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 10, Episode 7 is repeated on ITV4 on Saturday at 9:05pm.

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

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    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
    David Yardley Editor
    Heather Gibson Production Designer
    Mark Thomas Composer
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