2003 was Emmerdale's 32nd year. Production was overseen by Series Producer Steve Frost.

266 episodes were broadcast during the year. Major storylines included Debbie Jones discovering that she is the daughter of Cain Dingle and Charity Tate, a huge storm hitting the village on New Year’s Eve, Chris Tate being diagnosed with a brain tumour and using it as an opportunity to frame his wife Charity for murder when he commits suicide and Dawn Woods giving birth to a son.


# No. Date Part Writer Director
13344Thursday 2nd JanuaryAndrew KirkPip Short
23345Friday 3rd JanuarySarah BagshawPip Short
33346Monday 6th JanuarySarah BagshawAlan Wareing
43347Tuesday 7th JanuaryChris ThompsonAlan Wareing
53348Wednesday 8th JanuaryPeter KerryAlan Wareing
63349Thursday 9th JanuaryIan FentonAlan Wareing
73350Friday 10th JanuaryKarin YoungAlan Wareing
83351Monday 13th JanuaryAndrew KirkJudith Dine
93352Tuesday 14th JanuaryStephen BennettJudith Dine
103353Wednesday 15th JanuaryDave SimpsonJudith Dine
113354Thursday 16th JanuaryTim DynevorJudith Dine
123355Friday 17th JanuaryLesley Clare O'NeillJudith Dine
133356Monday 20th JanuaryMark IllisTracey Rooney
143357Tuesday 21st JanuaryMargaret SimpsonTracey Rooney
153358Wednesday 22nd JanuaryMargaret SimpsonTracey Rooney
163359Thursday 23rd JanuaryJanys ChambersTracey Rooney
173360Friday 24th JanuaryJanys ChambersTracey Rooney
183361Monday 27th JanuaryLesley Clare O'NeillOliver Horsbrugh
193362Tuesday 28th JanuaryPaul QuineyOliver Horsbrugh
203363Wednesday 29th JanuaryFintan O'HigginsOliver Horsbrugh
213364Thursday 30th JanuaryTim DynevorOliver Horsbrugh
223365Friday 31st JanuaryStephen BennettOliver Horsbrugh
233366Monday 3rd FebruaryDave SimpsonJohn Anderson
243367Tuesday 4th FebruaryAndrew KirkJohn Anderson
253368Wednesday 5th FebruaryPeter KerryJohn Anderson
263369Thursday 6th FebruaryMark IllisJohn Anderson
273370Friday 7th FebruaryMargaret SimpsonJohn Anderson
Monday 10th FebruaryChris ThompsonPip Short
293373Tuesday 11th FebruaryIan FentonPip Short
303374Thursday 13th FebruaryJanys ChambersPip Short
313375Friday 14th FebruarySarah BagshawPip Short
323376Sunday 16th FebruaryAndrew KirkAlan Wareing
333377Monday 17th FebruaryMark IllisAlan Wareing
343378Tuesday 18th FebruaryAndrew KirkAlan Wareing
353379Thursday 20th FebruarySarah BagshawAlan Wareing
363380Friday 21st FebruarySarah BagshawAlan Wareing
373381Monday 24th FebruaryAndrew KirkTim Dowd
383382Tuesday 25th FebruaryStephen BennettTim Dowd
393383Wednesday 26th FebruaryPaul QuineyTim Dowd
403384Thursday 27th FebruaryMargaret SimpsonTim Dowd
413385Friday 28th FebruaryPeter KerryTim Dowd
423386Monday 3rd MarchLesley Clare O'NeillTracey Rooney
433387Tuesday 4th MarchTim DynevorTracey Rooney
443388Wednesday 5th MarchMark IllisTracey Rooney
453389Thursday 6th MarchBill TaylorTracey Rooney
463390Friday 7th MarchBill TaylorTracey Rooney
473391Monday 10th MarchKarin YoungPhilip Wood
483392Tuesday 11th MarchPeter KerryPhilip Wood
493393Wednesday 12th MarchPeter KerryPhilip Wood
503394Thursday 13th MarchStephen BennettPhilip Wood
