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An end of an era comes to pass, but will there just be one death?
Christopher Francis ("Chris") Tate
16 November 1989 - 17 September 2003
Date: Sunday 14 September Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Charity is horrified by Chris' maliciousness when she realises that
he is serious about his threat to make her penniless. Gold-digging
Steph is intrigued by Rodney's latest plans to make a fortune. Ashley
seeks volunteers for the talent night and finds a willing helper
Cast List includes :-
Emma Atkins, Peter Amory, Patrick Mower, Lorraine Chase, John Middleton,
It’s the morning after the night before and homeless Charity
wakes up next to Cain in a hotel bedroom. Her heart sinks as she realises
her predicament and worries Chris will never take her back now.
To further the blow Charity is shocked when her credit cards are refused
as she tries to settle their hefty hotel bill. Embarrassed she is forced
to leave her designer watch as security. A later call to the bank reveals
Chris has spent up to the limits on all of her cards, leaving her practically
But Charity is just beginning to discover the wrath of Chris, as she
tears round to Home Farm in a fury to discover Chris has not only filed
for divorce but is rapidly spending all their wealth by splashing out
on a helicopter and a Porsche!
Furious, and unable to control her anger, she lunges at Chris. In
horror, the Tate solicitor calls the police, who are forced to restrain
her. Later the police ask Chris if he would like to make a complaint
against Charity, but he refuses. Left homeless and penniless, Charity
is forced to swallow her pride and begs Chloe to let her stay for the
night. Chloe reluctantly agrees.
Steph thinks Rodney is up to something when his car mysteriously disappears.
He later discloses that he has sold the vehicle but is secretive about
the reason. Bemused, Steph tells Shelly to sleep with Rodney again
to find out what is going on. Later Steph offers to help Pollard out
with a business lunch he is arranging for a client, but claims she
has got nothing to wear. Pollard forks out for a new dress but she
secretly pockets the cash. Diane announces that Rodney has bought a
mansion called The Mill.
Dire straits for Charity
morning after the night before and homeless Charity
wakes up next to Cain in a hotel bedroom. Her
heart sinks as she realises her predicament has
been worsened with Chris. To further the blow
Charity is shocked when her credit cards are
refused as she tries to settle their hefty hotel
bill. Embarrassed she is forced to leave her
designer watch as security. A later call to the
bank reveals Chris has spent up to the limits
on all of her cards, leaving her practically
is just beginning to discover the wrath of Chris,
as she tears round to Home Farm in a fury to
discover Chris has not only filed for divorce
but is rapidly spending all their wealth by splashing
out on a helicopter and a Porsche! Furious, and
unable to control her anger, she lunges at Chris.
In horror, the Tate solicitor calls the police,
who are forced to restrain her. Later the police
ask Chris if he would like to make a complaint
against Charity, but he refuses. Left homeless
and penniless, Charity is forced to swallow her
pride and begs Chloe to let her stay for the
Rodney is up to something when his car mysteriously
disappears. He later discloses that he has sold
the vehicle but is secretive about the reason.
Bemused, Steph tells Shelley to sleep with Rodney
again to find out what is going on. Later Steph
offers to help Pollard out with a business lunch
he is arranging for a client, but claims she
has got nothing to wear. Pollard forks out for
a new dress but she secretly pockets the cash.
Diane announces that Rodney has bought a mansion
called The Mill.
Date: Monday 15 September Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Chris vows to get even as his illness humiliates him further. Steph
encourages Pollard to thwart Rodney in his money-making schemes.
Elaine feels pressured by an eager Robert, who is keen to take their
relationship to another level.
Cast List includes :-
Peter Amory, Lorraine Chase, Christopher Chittell, Samantha McCarthy,
The strain of recent events is taking its toll on Charity and she
can’t help but take things out on Chloe. After an argument, Charity
admits to Debbie she needs all the friends she can get in her hour
of need, wondering where they’ll end up.
Later, feisty Charity makes her way to Home Farm to try and make Chris
see reason. But her pleas fall on deaf ears as Chris turfs Charity
out giving her only her car keys and a few suitcases of clothes. Chris
relishes the power he has over his estranged wife, as he calls the
police to report her violent tendencies once again.
Determined not to be intimidated by Cain in the Woolpack, Chris hits
back with an underhand comment about Debbie going on the game. This
is the final straw for Cain as he launches himself at Chris, threatening
to kill him.
Rodney is being cagey about his plans to buy the mansion and Steph
smells a rat. Determined to get a piece of the action she sides with
Pollard to try and get in on the deal.
Robert has got a taste for the bachelor life and is determined not
to give it up. Not content with just having Donna as a girlfriend,
he is in hot pursuit of Elaine. Will he get his wicked way, or will
the females of the village cotton on to his promiscuous charms?
Date: Tuesday 16 September Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
As Charity struggles to come to terms with her new lowly status Chris
is overwhelmed by his hatred for her. Steph joins forces with Pollard
in order to dupe Rodney. A frustrated Robert finds that he cannot
resist Donna's advances.
