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 5, Episode 5

The British Olympic Synchronised Swimming team is in town to practice, and Joyce has persuaded them to stay at the Solana.

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Benidorm. Hazel (Siobhan Redmond). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

The British Olympic Synchronised Swimming team is in town to practice, and Joyce has persuaded them to stay at the Solana. Hazel, the team's strict coach, is shocked at the poor facilities, but agrees to Joyce's ambitious plan for a gala display in the hotel pool that night. The girls are due for a break from their rigorous training, and Liam escorts them (and Michael) on a sight seeing tour of beautiful Calpe - just along the coast.

Madge is very keen on handsome Mohammed - the son of a wealthy property developer who knew Mel. Mick and Janice are shocked to learn that Madge intends to marry him. She says it's a marriage of convenience, but how will she benefit?

At Calpe, Liam fails to stop the attractive young swimmers joining an 18-30 booze cruise, the very cruise that Trudy and Sam are heading for in search of some hot party action. But Danny won't let Trudy on board: she's too old. Or Michael: he's too young. Trudy - however - has a cunning plan.

What happens when the swimmers turn up drunk to the gala? And why does everyone end up in the pool? And what happens when Noreen locks herself and Gavin on a balcony, high out of ear-shot?

Broadcast details

Friday 23rd March 2012
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 25th March 2012 9:00pm ITV2
Tuesday 27th March 2012 11:35pm ITV1
Sunday 19th August 2012 9:00pm ITV2
Wednesday 24th April 2013 9:00pm ITV2
Wednesday 28th October 2015 12:15am ITV1
Tuesday 11th October 2016 9:00pm ITV4

Cast & crew

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
Steve Pemberton Mick Garvey
Siobhan Finneran Janice Garvey
Oliver Stokes Michael Garvey
Kenny Ireland Donald Stewart
Hugh Sachs Gavin
Michelle Butterly Trudy
Asa Elliott Self
Guest cast
Alba Ortega Carmen
Dhafer L'Abidine Mohammed
Siobhan Redmond Hazel
Carl Rice Danny
Naomi Battrick Hermione
Jensen Hatton Deputy Mayor
Writing team
Steve Pemberton Writer
Simon Carlyle Script Editor
Production team
John Henderson Director
Matthew Francis (as 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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