Created 27th September 2004

Episode: 3849/50 - Tuesday 21st September 2004 (Hour Ep)

John Jacob Sugden and Diane Blackstock's wedding day

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Episode: 3849/50 (Hour Ep)


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Karin Young produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Oliver Horsbrugh. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Yorkshire Television production for ITV1.


Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Victoria Sugden Hannah Midgley
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Debbie Jones Charley Webb
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Darren Eden Luke Tittensor
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley
Paul Lambert Mathew Bose
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward
Terry Woods Billy Hartman
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Danny Daggert Cleveland Campbell
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox

Emmerdale have every reason to celebrate for this hour long special episode. Not only was it possibly the best episode of the year, but also the last half went head to head with EastEnders and not for the first time in the last seven years, Emmerdale won!
Sadly the audience was split between the two soaps but even so Emmerdale came out on top and recieved 8.1 Million whule EastEnders got one of its lowest audiences ever with 6.2 million.

Jack and Diane pose with some family and friends.


Episodes: 3849/50 Tuesday 21 September 7 - 8pm ITV1.

Review :-

Jack and Diane have the perfect wedding though can Val get there on time?

Rodney and Paul steal the attention from Diane’s big day.

Andy gets closer to Debbie.


Episode: 3849 Tuesday 21 September 7 - 7.30pm ITV1.

It’s the morning of the wedding and Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) sits down with Victoria (Hannah Midgley) to break the news about her cancer, having decided she should be honest about her illness

It’s the morning of the wedding and Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) sits down with Victoria (Hannah Midgley).

Diane decides that before she marries Jack she must tell her future stepdaughter the truth about her cancer. Diane softens the blow by first telling Victoria all about Rodney being Paul’s father.

Pleased that Diane has entrusted her with such a secret Victoria bravely accepts what Diane has to tell her about her cancer.


After telling Victoria Diane takes Bob and Marlon to task for moping about because of her cancer and tells them to get in the wedding mood.

Elsewhee Steph presents Alan with his chequebook and tells him that she needs him to sign some blank cheques for bills that need paying.

Later Steph returns from the bank and stuffs a huge pile of cash into an envelope.

Marlon pays Alan a visit and finds him full of self-pity. Marlon succeeds in cheering him but his visit is brought to an abrupt end when Steph returns and tells Marlon that Alan will not be coming to the wedding with him. She tells Marlon that a trip out would set back Alan’s recovery and she would be left to pick up the pieces.



As Diane prepares for the wedding she gets a visit from Rodney, who is concerned that Val will make a scene at the church. Rodney asks Diane why she had to tell Val that he still loves her. Diane puts Rodney straight, telling him it was not because she still has feelings for him it was because she didn’t want her sister making a fool of herself over him just like she did.

Meanwhile Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) is tormented as he watches his father’s wedding from a far, knowing his presence would be unwelcome.






As Diane leaves the Woolpack for the church she takes a moment to collect her thoughts outside the pub and as she does so Val appears and the two sisters face each other across the street.

"I knew you would come!" says Diane

Advert break and this is probably the end of episode one!

(International viewers will probably have to wait until the next broadcast showing to see what happens as the wedding double is sure to be split up when shown abroad.)

Episode: 3850 Tuesday 21 September 7.30-8pm ITV1.

Val tells Diane that she’s done some thinking and she knows that Diane isn’t interested in Rodney.





Diane asks her sister to give her away.

Val (Charlie Hardwick) quickly gets changed and putting everything that has happened aside, Val agrees and they head off to the church.

There are raised eyebrows when Diane enters the church on Val’s arm.

As the ceremony commences, Jack (Clive Hornby) and Diane are deeply emotional as they exchange their vows. The congregation are a little confused.

Diane breaks down when she gets to the bit in the marriage vows about ‘until death us do part’. Realising that she owes her guests an explanation Diane attempts to explain why she is upset. She is unable to find the words and Victoria joins her and tells everyone that Diane "has a little bit of cancer in her bum" but Victoria assures everyone Diane will be okay.

Meanwhile, Rodney (Patrick Mower) is unable to watch the women he loves marry another man and leaves the service followed by Val.

Rodney is upset as he watches Jack and Diane.




Rodney's feelings are clear to see.

Overcome by his unrequited love for Diane Rodney storms out of the church. Val gets up and follows him to the Antiques Barn, demanding to know what Diane’s got that she hasn’t.

Devastated that she means nothing to Rodney Val threats to reveal something that will turn his world upside down.

They are Man and Wife!

After the ceremony Nicola and Paul go to locate their respective warring parents.


Meanwhile Andy is grateful for Debbie’s (Charley Webb) support and he holds her close after she walks out of the wedding (much to Charity's embarassment) complaining of period pains (an obvious lie)

As the guests make their way from the church Val and Rodney’s argument spills on to the street where they meet up with the wedding party who are having their photos taken.


In a heated argument outside the church Val shocks Rodney by blurting out that Paul is his son.
It is in front of the whole village that Val telsl Rodney that Paul is his son, so there are a few shocked faces. Not least Rodney, Paul and Nicola.

Paul is horrified to hear his mother’s words and smacks Rodney in the mouth.


As Rodney goes to Paul his son punches him to the ground

Paul soldiers on for the sake of his Aunt Diane and livens up the wedding reception by taking to the stage in drag to perform as his alter ego, Thelma Louise!

The show must go on



Thelma Louise

The wedding guests are treated to Paul’s drag act. His alter ego Thelma Louise wastes no time in ripping into his mother and newly discovered father.

At the wedding reception Ashley receives a call to say that Bernice has had a baby girl.

Diane leaves her own reception with Jack and Victoria to preapre to go and see her new granddaughter.

While the villagers enjoy themselves Rodney sits alone in tears and Val lies in a drunken stupor.

the happy couple






Thelma Louise sings Marlene Dietrich's "Falling In Love Again, what am I to do what am I to do ......."

Diane, meanwhile, gazes happily at her new husband.

(as the music to "falling in Love Again" comes to an end in the background)
JACK: "You keep staring at me"
(the music on its final note)

DIANE: "I can't help it"

Credits Roll - the end!

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