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


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 5

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

Further details

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


    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
    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
    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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