH 2004 7.00 TO 7.30PM ITV1

Charity is left reeling when Zak arrives at hospital with the paternity test results.
Jarvis's research uncovers a scandalous past in Edna's family.
A troubled Donna is suddenly reluctant to sleep with Robert.

Charity reads the resuls of Noah's paternity test while Lisa, Marlon, Zak and Cain look on.

The identity of Noah’s father is finally revealed.

Debbie (Charley Webb) and Charity (Emma Atkins) struggle to take in the news that Noah is going to have to undergo an operation. Looking at the tiny baby, Charity can’t help but wonder whether it is worth putting him through it. The doctor assures her it is.

Adding fuel to the fire, the results of the paternity test arrive at the Dingles’. Zak (Steve Halliwell) is about to rip the letter open when Lisa (Jane Cox) points out that Charity should see it first. [see below under the ITV.COM update if you want to know who the Daddy is.]

Meanwhile, Marlon (Mark Charnock) goes to the hospital to see baby Noah, but his visit is interrupted when Cain (Jeff Hordley) appears in the doorway handcuffed to a guard. Zak arrives with the test results, and with two of the potential fathers present, Charity is forced to announce the identity of Noah’s father. How will the Dingle’s react when the truth is finally revealed?

Jarvis (Richard Moore) begins his historical search into genealogy and gets a shock when he discovers Edna’s (Shirley Stelfox) grandmother was a common prostitute. He and Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) collapse in hysterics at their findings, but can Jarvis bring himself to tell Edna?

Donna (Verity Rushworth) opens an official looking letter and is left feeling concerned. She tries to talk to Katie (Sammy Winward) who seems disinterested and suggests she speak to her mum. Donna attempts to confide in Robert (Karl Davies) but he is only interested in taking her to bed. She is left feeling frustrated and alone.

ITV.COM Son Of My Fathers Tuesday 23.03.04
Charity, Marlon, Cain and prison warden Nancy Ryan with Noah.
After Ashley tells Marlon that Gabby is all the family he needs now Marlon rushes straight to the hospital to see baby Noah, having resolved to raise the child as his own. As Marlon and Charity look at Noah ahead of the poor little chap’s operation, who should arrive but Cain. Undaunted by Cain’s threats Marlon tells Charity that he would like to adopt Noah if he makes it through the operation. With two of Noah’s potential fathers present Zak arrives with the paternity test results. With all the Dingles present they are in for a huge shock when Chris Tate is revealed as Noah’s father.
Pearl and Edna
After a drunken night boasting about their illustrious ancestors Edna and Pearl eagerly rush round to see Jarvis the following morning to urge him to make haste with his historical research on t’interweb. Jarvis is in for a shock when he discovers that Edna’s grandmother, Florence Taylor, ‘the rose of the dales’, did in fact hobnob with royalty but in a professional capacity, as brothel owner. With Edna eager to share the fruits of Jarvis’ research he opts to tell the moral guardian of the village that her grandmother was on the stage.
Robert and Donna
When an official looking letter marked ‘private’ arrives for Donna Viv is curious and Donna makes herself scarce as soon as she opens it. When Robert finds her sat alone in the café he asks her whether she fancies joining him at lunchtime for a quick tumble. Donna tells Robert she’s not in the mood and there’s more to relationships than just sex. When Robert flippantly asks what’s bothering Donna she storms out without revealing the contents of the mystery letter.

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