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Episode: 3948 - Thursday 13th January 2005
Chas befriends a policeman in her hour of need

ITV1 Network 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Review :-

Steph wins Turner’s sympathy – perhaps she didn’t kill Shelly after all?
Zak humours Sam’s crush on Alice, but he doesn’t know Sam’s smitten.
Chas gets cheeky with the local copper.


Turner (Richard Thorp) is shocked when he receives a call from the producer of the daytime TV show This Morning inviting him onto the programme to talk about recent events. Turner refuses, as he doesn’t feel he is up to it, before heading off to visit Steph (Lorraine Chase).

Turner is initially determined not to be taken in by his sobbing daughter, but after spending some time with her he begins to believe that she may be telling the truth. Turner is desperate to do the best he can for Shelly (Carolyn Pickles) and he therefore decides that he will make an appeal on This Morning, hoping that it will help him find the woman he loves.

Meanwhile, Pearl (Meg Johnson) is still against the idea of leaving the village but hasn’t had the heart to tell Len (Peter Martin). When Edna (Shirley Stelfox) complains about Jarvis (Richard Moore) parking a ‘beaten up’ old car outside her house, Pearl seizes an opportunity and insists he can park it outside Jacob’s Fold. Edna instantly guesses that this is to put off potential house buyers.

Elsewhere, Chas (Lucy Pargeter) gets a flat tyre and is grateful when a policeman pulls up and offers to help her change it. PC Calburn (Danny Lawrence) later has a drink in the Woolpack with his colleagues and Chas enjoys flirting with the hero of the moment.


About-turn for Turner Thurs, 7.00pm, 13th Jan

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Turner is asked to appear on This Morning with Phil and Fern. Betty takes the call and while Turner declines the offer, she can't resist the prospect of Turner in front of the cameras and takes down the details just in case he changes his mind.
Sam, embarrassed by his passionate antics with Alice the previous evening, sneaks into the farm to grab some breakfast. Emily hears him and rushes down to talk to him, but he’s already gone. Zak appears and on hearing what Sam did, says, 'The Love Machine – who’d have thought it!'
Turner changes his mind and finally agrees to go and visit Steph in prison – we always knew he would. But he tells Ashley that it’s not because he cares about his daughter, oh no, he just wants to know where she dumped Shelly.
Damsel in distress Chas is forlorn when she pppicks up a pppuncture on her school run. Fear not, her knight in shining armour, or rather police uniform, is PC Calburn, ‘Call me Denzel’. The two flirt – very sickening – and she offers to buy him a pint in the Woolpack later that evening.
At the prison, Turner is determined not to be taken in by his sobbing daughter. She tells him she’s sorry he had to identify a body. But Turner cuts to the point and tells her the only reason he is there is to find out ‘what happened to the woman that I love’.
Meanwhile, scheming Pearl has had a brainwave. She overhears Edna complaining to Jarvis about the old banger that he’s working on outside her house. She tells Jarvis he can park it outside Jacob’s Fold, but don’t think she’s being friendly, she’s hoping that a rusty car will put people off buying her and Len’s house. Well played Pearl!
It’s a case of role-reversal for Alice and Sam as she finally catches up with the runaway love puppy. He thought she was cross at him for kissing her, but instead she shuts the blubbering fool up with a kiss of her own!
Back at the prison, the perfectly made-up Steph tells her dad that she didn’t kill Shelly, ‘I’m telling you, if she’s dead, I don’t know how it happened.’ After spending time with her Turner is beginning to believe that she may be telling the truth afterall.
Len returns and, spotting the banger in the drive, is annoyed with Pearl for allowing Jarvis to park it there. He then asks how the house viewing went earlier that day, Pearl answers very vaguely…
Sam, who is smiling once again (thank goodness for that), tells Emily and Zak that he and Alice are ‘going out’. ‘Going where?’ asks Zak, completely missing the point. ‘No, we’re just going out’ replies Sam, ‘and I’m made up about it.’ So are we Sam!
After Steph tells Turner he’d be crazy not to go on ‘This Morning’, he decides that it will be his only chance of finding out if Shelly is alive. Ashley warns him that he won’t be able to talk about the case because he may jeopardise it, but Turner says the interview is ‘the right thing to do’.
If you don’t mind a bit of vomit-inducing flirting, then take a look at this picture of Chas and Denzel in the pub… flirt alert or what! If you didn’t catch it in the programme, you were lucky, believe me!




Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Betty Eagleton Paula Tilbrook
Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore
Robert Sugden Karl Davies
Len Reynolds Peter Martin
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Sam Dingle James Hooton
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Jack Sugden Clive Hornby
Darren Eden Luke Tittensor
Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Ethan Blake Liam O’Brien
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
PC Calburn Danny Lawrence
PC Johnson Julie Riley
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Alice Wilson Ursula Holden Gill
Libby Charles Ty Glaser

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Peter Kerry, 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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