Updated 27th May 2004

All About Terry Woods
(2 February 1995 - )

Billy Hartman

Former Rugby League player.

Born 1957

In 1996 Terry found out he had a ten year old son by a former love. However he still has nothing to do with this child.

2nd Wife Dawn gave Terry a son on the 19th October 1996, Terry Jnr (TJ)

Married 1st: Britt Slater divorced 1996
Terry and  Britt

Married 2nd: Dawn Hope on the 18th March 2003. Dawn and Terry parted not long after their first anniversary and they are planning to divorce.

February 2003 - the village were shocked when Terry came back from holiday with 19 year old Dawn Hope - both pictured.

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From the year 1995

Turner asked Emma Nightingale to revamp the Woolpack. This would be a costly process, so Turner asked the Ephraim Monk brewery to help cover the costs. A little wary of Turner, given his record, they requested that Turner employed a bar manager to cope with the day-to-day running of the pub. Turner agreed, hiring Terry and Britt Woods, a married couple who'd run a bar in Benidorm.

lan Botham reopened the pub in February. Nellie Dingle won a competition for a 'free meal for all the family' - and the next night brought twelve Dinglesto claim her prize. Turner reluctantly fed them - and the Dingles have been customers in the Woolpack ever since.

Terry sold Seth's and Vic's moonshine in the pub. Turner threatened to sack him when he found out. Britt intervened, and Turner accepted her plan for her to become sole bar manager, with Terry becoming just a barman. This, in turn, put a strain on their marriage.
Things became even more strained when Britt's father, Ronnie, turned up. Britt had told Terry her father was dead - what had really happened was that Ronnie had abused her, and she'd run away'. Terry felt betrayed: he could have helped her if he'd known the truth.

Britt was looking for a new start - she was offered the management of a flagship pub in York. Terry refused to go, and was surprised when Britt went without him. Terry became manager of the Woolpack again, and - after the briefest of liaisons with Tina Dingle - found romance with Hotten Courier journalist Helen Ackroyd.


Profile that was formally on the official site

Played by Billy Hartman
First Appearance on 9th [THIS IS AN ERROR, IT WAS DEFINATELY THE 2ND] February 1995

Arrives at Woolpack with wife Britt, a brash couple who are not immediately popular with the rest of the community. Terry flirts with Tina Dingle (much to Britt’s annoyance) and gets involved in whisky scam with Vic and Seth. He is nearly sacked by Alan Turner. He tries to be supportive to Britt when he finds out that she was abused by her father but their marriage is on the rocks. He decides not to go to York with Britt when they are offered their own pub by the brewery and is left on his own with Alan in the Woolpack. He moves Tina Dingle into the Woolpack while Alan is away and moves her out again when he comes back (suffers the consequences when she knees him in the groin!)

Enjoys ballroom dancing with Viv Windsor and wins a competition with her, but is rejected when he wants an affair. Terry is hit by both Vic and Kelly Windsor when they wrongly suspect an affair. Terry has a one night stand with Tina Dingle, wants to take it further, but is rebuffed, he helps Scott Windsor overcome a bully and gets close to Viv again when they become the only two members of the Church Action Group. They then start a proper affair this time. He is caught in a clinch with Viv by her husband and children ; gets more than he bargained for when Viv and Donna move into the Woolpack.

Begins to feel stifled by having Viv living with him and does not want the responsibility of her children. He cheats on Viv with journalist Helen Ackroyd and is relieved when she finishes the relationship. Terry is upset to hear that Alan is selling the Woolpack and desperately trys to get the money together to buy it.

Offered to help Tony Cairns out with the activity Centre, but was not as fit as he thought he was. Began a short relationship with Heather Hutchinson when she and her family moved into the Woolpack. He was immediately smitten with Tricia Stokes, Alan Turner’s granddaughter, who led him into all sorts of scrapes – not least burning the Woolpack down. He lost his job over Tricia when Scott let slip that he had been sleeping with her too and Terry announced to the whole pub that she was a tart; Alan punched him; left the village for a while but came back on Christmas Day only to find his old friend Vic dead in the post. He recently took a job as Chris’s security guard at Tate Haulage.

Terry gets more responsibility and becomes Chris’ driver and general body guard. He keeps close council with Chris and is oftern advising him – especially when it comes to women. Terry spills the beans to Marlon about Chris and Chariy’s relationship. Terry is often told to take Chariy out to keep her happy. Terry starts seeing Carol, much to Viv’s disgust. But It doesn’t last long as Gordon; Carols ex turns up and she goes off with him to Spain. Terry is furious. He gets in a bit of a predicament when Carlos admits to having an affair with Ashley’s wife Bernice. Ashley is his friend but doenst want to hurt him so keeps the information to himself. Inevitably it all comes out and Ashley feels betrayed.

