The time has finally come for Kathy to bid farewell to her friends in Emmerdale and head for Australia. Fully aware that locals have arranged a leaving-bash in The Woolpack, Kathy feigns her surprise to spare their feelings. But she and everyone else gathered are genuinely shocked when singer Marti Pellow - Tricia's radio prize - emerges and serenades Kathy. Louise can't resist the chance to flirt with him and puts Tricia's nose out of joint by inviting him into the pub's back room. Fresh from their honeymoon, newlyweds Chris and Charity are quickly brought back down to earth when they return to the village. They are furious to discover that a bitter Zoe has changed the locks on Home Farm and put the place up for sale without consulting them. Without a roof over their heads, they are forced to ask Chloe for shelter. Edna is outraged when she discovers the whereabouts of the missing baby Jesus. Danny has taken him and painted him black. Ashley explains that God is beyond distinction of race or colour.
- Terry Woods - Billy Hartman
- Cynthia Daggert - Kay Purcell
- Ashley Thomas - John Middleton
- Kathy Glover - Malandra Burrows
- Bernice Thomas - Samantha Giles
- Viv Hope - Deena Payne
- Marlon Dingle - Mark Charnock
- Tricia Fisher - Sheree Murphy
- Andrew Fraser - Mark Elstob
- Seth Armstrong - Stan Richards
- Betty Eagleton - Paula Tilbrook
- Diane Blackstock - Elizabeth Estensen
- Louise Appleton - Emily Symons
- Edna Birch - Shirley Stelfox
- Danny Daggert - Cleveland Campbell
- Jack Sugden - Clive Hornby
- Robert Sugden - Karl Davies
- Victoria Sugden - Hannah Midgley
- Alan Turner - Richard Thorp
- Eric Pollard - Christopher Chittell
- Sam Dingle - James Hooton
- Andy Sugden - Kelvin Fletcher
- Chloe Atkinson - Amy Nuttall
- Christopher Tate - Peter Amory
- Charity Dingle - Emma Atkins
- Rodney Blackstock - Patrick Mower
- Nicola Blackstock - Nicola Wheeler
- Last appearance of Kathy Glover until 30th October 2005 although her voice can be heard in the episode broadcast on 28th October 2005, for which Malandra Burrows is credited.
- Numerous flashbacks are played as Marti Pellow serenades Kathy in the Woolpack, such as her marriage to Jackie Merrick in Episode 1219 (3rd February 1988), running to her wedding to Chris in Episode 1606 (5th November 1991), Dave Glover's death in Episode 2145 (26th December 1996) and her car hurtling towards the edge of a cliff in Episode 2654 (18th February 2000).
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 9,440,000 viewers (13th place).