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Lunchtime Comedy: #61 – Benidorm S09 E05

18/02/2021
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Episodes of the award winning ITV comedy.

This Episode

Joyce asks Sir Henry to step in while she is at the conference in Barcelona, and Les has asked Neville – an old mate from the Geordie Bar – to cover for him while he is back in the UK. Can Sir Henry run a steady ship, or is it a chance for a few pranks? Sam has some free tickets for the dinosaur park and Liam has a day off, so it is the perfect opportunity for him to address his childhood fear of dinosaurs. Tiger and Joey are up for a free trip too, but end up getting roped in as the entertainment. The Maltbys are back at the Solana but there is something not quite right about Pauline – who has developed some strange eating habits. Noreen and the Oracle are determined to get to the bottom of it.

Absent: Sherrie Hewson as Joyce Temple-Savage

Last appearance of Honor Kneafsey as Jodie Dawson.

Guest Starring Michael Fenton Stevens and Simon Greenall

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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