Cast List includes :-
Emma Atkins, Peter Amory, Lorraine Chase, Christopher Chittell, Karl
Davies, Verity Rushworth
Charity is delighted when Chris invites her around to Home Farm the
following evening to talk. She excitedly confides in Debbie that it
is no longer about the money and she really does love Chris, despite
Meanwhile, Cain’s blood is boiling and he makes Debbie promise
to tell him if Charity is going to meet Chris, threatening to kill
them both if she does. But will Debbie be able to keep her mouth shut,
or will she tell Cain about her mother’s secret meeting with
However, at Home Farm with revenge in mind Chris prepares for his
meeting with Charity. He puts on latex gloves and takes a small bag
from the safe. He puts some poisonous white powder from the bag into
a champagne glass, then discreetly gets rid of all the evidence…
Donna tells Katie she’s better off without ex-boyfriend Robert,
but she later can’t resist his charm after visiting him to get
some of her belongings back. One thing leads to another and Donna is
right back where she started – in Robert’s womanising arms.
Will she finally get the message that Robert is merely using her or
continue to be blind to his infamous ways?
Steph is keen to muscle in on Rodney’s moneymaking scam. She
convinces Pollard to try and buy him out and give her 10% of the profit!
Will Rodney uncover their deception, or will he have his potential
to make a million whipped from under his feet?
Date: Wednesday 17 September Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Murder is in the air when Chris invites Charity to Home Farm for a
deadly head-to-head, unaware that an enraged Cain is beating a brutal
path to their door.
Emmerdale - Radio Times Choice
Nothing much happens in the tranquil and beautiful Yorkshire Dales,
you might think. But of course it's a cauldron of overheated sexuality,
jealousy and murder - at least in the village of Emmerdale.
Tonight is the culmination of a story that has been building for months,
involving Chris Tate, his tarty wife Charity and her filthy (in every
possible sense) love Cain Dingle. Chris has some nasty plans up his
sleeve and tonight, Home Farm is set to be the scene of a terrible
Cast List includes :-
Peter Amory, Emma Atkins, Jeff Hordley
Chris admits to Zoe that he’s scared of dying and she assures
him that she will be there for him the entire time and promises to
protect Joseph’s birthright after he dies. She later decides
to spend the evening at the Woolpack, assured by Chris that he would
like to spend the evening alone.
Debbie gives Charity all the money from her savings account so that
she can get her hair done to impress Chris. Debbie lies to Cain that
Charity is going to the pictures with Emily.
Cain forces the truth
out of her and is incensed to hear that Charity is going to beg Chris
to take her back. He tells Debbie that he would rather see Charity
dead than back in bed with Chris.
Meanwhile, Terry finishes work for the day leaving Chris alone at
Home Farm. Chris takes the poisoned glass out of the safe and opens
a bottle of champagne ready for Charity’s arrival…
Possessed, Cain drives furiously towards Home Farm clutching a kitchen
knife, having told Marlon and Debbie that he is going to kill Chris
and Charity. Terrified, Debbie chases after his car. Will he carry
out his threat against them both?
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begins on an emotional note for Chris, having
visited Joseph at boarding school in the knowledge
that it may be the last time he sees his son
before his death. Tearfully, Chris asks Zoe to
take care of Joseph after his demise. Reasserting
his overwhelming hatred for Charity he says that
heíd rather see the bitch dead than get one penny
Charity, on the other hand,
has high hopes regarding
the pending liaison with
Chris, even borrowing money
from Debbie for the hairdressers
in a bid to impress.
witnessed Chrisís state of mind, both Terry and
Zoe offer to keep him company in the evening,
however Chris insists they go to talent night
at the Woolpack. However before sending his right-hand-man
away Chris thanks him for all his support over
the past weeks.
When Charity arrives dressed
up to the nines Chris is
unimpressed with her efforts.
Inviting her in to finalise
the details of their break-up
he offers Charity a glass
of champagne for old times
back at the Dingles, Cainís infuriated by the
news that Charity is planning to win back Chrisís
affections. Having bullied Debbie into revealing
her motherís whereabouts he sets off in the direction
of Home Farm in a rage. Bursting into the house
a fight soon erupts between him and Charity.
Chris frightens the intruder away by lying about
the police being called. The Dingle isnít giving
up that easy however as he collects a knife from
home and drives straight back up to Home Farm
threatening to kill both Charity and Chris.
Chris admits that he loved Charity to distraction
when they first met, but must have been insane,
as all he feels now is pure hatred. Sending Charity
out the room to fetch his cheque book Chris surreptitiously
switches his champagne glass with another filled
with poison and calls the police to report that
his wife has broken in and is threatening him.
With both glasses re-filled
Chris offers a toast to
the death of their marriage.
