Emmerdale Episode Guide For The Year 2003
Episodes #3550-3555 --- 5th October - 10th October 2003

Created 22nd October 2003
Upldated with Production Details 1st November 2003

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Current Cast List

Producer: Steve Frost
Executive Producer: Keith Richardson

This week's episodes were directed by
David Kester (Sun)
Alan Wareing (Mon-Fri)


These episodes were written by :-

Andrew Kirk
Janys Chamberts
Ian Fenton
Chris Thompson

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6 day week

Date: Sunday 05 October Time: 6:50pm to 7:20pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Charity is worried when news breaks that the police manhunt has snared Cain and Debbie. Bob pulls out all the stops in a bid to turn things around for Eddie. Laurel is relieved to hear that Ashley is not with Louise, but does Ashley feel the same?

Cast List includes :-
Emma Atkins, Tony Audenshaw, Nigel Betts, Charlotte Bellamy, John Middleton

Episode 3550 - on ITV1

Bob desperately hopes the villagers will be forgiving when they hear Eddie has exploited their trust and good nature to meet his astronomical sales targets. But even Bob knows he is going to have to give it the hard sell to get his brother off the hook, when the locals realise he has been forging their signatures to keep his boss happy.

Bob gathers all the curious troops together, telling them he has an announcement to make in the Woolpack. As the locals gather the pub is a hive of activity as the gossips speculate on what Bob has to say. But his speech goes down like a lead balloon when he tells them they have all been unwillingly signed up for double glazing! Will Bob manage to talk the red-faced villagers round or will they run his brother out of town?

Laurel collars Ashley and asks him if there is any thing going on between him and Louise. Although Ashley firmly denies the rumours, he is struggling to hide his growing feelings, convinced she would never feel the same about him.

Chloe has been harping on at Syd to take her away on holiday since Paul and Siobhan announced they were going away, little does she know Syd is just teasing her and he has secretly booked for them to go as well.

EMMERDALE Sunday 5 October 2003 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network Andy (KELVIN FLETCHER) and Katie (SAMMIE WINWARD)

Elsewhere in the village, wedding bells are in the air as Katie and Andy announce they have set a date for their big day.

Sunday 5 October 2003 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network Andy and Katie get engaged. Pictured: (L-R) Robert (KARL DAVIES), Andy (KELVIN FLETCHER), Katie (SAMMIE WINWARD), Victoria (HANNAH MIDGLEY) and Jack (CLIVE HORNBY).

ITV.COM Big Brother Sunday 05.10.03
The villagers gather in the Woolpack to listen to Bob
Bob desperately hopes the villagers will be forgiving when they hear Eddie has exploited their trust and good nature to meet his astronomical sales targets. Bob prepares for the hardest sale of his life. He excitedly prepares his presentation to persuade the locals to let his brother off the hook for forging their to signatures in order to keep his boss happy.
Bob and Eddie
Bob gathers all the curious troops together, telling them he has an announcement to make in the Woolpack. As the locals rally in the pub is a hive of activity as the gossips speculate on what Bob has to say. But his speech goes down like a lead balloon when he tells them they have all been unwillingly signed up for double glazing! Bob only just manages to talk the red-faced villagers round despite Edna Birch’s unforgiving words.
The Sugdens celebrate Andy and Katie's engagement
Wedding bells are in the air as Katie and Andy announce they have set a date for their big day. With the future of the farm uncertain the young couple decide to focus on something positive – a wedding scheduled for Valentine’s day 2004.

Laurel collars Ashley and asks him if there is any thing going on between him and Louise. Although Ashley firmly denies the rumours, he is struggling to hide his growing feelings, convinced she would never feel the same about him.

Chloe has been harping on at Syd to take her away on holiday since Paul and Siobhan announced they were going away, little does she know Syd is just teasing her and he has secretly booked for them to go as well.

 


Date: Monday 06 October Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Cain is grilled by the police over Chris' death, while Debbie is troubled with doubts over her mum's involvement. Eddie and Bob swing into action with their master plan, but will the scam cover up the trouble Eddie has caused? Andy warns Robert to hide a tell-tale sign that he was driving when Elaine was injured.

Cast List Includes :-
Jeff Hordley, Charley Webb, Nigel Betts, Tony Audenshaw, Kelvin Fletcher, Karl Davies

Episode 3551 - on ITV1

Charity knows it is only a matter of time before the police come knocking on her door again. With Cain in custody she prays for a miracle, hoping he won’t stab her in the back, the way she has done to him. She feels powerless and has no way of proving that Chris framed her. On a whim, she decides to go and get Debbie from the police station and bring her home to pack up as she plans to flee.

