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Episode: 3847 - Friday 17th September 2004

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Episode: 3847


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
Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Danny Daggert Cleveland Campbell
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Louise Appleton Emily Symons will.
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Darren Eden Luke Tittensor
Clive Reece Bruce McGregor
Debbie Jones Charley Webb
Paul Lambert Mathew Bose
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore
Ashley Thomas John Middleton


Friday 17 September 7 - 7.30pm ITV1.

Review :-

Val’s astounded when she discovers Rodney’s feelings for Diane.

Andy and Debbie make a pact to keep their secret from Cain.

As her wedding day looms Diane draws up her relationship.


Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) apologies to Jack (Clive Hornby) about her wedding doubts the previous day and reassures him that she wants them to be together.

Diane then prepares to have a hen night to remember.

getting ready for the hen night

After a day of pampering at the Woolpack the ladies hit the clubs in Leeds.


getting ready for the hen night

That evening, as they leave the pub Val proposes a toast to weddings, present and future and looks knowingly at Rodney.

Rodney looks extremely uncomfortable.

Diane tells Val the trip was originally for her and that Rodney has confessed his love. Will Val believe her sister’s claims?

Diane enjoys her hen do, but becomes uncomfortable when in the club Val canít contain her excitement any longer and tells everyone that Rodney is planning to marry her. Val (Charlie Hardwick) tells Diane that Rodney (Patrick Mower) is taking her to Egypt.

Nobody is convinced, so she tells them about the tickets for Mr and Mrs Blackstock for the trip to Egypt. Diane looks uncomfortable and feeling she owes her sister the truth, decides to tell Val the trip was originally for her and that Rodney has confessed his love. Val is heartbroken and calls Diane a lying bitch, before storming out of the club.

Does Val really believe her sister’s claims?



Pearl makes sure that the house is spotless for the parole officerís visit. The parole officer tells Pearl and Len that if they are both prepared to offer Frank a home he will be released shortly. Len hesistates but agrees that this is what he wants.

After the visit from Frank Bernard’s parole officer, Len (Peter Martin) confirms to Pearl that Frank can stay with him and Pearl (Meg Johnson).


Len discusses the situation with Jarvis (Richard Moore) who is appalled that Len is welcoming a rapist into the village.

Len still has his reservations about offering Frank a home and is not happy when Jarvis, who spotted the parole officer on their doorstep, confronts him about inviting a rapist into their home.

Len confides in Pearl that he worries about Jarvis making life difficult for them.

Worked up about the matter, Jarvis puts Ashley in the picture about Frank as meets him on his way out of the Woolpack. With the heated conversation playing on his mind, Jarvis confides in Ashley (John Middleton) that he feels torn between his morals and his friendship with Len.

Daz is still angry with Andy over his relationship with Debbie

Meanwhile, Daz (Luke Tittensor) is still angry having discovered Debbie (Charley Webb) and Andy’s (Kelvin Fletcher) liaison and skips school for the day. After he has calmed down Daz warns Andy that if Cain (Jeff Hordley) finds out heíll be eating hospital food for a month if heís lucky and at worst Cain will kill him.

Andy later confesses his fears to Debbie and they agree to keep their affair a secret. The couple again spend the night together.

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