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Episode (#3695) --- Wednesday 24th March 2004

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Episode: 3695


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.


Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Debbie ]ones Charley Webb
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Nancy Ryan Michelle Butt
Nurse De Freitas Belinda Everett
Donna Windsor Verity Rushworth
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Laurel Ports Charlotte Bellamy
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt
Dr John Mistri Harmage Singh Kalirai
]arvis Skelton Richard Moore
Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Ethan Blake Liam O'Brien

WEDNESDAY 24 MARCH 2004 7.00 – 7.30PM ITV1

Zoe is left reeling when she discovers the identity of the father of Charity's baby.
Unnerved by Donna's behaviour, Robert grows concerned that she may be pregnant.
Pearl revels in ]arvis's find, but will she keep quiet?

Donna tells Viv she has a sexually transmitted disease.

Donna discovers she has a sexually transmitted disease.

Robert (Karl Davies) comments to Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) that Donna has been acting strangely. Andy suggests she might be pregnant, sewing a seed of fear inside Robert.

Meanwhile, Donna (Verity Rushworth) returns from the doctor in a state and goes to talk to her mum. Viv (Deena Payne) is ridden with shame when Donna tells her she has got a sexually transmitted disease – Chlamydia.

Suspicious Pearl (Meg Johnson) interrogates Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy having detected Jarvis (Richard Moore) is holding something back from Edna (Shirley Stelfox). Laurel remains tight-lipped, but Pearl does some investigating of her own. Worried for Edna’s feelings, Jarvis and Len (Peter Martin) persuade Pearl to keep a lid on what she has unearthed.

There is shock throughout the village as the news of Noah’s father spreads around the village. What does this mean for baby Noah’s future?

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Charity tells Noah that perhaps a luck might be changing.
When Marlon returns from the hospital disappointed that Chris Tate was baby Noah’s father Paddy feels obliged to tell Zoe the news. Zoe sets off to the hospital to see her nephew. However, when the nurse goes to find Charity Zoe’s nerve fails her and she leaves. When the nurse later mentions to Charity that Zoe had been to the hospital Charity says to baby Noah, who’s condition seems to be improving, that perhaps her luck is beginning to change. Meanwhile, Debbie tries in vain to convince Zak that Noah remains a Dingle and should be brought up by the family.
Pearl discovers the truth about Edna's grandmother on the internet
After finding Jarvis somewhat cagey about his research into Edna’s family history Pearl tries to wheedle some more details out of Laurel. Laurel remains tight-lipped and Pearl sets off to the café to do some research on the web. She soon makes the same discovery about Edna’s grandmother that Jarvis made. When she rushes round to share her juicy piece of antique gossip with Len and Jarvis they take the wind out of her sails by telling her that Edna would never be able to live it down if the truth about her grandmother become common knowledge in the village.
Donna confides in Viv
Over a pint in The Woolpack Robert mentions to Andy that Donna has been acting strangely. Andy suggests she might be pregnant. Robert says they’ve been careful, most of the time… and a seed of doubt is sown in his mind. Meanwhile, Donna returns from the doctor in a state and goes to talk to her mum. Viv is ridden with shame when Donna confesses that she has caught a sexually transmitted disease: Chlamydia. Desperate to learn more about the disease Viv decides that the café is closing early and kicks everyone out so she can look up chlamydia on the web in privacy.

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