513395Friday 14th MarchStephen BennettPhilip Wood
523396Monday 17th MarchTim DynevorJohn Anderson
533397Tuesday 18th MarchTim DynevorJohn Anderson
543398Wednesday 19th MarchSarah BagshawJohn Anderson
553399Thursday 20th MarchSarah BagshawJohn Anderson
563400Friday 21st MarchLesley Clare O'NeillJohn Anderson
573401Monday 24th MarchPaul QuineyPip Short
583402Tuesday 25th MarchFintan O'HigginsPip Short
593403Wednesday 26th MarchBill TaylorPip Short
603404Thursday 27th MarchChris ThompsonPip Short
613405Friday 28th MarchChris ThompsonPip Short
623406Monday 31st MarchPeter KerryAlan Wareing
633407Tuesday 1st AprilPaul QuineyAlan Wareing
643408Wednesday 2nd AprilStephen BennettAlan Wareing
653409Thursday 3rd AprilStephen BennettAlan Wareing
663410Friday 4th AprilFintan O'HigginsAlan Wareing
673411Monday 7th AprilSarah BagshawTim O'Mara
683412Tuesday 8th AprilBill LyonsTim O'Mara
693413Wednesday 9th AprilIan FentonTim O'Mara
703414Thursday 10th AprilJanys ChambersTim O'Mara
713415Friday 11th AprilJanys ChambersTim O'Mara
723416Monday 14th AprilChris ThompsonDaniel Wilson
733417Tuesday 15th AprilChris ThompsonDaniel Wilson
743418Wednesday 16th AprilMargaret SimpsonDaniel Wilson
753419Thursday 17th AprilMargaret SimpsonDaniel Wilson
763420Friday 18th AprilBill TaylorDaniel Wilson
773421Monday 21st AprilBill TaylorPhilip Wood
783422Tuesday 22nd AprilTim DynevorPhilip Wood
793423Wednesday 23rd AprilTim DynevorPhilip Wood
803424Thursday 24th AprilAndrew KirkPhilip Wood
813425Friday 25th AprilMark IllisPhilip Wood
823426Sunday 27th AprilMark IllisPhilip Wood
833427Monday 28th AprilBill TaylorJohn Anderson
843428Tuesday 29th AprilIan FentonJohn Anderson
853429Wednesday 30th AprilBill LyonsJohn Anderson
863430Thursday 1st MayJanys ChambersJohn Anderson
873431Friday 2nd MayMargaret SimpsonJohn Anderson
883432Sunday 4th MayLisa HoldsworthJohn Anderson
893433Tuesday 6th MayAndrew KirkHaldane Duncan
903434Wednesday 7th MayJohn ChambersHaldane Duncan
913435Thursday 8th MayJohn ChambersHaldane Duncan
923436Friday 9th MayKarin YoungHaldane Duncan
933437Sunday 11th MayKarin YoungHaldane Duncan
943438Monday 12th MayStephen BennettHaldane Duncan
953439Tuesday 13th MayChris ThompsonBen Morris
963440Wednesday 14th MaySarah BagshawBen Morris
973441Thursday 15th MayPaul QuineyBen Morris
983442Friday 16th MayPaul QuineyBen Morris
993443Sunday 18th MayMark IllisBen Morris
1003444Monday 19th MayMark IllisBen Morris
1013445Tuesday 20th MayStephen BennettTim O'Mara
1023446Wednesday 21st MayStephen BennettTim O'Mara
1033447Thursday 22nd MayLisa HoldsworthTim O'Mara
1043448Friday 23rd MayIan FentonTim O'Mara
1053449Monday 26th MayAndrew KirkTim O'Mara
1063450Tuesday 27th MayAndrew KirkTim O'Mara
1073451Thursday 29th MayChris ThompsonDaniel Wilson
1083452Friday 30th MayChris ThompsonDaniel Wilson
1093453Sunday 1st JuneKarin YoungDaniel Wilson
1103454Monday 2nd JuneKarin YoungDaniel Wilson
1113455Tuesday 3rd JuneJanys ChambersDaniel Wilson
1123456Wednesday 4th JuneJanys ChambersDaniel Wilson
