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.

Benidorm. Image shows from L to R: Troy (Paul Bazely), Jacqueline Stewart (Janine Duvitski), Kenneth (Tony Maudsley). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Series 8, Episode 1

We're back in Benidorm for more fun, sun and sangria! Tiger brings a friend along and a new family called the Dawsons are on holiday at the Solana. Joyce Temple-Savage is desperate for new staff, who will come to her rescue?

Further details

The Solana welcomes the Dawson family for the first time and Grandad Eddie is already causing trouble when he nearly drowns his own granddaughter. His son Billy and daughter-in-law Sheron are not best pleased.

Tiger brings along a new pal, Joey - who has never been abroad before. Though not the sharpest knife in the box himself, Tiger looks like a Nobel prizewinner alongside the uniquely dim-witted but essentially friendly Joey.

Joyce Temple-Savage is on the look-out for a new member of staff. She must choose between the efficient Amber and the completely incapable - but outrageously flirtatious - Marcus.

Troy is welcomed back to the Costa and his first day is spent saying goodbye to Donald as he, Jacqueline and Kenneth scatter the big man's ashes over his favourite holiday destination.

Broadcast details

Monday 11th January 2016
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jake Canuso Mateo
Janine Duvitski Jacqueline Stewart
Tim Healy Les / Lesley
Tony Maudsley Kenneth
Sherrie Hewson Joyce Temple Savage
Julie Graham Sheron Dawson
Steve Edge Billy Dawson
Bobby Knutt Eddie Dawson
Josh Bolt Rob Dawson
Nathan Bryon Joey Ellis
Paul Bazely Troy
Danny Walters Tiger Dyke
Honor Kneafsey Jodie Dawson
Jessica Ellerby Amber
Guest cast
Robin Askwith Gary / Marcus
Simon Ruston Meatloaf Tribute
Pepe Balderrama (as Joseph Balderrama) Dr. Bueno
Lesley Anne Cawood Meatloaf Tribute
Writing team
Derren Litten Writer
Gaby Hull Script Editor
Production team
Robin Sheppard Director
Simon Bird Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
Derren Litten Executive Producer
Pete Thornton Executive Producer


Benidorm - Series 8, Episode 1 preview

Joey doesn't quite understand Tiger's bet proposal.

Featuring: Nathan Bryon (Joey Ellis), Danny Walters (Tiger Dyke).


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