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Episode: 3997 - Monday 14th March 2005
Val and Pollard’s gallery opening doesn’t go as planned

ITV1 Network 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Pollard (Chris Chittell) is terrified as Glynis (Christine Cox) turns up at the gallery opening with a photographer from the local paper. He desperately tries to prevent her from finding out where the paintings came from until Rodney (Patrick Mower) takes pleasure in divulging the information. How will Glynis react when she learns the truth about Pollard’s underhand antics?

Steph (Lorraine Chase) is reduced to tears as Turner (Richard Thorp) reluctantly asks her to leave him and Shelly (Carolyn Pickles) alone. She pleads that she is only trying to make amends but agrees to leave the village if that is what he really wants.

Elsewhere, Tom (Ken Farrington) is livid when he finds out that Jimmy (Nick Miles) has outbid the Kings for a contract. Tom angrily confronts his son but Jimmy insists that business is business.

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There are bad moods, and then there are Val’s bad moods. Unfortunately for Bob he walks straight in on one this morning as Val prepares for the gallery opening. She says she’s stressed as Pollard has done nothing to help as he’s been ‘entertaining’ Glynis. ‘Jealous are we?’ Bob asks, and then wished he didn’t for Val gives him a look that could strike him down in a second!

She arrives at the exhibition though and Pollard is there getting things ready. Val lets him know how much she disapproved of him taking Glynis out, ‘Explain yourself you treacherous pig.’ But Glynis walks in and Pollard again has to steer her away from the paintings for fear that she will soon guess where they’re from.

Meanwhile, Turner goes to see Steph to ‘clear things up’. He tells her that she needs to leave him and Shelly alone now. Steph goes on the defensive and accuses him of ditching his daughter and trying to get rid of her. Turner denies it, but Steph says that while it may not be the case for him, it is for Shelly.

She tells him (once again) that she just wants things to be right between the three of them and that she’s been trying really hard. But she stands down and agrees to leave ‘if it’ll make Shelly happy’.

Turner later tells Shelly the news, and unsurprisingly she’s delighted. But Turner admits how rotten he feels, ‘She’s my daughter and I feel like I’ve driven her out.’ He tells Shelly that Steph is sorry for what she’s done, ‘if only you’d realise that’. Shelly replies that Steph is doing them a favour by leaving. ‘Is that all you have to say about it?’ he asks, she replies: ‘What else is there?’ before walking out.

Back at the gallery and the sale has kicked off and everything seems to be running smoothly… until Glynis turns up again, with a photographer! Rodney arrives shortly after and strikes up a conversation with her, much to the fear of Val and Pollard.

Standing very close together, Rodney tells Glynis his concerns about the paintings and eventually the pair put two and two together and realise just what Pollard’s been up to.

At the end of the evening Pollard and Val are delighted that the sale has netted them £40K! Glynis congratulates him on the amount and tells Pollard that the local charities would be so pleased with the donations. Pollard is confused and then realises that Glynis knows exactly where the paintings came from – you’ve been rumbled!

Elsewhere and Matthew tells Tom that they have been outbid for a contract by none other than Jimmy! Tom is furious, but Matthew tells him to leave it this time, ‘we’ll hammer him next time’.

But in the pub later Tom spots Jimmy and can’t help but confront his son about the contract. ‘You’re stabbing your family in the back,’ he tells Jimmy. ‘Well maybe I’m using the same knife that I’ve just taken out of my back,’ Jimmy retorts. Good reply! He tells his father that business is business before he wonders off.



This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Stephen Bennett and directed by Pip Short. The executive producer is Keith Richardson and the series producer is Kathleen Beedles. 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 & Jo Cox from Emmerdale for the Production Credits.

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