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
    Nick Ames Editor
    Antony Cartlidge Production Designer
    Mark Thomas Composer


    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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