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Episode: 3852 - Thursday 23rd September 2004

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Episode: 3852


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Chris Thompson, 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.


Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Danny Daggert Cleveland Campbell
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Paul Lambert Mathew Bose
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Chloe Atkinson Amy Nuttall
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Simon Meredith Dale Meeks
Terry Woods Billy Hartman


Thursday 23 September 7 - 7.30pm ITV1.

Review :-

Val, unwanted by all, leaves the village for Sorrento as Diane goes in for her operation.

Pearl gets the results of Frank Bernard’s parole hearing.

Steph shuts up Alan and the B & B.


Pearl panics when she hears her son will be released in two weeks

Val (Charlie Hardwick) goes to say goodbye to Rodney (Patrick Mower) but he is despondent so she eventually heads for her taxi.

  Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) begs her newly found brother not to leave the village, insisting they need time to get to know one another.
  Meanwhile refusing to give up on her love for Rodney completely Val heads for the Antiques Barn to see whether she can convince Rodney to make a go of things before she leaves. She gets a frosty reception from Rodney who simply says goodbye.
As Val is about to get into her taxi Rodney appears and tells her that he owes her a decent send off after all they’ve been through. - Paul and Nicola look on.

Val receives more bad news when Paul (Mathew Bose) approaches telling her that he has decided to stay in the village, insisting she’ll be okay without him. Paul explains that after making up with Nicola he has decided to stay in the village and get to know his sister.

As Val is about to get in the taxi, Rodney arrives to give her a proper send off. Val fights back the tears as the car pulls away but will she be gone for good?


Meanwhile Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) busies herself at work in an attempt to take her mind off the looming operation. She eventually confronts her fears and her new husband provides a welcome shoulder to cry on

Meanwhile Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) returns from seeing her daughter Bernice and her new granddaughter Diane, who has been named after her.

Diane busies herself at work in an attempt to take her mind off the looming operation. She is determined to spend her last night before she goes into hospital doing what she always does working behind the bar.

When Daine goes into the bar she finds a huge crowd of well-wishers. She tells them that if they so much as mention cancer they will be barred.

Later after closing up for what she realises could be the last time she breaks down and Jack holds her as her tells her that she will beat her cancer.

Elsewhere, Pearl (Meg Johnson) panics when she hears that her son will be home in two weeks and asks Lisa (Jane Cox) not to tell anyone that he has been in prison. Len (Peter Martin) later tells Pearl that he thinks Danny (Cleveland Campbell) has a right to know that he will be living with a convicted rapist, but Pearl is adamant that they mustn’t tell anyone.

Pearl gets a call from her son to say that he has been granted parole and he will be out in two week’s time.

Pearl panics and tells Lisa that she must not tell anyone in the village that Frank has spent time in prison.

Determined to keep Frank’s past a secret Pearl is upset when Len insists that Danny has a right to know what Frank has done when they will be living under the same roof.

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