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Episode: 3846 - Thursday 16th September 2004

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Episode: 3846


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Stephen Bennett, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Tim O’Mara or Tony Prescott. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Yorkshire Television production for ITV1.


Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Chloe Atkinson Amy Nuttall
Jimmy King Nick Miles
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Debbie Jones Charley Webb
Danny Daggert Cleveland Campbell
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Ethan Blake Liam O’Brien
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Carl King Tom Lister
Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Paul Lambert Mathew Bose
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Victoria Sugden Hannah Midgley
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore
Darren Eden Luke Tittensor


Thursday 16 September 7 - 7.30pm ITV1.

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Rodney can’t help but reveal that he is still in love with Diane.

Daz learns that Andy and Debbie are seeing each other.

Carl charges Chloe to watch Chas for a fortnight.


When Victoria (Hannah Midgley) suddenly refuses to go to the wedding, Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) shocks Jack (Clive Hornby) by saying that maybe Victoria is the only one with any sense. She bluntly tells him that there won’t be much of a marriage after the wedding given her ill health.

Jack is upset when Victoria decides she doesn’t want to go to the wedding. Diane tells Jack that in the circumstances Victoria may be the only one who’s being sensible about things.


Jack is heartbroken but insists that whatever happens he loves her and their love is worth celebrating.


Jack is upset as Diane tells him that she thinks getting married might be the craziest thing she could do given her health. Jack insists that whatever happens he loves her and their love is worth celebrating. After giving the matter some thought Jack tells her that he is happy to go along with whatever decision she makes about the wedding.


Rodney surprises Diane by announcing that he is in love with her. How will Diane respond to his declaration?

Feeling frail, Diane decides to go and visit Tricia’s grave and while she contemplates her own mortality Rodney (Patrick Mower) approaches and joins her. She becomes distraught at the thought of the hurt she’ll cause Jack and Bernice if she cannot beat the cancer. She tells her ex-husband that she doesn’t want to get any closer to anyone now, so that she can spare them the pain later on. Rodney tells Diane she is being ridiculous and chooses this moment to tell her that he is in love with her.


Jack arrives and is not happy to see Rodney alone with Diane


Diane reminds him that he used to tell her he loved just as he was about to walk out on her.

Jack arrives and is not happy to see Rodney alone with Diane. Rodney tells Jack that Rodney was just going.

Ashley and Ethan
When Debbie ignore Ethan (Liam O'Brian) as he leaves the vicarage with Ashley (John Middleton), Ethan tells Ashley that he thinks Debbie may have put her crush on him behind her. Ashley has good news for Ethan and tells him that he is going to recommend to the bishop that Ethan is ready to take on a parish of his own.
Andy decides that Daz deserves the truth and admits to him that he and Debbie are seeing each other. Having fancied Debbie for months, Daz is incensed.

Over at Butlers farm, Andy is not happy when he returns from the village in the afternoon and finds Debbie waiting for him after taking the afternoon off school. He tells her that he wants to keep their relationship quiet and carry on as normal.

Daz (Luke Tittensor) walks in on Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) and Debbie (Charley Webb) together in the barn and suspecting something is going on he questions his brother.

Andy decides that he owes it to Daz to be open about their relationship. Having a crush on Debbie himself Daz is furious when his brother tells him that he is seeing Debbie. Daz tells Andy he is sick and storms out.

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