Emmerdale Episode Guide For The Year 2003
Episodes #3545-3549 --- (Mon) 29th September - 3rd October 2003

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Producer: Steve Frost
Executive Producer: Keith Richardson

This week's episodes were directed by
David Kester

These episodes were written by :-
Chris Thompson
Josephine Burke
Peter Kerry
Andrew Kirk

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TWO EPISODES JOINED TOGETHER: Episodes #3545-3546

Date: Monday 29 September Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
A drive in the country leaves Elaine in intensive care and Robert weaving a tangled web of lies to save his own skin. Steph is furious when her plan collapses around her ears while Rodney basks in his success. Danny makes his own decision in light of Ollie's plans to leave. Len finds an ally in Pearl, much to Edna's chagrin.

Cast List includes :-
Samantha McCarthy, Karl Davies, Lorraine Chase, Patrick Mower, Cleveland Campbell, Vicky Binns

Airing Monday, 29th September 2003 at 7:00 pm on ITV1

Elaine should have taken her father’s advice to stay well clear of Robert Sugden. Little does she know she is about to embark on a journey from hell when she agrees to go for a drive with him. Randy Robert tries it on one too many times, upsetting Elaine who tells him to keep his hands to himself. Clearly not concentrating on the road, miffed Robert loses control and the car collides with a nearby tree, before coming to a halt.

EMMERDALE, Monday 29 September 2003 at 7.00pm on the ITV1 Network Pictured: Robert (KARL DAVIES) and Elaine (SAMANTHA McCARTHY) have a car accident Monday 29 September 2003 at 7.00pm on the ITV1 Network Pictured: Robert (KARL DAVIES) and Elaine (SAMANTHA McCARTHY) have a car accident

Moments later terrified Robert comes around to find Elaine unconscious in the passenger seat. Unsure whether she is dead or alive, Robert panics as he realises he may have just killed his girlfriend. But Elaine’s life isn’t the only thing on Robert’s mind, as he selfishly worries that he will lose his licence and livelihood if the authorities find out he was responsible for the crash.

EMMERDALE, Monday 29 September 2003 at 7.00pm on the ITV1 Network Pictured: Robert (KARL DAVIES) and Elaine (SAMANTHA McCARTHY) have a car accident

In a state of shock Robert staggers from the car and moves Elaine from the passenger seat, placing her behind the wheel, to give the impression she was driving. As he waits for the ambulance, Robert tries to compose himself. Elaine’s life hangs in the balance as he prepares to lie to the police and her family about who was driving.

Monday 29 September 2003 at 7.00pm on the ITV1 Network Pictured (L-R main cast): Elaine (SAMANTHA McCARTHY), Andy (KELVIN FLETCHER) and Robert (KARL DAVIES). Paramedics question Robert and check Elaine after the car crash

Airing Monday, 29th September 2003 at 7:30 pm on ITV1

Monday 29 September 2003 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network Ronnie attacks Robert. Pictured: (L-R) Robert (KARL DAVIES), Ronnie (RAY ASHCROFT), Frances (SANDY WALSH) and Andy (KELVIN FLETCHER). Monday 29 September 2003 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network Ronnie attacks Robert. Pictured: (L-R) Robert (KARL DAVIES), Ronnie (RAY ASHCROFT), Frances (SANDY WALSH) and Andy (KELVIN FLETCHER).

Elsewhere in the village, Pollard gets into a spot of bother with Gloria, when Rodney fills her in on his supposed blossoming relationship with Steph. Rodney’s bullying tactics obviously worry Pollard as he grants him the planning permission for the mansion he’s been so desperate for.

Although Danny is thrilled that Ollie has been granted a university place, he struggles to see their relationship surviving the long distance. He summons the courage to tell her that he doesn’t want her to go to Manchester alone, but how will she react?