Meanwhile, Cain is determined to remain tight-lipped until the police try a backhanded tactic of getting him to talk. They play Charity’s testimony to him. He can’t believe his ears when she callously lies and tells the police Cain killed Chris and even refers to the previous incident with Angie. Will Cain keep quiet, or will he decide to give as good as he gets?

Back at the Dingles, Charity is in a frenzy as she starts to pack all of their belongings and tells Debbie they are going away again.

Elsewhere in the village, Eddie breathes a sign of relief, as the villagers agree to rally round and help him out of his sticky situation. Luckily Bob has uncovered a clause in the legally binding contracts, which will prevent anyone from being left out of pocket.

Eddie (NIGEL BETTS) has had enough of his boss Garry (PHIL ROWSON).

Elated Eddie decides to tell Garry where to stick his job. Getting carried away, he decides to give bemused Garry back everything that goes with the job, including his suit, which he strips off and discards at his boss’ feet.

Disgusted, Edna is forced to avert her eyes at the very public display, as Eddie rages around in his boxer shorts in the middle of the street!

ITV.COM Caught Short Monday 06.10.03
Monday 6 October 2003 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network Eddie (no trousers) (NIGEL BETTS) with Bob (ANTHNY AUDENSHAW) resigns. On floor Garry (PHIL ROWSON).
Eddie breathes a sign of relief, as the villagers agree to rally round and help him out of his sticky situation. Luckily Bob has uncovered a clause in the legally binding contracts. This will prevent anyone from being left out of pocket. Elated Eddie decides to tell Garry where to stick his job. Getting carried away, he decides to give bemused Garry back everything that goes with the job, including his suit, which he strips off and discards at his boss’ feet. Disgusted, Edna is forced to avert her eyes at the very public display, as Eddie rages around in his boxer shorts in the middle of the street!
Charity is in a frenzy as she starts to pack all of their belongings and tells Debbie they are going away again.
Charity knows it is only a matter of time before the police come knocking on her door again. With Cain in custody she prays for a miracle, hoping he won’t stab her in the back, the way she has done to him. She feels powerless and has no way of proving that Chris framed her. On a whim, she decides to go and get Debbie from the police station and bring her home to pack up as she plans to flee. Charity is in a frenzy as she starts to pack all of their belongings and tells Debbie they are going away again. But the teenager remains loyal to her dad, refusing to leave without Cain.
Cain is forced to drop Charity in it after he discovers she has done the same to him.
Meanwhile, Cain is determined to remain tight-lipped until the police try a backhanded tactic of getting him to talk. They play Charity’s testimony to him. He can’t believe his ears when she callously lies and tells the police Cain killed Chris and even refers to the previous incident with Angie. Deciding to give as good as he gets Cain issues the statement that Charity killed her husband.

Elsewhere Paul and Siobhan ask Frances to loan them the deposit to buy the cottage from Alan. Frances is only too pleased to help out financially, particularly as it means her family will be close by.


Date: Tuesday 07 October Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
The police are confident that they have nailed Chris's killer, but the suspect is getting ready to hot-foot it out of Emmerdale. Viv is released from quarantine, but how long before she is barking at Eddie? Robert works at winning over the Marsdens.

Cast List Includes :-
Deena Payne, Nigel Betts, Karl Davies

Episode 3552 - on ITV1

Having been tormented by having to listen to Charity lie to the police claiming that he murdered Chris, Cain holds nothing back when he gives his statement. To make matters worse the police reveal that Cain isn’t out of the woods yet, when they inform him they will be opening a new investigation into the Angie Reynolds death, as a result of Charity’s comments.

But relieved at being released from the station without charge Cain makes his way home, determined to catch Charity before she goes underground. His mood is dark as he realises the extent of his lover’s betrayal – something that he can never forgive.

Meanwhile at the Dingles, Debbie is refusing to budge while Charity begs her to run away with her. Debbie refuses to go without Cain, but Charity knows it is only a matter of time before the police come after her. Having stolen Lisa’s van Charity tears up the driveway away from the Dingles, only to be confronted by a furious Cain who stands in their way. As the police sirens get nearer, will Cain let Charity and Debbie escape, or will he see his ex-lover get her comeuppance?

