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Benidorm (British TV series)

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Created byDerren Litten
Theme music composerMark Thomas
ComposerMark Thomas
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series10
No. of episodes74
Executive producers
  • Andy Hollis
  • John Ignutius
  • Alisdar Walker
  • Tim Waddell
  • John MacDonnell
  • Nick Ames
  • Adam Windmill
  • David Barrett
  • Mark Lawrence
Running time23–46 minutes
(excluding advertisements)
Production companyTiger Aspect Productions
Original release
NetworkITV, STV, UTV
Release1 February 2007 (2007-02-01) –
2 May 2018 (2018-05-02)
Benidorm Live

Benidorm is a British sitcom written and created by Derren Litten and produced by Tiger Aspect Productions for ITV that aired for ten series from 1 February 2007 until 2 May 2018.

The series features an ensemble cast of holiday makers and staff at the Solana all-inclusive hotel in Benidorm, Spain over the course of a week each year.

Story[change | change source]

Each series, different families and couples arrive in an all-inclusive hotel in Benidorm. There are many different characters and storylines throughout the series.

Behind the scenes[change | change source]

The Solana is the fictional hotel featured in the show, where most of the characters stay. The pool scenes are filmed at the Sol Pelicanos Ocas Hotel in Benidorm, and the room scenes are filmed in the Acuariam II Apartments (which overlook the pool). The reception area and the salon is filmed in a studio set in a building opposite Benidorm Palace, known as "The Pink House".

Neptune's is an all-inclusive bar/restaurant featured in the show, and owned by The Solana. Most of the characters are seen here in the evening, where seemingly there is karaoke and live entertainment every night.

Cancellation[change | change source]

After the end of the tenth season, it was confirmed that the show would not return. This was because less people were watching the show in its final years.

Viewing figures[change | change source]

Series Episodes Year Series average

(in millions)

1 6 2007 4.43
2 8 2008 5.98
Special 2009 5.23
3 6 6.52
Special 2010 7.41
4 6 2011 7.77
5 7 2012 7.06
6 7 2014 6.76
7 7 2015 5.60
8 7 2016 5.32
9 9 2017 4.78
10 9 2018 4.98

List of main characters and cast members[change | change source]

Character Actor Series
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Kate Weedon Abigail Cruttenden Main R
Martin Weedon Nicholas Burns Main R
Noreen Maltby Elsie Kelly Main Main
Geoff Maltby aka "The Oracle" Johnny Vegas Main Main
Mick Garvey Steve Pemberton Main R
Janice Garvey Siobhan Finneran Main R
Madge Harvey Sheila Reid Main R G
Michael Garvey Oliver Stokes Main R
Chantelle Garvey Hannah Hobley Main
Jacqueline Stewart Janine Duvitski Main
Donald Stewart Kenny Ireland Main
Gavin Ramsbottom Hugh Sachs Main
Troy Ramsbottom Paul Bazely Main G Main
Mateo Castellanos Jake Canuso Main
Janey Yorke Crissy Rock Main G R
Mel Harvey Geoffrey Hutchings Main
Brandy Sheridan Smith M
Les/Lesley Conroy Tim Healy R Main
Sam Wood Shelley Longworth Main Main
Natalie Jones Kathryn Drysdale M
Liam Conroy Adam Gillen Main G Main
Kenneth Du Beke Tony Maudsley Main
Pauline Maltby Selina Griffiths M Main
Joyce Temple-Savage Sherrie Hewson Main
Trudy Michelle Butterly M
Clive Dyke Perry Benson Main
Tonya Dyke Hannah Waddingham M
Tiger Dyke Danny Walters Main
Bianca Dyke Bel Powley M
Glynn Flint Alan David M
Terri Dawson Charlotte Eaton M
Monty Evans/Staines John Challis R M
Eddie Dawson Bobby Knutt Main
Billy Dawson Steve Edge Main
Sheron Dawson Julie Graham Main
Rob Dawson Josh Bolt Main
Jodie Dawson Honor Kneafsey Main
Joey Ellis Nathan Bryon Main
Amber Platt Jessica Ellerby M
Loretta Chase Kate Fitzgerald Main
Neville Simon Greenall M
Callum Julian Moore-Cook M
Cyd Laila Zaidi M

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