Terry circa 1995

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TERRY has been a loser in love so often that the village is in shock when he returns from Spain with a smile on his face and a beautiful young girl on his arm.

As the couple walk into The Woolpack, Bob is mortified to realise that Terry’s new lover is his 19-year-old daughter Dawn - and she is wearing an engagement ring!

Terry tries to laugh off the embarrassment, but Bob can’t see the funny side and sets out to block any wedding.

“Terry can’t believe his good fortune,” says Billy Hartman, who plays the ageing groom-to-be. “He was bitter at being rejected by Louise as he went off on holiday, but he soon forgot about that when he met Dawn.

“He is an old romantic. He was desperate to fall in love. He doesn’t care about the age difference if Dawn doesn’t. It’s a bit awkward her being Bob’s daughter but Terry is fed up of living alone. He has a chance of happiness and is not going to let Bob or anyone else get in his way.”

Louise, newly returned from her own break in Australia, is one of the first people to see Terry and Dawn, and is clearly taken aback that he has got over her rejection so quickly.

The gossip about Terry’s fresh-faced fiancée spreads like wildfire. At first, Bob insists people should not be judgmental about someone just because she is young. But when Terry and Dawn walk into the pub, Bob is astonished it’s his daughter they’re talking about.

“Terry tries to break the ice, joking that Bob
will soon become his father-in-law, but no one is really laughing,” says Billy.

Bob knows that Terry was head over heels in love with Louise only a very short time ago. He tells Dawn she must leave straightaway, but she flatly refuses.

Bob’s ex-wife Jean rushes over from Spain and the couple start arguing over who is responsible for their daughter’s disastrous decision to get married.

“Bob accuses Terry of using Dawn to get over Louise and insists he put an end to the relationship,” says Billy.

“Terry refuses, even though Bob clearly feels betrayed by the man he thought was his friend. The following day, Terry asks Ashley about getting married in the village and he says they can have a wedding in three weeks’ time. Terry is over the moon.”

Bob tells Dawn he will get used to the idea but he’s still bitterly opposed to the match.

“Terry tries to talk Bob into accepting the wedding,” says Billy. “But when he asks Bob to be his best man, he gets a very angry response!

“Then, Chris comes up trumps when he says Terry and Dawn can rent a house in the village. It is definitely not going to be easy, but Terry is convinced he and Dawn can make a go of life together.”

Terry Circa 1998

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Tery and Dawn on their wedding day

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IT'S no surprise that tears are shed in the Dales on Terry and his young bride Dawn’s wedding day.

As one marriage begins, it could be the end of another. Fists fly when father-of-the-bride Bob accuses Viv of cheating on him.

“Bob doesn’t know if he’s coming or going,” says Tony Audenshaw, who plays Viv’s harassed hubby.

“He’s so wound up about Dawn and Terry he doesn’t think about his own marriage. His ex-wife Jean is out to cause trouble and she tells him Viv slept with limo driver, Matti.”

Bob thought it was Steph who had been steaming up the windows on Tricia’s hen night, but when he asks Diane, the look on her face tells him the truth. “He is absolutely shattered,” says Tony.

“He loves Viv and has been totally faithful to her. And he is also desperate to stop Dawn marrying ‘Mr Wrong’.”

But Dawn’s mind is made up. And she is thrilled when Jean books a limo for her. Jean is so keen to cause trouble between Viv and Bob she deliberately hires rent-a-car Romeo Matti.

As the service starts, Bob rushes in and demands the wedding be stopped. Dawn stands up to him and Terry tells Bob his own marriage is an example of how a couple can find happiness.

“That tips Bob right over the edge,” says Tony. “He just blurts out that his own marriage is nothing to go by because Viv slept with the limo driver.”

As Jean smirks in triumph and Viv pleads with her husband, Bob belts Matti and storms off.

Next day, Terry pleads with Bob not to leave the village.
“He agrees but can’t find it in himself to forgive Viv, even though he does still love her,” explains Tony. “Bob suggests they separate for a while. Jean asks Bob to go to Spain with her but he turns her down.

“He might not know what is going to happen to his marriage, but he is never going back to Jean!”


Terry’s Newlywed Worries

Thursday | 24.04.03

Terry and Dawn

Terry Woods is worried about his new bride Dawn Hope.