EMMERDALE Tuesday 7 October 2003 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network Charity (EMMA ATKINS) is arrested after Cain gives evidence against her. Picture (in background) Debbie (CHARLEY WEBB) and Cain (JEFF HORDLEY). Charity (EMMA ATKINS) is arrested after Cain (JEFF HORDLEY) gives evidence against her

Elsewhere in the village, Viv returns home from her nightmare ordeal in quarantine to meet Bob’s brother Eddie. Little does she know the brothers have spent unsuspecting Donna’s entire 18th birthday savings.

Also, Robert treads on eggshells as the Marsdens finally begin to accept his relationship with Elaine. But guilt is weighing heavily on his mind as he is burdened by the secret that he nearly killed their daughter.

 

ITV.COM Caught Short Monday 06.10.03

Cain is forced to drop Charity in it after he discovers she has done the same to him.


Debbie is distraught as she no longer can trust any of them.

Having been tormented by having to listen to ex-lover Charity blatantly lie to the police claiming that he was responsible for murdering Chris, Cain holds nothing back when he gives his statement. To make matters worse the police reveal that Cain isn’t out of the woods yet, when they inform him they will be opening a new investigation into the Angie Reynolds death, as a result of Charity’s comments.
But relieved at being released from the station without charge Cain makes his way home, determined to catch Charity before she goes underground. His mood is dark as he realises the extent of his lover’s betrayal – something that he can never forgive.

Meanwhile at the Dingles, Debbie is refusing to budge while Charity begs her to run away with her. Debbie refuses to go without Cain, but Charity knows it is only a matter of time before the police come after her. About to steal Lisa’s van with plans to disappear into the horizon Charity is all set to go when a furious Cain pulls up, blocking her exit
Charity is arrested and taken away by the police
Debbie can’t believe her ears when she finds out that her parents have betrayed each other by implicating each other in the murder investigation.

As the police sirens get nearer, Cain refuses to let Charity and Debbie escape, determined to see his ex-lover get her comeuppance. Debbie looks on as her hysterical mum is arrested for murder and taken away in a police car.
Viv returns home and meets Eddie - with Bob and Donna
Elsewhere in the village, Viv returns home from her nightmare ordeal in quarantine to meet Bob’s brother Eddie. Little does she know the men have spent unsuspecting Donna’s entire 18th birthday savings. To make matters worse for the newly united brothers find out the Viv has agreed to set Donna buy a car with the funds a year early!

Also, Robert treads on eggshells as the Marsdens finally begin to accept his relationship with Elaine. But guilt is weighing heavily on his mind as he is burdened by the secret that he nearly killed their daughter.


Date: Wednesday 08 October Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Chris's alleged killer faces a tense bail hearing while the villagers assume that there is no smoke without fire. Armed with news that could influence the murder enquiry, Ashley is troubled by his conscience. Viv is left counting the cost of Eddie's visit.

Cast List includes :-
John Middleton, Deena Payne, Nigel Betts

Episode 3553 - on ITV1

In a cell, Charity’s pleas for justice are ignored. When her solicitor finally arrives, Charity can’t believe her ears when he is doubtful she will get bail. Charity feels as though she is going out of her mind as she resigns herself to the fact that she could be in a cell for a long time.

Later that day Charity is taken to the magistrate’s courts to plead for bail. As she looks around to all the familiar faces she sees Debbie who mouths that she loves her.

Wednesday 8 October 2003 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network Charity (EMMA ATKINS) is devastated when bail isn't granted.

The magistrates express their concern that Charity is likely to abscond if she is allowed to walk free before trial and as a result they refuse her application. Heartbroken Charity is escorted away while elated Zoe feels compelled to rise to her feet and applaud the magistrates’ decision. Bewildered, Marlon is forced to quickly take tearful Debbie home.

Meanwhile at the Dingles, Cain has confessed everything to Lisa and told her that Charity has told the police about his connection with Angie’s death.

Elsewhere in the village, Bob and Eddie are forced to put their thinking caps on as Viv has decided to buy Donna a car from her (now empty) savings account.

Also Ashley doesn’t realise how close he is to the truth when he confesses to Zoe that he believes Charity may be innocent. Knowing Chris framed Scott, Ashley wonders whether Charity may be have been set up by Chris, too. Deeply troubled he takes his suspicions to the police, but unfortunately for Charity his thoughts are overlooked.

