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Episode: 3994 - Wednesday 9th March 2005
Steph tries to buy Shelly’s affections

ITV1 Network 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Review :-

Val sets her sights on winning Pollard’s as they embark on a scam together.

Turner struggles to convince Shelly that Steph has their interests at heart.

With business booming, Nicola is frustrated by Simon’s lack of commitment to their relationship.


Val (Charlie Hardwick) charms antique owners in an attempt to get offers for the paintings. Meanwhile, Pollard (Chris Chittell) is having trouble trying to get insurance cover for the pictures and is mortified to find out that Val has told the dealers he is her gofer.

Elsewhere, Steph (Lorraine Chase) tries to win Shelly’s (Carolyn Pickles) forgiveness by offering her beauty therapy equipment, but she is clearly not ready to forget. Shelly is furious when she arrives home to find Turner (Richard Thorp) with the equipment, and in a rage she insists that she has decided to leave the village.

Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) is bitter having failed to set a wedding date with Simon (Dale Meeks) and she takes out her fury on the cleaning team. How will Nicola react when the usually quiet Laurel gives her a piece of her mind?

ITV Update

The mysterious chicken fillets Weds, 7.00pm, 9th Mar

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Having got Paddy and Viv to shake hands and make up, she now wants the three of them to have a drink in the Woolpack that evening, much to the regret of the two parties.
Meanwhile, Val’s getting ready to meet the local art dealers as she and Pollard bid to sell the paintings they acquired from the closed library. With a low-cut revealing top and plenty of balls too (it is Val after all), she’s ready.
It’s only later that Marlon complains that two chicken fillets have gone missing from the freezer… Diane suddenly recalls how fully breasted her sister was when she left for the day…
It seems to have worked, though, for Val gets lucky with a dealer who suggests that the collection she has to offer (paintings that is) is worth about £35-£40K! She’s delighted and goes back to tell Pollard the good news.
But first she faces an onslaught from Marlon and Diane who accuse her of stealing the chicken fillets to boost her chances ‘upstairs’ – she laughs at the suggestion and reveals instead that she borrowed a couple of helpful items from Marlon!
Meanwhile, away from the chickens and Steph tells Shelly that she should stop cleaning and start up a manicure business. She gets rid of her quick smart, but Steph then goes to the B&B to retrieve the beauty case from the cellar and gives it to Turner, unknown to Shelly…
…who’s helping the cleaning girlies paint Pollard’s barn for his planned art exhibition and sale. She’s full of beans for her future with Turner is finally looking brighter. The talk of love is too much for Nicola, though, who is distraught that Simon has yet to name a date for their wedding.
She bursts into tears and runs out while Laurel chases her and they talk about their respective relationships. Nicola pipes up with: ‘The ironic thing is that two months ago Shelly Williams was dead, and now she’s the happiest woman in the village!’ Don't you just love Nicola?!
Having returned home from her painting very jolly, Shelly spots the beauty case and tells Turner to chuck it in the bin. Alan finds it a bit unnecessary until Shelly explains that the case was in the cellar when Steph was torturing her and is full of awful memories (not literally, of course).
Meanwhile, drinks between Viv, Paddy and Emily are awkward, no surprise there then, but behind the bar Val congratulates her breasts on a fantastic day! ‘You’ve done me proud today, kids, nanny loves you very much, cheers!’ She’s a weird one that Val!



Val Lambert Charlie Hardwick
Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell
Diane Sugden Elizabeth Estensen
Alan Turner Richard Thorp
Betty Eagleton Paula Tilbrook
Shelly Williams Carolyn Pickles
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Emily Kirk Kate McGregor
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt
Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase
Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler
Lisa Dingle Jane Cox
Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson
Hugh Hunter Dave Law
Terry Woods Billy Hartman
Ashley Thomas John Middleton
Ethan Blake Liam O’Brien
Viv Windsor Deena Payne
Laurel Potts Charlotte Bellamy
Paul Lambert Mathew Bose

This episode of EMMERDALE is written by Karin Young and directed by Piotr Szkopiak. 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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