1133457Thursday 5th JuneBill TaylorDuncan Foster
1143458Friday 6th JuneMargaret SimpsonDuncan Foster
1153459Sunday 8th JuneMargaret SimpsonDuncan Foster
1163460Monday 9th JuneJohn ChambersDuncan Foster
1173461Tuesday 10th JuneSarah BagshawDuncan Foster
1183462Wednesday 11th JuneBill LyonsDuncan Foster
1193463Thursday 12th JuneBill LyonsOliver Horsbrugh
1203464Friday 13th JuneLisa HoldsworthOliver Horsbrugh
Monday 16th JuneJohn ChambersOliver Horsbrugh
1223467Tuesday 17th JuneSarah BagshawOliver Horsbrugh
1233468Wednesday 18th JuneSarah BagshawOliver Horsbrugh
1243469Thursday 19th JuneIan FentonHaldane Duncan
Monday 23rd JunePeter Kerry
Janys Chambers
Haldane Duncan
1263472Tuesday 24th JuneJanys ChambersHaldane Duncan
1273473Wednesday 25th JuneStephen BennettJudith Dine
1283474Thursday 26th JuneStephen BennettJudith Dine
1293475Friday 27th JuneBill TaylorJudith Dine
Monday 30th JuneMark Illis
Karin Young
Judith Dine
1313478Tuesday 1st JulyPaul QuineyJudith Dine
1323479Wednesday 2nd JulyStephen BennettTim O'Mara
1333480Thursday 3rd JulyFintan O'HigginsTim O'Mara
1343481Friday 4th JulyLesley Clare O'NeillTim O'Mara
Monday 7th JulyJohn ChambersTim O'Mara
1363484Tuesday 8th JulyBill TaylorDaniel Wilson
1373485Wednesday 9th JulyKarin YoungDaniel Wilson
1383486Thursday 10th JulyKarin YoungDaniel Wilson
1393487Friday 11th JulyJosephine BurkeDaniel Wilson
1403488Monday 14th JulySarah BagshawDuncan Foster
1413489Tuesday 15th JulySarah BagshawDuncan Foster
1423490Wednesday 16th JulyMark IllisDuncan Foster
1433491Thursday 17th JulyMark IllisDuncan Foster
1443492Friday 18th JulyBill LyonsDuncan Foster
1453493Monday 21st JulyPeter KerryOliver Horsbrugh
1463494Tuesday 22nd JulyPeter KerryOliver Horsbrugh
1473495Wednesday 23rd JulyMargaret SimpsonOliver Horsbrugh
1483496Thursday 24th JulyMargaret SimpsonOliver Horsbrugh
1493497Friday 25th JulyChris ThompsonOliver Horsbrugh
1503498Monday 28th JulyJanys ChambersPip Short
1513499Tuesday 29th JulyJanys ChambersPip Short
1523500Wednesday 30th JulyLisa HoldsworthPip Short
1533501Thursday 31st JulyLisa HoldsworthPip Short
1543502Friday 1st AugustAndrew KirkPip Short
1553503Monday 4th AugustPaul QuineyJudith Dine
1563504Tuesday 5th AugustPaul QuineyJudith Dine
1573505Wednesday 6th AugustLesley Clare O'NeillJudith Dine
1583506Thursday 7th AugustStephen BennettJudith Dine
1593507Friday 8th AugustStephen BennettJudith Dine
1603508Monday 11th AugustStephen BennettDavid Kester
1613509Tuesday 12th AugustPeter KerryDavid Kester
1623510Wednesday 13th AugustChris ThompsonDavid Kester
1633511Thursday 14th AugustChris ThompsonDavid Kester
1643512Friday 15th AugustBill LyonsDavid Kester
1653513Monday 18th AugustJohn ChambersHenry Foster
1663514Tuesday 19th AugustJohn ChambersHenry Foster
1673515Wednesday 20th AugustSarah BagshawHenry Foster
1683516Thursday 21st AugustSarah BagshawHenry Foster
1693517Friday 22nd AugustMark IllisHenry Foster
1703518Monday 25th AugustMark IllisPiotr Szkopiak
1713519Tuesday 26th AugustJosephine BurkePiotr Szkopiak
1723520Wednesday 27th AugustAndrew KirkPiotr Szkopiak
