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ITV sitcom set in a Spanish holiday resort. 74 episodes (10 series), 2007 - 2018. Stars Jake Canuso, Janine Duvitski, Tim Healy, Adam Gillen and others.

Series 1, Episode 5

A pub quiz at the hotel reveals The Oracle's competitive side. Kate discusses her marriage problems with Madge. Donald tries to salvage Troy and Gavin's relationship.

Further details

There's a pub quiz with a big cash prize in the evening which everyone at the resort is talking about. Young Michael keeps going on about going to the beach but Mick doesn't want to as it would involve shelling out money. Mick eventually says (knowing they haven't a hope in hell) that if they win the quiz they'll go.

Later on in the day Kate chats to Madge and reveals that it is Martin who is unable to have children. Martin appears and Madge immediately repeats the information in front of him leaving him shocked. Donald counsels Gavin about Troy and says what a smashing couple they are; and the Mateo thing was nothing...

At the quiz an overconfident Oracle practises his acceptance speech in the toilet but then finds himself surprisingly beaten by the Garveys. He demands a recount, and when Mateo is asked to get him off the stage he says that he may not know everything but he knows that Mateo has been shagging Troy and Kate! Martin steps up and decks Mateo and takes Kate away.

Broadcast details

Thursday 1st March 2007
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jake Canuso Mateo
Janine Duvitski Jacqueline Stewart
Elsie Kelly Noreen Maltby
Sheila Reid Madge
Steve Pemberton Mick Garvey
Siobhan Finneran Janice Garvey
Oliver Stokes Michael Garvey
Johnny Vegas The Oracle
Kenny Ireland Donald Stewart
Nicholas Burns Martin Weedon
Abigail Cruttenden Kate Weedon
Hugh Sachs Gavin
Paul Bazely Troy
Hannah Hobley Chantelle Garvey
Crissy Rock Janey York
Guest cast
Paul Smith Daniel
Writing team
Derren Litten Writer
Production team
Kevin Allen Director
Geoffrey Perkins Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer

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