Created & Finished 28th September 2004

Episode: 3855 - Monday 27th September 2004

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Episode: 3855


This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Mark Illis produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Tracey Rooney. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Yorkshire Television production for ITV1.


Viv Hope Deena Payne
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Danny Daggert Cleveland Campbell
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam
Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Diane Sugden Elizabeth Estensen
Grant Stimpson Keith Ladd
Terry Woods Billy Hartman
Ethan Blake Liam O’Brien
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Victoria Sugden Hannah Midgley


ITV1 Network Monday 27 September 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
ITV2 Tuesday 28 September 9:55 AM to 10:25 AM

Diane makes it through the operation and Jack is there waiting for her.

The village rejects Len and Pearl after discovering Frank Bernard’s sordid past.

Steph keeps Lisa and Emily away from Turner.

Diane makes it through her operation.


Viv plans a protest meeting outside Pearl’s house

Len (Peter Martin) is adamant that he won’t be driven out of his own home.

Pearl (Meg Johnson) is desperate to flee the village, but Len (Peter Martin) is adamant that he won’t be driven out of his own home.

Meanwhile Viv (Deena Payne) plans a protest meeting outside Pearl’s house, leaving her distraught that her worst nightmare has come true.

Viv takes great pleasure in advertising the lurid Hotten Courier headline about his release. - "Fury Over Freed Rapist


Still brimming with righteous indignation over the news that Pearl’s son is coming to live in the village Viv takes great pleasure in advertising the lurid Hotten Courier headline about his release.

Pearl tells Len that their only option is to leave the village. Refusing to be driven out Len heads for the shop to buy milk where he finds not only Viv but Emily and Louise also opposed to Frank’s arrival.

Edna (Shirley Stelfox) insists Pearl should hold her head up high and convinces her and Len to go to the Woolpack to face the music.

How will they be received by the locals?


The village mob in the Woolpack plan their next move

Later in the Woolpack the villagers discuss how they can prevent Frank’s arrival. Aware that the issue could be useful to him politically Eric suggests a petition.

As the villagers line up to sign the petition Ashley is appalled and tells them that Frank deserves a second chance. When Ethan joins him things turn ugly, as the regulars demand to know why he’s not signing the petition. As Ashley and Ethan leave Ashley tells Eric that he knows exactly what he’s up to.

Meanwhile when Len and Pearl go to the Woolpack Louise tells them they are not welcome in there.

After Pearl rushes out Edna tells the villagers Frank has paid for his sin and asks them whether they’ve paid for theirs?

Steph (Lorraine Chase) continues to keep her father cooped up and refuses to let Lisa (Jane Cox) take him out, insisting he is not up to leaving the B & B.

Elsewhere, Lisa pops round to see Alan and tells Steph that she’d like to take him out to get some fresh air. Steph turns her away, telling her that Alan is still not up to visitors. When Alan tells her that he could have done with the company because he’s starting to feel lonely Steph gives him a bottle of wine and says that it will keep him company.

Later in the Woolpack Steph later turns on the self-pity and deviously suggests to an enthralled Viv that Turner’s (Richard Thorp) mental state seems unstable.

Steph adds to it by asking Viv to ask Emily not to bring Alan round any puzzle books because he wouldn’t be up to them because his mentally ability is not what it was!



Over at the pub Zak and Shadrach are delighted when Bob comes up with the idea of a darts match. The only snag for Shadrach is that no one in his family wants him on the team.

The Dingles are delighted to find out that there is a cash prize for the winners of the darts competition and quickly set about putting together a team. They initially refuse to let Shadrach (Andy Devine) join in.

When the Dingles gather to practise Shadrach disappears and returns with a tin containing his magic darts. Shadrach scores 180. Everyone is impressed but Zak still refuses to let him join the team.

Back in the Woolpack Louise asks Terry to play but he says he’s not interested. Viv tells Louise that he is afraid of failure because he used to be a great darts player.

Jack waits for his wife to come round
Diane has her operation and Jack waits anxiously.
Much to Jack's relieve she regains consciousness. It is too early to establish how successful the operation was but they did remove some of the colon and did all they could.

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