ITV.COM When to Bail? Wednesday 08.10.03
Charity in prison
In a cell, Charity’s pleas for justice are ignored by the police. When her solicitor finally arrives, Charity can not believe her ears when he is doubtful she will be granted bail. Charity feels as though she is going out of her mind as she resigns herself to the fact that she could be in a cell for a long time.
There are mixed reactions when Charity (EMMA ATKINS) doesn't get bail. Zoe (LEAH BRACKNELL) applauds the decision while Debbie (CHARLEY WEBB) is upset.
Later that day Charity is taken to the magistrate’s courts to plead for bail. As she looks around to all the familiar faces she sees Debbie who mouths that she loves her. The magistrates express their concern that Charity is likely to abscond if she is allowed to walk free before trial and as a result they refuse her application. Heartbroken Charity is escorted away while elated Zoe feels compelled to rise to her feet and applaud the magistrates’ decision. Bewildered, Marlon is forced to quickly take tearful Debbie home.

Meanwhile at the Dingles, Cain has confessed everything to Lisa and told her that Charity has told the police about his connection with Angie’s death.
its tiem to come clean to Viv for Bob and Eddie
Elsewhere in the village, Bob and Eddie are forced to put their thinking caps on as Viv has decided to buy Donna a car from her (now empty) savings account.

Also Ashley doesn’t realise how close he is to the truth when he confesses to Zoe that he believes Charity may be innocent. Knowing Chris tried to frame Scott, Ashley wonders whether Charity has also been set up by Chris. Deeply troubled he takes his suspicions to the police, but unfortunately for Charity his thoughts are overlooked.

 

Date: Thursday 09 October Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Andy is left reeling when he discovers a baby-faced stranger asleep in his bed. Debbie struggles to deal with her warring parents. Ashley is concerned that he has driven a wedge between himself and Zoe.

Cast List includes :-
Kelvin Fletcher, John Middleton, Leah Bracknell

Episode 3554 - on ITV1

Andy and Katie return home to find there has been a break in at the farm. Convinced they have been burgled, they are confused when everything appears to be in order and nothing is missing.

Andy is amazed at the identity of the 'intruder'. Pictured: (L-R) Robert (KARL DAVIES), Andy (KELVIN FLETCHER) and Daz (LUKE TITTENSOR).

Andy picks up a makeshift weapon and goes to search the house, closely followed by Katie.

Thursday 9 October 2003 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network Andy is amazed at the identity of the 'intruder'. Pictured: Daz (LUKE TITTENSOR).

As they approach the bedroom they notice a shape under the duvet. Andy raises the weapon but a terrified voice begs him to stop. Andy can’t believe his ears when the young boy then claims to be his brother.

Meanwhile, disconsolate Debbie reflects on the past year, and wishes she had never found out who her real parents were. She can’t believe the way they have betrayed each other, especially how Charity told the police about Cain’s involvement with Angie. Strangely Debbie finds herself back at square one, talking to Emily about her problems. She sadly admits she wishes she had stayed with Emily and Paddy all along as things would have been a lot simpler.

Zoe is determined to restore some normality to her life and decides it is time to move back to Home Farm. Both Ashley and Paddy are convinced that it is too soon, worrying that the upset might affect her health. Defiant, Zoe arrives at Home Farm, taking a deep breath before looking around her for the first time since her brother’s death. She opens the living room door and on seeing Chris’s redundant wheelchair breaks down in tears.

Elsewhere in the village, Siobhan is shocked to find that she is pregnant. Not having planned on starting a family for a good few years, the young couple agree on a termination.

ITV.COM Home Sweet Home Thursday 09.09.03
Zoe returns to an empty Home Farm and spies Chris's empty wheelchair
Zoe is determined to restore some normality to her life and decides it is time to move back to Home Farm. Zoe also feels betrayed by Ashley after she finds out that he went to the police to inform them about Chris trying to set Scott up on a rape charge.