1733521Thursday 28th AugustLisa HoldsworthPiotr Szkopiak
1743522Friday 29th AugustLisa HoldsworthPiotr Szkopiak
1753523Monday 1st SeptemberMargaret SimpsonDuncan Foster
1763524Tuesday 2nd SeptemberKarin YoungDuncan Foster
1773525Wednesday 3rd SeptemberKarin YoungDuncan Foster
1783526Thursday 4th SeptemberBill TaylorDuncan Foster
1793527Friday 5th SeptemberBill TaylorDuncan Foster
1803528Monday 8th SeptemberIan FentonOliver Horsbrugh
1813529Tuesday 9th SeptemberLesley Clare O'NeillOliver Horsbrugh
1823530Wednesday 10th SeptemberBill LyonsOliver Horsbrugh
1833531Thursday 11th SeptemberStephen BennettOliver Horsbrugh
1843532Friday 12th SeptemberStephen BennettOliver Horsbrugh
1853533Sunday 14th SeptemberKarin YoungPip Short
1863534Monday 15th SeptemberKarin YoungPip Short
1873535Tuesday 16th SeptemberMargaret SimpsonPip Short
1883536Wednesday 17th SeptemberSarah BagshawPip Short
1893537Thursday 18th SeptemberSarah BagshawPip Short
1903538Friday 19th SeptemberJohn ChambersPip Short
1913539Sunday 21st SeptemberJohn ChambersTony Prescott
1923540Monday 22nd SeptemberJanys ChambersTony Prescott
1933541Tuesday 23rd SeptemberJanys ChambersTony Prescott
1943542Wednesday 24th SeptemberMark IllisTony Prescott
1953543Thursday 25th SeptemberMatthew WestwoodTony Prescott
1963544Friday 26th SeptemberMatthew WestwoodTony Prescott
Monday 29th SeptemberChris ThompsonDavid Kester
1983547Wednesday 1st OctoberJosephine BurkeDavid Kester
1993548Thursday 2nd OctoberPeter KerryDavid Kester
2003549Friday 3rd OctoberAndrew KirkDavid Kester
2013550Sunday 5th OctoberAndrew KirkDavid Kester
2023551Monday 6th OctoberJanys ChambersAlan Wareing
2033552Tuesday 7th OctoberJanys ChambersAlan Wareing
2043553Wednesday 8th OctoberIan FentonAlan Wareing
2053554Thursday 9th OctoberChris ThompsonAlan Wareing
2063555Friday 10th OctoberChris ThompsonAlan Wareing
2073556Sunday 12th OctoberLisa HoldsworthAlan Wareing
2083557Monday 13th OctoberLisa HoldsworthTracey Rooney
2093558Tuesday 14th OctoberStephen BennettTracey Rooney
2103559Wednesday 15th OctoberStephen BennettTracey Rooney
2113560Thursday 16th OctoberJohn ChambersTracey Rooney
2123561Friday 17th OctoberJohn ChambersTracey Rooney
2133562Sunday 19th OctoberKarin YoungTracey Rooney
2143563Monday 20th OctoberPeter KerryHenry Foster
2153564Tuesday 21st OctoberBill LyonsHenry Foster
2163565Wednesday 22nd OctoberMargaret SimpsonHenry Foster
2173566Thursday 23rd OctoberBill TaylorHenry Foster
2183567Friday 24th OctoberBill TaylorHenry Foster
2193568Sunday 26th OctoberMark IllisHenry Foster
2203569Monday 27th OctoberPaul QuineyPip Short
Tuesday 28th OctoberTim DynevorPip Short
2223572Wednesday 29th OctoberLesley Clare O'NeillPip Short
2233573Thursday 30th OctoberMatthew WestwoodPip Short
2243574Friday 31st OctoberMatthew WestwoodPip Short
2253575Monday 3rd NovemberJosephine BurkeTony Prescott
2263576Tuesday 4th NovemberPaul QuineyTony Prescott
2273577Wednesday 5th NovemberMatthew WestwoodTony Prescott
2283578Thursday 6th NovemberMatthew WestwoodTony Prescott