EMMERDALE Monday 29 September 2003 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network The Marsden's receive bad news from the doctor. Pictured: (L-R) Ronnie (RAY ASHCROFT), Robert (KARL DAVIES) and Frances (SANDY WALSH) and Andy (KELVIN FLETCHER).
ITV.COM Road Trip Monday 29.09.03
the car crashes into a a tree
Elaine should have taken her fatherís advice to stay well clear of Robert. When she agrees to go for a drive with him it turns out to be a journey from hell. Randy Robert tries it on one too many times, upsetting Elaine who tells him to keep his hands to himself. Clearly not concentrating on the road, miffed Robert loses control and the car collides with a nearby tree, before coming to a halt.
Robert struggles at the wheel
Moments later terrified Robert comes around to find Elaine unconscious in the passenger seat. Unsure whether she is dead or alive, Robert panics as he realises he may have just killed his girlfriend. But Elaineís life isnít the only thing on Robertís mind, as he selfishly worries that he will lose his licence and livelihood if the authorities find out he was responsible for the crash.
Robert moves Elaine
In a state of shock Robert staggers from the car and moves Elaine from the passenger seat, placing her behind the wheel, to give the impression she was driving. Andy arrives just in time to witness his foolish actions, pleading with his brother to tell the truth to the authorities. As he waits for the ambulance, Robert tries to compose himself. Elaineís life hangs in the balance as he prepares to lie to the police and her family about who was driving.
The Marsdens arrive at the hospital and Ronnie sets about Robert
The Marsdenís arrive at the hospital, with distraught Ronnie venting his anger at Robert.

The family are horrified to learn that Elaine could have a fracture in her skull which may cause disability or even be fatal. Anxiously they all wait to hear results of the scan.
Pollard gives Rodney the go a head
Rodney finally gets his planning permission for the property, allowing him to pay off his debts to the loan shark and secure the deal with the buyer.

Pollardís change of heart is bought on when Gloria gives her husband an ultimatum of his marriage or the million pounds. Threatened by the blossoming relationship between Steph and Eric, Gloria also decides to spend less time in London and more time at her husbandís side.
Ollie is heartbroken as she realises she may have damaged relations between her and Danny
Although Danny is thrilled that Ollie has been granted a university place, he struggles to see their relationship surviving the long distance. He summons the courage to tell her that he doesnít want her to go to Manchester alone, but Ollie is adamant that a weekend relationship can work. Reluctantly, Danny splits up with his girlfriend, telling a tearful Ollie that if he canít see her all the time then itís not going to work.

Len organises a celebratory party for his grandaughter, however the occasion is marred by the news of the car crash and situation between Ollie and Danny.
 

NO EPISODE TUESDAY DUE TO FOOTBALL


Date: Wednesday 01 October Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Robert receives good news but Andy is amazed at how low his brother will stoop to protect himself. As the deadline for the money looms closer, Eddie grows increasingly desperate for a window of opportunity. Ollie says her fond farewells to Emmerdale and to Danny.

Cast List includes :-
Karl Davies, Kelvin Fletcher, Nigel Betts, Vicky Binns, Cleveland Campbell

Episode #3547

Having lied to the police and Elaine’s family, Robert begins to panic when there is positive news from the hospital that Elaine has woken up. As the Marsden family gather around Elaine’s bedside, Robert worries that he is in deep trouble, as he has no idea what she has told the doctors about the accident. Later alone with Elaine, he tentatively broaches the subject and is hugely relieved when she reveals she can’t remember a thing and accepts responsibility for the crash.

Robert anxiously waits for Elaine to regain conciousness. Pictured: (back L-R) Siobhan (ABIGAIL FISHER), Ali (DANNY TENNANT), Paul (MATTHEW BOOTH), Frances (SANDY WALSH), Ronnie (RAY ASHCROFT). Foreground - Robert (KARL DAVIES).

There are stormy waters ahead for Eddie, as his boss is hot on his trail for the cash deposits from all the contracts he has been forging. But with no new clients at all money‘s too tight to mention. Clutching at straws Eddie takes a leaf out of Seth’s book and asks him to place a bet on a hot tip, but is left bewildered when it backfires on him and he is left penniless.

EMMERDALE Wednesday 1 October 2003 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network Danny (CLEVELAND CAMPBELL) says goodbye to an emotional Ollie (VICKY BINNS) as she leaves the village for a new life at university.