Having married the much younger girl, Terry was convinced that love would bridge the age gap but now he’s not so sure. Dawn is exasperated at how lazy and unfit her husband is and sets about trying to get him into shape. But Terry is happy as he is and wishes that his wife could be equally as content.

After a string of romantic disasters, Terry’s insecurity about his failings flares up and he questions if he is the right man for Dawn after all.

The void between the pair leads Terry to return to his old role of confident to Louise Appleton. Although marriage appears to have cured him of the passionate unrequited love he felt for the pretty barmaid, Terry still has a soft spot for her.

But eagle-eyed Dawn is bound to notice if his relationship with the blonde bombshell begins to hot up again. And some life-changing news is just around the corner for the troubled couple.


Diane's Dilemma

Wednesday | 23.04.03

Woolpack landlady Diane Blackstock is in for a shock tonight.

The brassy barmaid is the first person to know about the torrid affair between Louise and Ronnie – and she doesn’t like it.

Temperatures soared over the weekend as Louise and Ronnie gave into their passion but both of them see the liaison as no big deal.

However, Diane knows only too well the pain that affairs can cause and is disgusted by Louise’s devil-may-care attitude.

Diane had thought that since her fiancé Ray Mullen’s death, Louise had revealed her true self to her. But the cold attitude Louise displays when discussing the life-changing romance leaves Diane wondering if she ever knew her at all.

And viewers will be left asking the same question in coming weeks. Not content with her trysts with Ronnie, Louise begins to play games with Terry Woods as well.

Newlywed Terry, who used to have a major unrequited crush on Louise, is perplexed when Louise starts paying him attention.

Will he fall into her web of deceit too?


The Sun 26th April 2003

Newlywed Dawn gives husband Terry a shock when she tells him he is going to be a father, but he manages to convince his bride that he is pleased.

“Dawn is over the moon,” says Julia Mallam, who plays her. “But she sees something is troubling Terry. He admits he is concerned for Louise but insists his feelings are purely platonic. It’s the last thing Dawn wants to hear, but she believes Terry when he seems delighted that they’re having a baby.”

Dawn’s dad Bob is stunned. “Bob thinks it was a shotgun wedding,” says Julia. “But Dawn tells him, very forcefully, that she and Terry only wed because they love each other. Bob’s wife Viv doesn’t take it at all well. I don’t think she sees herself as a grandma!”

Terry realises he’s got to keep himself in shape and starts jogging again. Bob joins him and the two bond as Bob sees how much Terry loves Dawn.

Viv tries her best to accept the news but she snaps when Nicola tells her she’d make a perfect grandmother.

But Dawn is blissfully happy. “She is suspicious about Terry’s feelings for his ‘friend’ Louise,” says Julia, “but she’s sure the baby will bring them closer.”


Dawn's dilemma

Tuesday | 29.04.03

Terry and Dawn

Emmerdale newlywed Dawn Woods has big news for husband Terry.
The pretty local has felt ill for the last week and she is convinced it can mean only one thing - she's pregnant.

And when a test confirms the news, Dawn starts to worry about how the revelation will affect her fledgling marriage. Especially since Terry has become preoccupied with his former love interest landlady Louise Appleton.

Julia Mallam, who plays the young mum-to-be, says, "When Dawn realises she may be pregnant, it's a pretty emotional moment. Dawn and Terry haven't been arguing, but there has been a little bit of friction between them because Terry is so overprotective of Louise.

"So, what should be a happy moment is marred by the fact her husband is always harping on about another woman.

"But Terry reassures her that Louise is just a friend. It does placate her - but both Terry and Dawn are worried about what the other is thinking.

"They weren't planning on starting a family yet - they've only just got married. But neither is talking about what's really bothering them in case they don't get the response they were hoping for."

Will the news make or break the troubled twosome?

The Sun's Guide to the Week's Soaps 9th June 2003


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Terry takes Dawn to see a doctor

Pregnant newlywed Dawn is convinced that having a baby will help her and Terry bridge the generation gap between them. But when a medical threat to their unborn child emerges, the marriage is instantly in crisis.

“Dawn couldn’t be happier to be pregnant,” says Julia Mallam, who plays the expectant teen.

“Although the baby wasn’t planned, they both want a family. And Dawn thinks it will help them put the problems of the past behind them.”

But alarm bells ring when Joseph Tate’s young French visitor Anton goes down with German measles.

“Dawn has had contact with Anton,” says Julia. “And Diane points out that German measles can be dangerous for pregnant women.

“This worries Dawn because she hasn’t been immunised. Terry is concerned and takes her to the doctor to have some tests.

