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Episode: 3945 - Monday 10th January 2005
Debbie discovers that she is pregnant

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Paul Quiney, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Mike Adams. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada Yorkshire production for ITV1.

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Emmerdale.org would also like to Thank Michele Fawcett from Emmerdale with the Production Credits:-


Debbie Dingle Charley Webb
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Ethan Blake Liam O’Brien
Darren Eden Luke Tittensor
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Diane Sugden Elizabeth Estensen
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Viv Hope Deena Payne
John McNally Steven Farebrother
Libby Charles Ty Glaser
Tamsin Charles Jenny Gleave
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Sam Dingle James Hooton
Betty Eagleton Paula Tilbrook

ITV1 Network Monday 10 January 7 - 7.30pm ITV1

Review :-

Debbie realises that she’s going to get more trouble from Cain.
Ethan tries to get Turner to talk to the press about Shelly.
Andy gets flirty with some posh totty.


Zak (Steve Halliwell) spends the day looking for Debbie (Charley Webb) after receiving a call from the school informing him that she has been playing truant.


Zak eventually finds Debbie crying in her room and tries to comfort her. After he leaves, Debbie pulls out a pregnancy test kit showing positive and the teenager is devastated as she struggles to come to terms with her discovery.

Elsewhere in the village, Ethan (Liam O’Brien) is interrogated by a reporter who suggests that if Shelly is still alive she may come forward if she reads about Turner’s (Richard Thorp) plight in the newspaper. When the reporter later puts his suggestion to Turner he is instantly asked to leave. But will Turner have a change of heart in the hope of finding Shelly?

Over at Butlers Farm, Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) and Daz (Luke Tittensor) are pleased when the posh totty on horseback reappear. The sisters, Libby (Ty Glaser) and Tamsin (Jenny Gleave) enquire about renting stables. Andy clearly has a glint in his eye, but could romance be on the horizon?

Tamsin and Libby

ITV Update

The thin blue line Mon, 7.00pm, 10th Jan

Ashley and Ethan argue about Ethan's treatment of Turner the previous evening. Ashley tells him that he was out of order when he suggested to Turner that Steph might not have killed Shelly. With puffed cheeks and arms waving, Ashley tells the curate to go and apologise to him.
Ethan heads over to Turner’s where he says sorry, but tells him once again that Steph was ‘particularly contrite’ when he visited her and suggests Turner goes to see her. Turner is upset and tells Ethan to leave, but when he does we see a pensive-looking Turner - has he changed his mind?
Meanwhile, Zak receives a call from the school telling him that Debbie has not attended her classes today – or for the past few weeks! With Charity in bed depressed and Cain away, it’s up to Zak to sort – so he decides to go round to Andy’s, with his fist at the ready!
Believing Debbie is with Andy, Zak and Chas arrive with Zak ready to punch the lights out of him. But Andy says he hasn’t seen her. Although he's telling the truth, neither believe him, and then Debbie walks through the door! Chas’s response to Andy? ‘You stupid idiot.’ Nice!
Debbie jumps to Andy’s defence and tells Zak and Chas that he didn’t know she was going to see him. ‘Why can’t you accept it’s over?’ Andy asks her. She explains that she only wants to talk to him, but Zak drags her home.
Back home, Zak tells Debbie she must go back to school and that she shouldn’t see Andy again. She tells him she wouldn’t want to anyway after the way he just treated her. Zak’s not convinced and decides to go and see Jack Sugden.
Scary-eyed Zak tells Jack what’s been going on, but since he and Andy have barely spoken to each other Jack is confused as to what he can actually do about it. Zak tells him just to have a word, but Jack replies that ‘things are just too difficult between us’.
Zak's wild look obviously made an impression on Jack for he decides to talk to Diane. The good samaritan tells him to go round and see Andy, even if he doesn’t want to. She says by warning Andy off Debbie he could be saving his life from the Dingles - she could be right!
Meanwhile, in the shop, a reporter overhears Viv gossiping (no surprise there then) about Steph. He says he’d like to interview Turner and asks for his address, but Ethan overhears and steps in to tell him not to bother. Viv can't resist the urge though and tells him the address anyway, but Ethan says the reporter should speak to him instead.
Ethan tells the reporter that he doesn’t think Steph killed Shelly, but he refuses to tell him what she said to him. The reporter says he can help by publicising Shelly’s disappearance in the press in the hope that she may come forward. He’s convinced Ethan, but will Turner be turned?
The two head over to Turner’s to discuss the idea, but Turner’s enraged. Ethan, sounding like a broken record, again tells him to visit Steph to see what she has to say. But this man is not for turning and he asks them to leave. Clearly perturbed, he asks Betty if he is being unreasonable.
Zak talks to Debbie in her room and tells her she’s ‘too bright and clever to end up with nothing’. When Zak leaves all becomes clear – crystal clear blue in fact – what is bothering Debbie when she pulls out a pregnancy test to reveal a positive blue line. Seems Zak's little speech was all for nothing then...