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 8, Episode 1

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

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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 13th January 2016 9:00pm ITV4
Friday 14th July 2017 9:00pm ITV1
Tuesday 12th September 2017 9:00pm ITV4
Monday 18th June 2018 9:00pm ITV4
Wednesday 10th June 2020 9:00pm ITV1

Cast & crew

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).


The comedy-drama returns. As the eighth series begins, change is very much in the wind at the Solana. Les (Tim Healy) is on duty without his customary makeup and chestnut bob, while Jacqueline is saying goodbye to Donald by scattering his ashes over the bay with the help of a wind machine and the lads from the Blow & Go. New guest cast members materialise in the shape of the Dawsons (featuring Julie Graham as mum Sheron) while sex-comedy mainstay Robin Askwith debuts as aspirant barman/lothario Marcus.

John Robinson, The Guardian, 11th January 2016

Robin Askwith says he's STILL a target for maneaters

Robin Askwith returns to the bawdy ITV sitcom on Monday and admits he just can't seem to leave his racy screen past behind him.

Janine Yaqoob, The Mirror, 10th January 2016

Sherrie Hewson interview

Benidorm star, Sherrie Hewson, 65, on finding the right man, being a doting grandma, and getting thrown out of bars...

Laura Millar, The Mirror, 10th January 2016

Paul Bazely & Janine Duvitski interview

Last seen in the final episode of Series 4, Troy is back in Benidorm and once again played by Paul Basely. Also back, following the very sad death of Kenny Ireland who played her on-screen husband Donald, is Janine Duvitski as Benidorm's most prolific swinger, Jacqueline Stewart.

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 10th January 2016

Jake Canuso, Tim Healy & Jessica Ellerby interview

Benidorm regulars Mateo (Jake Canuso) and Les/Lesley (Tim Healy) are back working at the Solana and this year there's a new girl behind the bar, Amber (Jessica Ellerby).

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 10th January 2016

Radio Times review

Benidorm is ailing. I speak as one who loved the earlier series but, as the eighth opens, it can barely crank out an ounce of credibility in the storylines, let alone a decent laugh. The Garveys are gone and with them any clout Steve Pemberton, Sheila Reid and Siobhan Finneran brought to the show (although Reid will be back for a guest spot).

A new family, the Dawsons (headed by a shrill Julie Graham), make little impact, while Joyce (Sherrie Hewson) seriously considers hiring the deeply unsavoury Marcus (Robin Askwith).

On a positive note, Jacqueline gives her late hubby Donald a touching send-off, aided by hairdresser Troy (Paul Bazely, returning after four years away).

Patrick Mulkern, Radio Times, 9th January 2016

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