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Episode (#3678) --- 4th March 2004

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Thursday 4th March 2004

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Episode: 3678


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Bill Taylor, produced by Tim Key and Kathleen Beedles, and directed by Dan Wilson. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Yorkshire Television production for ITV1.


Carl Tom Lister
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Debbie Jones Charley Webb
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Shelly Williams Carolyn Pickles
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Sam Dingle James Hooton
Jarivs Skelton Richard Moore
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam
Terry Woods Billy HaRman
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Harry Ledbetter Robin Bowerman
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt
Jimmy Nick Miles
Matthew Matt Healy
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Tom Ken Farrington
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw

Thursday 4 March 7.00 to 7.30 pm ITV1 & Friday 5 March 9.55 to 10.25 am ITV2

Subtitled, Widescreen, Audio-described

The King family celebrate their underhand victory. Zoe wonders if she is cut out to run the Tate empire. Steph is forced to change tack with the workers.

The Kings celebrate winning the refuse contract from the Tates.

Zoe (Leah Bracknell) is left with a bitter taste in her mouth as the council tender for the refuse contract is swiped from under her nose. Not used to coming second place, the news comes as a shock to the ambitious businesswoman.

From YTV EMMERDALE Thursday 4th March 2004 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network The King family (L-R) Tom (KEN FARRINGTON), Matthew (MATT HEALY), Jimmy (NICK MILES) & Carl (TOM LISTER) toast their succesful refuse bid

Meanwhile, the King’s are elated to have won the contract and toast their family’s triumph and the demise of their rivals with champagne.

From YTV EMMERDALE Thursday 4 March 2004 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network Pictured: The King Family (L-R) Tom (KEN FARRINGTON), Matthew (MATT HEALY), Jimmy (NICK MILES) & Carl (TOM LISTER).

The refuse contract appears to be just the beginning for the head of the King empire as Tom (Ken Farrington) vows to get his hands on Home Farm if it’s that last thing he does.

m YTV EMMERDALE Thursday 4 March 2004 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network Pictured: The King family: BACK LEFT- Carl (TOM LISTER) MIDDLE- Tom (KEN FARRINGTON). FRONT L-R - Matthew (MATT HEALY) & Jimmy (NICK MILES)

Blissfully unaware of the sinister promise, Zoe is left licking her wounds as she cuts her losses with Tate Trash.

Elsewhere in the village, Zak (Steve Halliwell) sets the wheels in motion to find out the identity of the baby’s father as he asks Zoe to take part in the paternity test. Scott (Ben Freeman) is surprised when she quickly agrees.

At the hospital, Charity is still determined to give the infant up for adoption despite Debbie’s (Charley Webb) constant pleas. After pressure from her daughter Charity finally gives the baby a name – Noah.

There’s defiance at the factory, as Steph (Lorraine Chase) tries to lay down the law with the employees. The staff stand their ground and demand that sacked Zak be reinstated before work continues.

Thursday 4th March 2004 - 4 Kings Wins

by TheRealReverand

3 major plots dominated this episode of Emmerdale.

The Kings win their first victory against the diminishing Tate empire by getting the Tate Trash contract. Tom bribed Henry it would seem? Zoe is left questioning her integrity as a business woman and Scott just does not know what to think - but that is hardly surprising is it? His brains after all are in his pants. This is the man who told Chloe that Zoe was "sex on a plate." And he was at it again tonight when Dawn came calling wanting Zoe to sign some benefit papers for Terry. One of his first questions was did she want to see the bedroom? This leaves me asking one question what does Scott see in Dawn? After all she has as much charisma as an empty dinner plate these days.

Previously we had had Dawn sniping at Terry again in round 50,000, poor Terry, always been a favourite character and he was trying to find work on the telephone at the time.

Scott is still naive about his new friend Carl.

The celebrations seen in the King household in the closing scene, was touching. But they better watch out for as someone once said in the French revolution, "There is only one place to hit a king - on the head." As Carl will soon find out tomorrow. We met Matthew and heard that Sadie is Jimmy's and they are all afraid of her.


The Dingle/Tate baby saga continues YAWN. The only major revelation was Sam's hidden intelligence. Not only have we learnt that he can calculate 63 x 2 but he has the power of reason in regard to saving money pointing out to the family they only needed two DNA tests because if both were negative, then that would leave the third possible father (Marlon) as daddy. However Sam is not ready for a career in CID for he failed to see behind Steph's bribe - see below.

There was a hospital scene between Debbie and Charity but it is not worthy of much comment in my opinion. Just the same scenario we have been treated to lately. Charity wants the baby adopted and Debbie wants it kept. So what! Debbie wanted to name it Enoch after Cain's son in the bible. Charity thought Noah was more appropriate as she wished someone had built a boat to save her.


Steph appeared to take Shelly's words to heart yesterday about being nicer to the work force if you want them to work harder but the industrial stalemate at the factory continues. In today's battle Jarvis shows his credentials as a shop steward by quoting European directives at Steph where she keeps her nice act up and is forced to comply and in doing so invites them for an afternoon drink where she offers them overtime. There surely is a catch however so Jarvis and CO better be careful as she has totted up all what they ate and drank including Sam's 4 packet of crisps. I guess she will now have grounds to quote further European directives at them concerning drinking in work time. For the record I am with Jarvis all the way. He is a character that is fast rising on my favourite list.


Two other things concerned me
1. Whether Enoch really was the son of Cain. I have checked and found it to be the case although being the son of the murdering Cain is nothing to be proud of. I was intrigued to find out who Enoch really was - as there have been two of real significance in the bible. This Enoch was not of any significance.

2. Incidentally as a conusor of malt whisky it sickened me to think of a really mature quarter of a century old whisky being wasted on Scott and Dawn. Stick to the lager kids.

ITV.COM King Of The Heap Thursday 04.03.04
The Kings.
Carl’s photocopying of Zoe’s bid for the council contract has done the trick as Tom King and his sons celebrate winning the tender. But grabbing the refuse business is just for starters. Tom King tells his sons, Carl, Jimmy and Matthew, that they should stop at nothing to take business from Zoe and reminds them that their ultimate goal is taking Home Farm from the Tates. This is what your mother would have wanted, he tells them. Meanwhile, Zoe and Scott are still none the wiser about Carl's role as the King's mole.
Charity and Debbie
Zak sets the wheels in motion to find out who the father of Charity’s baby is by asking Zoe to take part in a paternity test. To his surprise Zoe, preoccupied with losing the council contract, agrees to the test. The only snag is that Zak needs a credit card to order the testing kit and has to ask Paddy to help him out. At the hospital Debbie has named the baby Enoch, after the biblical son of Cain. Charity says she doesn’t like the name and they agree on Noah. Still determined to give up the baby Charity can’t deny that she has some feelings for him.
In the Woolpack Pollard's workers revolt
Still determined to do things by the book Jarvis tells Steph that they all need to attend Health & Safety training. Steph surprises him by saying that it’s a good idea and he should organise it. She’s got more surprises in store when she invites them for a 'staff drink' in the pub. They all knew there’d be a catch and Steph offers them overtime and a bonus if they work in the evening to finish an urgent order. Lured by the extra cash and a promise from Steph that she’ll think about giving Zak his job back they agree.


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