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Episode: 3951 - Monday 17th January 2005
Pollard makes a confession

ITV1 Network 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Zak gets mad and kicks both Charity and Cain out of the Dingles.

Sam’s a little sheepish when Alice wants to stay the night.

Val and Pollard toast a rosy future.


Charity (Emma Atkins) tries to appeal to Cain’s (Jeff Hordley) better nature by pleading that if she ever meant anything to him he should tell the truth. With Debbie (Charley Webb) present, Cain confidently assures Charity that everything has worked out for the best and affectionately goes to hug her. Seething with anger, Charity attacks him until Zak (Steve Halliwell) tears them apart, reminding them to think about their daughter.

Val (Charlie Hardwick) is left fuming when Pollard (Chris Chittell) turns down her offer of lunch only to see him walking out of his house with a young girl. When she confronts him, Pollard confesses that he was having some watches valued as he is facing financial ruin. How will Val take to the news that man she has been lusting after is penniless?

Len (Peter Martin) accepts Tom’s (Ken Farrington) offer on Jacob’s Fold and begins to reminisce about the good times in the village. He questions whether or not they are doing the right thing but will Pearl (Meg Johnson) be honest about wanting to stay in Emmerdale?

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Debbie is ignoring Charity after opting to believe her Dad’s side of the story. She can’t believe that her Mum doesn’t love Cain, but Charity is so insistent that she’s telling the truth that Debbie decides she should check with Cain that he’s not lying to her.
Val is horrified when she spots a young lady emerging from Pollard’s house having turned down her offer of lunch earlier that morning. She immediately suspects the worse and believes Pollard is playing around, expletives follow, naturally.
Meanwhile, Charity is trying to get Zak to believe her side of the story. He questions why she hasn’t tried to get Tom back, but she tells him that he doesn’t trust her anymore. Zak questions whether she loved Tom and her motives for marrying him, but she says she did love Tom.
Cain turns up at the farm to take Debbie to school. She asks him if he's telling the truth about Charity and he tells her, ‘this all happened for the best and I’ll always be there for you’.
It's not long before there's another slanging match, though. Zak is furious and tells the two of the them that the only person he cares about is Debbie and tells them both to pack their bags, ‘neither of you are welcome under my roof’. Go Zak!
Val confronts Pollard about the girl, a few stammers later and he tells her that she was an antiques specialist and that he was having his watches valued. Val is apologetic, but only slightly, she tells him he shouldn’t have lied. Too right, Val!
Things are hotting up between Sam and Alice as she brings an overnight bag to the Dingles. It takes a while for Sam to realise exactly what she means but when he does... his grin speaks for itself! The lovebirds promptly go off to find Zak to ask him if she can stay the night…
Charity arrives at the B&B only for Cain to arrive several hours later with the same plan. Unfortunately, Terry doesn’t know Charity has already booked in and tells Cain that he’s welcome. When Charity walks down the stairs she’s horrified, as is Terry, who says, ‘We don’t want any trouble here’. Bit late now, Terry!
In the Woolpack, Pollard tells Val that he’s facing financial ruin if he doesn’t win his Trading Standards case. He warns her that he won’t have any money, but she tells him, ‘Maybe for once I’m not after anything.’ Could she be falling in lurve?!
Meanwhile, Turner still hasn’t heard any news about Shelly and he begins to regret ever going on This Morning. Why doesn’t Betty ever give the big fella a hug, hey?
Following Tom’s offer to buy Jacob’s Fold, Len asks Pearl if they are doing the right thing. Instead of telling him her feelings she simply says, ‘I want what you want’. Sounds very sweet, but will you be happy Pearl?
Having agreed that Alice can stay the night, Chas asks Zak whether he’s ‘had the talk’ with Sam. What ensues is a very cringey birds and bees chat with Zak using a piglets analogy to get his point across. Sam, as usual, hasn’t got a clue what his father’s on about!



Debbie Dingle Charley Webb
Sam Dingle James Hooton
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley
Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell
Donna Windsor Verity Rushworth
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Jimmy King Nick Miles
Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Len Reynodls Peter Martin
Danny Daggert Cleveland Campbell
Alice Wilson Ursula Holden Gill
Terry Woods Billy Hartman
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw
Betty Eagleton Paula Tilbrook
Ethan Blake Liam O’Brien
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Marc Peirson, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Alan Wareing. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada Yorkshire production for ITV1.

Special Thanks to Tracey Whitton at the ITV Picture Desk Leeds

Emmerdale.org would also like to thank Michele Fawcett from Emmerdale for the Production Credits.

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