2293579Friday 7th NovemberSarah BagshawTony Prescott
2303580Monday 10th NovemberSarah BagshawTony Prescott
Tuesday 11th NovemberTim Dynevor Mark Sendell
2323583Wednesday 12th NovemberStephen BennettMark Sendell
2333584Thursday 13th NovemberJohn ChambersMark Sendell
2343585Friday 14th NovemberLisa HoldsworthMark Sendell
2353586Monday 17th NovemberLisa HoldsworthMark Sendell
Tuesday 18th NovemberAndrew KirkAlan Wareing
2373589Wednesday 19th NovemberBill LyonsAlan Wareing
2383590Thursday 20th NovemberChristine MurphyAlan Wareing
2393591Friday 21st NovemberKarin YoungAlan Wareing
2403592Monday 24th NovemberKarin YoungAlan Wareing
2413593Tuesday 25th NovemberMark IllisTracey Rooney
2423594Wednesday 26th NovemberMark IllisTracey Rooney
Thursday 27th NovemberHolly Lyons
Bill Taylor
Tracey Rooney
2443597Monday 1st DecemberBill TaylorTracey Rooney
Tuesday 2nd DecemberMargaret SimpsonTracey Rooney
Philip Wood
2463600Wednesday 3rd DecemberPeter KerryPhilip Wood
2473601Thursday 4th DecemberStephen BennettPhilip Wood
2483602Friday 5th DecemberStephen BennettPhilip Wood
2493603Monday 8th DecemberJohn ChambersPhilip Wood
2503604Tuesday 9th DecemberJohn ChambersPhilip Wood
2513605Wednesday 10th DecemberBill LyonsDaniel Wilson
2523606Thursday 11th DecemberChristine MurphyDaniel Wilson
2533607Friday 12th DecemberAndrew KirkDaniel Wilson
2543608Monday 15th DecemberHolly LyonsDaniel Wilson
Tuesday 16th DecemberSarah BagshawPip Short
2563611Wednesday 17th DecemberLisa HoldsworthPip Short
2573612Thursday 18th DecemberLesley Clare O'NeillPip Short
2583613Friday 19th DecemberTim DynevorPip Short
2593614Monday 22nd DecemberMargaret SimpsonHenry Foster
2603615Tuesday 23rd DecemberMatthew WestwoodHenry Foster
2613616Wednesday 24th DecemberBill TaylorHenry Foster
Thursday 25th DecemberJohn ChambersHenry Foster
2633619Friday 26th DecemberChris ThompsonHenry Foster
2643620Monday 29th DecemberJanys ChambersTony Prescott
2653621Tuesday 30th DecemberJanys ChambersTony Prescott
2663622Wednesday 31st DecemberKarin YoungTony Prescott

Main CastEdit

Ranking Character Played by Duration Number of Episodes Running total Previous year's ranking
1 Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen Full year 170 629 1
2 Charity Tate Emma Atkins Full year 167 463 16
3 Bob Hope Tony Audenshaw Full year 154 388 10
4 Louise Appleton Emily Symons Full year 150 385 2
5 Debbie Jones Charley Webb Full year 140 145 60
6 Lisa Dingle Jane Cox Full year 137 811 14
7 Terry Woods Billy Hartman Full year 131 992 19
7 Jack Sugden Clive Hornby Full year 131 2208 19
9 Cain Dingle Jeff Hordley Full year 130 444 26
10 Christopher Tate Peter Amory Until September 129 1418 12
11 Viv Hope Deena Payne Full year, except September 125 1101 3
12 Andy Sugden Kelvin Fletcher Full year 121 627 18
13 Robert Sugden Karl Davies Full year 120 905 28
14 Ashley Thomas John Middleton Full year 119 634 4
14 Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock Full year 119 908 7
16 Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox Full year 117 374 13
