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Episode (#3680) --- 7th March 2004

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Sunday 7th March 2004

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Episode: 3680


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Andrew Kirk, produced by Tim Key and Kathleen Beedles, and directed by Haldane Duncan.


Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Sam Dingle James Hooton
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Carl King Tom Lister
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Jack Sugden Clive Homby
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Terry Woods Billy Hartman
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Tom King Ken Farrington
Donna Windsor Verity Rushworth
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Shelly Williams Carolyn Pickles
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Robert Sugden Karl Davies

ITV1 Network Sunday 7 March 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
ITV2 Monday 8 March 9:55 AM to 10:25 AM

Marlon loses his taste for village life and makes a shock decision about his future. Terry's refusal to accept financial help forces Dawn to issue a tough ultimatum. Scott has to face the music when Zoe discovers the identity of the haulage yard supervisor.

Main Cast List tonight :-
Mark Charnock, Billy Hartman, Julia Mallam, Ben Freeman, Leah Bracknell

Marlon and his dog Daisy leave the Dingles for an unknown location

Lisa reports Marlon missing to the police

With the weight of the world on his shoulders, Marlon’s (Mark Charnock) culinary skills begin to slip and he can’t concentrate at work. Having suffered the wrath of several unhappy punters, Diane (Liz Estensen) suggests he take some time off. But emotionally fragile Marlon gets completely the wrong end of the stick, thinking he is being given the chop.


Paddy (Dominic Brunt) later finds a disconsolate Marlon sulking at the cricket pavilion and tells his friend that time is a great healer.

Marlon walks through the snow to the cricket pavilion

Feeling claustrophobic at the crowded Dingles, Marlon later packs his bags and tells Sam (James Hooton) he is going to see Mandy (Lisa Riley) for a while before heading off into the unknown.

Zoe (Leah Bracknell) vents her anger on Scott (Ben Freeman) when he is late to pick up Jean (Meg Pearson). Busy with Tate affairs, and with Terry (Billy Hartman) out of action, she admits she will have to take on an assistant.

Scott later suggests the job to Dawn (Julia Mallam) over a family meal at Viv’s (Deena Payne). Dawn is uncomfortable as downhearted Terry insists she doesn’t need to work. Angry, Dawn points out that they need the cash, as Terry has been too embarrassed to claim sick benefit. Suddenly the family meal takes a frosty turn and Terry storms out. Scott apologises for causing a row, but Dawn insists he was just being helpful and appreciates his offer, telling him she’ll start in the morning.

Elsewhere in the village, Jack (Clive Hornby) is concerned about Andy’s (Kelvin Fletcher) relentless workload at the farm and suggests Robert (Karl Davies) help out for a while. Katie (Sammy Winward) is concerned when she hears about this, as his permanent presence is a little too close for comfort.

ITV.COM Marlon Cracks Up Sunday 07.03.04
Marlon is slowly cracking up in the kitchen and when Val comes in with another meal that’s been sent back he flips and Shelly gets more than the meal she bargained for. On hearing that Shelly’s curry is too hot Marlon marches out into the bar with three plates of curry for her and when she says that she won’t be able to eat all that Marlon says she will because he’s seen how she can pack it away. Diane tells Marlon that enough is enough and he must take some time off. Needing to be away from people Marlon packs his bags and tells Sam he’s off to see Mandy.
Zoe & Tom King
After discovering that Carl McKenzie, aka Carl King, was the mole who scuppered Zoe’s bid for the refuse contract Scott wants him out of the house he's renting from them: pronto. The Kings aren’t making a secret of Carl’s dodgy activities either, as they boast about them to Zak. When Zak passes this choice piece of information onto Zoe she is livid. After taking things out on Scott, for putting so much trust in Carl, she has a confrontation with Tom King, who pops round to Home Farm to say that he wants to rent Holdgate Farm. This time Zoe is determined not to do business with him and shows him the door.
Robert and Andy
With the spring lambing season well underway Andy is snowed under with work and Jack is concerned about his newly wed son's heavy workload. Robert agrees to lend his brother a helping hand. This is disturbing news for Katie who doesn’t relish the prospect of Robert being up at the farm more often. Determined to make her marriage with Andy work she doesn’t want to be tempted by Robert again.

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