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: Stanley Keen (Nigel Havers), Kenneth (Tony Maudsley), Liam (Adam Gillen). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Series 9, Episode 1

The Dawsons are back for another Benidorm all-inclusive holiday, and everyone at the Solana knows they have arrived when Eddie makes a shattering entrance, leaving Joyce and the resort staff to mop up the consequences.

Further details

The new holiday season kicks off at the Solana resort with the return of two popular characters - Liam and Sam.

The Dawson's arrive for a new holiday that doesn't get off to a great start and when Sheron's Mum Loretta (Kate Fitzgerald) joins them - Benidorm will never be the same again!

Meanwhile, could Joyce Temple Savage finally find romance this series with Monty (John Challis)?

Guest stars in the new series include Nigel Havers, Jason Manford, Uri Geller, Amanda Barrie, George Shelley, Madness and, once again, Dame Joan Collins.

Series 9 is a suitcase packed full of all your favourite characters, great guest stars, holiday mishaps... and Mr Wu!

In the opening episode, The Dawsons' holiday starts with a bang when Eddie has an accident. Eddie makes a shattering entrance, leaving Joyce and the resort staff to mop up the consequences. As a result, Eddie is caught short in the clothing department and Sheron's fashion taste is called into question when he asks her to pick him up some new kit.

Kenneth is having some financial problems but local dentist Stanley might be the solution. Liam and Kenneth pay him a visit and end up walking away with smiles on their faces.

New holiday rep Sam from head office ruffles Joyce's feathers. Tiger and Joey are in a party mood, so Sam takes them under her wing. When Rob joins them clubbing, there is a surprise in store.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 1st March 2017
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jake Canuso Mateo
Tim Healy Les / Lesley
Adam Gillen Liam
Tony Maudsley Kenneth
Sherrie Hewson Joyce Temple Savage
Shelley Longworth Sam
Julie Graham Sheron Dawson
Steve Edge Billy Dawson
Bobby Knutt Eddie Dawson
Josh Bolt Rob Dawson
Kate Fitzgerald Loretta
Nathan Bryon Joey Ellis
Danny Walters Tiger Dyke
Honor Kneafsey Jodie Dawson
Guest cast
Jonathan Hawkins Motown Jonathan
Jofre Alsina Coach Driver
Nigel Havers Stanley Keen
Writing team
Derren Litten Writer
Gaby Hull Script Editor
Production team
Robin Sheppard Director
Simon Bird Producer
Derren Litten Executive Producer
Paul Jackson Executive Producer
Arnold Widdowson Co-producer


Lesley is on reception

Lesley and Joyce have a conversation at the reception desk.

Featuring: Jake Canuso (Mateo), Tim Healy (Les / Lesley), Sherrie Hewson (Joyce Temple Savage), Shelley Longworth (Sam), Bobby Knutt (Eddie Dawson).


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