“It turns out Dawn has contracted German measles, which means their baby could be born deaf. Dawn is devastated.”

Terry is also upset but doesn’t know how to handle Dawn’s despair. “Terry says he’ll be there for her whatever, and Dawn is even more upset. She thinks maybe Terry wants her to have an abortion. It’s like a horrible nightmare.”

ITV.COM Dawn in Danger?

Tuesday | 10.06.03

Terry and Dawn

Expectant mum Dawn is set to face a health crisis.
The young newlywed has unwittingly put herself and her unborn baby in grave danger and it could end in heartbreak for them.

The trouble starts when Dawn spends time at Home Farm with Chris Tate's young son Joseph and his friend. The pal suddenly comes down with a bout of German measles and is rushed to hospital – much to the distress of those around him.

When Dawn's husband Terry Woods finds out about the incident he is terribly worried. Aware that the illness could pose a real threat to his new family, he begs Dawn to consult her doctor.

Terrified Dawn does what he says and so begins their anxious wait to see what will happen.

Actress Julia Mallam – who plays the pregnant Dawn – is glad the soap is tackling such issues.

She says, "When people chat to me it makes me realise how much they enjoy watching the show, and how important storylines like this are in soap as they raise public awareness."

Woods’ Woes

Thursday | 12.06.03

Emmerdale's Terry and Dawn Woods are devastated after recent events.
The newly-wed twosome had feared the worst when they discovered that pregnant Dawn had been exposed to German measles by an ailing child.

And after their trip to the doctor’s last night, both are numb at the thought that their unborn child could be rendered deaf by the illness.

The odd couple have only been married for a few months but throughout their turbulent romance – Dawn's father Bob was furious at the love match – they have been able to count on each other.

But this latest revelation knocks them for six and both retreat into their own little worlds to try and make sense of the dilemma.

Although their baby was unplanned both Terry and Dawn were delighted when they discovered they were about to become parents. And Dawn can hardly bear the thought of having to give up their plans of a happy family life.

Unfortunately, Terry's negative reaction leads her to believe that he wants her to get rid of the baby.

Will the tormented duo decide is right for Woods Jnr?

ITV.COM Terry Returns

Thursday | 26.06.03

Terry Woods arrives home unaware he's a man in demand.
The newlywed father-to-be has no clue that his previously unrequited feelings for Woolpack landlady Louise Appleton are about to come to fruition.

And the change in circumstances could not have come at a worse time for Terry as he and his wife Dawn try to come to terms with the possibility their new baby could be born deaf.

However, Dawn's fragile condition and Terry's obvious devotion to his wife are no deterrent to loopy Louise – who has transformed into a maneater in recent months.

Her new penchant for married men is worrying her best pal Diane, who has been unsuccessfully warning her off.

But with Terry back in Emmerdale displaying signs that he is not quite over his infatuation with the blonde bombshell, Louise is finding it hard to contain her emotions.

Actress Emily Symons, who plays her, explains, "Louise thinks Terry would be putty in her hands. She thinks he must still be holding a torch for her and wants to talk to him about how she feels.

"But when she tells Diane this, she tells Louise that Terry and Dawn are made for each other, and that she should leave well alone."

Will Louise take the sage advice on board?

ITV.COM She Drives Me Crazy

Monday | 30.06.03

Emmerdale's Terry Woods fears for his future after Louise's revelations.

The newlywed chauffeur is horrified tonight when pal Diane Blackstock marches round to see him and demands to know the whole truth.

Diane is still reeling from Louise's confession that she murdered Ray and Terry helped her cover up the crime. She needs answers and, feeling she can no longer trust Louise, she decides to confront Terry herself.

And his reaction is one of absolute terror when he realises the terrible secret is now in her hands. And Diane is in no mood to be messed with.

She is sickened that Terry helped Louise to create a bond between them – with a view to embarking on a romance with her.

And now Terry is happily married to young wife Dawn and has a baby on the way, he is distraught that his past could destroy his family.

He is also angry that Louise could have confided in Diane about something so important – risking both their futures.

Will Terry prevent Diane from going to the police?


End of the Road?

Friday | 15.08.03

Terry and Chris

Emmerdale businessman Chris Tate could be fighting for his life.

A scan at the hospital has revealed an abnormality in Chris' brain and he could be facing a potentially fatal health crisis.

To make matters worse, the bad-tempered haulage boss has alienated all those close to him so he is unable to confide his fears to anyone.

After wife Charity began to spend more time with ex-flame Cain Dingle, Chris realised he had no trust in her and sister Zoe is too consumed by her own problems to cope with his.