Both Ashley and Paddy are convinced that it is too soon, worrying that the upset might affect her health. Defiant, Zoe arrives at Home Farm, taking a deep breath before looking around her for the first time since her brother’s death. She opens the living room door and on seeing Chris’s redundant wheelchair breaks down in tears.
The Hopwood Brothers - Andy and Daz.  The fact neither are surnamed Hopwood doesn't matter.
Andy and Katie return home to find there’s been a break in at the farm. Convinced they’ve been burgled, they wander why everything appears to be in order and nothing is missing. Andy picks up a makeshift weapon and goes to search the house, closely followed by Katie. As they approach the bedroom they notice a shape under the duvet. Andy raises the weapon but a terrified voice begs him to stop. Andy can’t believe his ears when the young boy then claims to be his brother.
Debbie hunts out Emily
Meanwhile, disconsolate Debbie reflects on the past year, and wishes she had never found out who her real parents were. She can’t believe the way they have betrayed each other, especially how Charity told the police about Cain’s involvement with Angie.

Strangely Debbie finds herself back at square one, talking to Emily about her problems. She sadly admits she wishes she had stayed with Emily and Paddy all along as things would have been a lot simpler.

Elsewhere in the village, Siobhan is shocked to find that she is pregnant. Not having planned on starting a family for a good few years, the young couple agree on a termination.


Date: Friday 10 October Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Subtitled, Widescreen

Review
Rocked by the claims of his surprise visitor, Andy is forced to revisit his past. Debbie braces herself for a visit to the prison, while Cain tries to build some bridges with his daughter. Siobhan and Paul prepare for a termination but are they both in agreement?

Cast List includes :-
Kelvin Fletcher, Charley Webb, Jeff Hordley, Abigail Fisher, Matthew Booth

Episode 3555 - on ITV1

Andy is still not convinced by Daz’s story that they are brothers. He decides to get to the bottom of things and goes to visit his dad Billy in prison. Billy is delighted to see his son, but Andy is far from enthusiastic. To make matters worse, Billy confirms that Daz is Andy’s half brother. Andy berates him for telling Daz where to find him, as he wants nothing to do with either of them. Billy’s attempts to catch up with his son are thrown back in his face as Andy tells his father he hates him before walking out of the prison.

Friday 10 October 2003 at 7.00pm on ITV1 Network Billy (DAVID CRELIN) confirms to Andy (KELVIN FLETCHER) that Daz is his half-brother.

Meanwhile back at the farm, Katie is trying to get some answers out of Daz. It transpires that his mother has gone on holiday without him, and Daz has been left home alone. Wanting no ties with his father, Andy is later torn about what to do with Daz. Hard-faced, he tells Daz that he can stay the night but will have to leave in the morning. Daz is devastated.

It has been an emotional roller-coaster ride for Debbie and today is no exception, as Cain takes her to see Charity in prison. Debbie believes that her mother is innocent and they have a tearful parting. Later Cain and Debbie share a few home truths and Cain opens up about his feelings for Charity. But Cain insists he can’t forgive her betrayal and so feels no remorse for her being locked up in prison.

Siobhan and Paul discuss the pregnancy again and tentatively ask each other if they still feel the same way about the abortion. They are both in agreement and Siobhan books an appointment. On her return from the clinic, she tells Paul the abortion is scheduled for the following week. Paul is shocked at how quickly it has been arranged but Siobhan asserts that the sooner it’s over the better. But it is clear that Paul is beginning to have doubts about the fate of their unborn child.

ITV.COM Prison News Friday 10.10.03
 
Andy decides to pay his estranged dad a visit in prison to ask about brother Daz. Billy is elated to see his son and declares that he is now a changed man. He asks Andy to give Daz a chance, particularly as his dad is locked away and his mother is a waste of space. However the words fall on death ears as Andy is determined to have nothing to do with Daz or his father. After talking the situation over with Jack, Andy informs his devastated half-brother that he is being handed over to social services the following day. Andy decides to pay Billy  a visit in prison to ask about brother Daz
 
Debbie is confused Cain is relieved to receive news that, in light of Lisa’s recent statement, the police are not pursuing investigations into the death of Angie Reynolds and Adrian Collins. Some home truths from Emily about Debbie’s perception of her parents make Cain realise that he must prove his love for Debbie. He offers to take his daughter to see Charity, who does her best to hide the fear but Debbie sees right through her act.
 
Eddie is finding village life hard going after the double-glazing incident. Now all the kind folk who helped him out are calling in favours of their own. All the free breakfasts and drinks are leaving the café out of pocket much to Viv’s horror.

Siobhan makes an appointment at the abortion clinic but Paul seems to be having second thoughts about their decision not to become parents.

Elsewhere Shadrach spots the opportunity to make a few bucks by selling Charity’s story to the press.

Betty is calling in favours with Eddie at the Cafe and Viv finds out


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