It’s a race against time for sulking Danny to bid farewell to Ollie, as she pursues her academic dreams of going to university. Convinced broken-hearted Danny isn’t going to show, the taxi pulls away to leave the village for good, but Danny is nowhere to be seen. Little does she know, Danny is not far behind determined to catch her before she leaves. But on foot, will he manage to intercept her cab in time?

Elsewhere in the village, Louise saves Ashley from the date from hell by telling Susan that he is engaged to her. Susan is furious, accusing Ashley of being a womaniser before dumping a drink over his head.

Wednesday 1 October 2003 at 7.00pm on the ITV1 Network Pictured L-R: Ashley (JOHN MIDDLETON), Susan (JANINE BIRKETT) and Louise (EMILY SYMONS) Susan pours a pint over Ashley then Louise does the same.

 

 
ITV.COM Off the Hook? Wednesday 01.10.03
Elaine's loved ones gather round her bed - while an axious Robert hothers in the foreground

Robertís racked with guilt as Elaine remains unconscious in hospital following the accident. Andy desperately tries to make his brother see sense and tell the truth about who was behind the wheel.

Later, when Elaine finally wakes up Robertís relieved to discover that she canít remember anything about the accident.

Determined to save his own bacon Robert quickly fills Elaine in on his untrue version of events. Elaine is upset by the news that she was driving and canít believe she would be so stupid to lose concentration.

When the doctors announce that Elaine has no permanent brain damage Robert thinks heís completely in the clear.

Ollie and Dammy say their goodbyes
Itís Rodneyís first day as a millionaire but Danny doesnít feel like celebrating with his boss. With Ollie leaving for university later on Danny is utterly deflated and doesnít even plan to say goodbye to his ex. But when it comes to the crunch, after some wise words of advice from Len, Danny canít let Ollie leave without wishing her all the best for the future.
Susan is furious, accusing Ashley of being a womaniser before dumping a drink over his head.
Louise saves Ashley from the date from hell by telling speed dater Susan that he is engaged to her. Susan is furious, accusing Ashley of being a womaniser before dumping a drink over his head.

Elsewhere Lisa is furious that Sam has been duped into signing up for Eddieís double glazing so promptly ends the contract by ripping it up and throwing it back in the failing salesmenís face. With boss Gary on his back to stump up all the deposits by Thursday Eddie resorts to gambling his last fifty pounds on the horses. Elated Eddie wins a thousand pounds but promptly loses all the winnings on a second race!

 

Date: Thursday 02 October Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Robert braces himself for an uncomfortable ride as Elaine starts to question him about the car accident. Eddie is in deep when, encouraged by Bob, he dips into Donna's eighteenth birthday fund. Louise causes a bit of a stir when she agrees to accompany Ashley to the Tea Dance.

Cast List includes :-
Karl Davies, Samantha McCarthy, Nigel Betts, Emily Symons, John Middleton

Episode #3548

Eddie’s financial situation goes from bad to worse as he struggles to keep the wolf from the door. His boss Garry is constantly harassing him to cough up the deposits from his supposed new clients.

EMMERDALE, Thursday 2nd October 2003 at 7.00pm on the ITV1 Network Eddie (NIGEL BETTS) has financial problems.

Determined not to be defeated, Eddie is forced to take desperate measures to raise the cash. But when Bob overhears him on the phone begging for extra time, Eddie is forced to think on his feet and ends up lying to his naïve brother. He makes out he needs money to invest in the firm and helpful Bob lends him the cash in Donna’s 18th birthday savings account to make up the funds. Caught between a rock and a hard place, Eddie guiltily accepts the money, knowing full well that he can’t repay it in time for Donna’s big day.

Louise and Ashley send the village into a frenzy, as they refuse to deny rumours that they’ve become an item. Watched by eager eyes, the unlikely couple giggle at all the attention they are getting as the gossip spreads.

Elsewhere in the village, with Chris Tate dead, the future looks uncertain for Andy and Katie as they wonder whether Zoe will sell their farm.

ITV.COM Eddie Money Thursday 02.10.03
Eddie
Eddieís financial situation goes from bad to worse as he struggles to keep the wolf from the door. His boss is constantly harassing him to deliver the deposits from his new clients.