The only person with a sympathetic ear to lend is his employee Terry Woods. His relationship with Terry has been strained over the last couple of weeks. When Chris instructed the mild-mannered chauffeur to beat up love rival Cain, Terry responded by refusing and telling Charity about his plan.

But tonight, Terry shows his true colours to his miserable employer. On a trip to Leeds, Terry notices Chris is in bad spirits and spends the day trying to find out what's wrong.

When Chris admits his terrible secret, his kindly pal offers to lend support at the next hospital appointment.

Will Chris allow Terry to be his tower of strength?


Suspicious Minds

Tuesday | 02.09.03

Emmerdale's Terry Woods faces a moral dilemma of epic proportions.

Terry is trying to allay Chris Tate's fears that Charity is cheating on him, even though he has evidence to the contrary.

The kindly chauffeur is the only person terminally ill Chris can trust as his life spirals out of control. It was Terry who accompanied Chris to the heartbreaking doctor's appointment that confirmed his brain tumour was fatal and he has been a tower of strength to the dying businessman.

Until now, Terry has dismissed Chris' paranoia that wife Charity is conducting an affair with Cain Dingle as mere fantasy. But after a trip to Pear Tree cottage, he finds evidence that may confirm the wheelchair-bound businessman's fears.

When Terry stumbles upon one of Charity's necklaces in the cottage he wonders why she would have visited the property and what she could have been doing to lose her trinket.

In a crisis of conscience Terry tries to decide whether he should reveal his discovery to Chris - who has only weeks to live.

Will Terry confirm Chris' worst nightmares?

ITV.COM Shoot the Messenger

Wednesday | 03.09.03

Emmerdale's Chris Tate lashes out a loyal pal Terry Woods.

The fatally ill businessman is struggling to cope after the confirmation of wife Charity's affair so vents his fury on employee Terry.

Terry is astonished to find himself of the receiving end of Chris' anger. He has been the only person who the disabled Tate has confided in since he discovered he had only weeks to live. But the pressure of being privy to such information is taking it's toll of Terry.

And this time Chris pushes the mild-mannered man too far.

Actor Peter Amory - who plays the torn Tate - explains, "Selfishly, he has a real go at Terry, which is typical of Chris - he opens his mouth before engaging his brain. And when he realises that Terry has discussed his suspicions with his wife, Dawn, Chris insinuates that she can't be trusted either, prompting Terry to storm out."

But after Terry leaves Chris decides to dish out his revenge on his cheating spouse. Armed with a gun and all the evidence he needs that she has been unfaithful - Chris waits for her to return.

Will Terry return to prevent a murderous

ITV.COM Lean On Me

Wednesday | 07.01.04

Emmerdale stroke victim Terry Woods gets himself a new nurse.

The onetime chauffeur has spent the last few months in hospital after collapsing following the traumatic birth of his baby son TJ.

But thanks to a dedicated medical team and the support of young wife Dawn - Terry’s condition is slowly getting better.

However, thanks to his frustration and jealousy, Terry managed to ruin Dawn’s Christmas by accusing local hunk Scott Windsor of making a move on her. Following the embarrassing incident, Terry repented and told Dawn to take a break from him by going to visit her mother in Spain.

So when doctors tell Terry he can now go home, the lonely patient has no-one to take care of him.

Luckily for Terry, there’s always one man he can count on. His pal Bob Hope - Dawn’s dad - is only too happy to offer his services until Dawn returns and promptly agrees to move into the couple’s house.

But considering Bob’s opposition to Terry and Dawn’s marriage, it looks like life for the Dales' odd couple could get complicated...

ITV.COM Divided Loyalties

Friday | 09.01.04

Terry Woods is in the middle of a difficult situation.

The recovering chauffeur has only just left hospital following his debilitating stroke but is already involved in a tricky and explosive row.

Before his stroke - and employer Chris Tate’s death - Terry was the person who the terminally-ill tycoon confided in.

In the last few months of his life, Chris’ relationship with wife Charity broke down and he discovered she was cheating on him with old love Cain Dingle.

Chris framed Charity for his murder as revenge and now the desperate woman is exploring every avenue which could prove her innocence.

And after a very unsuccessful attempt to prise information out of Chris’s sister Zoe, Charity approaches Terry to beg him to search his memory.

However, Terry feels a huge loyalty towards Chris and Zoe, so tells Charity that she is wasting her time in trying to get him on side.

But knowing the extent of Chris’s fury, can Terry really be sure he didn’t set his cheating wife up?

ITV.COM Dawn Rage

Tuesday | 24.02.04

" Emmerdale’s Terry Woods has family and work woes to overcome.