Having downed the champagne,
along with the poisonous
substance, Chris collapses
on the floor with blood
pouring from his mouth
while Charity watches in
When Cain returns he finds
Charity crying hysterically
over Chrisís limp body.
Hearing sirens outside
Cain grabs some valuables
and leaves an inconsolable
Charity to be taken away
by the police.
Date: Thursday 18 September Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Mystery surrounds prime suspect Cain's disappearance as the aftershock
of events at Home Farm reverberate around the village, and word spreads
that the police are conducting a murder enquiry.
Cast List includes :-
Christine Brennan, Julie Riley, Peter Amory, Emma Atkins
Oblivious to the tragic events at Home Farm, the talent contest is
underway in the Woolpack. Eddie and Bob don their costumes, complete
with fake moustaches, leotards and nipple tassels. Sam’s abysmal
bird impression performance is cut short and Ashley announces Eddie
and Bob’s act. Eddie locks Bob inside the trunk and tells jokes
while frantically Bob tries to escape.
The vibrant mood is suddenly interrupted as the police enter the Woolpack
and head towards Zoe, asking her to go outside. Terry follows her.
Zoe is devastated by the news and Ashley takes her back to the Vicarage.
Dawn comforts Terry who is in tears as the realisation sets in.
The police question Zoe, who is in deep shock. She can’t make
sense of what has happened and wonders what Charity and Chris were
doing together in the first place. Desperate, she wants to go to Home
Farm but the police stop her.
Meanwhile, more police inspect the scene at Home Farm, suspicions
raised. They take Charity’s clothes away for forensic testing.
Elsewhere in the village, everyone in the Woolpack discusses the events,
horrified by what has happened.
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police forensic team arrives at Home Farm to
investigate Chris Tateís suspicious death a distraught
Charity tries to describe the events leading
up to her husbandís dramatic and unexpected death.
Asked to describe Chrisís state of mind prior
to his death Charity recalls his weird mood swings
from anger to the calmness when he said that
killing her would be too easy.
oblivious to the tragic events down the road,
the villagers gather in the Woolpack to enjoy
the talent night. The escapologists are left
with the hard task of warming up the audience
following Sam Dingleís birds of Britain impression.
But the police arriving for Zoe divert attentions
away from Bobís attempts to free his chained
body from a trunk.
As news spreads the villagers'
reflet on Chrisís life,
but struggle to find a
favourable epilogue, particularly
Scott who celebrates his
Ashleyís place, the police question Zoe about
the last time she saw her brother. Zoe reveals
how Chris was particularly concerned about the
future of Joseph after his death from the inoperable
tumour. Zoe is shocked when it becomes apparent
that the police are unaware of Chrisís illness
and in fact are investigating the possibility
of foul play.
Charity is escorted to
the police station for
further questioning and
forensic testing. The evidence
soon piles up against her
focusing on the marriage
break-up, broken china
in the hallway indicating
a row and her ignorance
about Chrisís terminal
illness. With a clear motive
and the opportunity to
kill it seems that Chris
may have left a lasting
legacy to his unfaithful
Date: Friday 19 September Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
As Zoe tries to come to terms with events at Home Farm, she realises her life
will never be the same again. As the police investigation intensifies,
gossip in the village is rife as various conspiracy theories are posited.
Eddie's money worries begin to escalate once more.
Cast List includes :-
Leah Bracknell, Nigel Betts
As the dust settles in the village, everyone continues to be shocked
by the events at Home Farm. Gossip spreads like wildfire as everyone
makes their own assumptions on the death and possible motives.
Meanwhile, the police determine that there is sufficient evidence
for a murder enquiry. Gossip Betty tells the police about Charity’s
relationship with Cain and they decide to call him in – but along
with Debbie he is nowhere to seen. The police begin a manhunt…
Zoe is devastated when the police tell her that she cannot go up to
Home Farm until they have finished their inquiries. Her suspicions
are raised. She discusses making arrangements to tell Joseph about
his father with Ashley, and wonders how she is going to find the words.
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rumour mill gets going in the village residents
freely gossip about the criminal investigation
into Chrisís death. Itís Charityís name that
keeps cropping up as the person with a motive.
Having determined that
there is enough evidence
for a murder inquiry the
police search for further
clues by talking to the
locals. Betty is quick
to spill the beans about
Charity and Cainís recent
illicit affair including
the subsequent confrontations
in the Woolpack.
in charge is determined to find out the truth
rather than collar a likely candidate on a whim
such as Cain Dingle, who has a previous criminal
However when they go to
question Cain at the Dingles
heís nowhere to be seen.
Marlon covers for Cain
but hasn't actually got
a clue where he's gone,
along with Debbie. Meanwhile
the police launch a manhunt.
are not ruling out the possibility of suicide
though, which appals Zoe who is adamant that
her brother would not have thrown in the towel
Having been informed by
the police that she cannot
go up to Home Farm, the
pressure mounts for Zoe
as she makes plans to visit
Joseph at school to tell
the little boy about his