Determined not to be defeated, Eddie is forced to take desperate measures to raise the cash. But when Bob overhears him on the phone begging for extra time, Eddie is forced to think on his feet and ends up lying to his naÔve brother.
Bob comes up with a plan
He makes out he needs money to invest in the firm and helpful Bob lends him the cash in Donnaís 18th birthday savings account to make up the funds. Caught between a rock and a hard place, Eddie guiltily accepts the money, knowing full well that he canít repay it in time for Donnaís big day.
Louse and Ashley send the village gossips  into a frenzy when they kiss.
Louise and Ashley send the village into a frenzy, as they refuse to deny rumours that theyíve become an item. Watched by eager eyes, the unlikely couple giggle at all the attention they are getting as the gossip spreads.

Elsewhere in the village, with Chris Tate dead, the future looks uncertain for Andy and Katie as they wonder whether Zoe will sell their farm.


Date: Friday 03 October Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Bob prepares to stand shoulder to shoulder with his brother as the extent of Eddie's money worries becomes all too evident. Ashley enjoys fuelling village gossip when he and Louise share a friendly kiss. Andy and Katie take the momentous step of setting a date for their wedding.

Cast List includes :-
Tony Audenshaw, Nigel Betts, John Middleton, Emily Symons, Kelvin Fletcher, Sammy Winward

Episode #3549

Eddie goes as white as a sheet when he sees a familiar face in the village. Garry, his boss, has decided to make a personal appearance and he is convinced he is for the chop. But Garry has shown up to congratulate his top employee and personally awards him the title of Salesman of the Month.

Garry is determined to turn Emmerdale into an advertising campaign, seeing as the whole village will soon be kitted out with double-glazing. On the edge of a nervous breakdown, Eddie decides it is time to do a runner. Unfortunately, Bob catches his brother trying to flee the village and starts asking questions. As the truth unfolds, Bob berates him for being so stupid. But loyal Bob firmly stands by his brother, as he spots a cancellation clause in the contract and tells him he has a master plan to get him out of the mess.

Meanwhile, Ashley refuses to comment on his relationship with Louise and ignores the speculation from the gossips - which makes them more intrigued! Convinced their relationship is purely platonic, Louise and Ashley enjoy winding up the locals and fully intend to keep them talking.

Friday 3 October 2003 at 7.00pm on the ITV1 Network Pictured: Louise (EMILY SYMONS) kisses Ashley (JOHN MIDDLETON) in front of the whole pub

Later in the Woolpack, the cheeky couple certainly give the coven an eyeful as Ashley kisses Louise in full view of everyone. They joke that the kiss should give them some new material to gossip over!

Money conscious Katie and Andy decide that they should have something positive to work towards, not just always being worried about the farm. They decide to put some money aside for their wedding and set a date for the New Year.

ITV.COM Who's the man? Friday 03.10.03
Garry turns up with news for Eddie
Eddie canít believe his ears when Garry appears in the pub to announce that he has been named salesman of the month. Garry is determined to turn Emmerdale into an advertising campaign. As the whole village will soon be kitted out with double-glazing the publicity will be huge for Wonderland Windows. On the edge of a nervous breakdown, Eddie decides it is time to do a runner.
Eddie doesn't know what to do
Packing all his worldly goods into the old banger he part exchanged his car for Eddie is all set to leave his woes behind when the engine fails. Tearful Eddie breaks down, admitting to his brother that heís a multiple fraudster. After the initial shock wears off Bob promises to everything in his power to get his brother out of the deep hole he's in.
Louise and ashley kiss in front of the whole Woolpack
The tongues are franticly wagging around the village following rumours of romance between the barmaid and the vicar. The church group spy eagerly on Louise and Ashley, who deliberately flirt with each other in the Woolpack just to wind the gossips up. Diane is in on the joke, but the rest of the villagers are duped by their actions Ė especially when Louise gives Ashley a kiss on the lips in full view of the nosy onlookers.

Elsewhere Katie and Andy decide to set a date for their wedding in the New Year, after Andyís trust fund money becomes available.

Charity canít stand Chloeís snide remarks about killing Chris any longer so tells her a few home truths and leaves for the Dingles, hoping that Lisa will take pity on her.

 

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