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

Benidorm

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.

Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Donald Stewart (Kenny Ireland), Jacqueline Stewart (Janine Duvitski), Les / Lesley (Tim Healy), Madge (Sheila Reid), Michael Garvey (Oliver Stokes), Mick Garvey (Steve Pemberton), Janice Garvey (Siobhan Finneran). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Christmas Special

It is Christmas on the Costa Blanca and the Garveys are staying with Mel and Madge in their luxury hilltop villa.

Further details

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?

Noreen finds a travel companion, but he may not be all he seems. There is confusion at the Solana when Donald and Jacqueline check in with a group of close personal friends - including king of the swingers Marvin. Madge is left in charge of the Christmas Spectacular at the Benidorm Palace but when star of the show Su Pollard takes an unexpected detour via a Spanish nudist camp it looks as if the event will be left without its big finale. Can Donald and Jacqueline's famous friend save the day?

We also finally get to meet all the members of the Middlesbrough Swingers Association - one of them is played by Louie Spence. Su Pollard appears as herself with star billing in the Benidorm Palace Christmas show - all doesn't go to plan though when she comes face to face with Madge. Brian Murphy will also guest stars as a love interest for Noreen.

Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Donald Stewart (Kenny Ireland), Jacqueline Stewart (Janine Duvitski), Les / Lesley (Tim Healy), Madge (Sheila Reid), Michael Garvey (Oliver Stokes), Mick Garvey (Steve Pemberton), Janice Garvey (Siobhan Finneran). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions. Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Jacqueline Stewart (Janine Duvitski), Donald Stewart (Kenny Ireland), Les / Lesley (Tim Healy), Janey York (Crissy Rock), Mateo (Jake Canuso), Madge (Sheila Reid), Michael Garvey (Oliver Stokes), Mick Garvey (Steve Pemberton), Janice Garvey (Siobhan Finneran), Clive (Brian Murphy), Noreen Maltby (Elsie Kelly). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions. Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Noreen Maltby (Elsie Kelly), Clive (Brian Murphy). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions. Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Jacqueline Stewart (Janine Duvitski), Marvin (Louie Spence), Donald Stewart (Kenny Ireland). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 26th December 2010
Time
9pm
Channel
ITV
Length
75 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jake Canuso Mateo
Janine Duvitski Jacqueline Stewart
Tim Healy Les / Lesley
Elsie Kelly Noreen Maltby
Sheila Reid Madge
Steve Pemberton Mick Garvey
Siobhan Finneran Janice Garvey
Oliver Stokes Michael Garvey
Kenny Ireland Donald Stewart
Crissy Rock Janey York
Asa Elliott Self
Guest cast
Brian Murphy Clive
Louie Spence Marvin
Richard Morris Hotel Manager
Fabio Tassone Translator
Shaun Foster Conley Self
Su Pollard Self
Roy Wood Self
Writing team
Derren Litten Writer
Simon Carlyle Script Editor
Production team
John Henderson Director
Ben Cavey Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
David Yardley Editor
Heather Gibson Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer
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