Series 1 (2007)

Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Chantelle Garvey (Hannah Hobley), Madge (Sheila Reid), Michael Garvey (Oliver Stokes), Janice Garvey (Siobhan Finneran), Mick Garvey (Steve Pemberton), The Oracle (Johnny Vegas), Noreen Maltby (Elsie Kelly). Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.In the first series we get to meet the holiday makers. A hidden pregnancy, a faltering marriage, and fraud are just three of the many problems encountered during this first holiday.

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Series 2 (2008)

Benidorm. Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.A year later, all the holiday makers are back at the Solana Resort for more sun, sand and all-inclusive drinks. There were a couple of additional holiday makers tagging along this time too: Telle's baby Coolio, and Granny Madge's new 'boyfriend' Mel, who is the owner of five sunbed shops and Didsbury's answer to Julio Iglesias.

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Summer Special (2009)

Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Janice Garvey (Siobhan Finneran), Enrique (Christopher Sciueref), Madge (Sheila Reid). Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.The 2009 summer special cleared up all the un-answered questions from the Series 2 finale. Will Mel come out his coma? Will Mick be left stranded in jail? Will Janice run off with handsome waiter Jack? Will The Oracle ever reach dry land? At this point the show switched from half-hour episodes to hour long adventures.

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Series 3 (2009)

Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Mick Garvey (Steve Pemberton), Michael Garvey (Oliver Stokes), Mel (Geoffrey Hutchings), Madge (Sheila Reid), Janice Garvey (Siobhan Finneran), Chantelle Garvey (Hannah Hobley). Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.Set one year after the hostage situation, the third series saw the characters take up the offer of a free holiday given to them by the Solana Resort. Martin seemingly returns without wife Kate, choosing instead to bring a mystery loud scouser as his holiday companion. Meanwhile, Mel is busy setting up a new shop...

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Christmas Special (2010)

Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Jacqueline Stewart (Janine Duvitski), Donald Stewart (Kenny Ireland), Les / Lesley (Tim Healy), Madge (Sheila Reid), Michael Garvey (Oliver Stokes), Mick Garvey (Steve Pemberton), Janice Garvey (Siobhan Finneran). Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.It is Christmas on the Costa Blanca and the Garveys are staying with Mel and Madge in their luxury hilltop villa - but will Mel make it back from a business trip in time for Christmas dinner?

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Series 4 (2011)

Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Sam (Shelley Longworth), Natalie (Kathryn Drysdale). Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.Madge is in financial trouble. Meanwhile, Les becomes a member of staff and invites his teenage son Liam to holiday at the resort. There's a whiff of a Benidorm holiday romance brewing for Liam who takes an immediate shine to new girl Natalie, but her friend Sam has other ideas. Also on the poolside are Gavin's new holiday companion Kenneth, and Noreen's daughter Pauline.

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Series 5 (2012)

Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Janice Garvey (Siobhan Finneran), Mick Garvey (Steve Pemberton), Mateo (Jake Canuso), Joyce (Sherrie Hewson), Madge (Sheila Reid), Michael Garvey (Oliver Stokes). Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.The holidaymakers get a shock as the Solana resort gets a new manager... and she means business! Joyce Temple Savage is on a mission to upgrade the Solana resort into a 4 star hotel - at all costs.

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Series 6 (2014)

Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Tonya Dyke (Hannah Waddingham), Tiger Dyke (Danny Walters), Clive Dyke (Perry Benson), Bianca Dyke (Bel Powley), Jacqueline Stewart (Janine Duvitski), Donald Stewart (Kenny Ireland). Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.A sixth series in the Spanish sun kicked off bright and early in 2014. It introduced a new family - the Dykes from Watford.

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Series 7 (2015)

Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Joyce (Sherrie Hewson), Les / Lesley (Tim Healy). Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.Series 7 launched with a big departure - the Garveys were off home. As The Garveys flew out, The Oracle, his mother Noreen and former manager Janey York landed in the Solana resort again.

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Series 8 (2016)

Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Eddie Dawson (Bobby Knutt), Joey Ellis (Nathan Bryon), Rob Dawson (Josh Bolt), Tiger Dyke (Danny Walters), Billy Dawson (Steve Edge), Jodie Dawson (Honor Kneafsey), Sheron Dawson (Julie Graham), Troy (Paul Bazely), Jacqueline Stewart (Janine Duvitski), Kenneth (Tony Maudsley). Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.New characters in the 8th series include The Dawson Family, pretty staff member Amber and Tiger's friend Joey Ellis. This series also sees characters including Troy and Pauline returning after a number of series away.

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