17 Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt Full year 116 716 5
18 Scott Windsor Ben Freeman Full year 113 669 34
19 Katie Addyman Sammy Winward Full year 111 244 33
20 Emily Kirk Kate McGregor Full year 110 540 8
21 Elaine Marsden Samantha McCarthy March to December 106 106 N/A
22 Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower Full year 105 364 15
23 Sam Dingle James Hooton Full year 104 523 24
24 Danny Daggert Cleveland Campbell Full year 103 251 41
24 Dawn Hope/Woods Julia Mallam From February 103 103 N/A
26 Zoe Tate Leah Bracknell Full year 102 1187 11
27 Laurel Potts Charlotte Bellamy Full year 100 151 48
27 Steph Stokes Lorraine Chase Full year 100 154 46
27 Eric Pollard Christopher Chittell Full year 100 1362 25
30 Betty Eagleton Paula Tilbrook From March 99 971 28
30 Nicola Blackstock Nicola Wheeler Full year 99 384 9
33 Len Reynolds Peter Martin Full year 98 268 34
33 Sydney Woolfe Nathan Gladwell Full year 98 195 32
34 Alan Turner Richard Thorp Full year 92 2055 27
34 Jarvis Skelton Richard Moore Full year 92 104 58
36 Donna Windsor Verity Rushworth Full year, expect June 90 532 38
36 Frances Marsden Sandy Walsh March to December 90 90 N/A
38 Chloe Atkinson Amy Nuttall Full year 79 298 30
38 Ronnie Marsden Ray Ashcroft March to December 79 79 N/A
40 Paul Marsden Matthew Booth From March 74 74 N/A
41 Alistair Marsden Danny Tennant March to December 70 70 N/A
42 Ollie Reynolds Vicky Binns Until October 69 366 42
42 Siobhan Marsden Abigail Fisher March to June and from August 69 69 N/A
44 Tricia Fisher/Dingle Sheree Murphy Until April, from November 60 574 6
45 Seth Armstrong Stan Richards Until September 49 1861 37
46 Shadrach Dingle Andy Devine From May 48 61 58
47 Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter From September 39 42 63
48 Pearl Ladderbanks Meg Johnson From July 38 38 N/A
49 Shelly Williams Carolyn Pickles July to September, from November 37 37 N/A
49 Victoria Sugden Hannah Midgley Full year, except July 37 260 49
51 Jerry Mackinley Rob Dixon Until April 34 133 31
52 Darren Eden Luke Tittensor From October 32 32 N/A
53 Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell From October 28 897 17
53 Jean Tate Megan Pearson January, from March 28 28 N/A
55 Gloria Pollard Janice McKenzie September to December 20 208 34
56 Belle Dingle Emily Mather January to March, May, July, September to October, December 17 68 57
57 Brian Addyman Martin Reeve Until January 12 91 40
58 Gabrielle Thomas Annelise Manojlovic January, July to August, from October 10 33 56
58 Jean Hope Julie Higginson February to March 10 10 N/A
58 Joseph Tate Oliver Young February, May to June, August and October 10 135 55
60 Simon Meredith Dale Meeks From November 9 9 N/A
62 TJ Woods Connor Lee From October 8 8 N/A
63 Ethan Blake Liam O'Brien From December 6 6 N/A
64 Aaron Livesy Danny Webb December only 4 4 N/A
65 Billy Hopwood David Crellin October only 1 43 N/A


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Emmerdale in the 2000s
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