"The recovering stroke victim wants to return to his previous lifestyle but his illness prevents him from being able to handle work.

"So when boss Zoe Tate finds him asleep at his desk, she orders him to go home and insists he cannot work in his condition.

"Unable to break the news to loyal young wife Dawn, Terry heads for the Woolpack - but it’s only a matter of time before his spouse discovers where he is..

And when she finds him drunk during the working day, Dawn is convinced Terry is not taking his work seriously.

Actress Julia Mallam explains, "Dawn is clueless that Terry has been sent home and she’s furious when she hears he’s in the pub.

"However, she understands that it might take time to adjust to working for Zoe - but she doesn’t suspect for a minute that Terry might have lost his job."

Will Dawn discover Terry’s humiliating secret?

ITV.COM Dawn Rumbles Terry

Thursday | 26.02.04

Emmerdale's Dawn Woods finally discovers her husband Terry's work secret.

The stressed-out mum had been delighted when her stroke victim spouse returned to work for former employer Zoe Tate at Home Farm.

But what Dawn doesn't know is that Terry's slow recovery has forced Zoe to insist he takes more time off, leaving the defeated man even more depressed.

However, when Zak Dingle accidentally offers his sympathy to Dawn over Terry's predicament, the pretty youngster explodes in fury.

Actress Julia Mallam, who plays devoted Dawn, says, "Dawn is in total shock when Zoe says sorry because as far as she's concerned Terry has been going to work as normal.

"Dawn is really hurt - she can't believe that after everything they've been through, Terry's done this. So when he refuses to apologise, it's the final straw. She tells him to get a grip and walks out."

Is it the end of the line for the luckless couple?

ITV.COM Jealous Guy

Friday | 27.02.04

Emmerdale stroke victim Terry Woods struggles to contain his jealousy.

The recovering local was devastated when young wife Dawn left him this week upon discovering he had lied about losing his job.

Although Terry was only temporarily dismissed by boss Zoe Tate, the rejection has knocked his self-confidence. So when he discovers fed-up Dawn has gone out on a date with local romeo Scott Windsor, he is devastated.

Actress Julia Mallam, who plays the young wife and mother, explains, "Dawn feels terrible about liking Scott, but she wants Terry to admit that their relationship needs to work.

"Married life has been a nightmare - Dawn hates that Terry is already lying to her, but deep down she loves him and wants things to work."

But with the delectable Mr Windsor paying her so much attention, will Dawn be able to remain faithful?

She adds, "There's a spark between them, and it's not going to be easy for her - especially as there's nothing going on in the bedroom with Terry."

Extract From The Sun's Weekly Guide To The Soaps - 7th March 2004



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DAWN upsets her stroke-victim husband, Terry, when she accepts Scott’s offer of a job at Home Farm.

Terry is furious and insists she doesn’t need to work. But Dawn takes the job anyway and finds herself kissing Scott when they share a drink after work.

Afterwards, Dawn rushes guiltily home to troubled Terry. The couple try desperately hard to solve their bedroom problems but fail dismally and Terry loses his temper.

"It’s a difficult week for Dawn and Terry," says Julia Mallam, who plays Dawn. "Terry’s determined to be the man of the house and provide for his family, but he’s just not well enough to work yet. It’s obvious Dawn should take the job but Terry can’t see it. He’s very frustrated and angry."

Scott knows Zoe needs an assistant and he suggests Dawn. It seems the perfect solution but, when Scott comes up with the idea at a family meal at Viv’s, Terry flies off the handle.

"Dawn wants to do the job," says Julia. "Terry insists she doesn’t need to work, but she does. They need the cash. When Terry hears her say that, he’s so angry he storms out.

"But Dawn sees an escape from her domestic drudgery and tells Scott she’ll start the next day.

"She is very determined and Terry is even more upset when, in the morning, she gives TJ to Viv to look after on the grounds that Terry is still too ill.

"At work, Scott is flirty with her and she enjoys it, but declines the offer of a drink with him afterwards as she has to pick up the baby."

The next day she leaves TJ with Viv again in spite of Terry’s protests.

After Dawn’s gone, Terry marches round to Viv’s and demands his son back. Dawn decides not to rush home and Terry has a hard time looking after a screaming TJ.

"Dawn agrees to an after-work drink with Scott," says Julia. "She relaxes and admits that her sex life has been non-existent since Terry’s stroke.

"Somehow she finds herself kissing Scott - and enjoying it. But then she realises what she’s done and panics. She gets upset and rushes off home."

