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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.

Series 5, Episode 1

The first day of the holidays, and chaos reigns at the Solana Hotel. Staff regulars Mateo and Les/Lesley can barely keep control. Liam is now the hotel's hopeless handyman too. When will new manager Joyce Temple-Savage appear?

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Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Joyce Temple Savage (Sherrie Hewson), Asa Elliott. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

The first day of the holidays, and chaos reigns at the Solana Hotel. Staff regulars Mateo and Les/Lesley can barely keep control. Les's son Liam is now the hotel's hopeless handyman too. When will the new manager appear?

A coachload of angry holiday-makers arrives - including an irate Gavin and Noreen: somehow, the travel company has lost all their luggage.

Sam is already out by the pool with a new friend - Trudy. Trudy is hungry for 24 hour fun and determined not to let anything stand in her way...

Mateo reluctantly coaches Liam in the art of chatting up pretty women, while Madge borrows money from grandson Michael and provokes Janice about Mick's late arrival: "very pretty lass he's just taken on at the Claremont Road shop...".

Kenneth, now proprietor of the Solana's new hair salon - and Gavin comfort lately widowed Jacqueline, but get a nasty shock when they see what can surely only be the ghost of Donald...

Watching all this, from beneath an artful cascade of blonde locks, is Joyce Temple-Savage, the new manager - determined to set the Solana on the road to 4 star respectability. Has she bitten off more than she can chew? Will the guests take to her taste in classical music? Will she ever stop making those pesky announcements? And what will everyone make of reluctant but dishy opera singer Asa Elliott? It's not going to be an easy ride!

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 24th February 2012
Time
9pm
Channel
ITV
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jake Canuso Mateo
Janine Duvitski Jacqueline Stewart
Tim Healy Les / Lesley
Adam Gillen Liam
Tony Maudsley Kenneth
Sherrie Hewson Joyce Temple Savage
Shelley Longworth Sam
Elsie Kelly Noreen Maltby
Sheila Reid Madge
Siobhan Finneran Janice Garvey
Oliver Stokes Michael Garvey
Kenny Ireland Donald Stewart
Hugh Sachs Gavin
Michelle Butterly Trudy
Asa Elliott Self
Writing team
Derren Litten Writer
Simon Carlyle Script Editor
Production team
John Henderson Director
Francis Matthews Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
Ben Cavey Executive Producer
Derren Litten Executive Producer
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