Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Joyce Temple Savage (Sherrie Hewson), Les / Lesley (Tim Healy). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions


  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 2007 - 2018
  • 74 episodes (10 series)

An ensemble sitcom that focuses on the adventures of a group of British holiday makers staying at the Solana holiday resort in Spain. Stars Jake Canuso, Janine Duvitski, Tim Healy, Adam Gillen, Tony Maudsley and more.

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Series 10, Episode 1

Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Mateo (Jake Canuso), Joyce Temple Savage (Sherrie Hewson), Monty (John Challis). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Anticipation is in the air at the Solana as it's Joyce and Monty's big day and Monty is steaming ahead with last-minute plans.

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Anticipation is in the air at the Solana as it's Joyce and Monty's big day and Monty is steaming ahead with last-minute plans; will Joyce like his surprise venue, and just how good is the catering going to be?

Meanwhile, Sam has been left in charge at the Solana and can't resist the chance to make some extra cash by organising a raffle in Neptune's. It's also Billy and Sheron's 25th wedding anniversary holiday, but although they are determined to enjoy themselves, speculation could cause a feud.


This episode is dedicated to Bobby Knutt, 1945 - 2017.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 28th February 2018
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 6th March 2018 11:15pm ITV1
Tuesday 8th January 2019 9:00pm ITV4
Monday 2nd September 2019 9:00pm ITV4

Cast & crew

Jake Canuso Mateo
Janine Duvitski Jacqueline Stewart
Tim Healy Les / Lesley
Tony Maudsley Kenneth
Sherrie Hewson Joyce Temple Savage
John Challis Monty
Shelley Longworth Sam
Julie Graham Sheron Dawson
Steve Edge Billy Dawson
Bobby Knutt Eddie Dawson
Kate Fitzgerald Loretta
Guest cast
Michael Fenton Stevens Sir Henry (British Consul)
Paul Chan Mr. Wu
Nigel Havers Stanley Keen
Stuart Milligan Rutger
Michael Starke Dodgy Dave
Flash Harry Neptune's Singer
Tony Hadley Self
Writing team
Derren Litten Writer
Production team
David Sant Director
Simon Bird Producer
Derren Litten Executive Producer
Paul Jackson Executive Producer
Arnold Widdowson Co-producer
Anne Patterson Line Producer
Nick Ames Editor
Andrew Lavin Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Scott Langridge Costume Designer
Marcus Whitney Make-up Designer
Mark Thomas Composer
Trevelyan Oliver Director of Photography
Tyrone Ridler 1st Assistant Director


Series 10 Trailer

ITV's award winning comedy Benidorm returns for its tenth series, and starts with a wedding.

Featuring: Jake Canuso (Mateo), Sherrie Hewson (Joyce Temple Savage) & John Challis (Monty).

Tony Hadley serenades Joyce and Monty

There are phone signal problems... but then Tony Hadley turns up.

Featuring: Jake Canuso (Mateo), Tony Maudsley (Kenneth), Sherrie Hewson (Joyce Temple Savage), John Challis (Monty) & Tony Hadley.


For sheer flamboyance, there's no beating tubby hairdresser Kenneth (Tony Maudsley), who flounced into the sea as Benidorm (ITV) returned.

He was trying to swim back to the Solana hotel, from an island off the Costa Blanca coast, but only his necklace was washed ashore. Of the rest, nothing was found, not even his silver posing briefs. If he doesn't turn up, it's a clever way to write his character out of the show -- with the possibility of a comeback one day.

Nigel Havers. as the smarmy dentist taking over Kenneth's salon, is smoothly amusing, and the wonderful Janine Duvitski as elderly swinger Jacqueline is back.

But most of the best-loved Benidorm regulars have long since departed, and the show has a decrepit air, like a cheap hotel at the tail-end of the season.

Full marks, though, to a hilarious cameo from Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, sending himself up as a shameless narcissist churning out the band's hits at a wedding. That was pure Gold.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 1st March 2018

The ITV institution is celebrating its 10th series in true Costa Del Sun style: that means sunburned bum cracks by the Hotel Solano pool, all-inclusive innuendo and (later in the series) evening entertainment provided by the Chuckle Brothers. In this episode, the big day arrives for hotel manager Joyce (Corrie veteran Sherrie Hewson) and Monty (John Challis from Only Fools and Horses), but will they make it to "I do"? Less a TV show, more a sunny retirement community for the light-entertainment stars of yesteryear.

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 28th February 2018

Benidorm, ITV, review

Tony Hadley brings his comedy gold.

Bernadette McNaulty, i Newspaper, 28th February 2018

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