Next day she doesn’t feel she can face Scott, but when she hears him flirting on the phone she feels jealous.

"That night she tries again to help Terry make love to her, but it doesn’t work out," says Julia. "He’s angry and frustrated and smashes up a photo of his old, fit self.

"Dawn tries to cheer him up. She still wants their marriage to work, despite their problems."

BBC Pure Soap 8th March 2004

Emmerdale Dawn's guilty kiss

Emmerdale Dawn's guilty kiss
Dawn Woods finally gives into temptation and kisses Emmerdale's Scott Windsor.
And Dawn's the one to initiate the kiss, despite Scott's reputation as the village love rat.
The kiss comes after Dawn lands a job at Home Farm to help cover for Terry who is recovering after a stroke.
Dawn moves in for the kiss after going for a drink with Scott at the end of her shift.
But the young mum, played by Julia Mallam, is overcome with guilt and hurries home to husband Terry and baby TJ.
"I think Dawn kisses him because she's down in the dumps over her marriage to Terry, which is extremely rocky at the moment," Julia told Inside Soap magazine.
"Dawn feels physically sick after she kisses Scott and she can't believe what she has done," said the actress, who has just signed her contract with the soap for another year.
But Julia reveals that viewers who are expecting the pair to embark on a passionate affair will be disappointed.
"This doesn't go further than a kiss and I'm quite happy that Dawn retains her integrity throughout it all," said Julia.
The coming months see Dawn taking control and making some life changing decisions which could change the Woods household for good.

Extract from The Mirror's Weekly Guide to the Soaps:-

Mar 27 2004

Emmerdale ITV1, Sun-Fri

By Tony Stewart, soapbox@mirror.co.uk

Elsewhere, there are other tales of sexual indiscretions and harsh punishments. Dawn makes the mistake of telling Terry she was tempted to sleep with vile Scott and her husband boots her out.

'What marriage?' Terry barks. 'One you'd risk for an afternoon bunk-up in the back of a car?'

Extract from The Sun's Weekly Guide To The Soaps - 28th March 2004


Sun to Fri - ITV1

EVEN though everyone said her marriage wouldn’t last, Dawn just wouldn’t have it.

But since Terry had his stroke, being married to an older man and bringing up a baby has made her miserable.

Desperate for some passion, she decides to sleep with Scott. The encounter doesn’t happen, but it does lead to a furious row with Terry, after which she decides to end her marriage and head to Spain with their son, TJ.

" It’s a horrible week," says Julia Mallam, who plays disillusioned Dawn. "Scott means nothing to her but she’s fallen out of love with Terry."

Now Terry has his print shop job he thinks he should provide for his wife so he makes Dawn give up work at Home Farm.

" Scott takes Dawn’s wages round and there is a lot of sexual tension between them," says Julia.

They agree to meet later, but then Scott is kidnapped by the Dingles because of his part in Cain’s arrest. They tie him up, blindfold him and leave him on a platform they’ve built on the cricket field, telling him he’s on the edge of a cliff. Villagers find him there the next morning as his terror turns into humiliation.

Later, in the pub, Terry suggests a holiday but Dawn says their problems are too bad for that.

" She admits she was going to sleep with another man and Terry follows her gaze and realises she means Scott," says Julia. "They argue and Terry storms home, hurls a suitcase at Dawn and slams the door on her."

Terry tries to make it up to her the next day, but Dawn says she doesn’t love him and gets ready to take little TJ back to her mum in Spain.

But Terry is furious.

" He won’t let her take TJ," says Julia. "He sees a solicitor and then calls the police. Dawn finds that she can’t take her own son abroad without Terry’s permission.".

ITV.COM Dawn Breaks

Tuesday | 30.03.04

Emmerdale’s Dawn Woods can no longer stand her stressful life.

The pretty youngster is trapped in a stale marriage to stroke victim Terry and has to nurse both him and son TJ.

Dawn was given a brief glimpse of freedom when she won a job in the Tate Empire working alongside hunky Scott Windsor.

However, now she is back being a full-time mum, Dawn is dreaming of what her life could have been.

Although she loves Terry, Dawn now realises she jumped into their marriage too quickly and is seriously considering leaving.

And her feelings for Scott - which are reciprocated - are beginning to get the better of her.

So when he drops round to give her a final pay packet, sparks fly between them and Dawn gives into temptation by agreeing to meet him later behind Terry’s back.

But after backing out of a raunchy encounter with him once before, will Dawn be able to do the dirty on her ailing spouse?

ITV.COM Game Over

Wednesday | 31.03.04

Emmerdale’s troubled couple Dawn and Terry Woods reach breaking point.

