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Episode: 3942 - Thursday 6th January 2005
Tom vanishes leaving his sons and Sadie fearing the worst – has Sadie underestimated the damage she’s caused?

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Chris Thompson, produced by Kathleen Beedles and directed by Haldane Duncan. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Steve Frost. It is a Granada production for ITV1.

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Jimmy King Nick Miles
Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell
Sadie King Patsy Kensit
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Viv Hope Deena Payne
Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell
Amy Carter Bethany Webb
Max King Charlie Kemp
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Betty Eagleton Paula Tilbrook
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Paul Lambert Mathew Bose
Carl King Tom Lister
Matthew King Matt Healy
Chloe Atkinson Amy Nuttall
Terry Woods Billy Hartman
Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw

ITV1 Network Thursday 6 January 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Review :-

Matthew is pointing the fingure of blame in Jimmy and Sadie's direction.

Tom vanishes leaving his sons and Sadie fearing the worst – has Sadie underestimated the damage she’s caused?
Max and his girlfriend decide to make tracks.
Charity denies that she and Cain are an item.



Edna (Shirley Stelfox) is persistent in rallying the locals to sign a petition stating that Councillor Pollard (Chris Chittell) is unfit to hold public office. Val (Charlie Harwick) is defensive towards Pollard and encourages Louise (Emily Symons) to say something when Edna comes in the pub looking for signatures.

Edna tells Val she has all the signatures she needs and is going to post it first thing the following day. Val furiously tells her she’ll ruin Pollard’s life, but Edna is unsympathetic. Meanwhile, Paul (Mathew Bose) is left questioning his mother’s motives in defending the councillor. Could Val be hoping for romance?

Elsewhere, Max (Charlie Kemp) prepares to leave the village but not before enjoying a bit of flirtation in the Woolpack with Chas (Lucy Pargeter). After building friendships with the locals will he decide to prolong his visit?

Tom's gone AWOL

ITV Update

Hunting high and low Thurs, 7.00pm, 6th Jan

Jimmy begins to worry when he’s unable to get hold of Tom. Sadie tells him that Tom just needs some time to himself. Matthew tells Jimmy that there’s nothing to worry about but Carl also becomes concerned when Tom is not to be found in the village or over at the golf club. Jimmy and Carl head to Holdgate Farm and get in through a window when no one answers the door. The place is a mess and things are not looking good when they find the pile of photos and an empty whisky bottle in the study.
Meanwhile, Matthew quizzes Sadie about the photos of Charity and Cain. Sadie is adamant that she merely hired a private eye and he simply took photos of Charity and Cain kissing. Matthew asks Sadie why she decided to wait until the wedding day before showing Tom the photos. He points out that her timing was impeccable because it gave Charity no time to give Tom an explanation. Sadie becomes angry and tells Matthew that instead of proving how clever he is he should be down on his knees thanking her for saving the family.
By the evening Tom is still missing and Matthew pays Jimmy and Sadie a visit at Home Farm. While Jimmy phones around trying to discover Tom’s whereabouts Matthew remarks to Sadie that things are spiralling out of control. Sadie tries to remain cool, but she is shaken as Matthew warns her that she’s gone too far and if Tom finds about what she’s been up to she’s finished.
After a Christmas break Edna resumes her campaign to get Eric Pollard removed from public office. When Edna brings her petition into the Woolpack and starts collecting signatures Val comes to Eric’s rescue and has a word with Louise about Edna’s activities. Louise asks Edna to leave. Paul later has a go at Val for her newfound interest in Eric and describes him as a ‘fully greased slug’.
Terry and Bob pay Alan a visit to discuss the running of the B&B. Alan admits that the thought of the place still makes him shudder so whatever they want to do is fine by him. Bob lets his imagination run away with him and tells Alan that they want to give the place a makeover and are thinking of offering guests themed mini-breaks. Back at the Woolpack Terry is dismayed as he realises that Bob is in earnest about his big plans for the B&B.