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Episode (#3739) --- Friday 14th May 2004

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Episode: 3739

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Stephen Bennett, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Mike Adams. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Yorkshire Television production for ITV1.



Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore
Matthew King Matt Healy
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Ethan Blake Liam O'Brien
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Sadie King Patsy Kensit
Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Carlos Diaz Gary Turner
Terry Woods Billy Hartman
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Carl King Tom Lister
Tom King Ken Farrington
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt
Charles Griffith Martin Buchan
Jimmy King Nick Miles

FRIDAY 14 MAY 2004 7.00 TO 7.30PM ITV1

Review :-

The Kings and the villagers square off as the battle for the cricket pitch reaches its conclusion.

3ack's loyalties are torn as he tries to make peace with Robert - to Andy's fury.

Knives are drawn in the kitchen as Marlon and Carlos clash.
Jarvis does battle with Tom and Jimmy

As the Kings survey the cricket pitch and plan their housing estate, the villagers watch in horror as they realise there’s little they can do to stop the bulldozers from moving in.


However, Jarvis (Richard Moore) finds something interesting in the parish deeds that might mean the survival of the cricket pitch. Fired up, he quickly gathers the locals in preparation to confront the Kings.

Will the newly found information be enough to get the Kings’ men to down tools or will the village’s cricket pitch be transformed into a building site?

Meanwhile, Jack (Clive Hornby) is feeling down after seeing his family torn apart over the recent weeks. Turner offers him a little advice, telling him he is going to have to offer the first olive branch and reminding him of his own turbulent relationship with Steph (Lorraine Chase).

Jack later sees Robert (Karl Davies) in the village and, deciding to bite the bullet, invites him over for dinner. With so much water under the bridge, Robert is taken aback at first, but gladly accepts Jack’s offer.

Too many cooks spoil the broth – and in Marlon’s case it’s chowder. He becomes increasingly annoyed when Carlos seems to be taking over his kitchen as they prepare their fish spectacular.

ITV.COM A Helping Hand Friday 14.05.04
As the bulldozers move in the villagers watch in horror as they realise there’s little they can do to stop the development. However, there is help at hand from an unexpected source. When Eric Pollard tells Jarvis to meet him in the church and leaves behind a copy of the parish deeds Jarvis rallies the troops. The Kings are determined to press ahead with the work and work is only halted when Jarvis stands in front of a bulldozer. There’s a nasty surprise in store for the Kings as Jarvis reveals that the cricket pitch is set aside as a recreation ground in perpetuity.
Tom King is furious that his development work has been halted at the eleventh hour and turns on Jimmy and Matthew for not making sure that the problem of the deeds had been dealt with properly when they were greasing the palm of councillor Leadbetter. As the villagers celebrate in the Woolpack Tom King offers to buy drinks all round but warns the locals that he won’t be stopped. He also makes it clear to Eric that he has worked out how Jarvis came by the deeds and won’t forget it in a hurry.
The arrival of Carlos in the Woolpack kitchen spurs Marlon into action. As Carlos takes over the pub kitchen in preparation for Simon’s festival of fish Marlon rushes home and feverishly sets to work cooking up a storm. When he presents Emily with his fish creation he is disappointed that all Emily can find to say about his new dish is that is ‘very nice’.

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