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Episode (#3697) --- Friday 26th March 2004

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Episode: 3697


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Peter Kerry, 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.


Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Donna Windsor Verity Rushworth
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Debbie Jones Charley Webb
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Nancy Ryan Michelle Butt
Dr John Mistri Harmage Singh Kalirai
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Rachel Whatmore Zoe Lambert
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Sibohan Marsden Abigail Fisher
Ethan Blake Liam O'Brien
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Paul Marsden Matthew Booth
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Ashley Thomas John Middleton


FRIDAY 26 MARCH 2004 7.00 – 7.30PM ITV1

Charity is shocked into defiance when Zoe makes her an unexpected offer.
Robert warily tells Katie that he could be the cause of Donna's problems.
Ethan tires to take Debbie's mind off her problems.

Robert worries that he may now have Chlamydia

Charity is forced to go back to prison.

At the hospital, Noah appears to be on the mend and is responding well to treatment, which is great news for Charity (Emma Atkins). However, she is feeling down, as his improvement also means she will be carted back to jail imminently.

The prison van turns up and Charity is informed it is time to leave. After a screaming row, she is handcuffed and taken away.

Robert (Karl Davies) worries that he may now have Chlamydia and that he may have infected Katie (Sammy Winward), meaning that Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) is also at risk. The prospect of the infection exposing their affair weighs heavily on his mind.

Katie is furious when she learns the truth from Robert

Not surprisingly Katie is furious when she learns the truth from Robert, and an argument ensues. They realise they are both going to have to get tested quickly, hoping the infection has spread no further.

With her father in prison and her mother on her way back to jail, Debbie (Charley Webb) is disconsolate as she finds Ethan (Liam O’Brien) in the church. Ethan is happy to spend time with her, trying to take her mind off things.

Ashley (John Middleton) later worries that people may assume there is something inappropriate about their relationship and warns Ethan to keep their friendship within the professional boundaries. Ethan is insulted by Ashley’s suggestion.

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With the prison van waiting Zoe makes Charity an offer she hopes she won’t be able to refuse
With Noah on the mend Charity faces up to a return to prison. As Charity waits for the van to take her back to jail Zoe discusses Noah’s adoption with her solicitor. With the prison van waiting Zoe makes Charity an offer she hopes she won’t be able to refuse – adoption of baby Noah and a trust fund to be set up for Debbie. There’s only one thing missing from the agreement though and with no promise that Zoe will provide the testimony that will set Charity free, her offer is turned down flat and it looks as if Zoe will have to say goodbye to her nephew.
Katie is horrified by Robert's news
Katie is surprised to find that Robert is not happy to hear that Donna is not pregnant. When Robert tells her that Donna has chlamydia and that he may have passed the infection to her she is horrified as she realises she may have passed it on to Andy. Both of them face an anxious two-week’s wait to discover whether or not they have the infection. Katie also faces the prospect of explaining to Andy why she won’t sleep with him as she waits for the test results to come through.
Viv whips off her skirt and the evening comes to an abrupt end
Siobhan is determined to have her revenge after she learns that Viv has been gossiping about her and Paul being swingers. When she confronts Viv in the shop, the gossipy shopkeeper denies it and Siobhan invites the Hopes to dinner. As they get ready she instructs Paul to flirt with Viv and Viv does the same with Bob. With neither Siobhan nor Viv wanting to crack first Bob and Paul are made to feel very uncomfortable as their wifes up the ante. Just as the two of them try to make their escape Viv whips off her skirt and the evening comes to an abrupt end as Siobhan threatens to tell the whole village that the Hopes are a pair of wife-swappers.

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