4,013 - Friday 1st April 2005
Matthew begins to charm his way into Louise’s affection
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Matthew (Matt Healy) takes advantage of Terry’s (Billy Hartman)
babysitting duties to enjoy a private party with Louise (Emily Symons).
However, Matthew is left feeling awkward when Terry returns earlier
than expected to a warm welcome from his girlfriend. Will Matthew be
able to rise to the challenge and get Louise where he wants her?
Elsewhere, Victoria’s birthday wish comes true when Belle (Emily
Mather) agrees to swap Hamish the pony for Victoria’s doll. How
will Jack (Clive Hornby) and Diane (Elizabeth Estensen) feel about
Victoria’s new toy?
Over at the café, Viv (Deena Payne) is horrified when Donna
(Verity Rushworth) applies for a job at the Kings, rejecting her mother’s
plan for her as Emmerdale’s shop and café heiress. Is
this the beginning of a new glamorous chapter for Donna?
More fool you Fri, 7.00pm, 1st Apr
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It’s April Fool’s
Day and the jokers of the village, Marlon and Paddy, have begun
their respective days well. The chef got the first hit when he
stained Paddy’s teeth green with toothpaste.
Not to be outdone, Paddy calls up the Woolpack and in a twangy American accent
books lunch for 12 people under the name S. T. Arving. Unfortunately, Marlon
didn’t get the joke, only when he shows Louise the booking does she point
out that it reads ‘Starving’. Realising it's Paddy, the chef decides
to play along with the vet’s game…
So, when he and Emily book a table for lunch, Marlon already has an extra extra
hot relish ready to serve in Paddy’s hamburger. Laying the meals down on
the table Marlon is distraught when Viv walks in to join them, sitting in Paddy’s
seat with the burger in front of her…
Marlon's moment gets worse when Paddy is called out for a veterinary emergency.
Viv says it would be a shame to waste the burger and as she takes a humungous
bite into it and starts chewing she screams before going bright red! Oops! Viv
is furious with Paddy and the vet finally calls a truce on the jokes, but vows
to take revenge on his friend next year.
Jokes aside and Louise tells Terry that Matthew tore up his cheque the previous
evening. He’s not happy about it, men and their prides, eh, and gives him
another cheque later that day.
At least he’s not sulking about it though, unlike Victoria who is still
miserable as she wasn’t given a horse for her birthday. When Lisa pops
round with Belle later that day and asks her to go round and play, the little
madam remembers that they have a pony, Hamish, so she quickly goes with them
to help feed and groom it.
It seems she can’t get enough of the pony though and is disappointed when
Lisa tells them to do some colouring instead. Victoria suggests they play hide
and seek, so while Lisa’s counting Victoria slips out the door and runs
off with Hamish!
Having eventually stopped counting and opened her eyes, Lisa realises that Victoria
is nowhere to be seen. She quickly rushes round to tell Jack and Diane as they
hunt the village for her. Little do they know that she’s tied the pony
up outside and is inside the house playing with the karaoke machine. They eventually
find her, but it seems none of them yet know about the pony, and the fact that
she gave Belle her doll in exchange for Hamish!
Meanwhile, Matthew is told that Louise and Terry have secured a mortgage for
the B&B. He can’t wait to buy them a bottle of champagne to celebrate
and, knowing that Terry is busy, he goes to see Louise. The two share the drink
and get chatting and it seems his little façade is working for she tells
him that while he looks all cool, he’s actually a big softy. The £1000
seems to be looking safe...
That’s just what he wants her to believe and it seems he’s actually
had some effect on her (or is that the champagne?) for when Terry arrives Matthew
tells them he’ll leave them to celebrate on their own. But Louise actually
looks disappointed that he’s leaving. Oh dear, this spells trouble…
This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Andrew Kirk produced by
Jonathan Phillips and directed by Oliver Horsbrugh. The executive
producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Kathleen
Beedles It is a Granada production for ITV1.
Thanks to Tracey Whitton at the ITV Picture Desk
also like to thank Michele Fawcett & Jo Cox from Emmerdale