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Lunchtime Comedy: #15 – Benidorm S02 Special

11/01/2021
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The wedding continues, but what is supposed to be the most memorable day of Mel and Madge’s lives doesn’t go exactly to plan. All was going well, then Janice’s stalker, Jack, interrupted the ceremony asking Janice for “one last kiss.” Then, Kate turned up and broke news to Martin, telling him she was pregnant – but was the doctor right? Just as Madge and Mel were saying their vows, Geoff’s parachute span out of control – wiping out a German family and kicking Mel in the head. Mel then fainted on the sand, with all the guests crowded around him. When he awoke, he had lost his memory and couldn’t remember anyone around him. Taking in one of Donald’s suggestions, Mick punches Mel in the head (trying to get his memory back), but that just causes him to faint again. Mel is then taken away in an ambulance and Mick is taken away in a police car. As the guests head back to the Solana, Madge and Janice get a lift from a Spanish male (who turns out to be a murderer with drugs and a gun) to the police station and hospital, but instead takes them to a cliff and threatens to kill them if they don’t stay in his car. They both are then taken back to the Solana, and they, along some of the guests, are held hostage – revealing he is a murderer. He took them to the rooftop and threatened that he would throw bodies off the roof if they didn’t keep quiet. Mel then turns up in a helicopter, knocking the murderer unconscious with a bat, which is uncalled for, and holds & kisses Madge, finally getting back his memory. To apologise, the Solana offered the guests a free 1-week holiday for the following year.

Wikipedia

Benidorm is a British sitcom written and created by Derren Litten and produced by Tiger Aspect 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.

The series first aired on 1 February 2007. Critically acclaimed, Benidorm has received two National Television Awards[1][2] and nominations at the British Comedy Awards[3] and BAFTAs.[4]

On 5 July 2018, series creator and writer Derren Litten confirmed that series 10 would be the last.[5]Benidorm Live, a stage adaption written by Litten, was announced with 250 shows scheduled in theatres across the United Kingdom and Ireland MORE AT LINK

Series 1

Series 1 introduced the main characters, the Garvey family: parents Mick (Steve Pemberton) and Janice (Siobhan Finneran), teenage daughter Chantelle (‘Telle’ – Hannah Hobley) and seven-year-old son Michael (Oliver Stokes). They are on their first holiday abroad, paid for by Janice’s mother – the sun-worshipping, chain-smoking Madge (Sheila Reid), who doesn’t have a kind word for anyone.

Jacqueline (Janine Duvitski) and Donald (Kenny Ireland) have been coming to Benidorm for twenty years and are enthusiastic, middle-aged swingers. Kate (Abigail Cruttenden) and Martin Weedon (Nicholas Burns) are going through a rough patch during their third year of marriage. Within seconds of arriving, they realise that the Solana is the worst place for them to make a fresh start.

Geoff Maltby (Johnny Vegas), who calls himself ‘The Oracle’, has an irritating computer-like knowledge of trivia, he claims to be the Lancashire pub quiz champion, and is prone to fits of competitive behaviour; he has always come on holiday with his mother, Noreen (Elsie Kelly). Gavin (Hugh Sachs) and Troy (Paul Bazely) are on their first holiday together after setting up a successful hair salon. They consider themselves superior to the other guests but are happy enough to get drunk and snigger at them; later in the series, their relationship hits rock bottom when Troy is caught with another series regular.

Also introduced in Series 1 are barman Mateo (Jake Canuso), who flirts with anything that breathes, and Janey (Crissy Rock), the hotel manager and cabaret M.C. at Neptune’s bar. Guest cast members include Ella Kenion as a fake fee-collector who cons the Garveys out of money at the beach – but who is caught when she turns up at Neptune’s; and Niky Wardley, playing Kelly, Mateo’s ex-love

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