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Episode: 3947 - Wednesday 12th January 2005
Sam makes his feelings towards Alice known

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Matthew Westwood, 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
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Katie Sugden Sammy Winward
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Victoria Sugden Hannah Midgley
Diane Sugden Elizabeth Estensen
Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Betty Eagleton Paula Tilbrook
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Alice Wilson Ursula Holden Gill
Sam Dingle James Hooton
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Paul Lambert Mathew Bose
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Ethan Blake Liam O’Brien
DI Tom Keysell John Branwell
Dawn Woods Julia Mallam
Erid Pollard Christopher Chittell
Terry Woods Billy Hartman

ITV1 Network Wednesday 12 January 7 - 7.30pm

Review :-

Sam concocts a plan to make Alice stay but it all gets out of hand.
Ethan convinces a doubtful Turner to visit his murdering daughter.
Bob concentrates on his ambitions.


Sam (James Hooton) is depressed about Alice’s (Ursula Holden Gill) pending departure and as a cry for help he climbs up onto the roof of the village hall. Sam insists he wants to injure himself in the hope that it will encourage Alice to stay and look after him.

Pollard (Chris Chittell) becomes an unlikely source of help and tells Sam (James Hooton) that he should be honest with Alice about how he feels. Taking his advice on board, Sam later goes over to Alice and kisses her. How will the timid young farmer react to Sam’s unexpected display of affection?

Elsewhere, Ethan (Liam O’Brien) persists in trying to convince Turner (Richard Thorp) that Steph (Lorraine Chase) is innocent and eventually Turner backs down and agrees to visit his daughter the following day.

Meanwhile, Paul (Mathew Bose) tells Bob (Tony Audenshaw) that he should look upon his single status as an opportunity to fulfil his dreams. Taking his words on board Bob decides that he would like to become a stand-up comic and suggests an open mic night at the Woolpack.

ITV Update

Up on the roof Weds, 7.00pm, 12th Jan

Jack starts his second day of work for Andy and tells Robert and the family what he’s doing. They aren’t happy about it, as you can see for yourself, but they don’t stop him. At the farm Andy tries to talk to Jack about his drink with Libby the previous evening, but Jack is clearly there just for work.
After the promise of yesterday’s sightings, Turner sits by the phone waiting for the police to call – you know what they say about that Alan… Betty persuades him to go out and have a walk, which he reluctantly agrees to.
It’s the day of Alice’s auction, Sam wishes her luck but then decides it will be a good idea to go and sit on the roof of the village hall, don’t we all feel like that sometimes? Dawn spots him, but when she speaks to him he tells her he’s going to jump! She calls Marlon for help, maybe he can lure him down with a hot pot?
Ethan pays Turner a visit to apologise (yet again) for the press interference, but believes the article will help locate Shelly. The inspector turns up, but he has no news as the sightings didn’t lead to anything.
Meanwhile, back on the rooftop, Sam admits he doesn’t want to kill himself, just to cause himself an injury so that Alice will stay and look after him, like she did her father.
Pollard emerges as the unlikely hero as he talks to Sam about love and life and tells him he has to admit to Alice that he loves her. It seems to work! Pollard makes Marlon and Dawn swear they won’t tell anyone about his words of sentiment, but we still know Eric!
Paul speaks to Bob about his future. He tells Bob he should write down all his unfulfilled dreams and find a new direction – he quickly writes down ‘Popstar’ and ‘to own a holiday home in Florida’, best keep going with that list, Bob
Turner, meanwhile, opens up to Ethan saying he’ll go mad if he doesn’t know where Shelly is. Ethan again tries to persuade him to go and see Steph claiming she is innocent, ‘I could tell from her eyes’, (thank goodness you’re not on a jury Ethan). But might he have done enough to convince Turner to see Steph?
After the auction, Alice goes to see Sam. She informs him, and the watching Emily, that she has sold the farm for a lot of money and is really happy. Sam mumbles something, flaps his arms and then plants a kiss on Alice’s lips! Go Sam! She’s shocked, but Sam takes it as a rejection and runs out.
Alice and Emily chase him, but he has hidden. Standing out in the cold, Alice admits to Emily that she enjoyed the kiss, ‘it was exciting’. Emily says he ran off because he thought she didn’t like it, oh how wrong he is!