The confused pair have been struggling to hold their fragile relationship together through the strain of Terry’s recovery from a severe stroke.

Following Dawn’s romantic encounter with Scott Windsor, the young mum has been forced to confront her feelings for Terry.

Although she truly loves her older husband, Dawn yearns for the life of a normal teenager and can’t believe the mess she’s in. Desperate for some excitement and passion in her life, Dawn feels completely cold towards her unsuspecting spouse.

So when Terry decides to whisk her off on holiday, convinced the trip will save their romance, Dawn’s reaction stuns him.

Actress Julia Mallam, who plays Dawn, explains, "Dawn totally throws it back in his face.

"The whole thing escalates and Terry tells her to get out. That’s when Dawn leaves and realises that her marriage is over."

Will Dawn come to regret her actions?


ITV.COM False Hope

Thursday | 01.04.04

Emmerdale's Terry Woods hopes he can save his floundering marriage.

The heartbroken local was stunned after young wife Dawn admitted she was sick of looking after him and their baby son TJ.

After suffering months of pain and frustration following his stroke, poor Terry has been unable to fulfil all of his husbandly duties. Dawn is a teenager with passion and excitement on her mind and has been developing strong feelings for her flirty friend Scott Windsor.

Knowing that Scott has moved in on his wife, Terry decides to confront the cocky hunk. But as humiliated Terry fires off an angry tirade at Scott, the Tate Empire henchman is quick to point out his deficiencies and tells Terry not to be surprised his wife is looking for passion elsewhere. Seeing red, Terry swings to punch Scott but the result of his actions only leave him looking more of a fool.

However, when the defeated veteran returns home, he is delighted to see Dawn there with some flowers and a peace offering.

Can the marriage be saved after all?

ITV.COM The Last Resort

Friday | 02.04.04

Terry Woods takes drastic measures to keep his family close.

The heartbroken husband is trying to make sense of young wife Dawn's decision to leave him and fears losing son TJ too.

Now Dawn has called time on their marriage, the young mum is determined to get some breathing space. Unfortunately, living in such close proximity means that the couple are forced to confront each other.

And when Dawn informs her recovering stroke victim ex that she plans to take baby TJ to Spain with her as she sorts her life out, Terry is further enraged.

After seeking advice from his lawyers, devastated Terry sees a glimmer of hope when he is informed Dawn can't legally take TJ out of the country.

But when the headstrong teenager ignores the law and makes her way to the airport, Terry is forced to call the police.

Can Terry hold on to his shattered family?

ITV.COM See You In Court
Thursday | 20.05.04

Emmerdale's Terry Woods endures a bitter day in the court.

The lonely local is trying to settle his custody battle with estranged wife Dawn without success - thanks to her father Bob's meddling.

Earlier this week, Bob witness a tender moment between Terry and his pal Louise Appleton. The blonde landlady confessed she had feelings for Terry and kissed him passionately, before he pushed her away and explained it was too soon.

But Bob thinks the pair are engaged in a raunchy affair, and has passed his suspicions onto Dawn - who reacts violently to the news.

Actor Billy Hartman, who plays Terry, explains, "Bob has already told Dawn what he saw the night before, and she automatically assumes that Terry and Louise are having an affair.

"Obviously Terry has no idea that anyone knows about the kiss, so when Dawn refuses share a cab with him to court, to sort out access to TJ, he's a bit confused.

"They'd been getting on much better up to this point - so when she stands up in court and claims Terry is unfit to be a father after his stroke, he's completely devastated."

ITV.COM If You Don't Know Me By Now
Tuesday | 25.05.04

Emmerdale's Terry Woods fears for his relationship with son TJ.

The stroke victim is trying to spend more time with the tiny tot following the breakdown of his relationship with wife Dawn.

Poor Terry was absolutely devastated when teenager Dawn admitted she had made a huge mistake by marrying him. But even Terry was forced to admit their relationship had altered beyond all recognition following his tragic stroke.

However, since she left, there has been some dreadful mudslinging between Terry and Dawn. And relations between the pair are now so bad Terry fears his relationship with TJ could crumble.

But Dawn - who was recently infuriated by Terry's stolen kiss with Louise Appleton - is in no mood to hear Terry's woes when he appeals to her better nature over the increasingly difficult situation.

So when Terry begs her to let him organise a christening for their baby son, Dawn tells Terry in no uncertain terms to keep his distance.

Is Terry destined to be a stranger to baby TJ?


7th Jan 2004 - In the rehabilitation unit, Terry is told that he will soon be ready to go home

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