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ITV 2007

Follow holidaymakers at the Solana Resort in Benidorm. Hilarity ensues as guests try to get value for their Euros.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Benidorm

Benidorm - S3E6

#1 - Episode 6 (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Swingers Donald and Jacqueline have a holiday visitor in the shape of Wink McAndrew who raises a few eyebrows amongst the holidaymakers. Kate finally plucks up the courage to tell Martin a few home truths whilst Gavin meets the new man in his life. Madge and Mel reveal a secret they've been hiding from The Garvey family that will change everyone's lives forever.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 73 votes.

Benidorm - S4E5

#2 - Episode 5 (Season 4 - Episode 5)

Pauline continues to drink permanently and everyone is looking forward to Eighties Night with guests Bananarama. Madge discovers that the lease on a bar could be coming and she has to decide whether she could live in Spain on her own. Kenneth takes Gavin out in an effort to try and cheer him up. Liam continues to attempt to win Natalie's heart but she is after Mateo. Mateo is talked by Leslie into going on a double date but nothing goes to plan. Bananarama end up finding an unexpected third member performing with them on stage.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 77 votes.

Benidorm - S5E3

#3 - Episode 3 (Season 5 - Episode 3)

Mick is unimpressed when his nice-but-dim brother Pete and his crotchety dad Stan arrive in Benidorm for Pete's stag party. Gavin thinks that Troy has dumped him so he agrees to a date with Emilio. Trudy comes up with a way to get intimate with Mateo, but her plans are scuppered by Les/Lesley. Donald takes Michael and Liam to see Jacqueline perform her erotic striptease at a local club.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 77 votes.

Benidorm - S5E2

#4 - Episode 2 (Season 5 - Episode 2)

New manager Joyce organises a dance competition for the guests and everyone is eager to take part. Rehearsals are supervised by her old flame Cyril Babcock, an ageing playboy whose impatience with the talentless contestants leads to a dance-off with Mateo. Kenneth hires an assistant for the salon, but her minimal knowledge of hairdressing and English leads to an unfortunate accident with her first client. Kenneth also tries to cheer up Gavin, who is missing Troy. Janice is shocked to see an old face at the pool bar, but he seems not to remember her. What is he playing at? And will Mick turn up in time to prevent a nasty scene?

The episode was rated 7.98 from 84 votes.

Benidorm - S5E7

#5 - Episode 7 (Season 5 - Episode 7)

Joyce becomes convinced that new guest Mrs Simmonds is the hotel assessor, but her attempts to impress do not start smoothly when Mrs Simmonds witnesses Joyce evicting a furious Kenneth from his salon for late payment of rent. The hotel is also playing host to underworld figures Lennie and Neville, who gave Donald a hard time when he was in prison. Mick tells his family that all of the sunbed shops Mel left them have been destroyed by fire, and an angry Madge attacks him, before being denounced in turn by Michael. Can the family set aside their differences?

The episode was rated 7.96 from 71 votes.

Benidorm - S4E1

#6 - Episode 1 (Season 4 - Episode 1)

Gavin has a new holiday companion; The Garveys can't find Madge, but do find Cilla Black; Mateo is introduced to his new colleague Les (aka Lesley); whilst Les's son Liam tries to spend time with girls Natalie and Sam.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 79 votes.

Benidorm - S5E1

#7 - Episode 1 (Season 5 - Episode 1)

Chaos reigns at the Solana Hotel as Mateo and Les find it hard to keep control. Les’s son Liam is now working as the hotel‘s handyman. Gavin and Noreen are not happy after showing up at the hotel and learning their luggage has been lost. Mateo ends up reluctantly coaches Liam in the art of chatting up pretty women. Kenneth and Gavin comfort lately widowed Jacqueline but they end up getting a nasty shock when they think they have seen the ghost of Donald. Joyce Temple-Savage, the new manager of the hotel, secretly watches everything that is going on as she is determined to see the hotel become four star.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 92 votes.

Benidorm - S5E5

#8 - Episode 5 (Season 5 - Episode 5)

The British Olympic Synchronised Swimming team are in the local area to train, and Joyce has managed to persuade them to stay at the Solana. Hazel, the team's strict coach, is not impressed by the poor facilities, but agrees to Joyce's idea for a gala display in the hotel pool. Liam ends up escorting the girls on a sight seeing tour along the coast. Madge is keen on Mohammed, the son of a wealthy property developer who knew Mel and Mick and Janice are surprised when they find out that she wants to marry him. Liam is unable to stop the young swimmers joining an 18 -30 booze cruise.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 76 votes.

Benidorm - S6E3

#9 - Episode 3 (Season 6 - Episode 3)

The reopening of Blow n’Go is reined by a rowdy stag party, with old Solana regular, Martin Weedon, as the best man. Donald, Jacqueline, Tiger and Michael decide to give the stag party a night of entertainment that they’ll never forget ever.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 73 votes.

Benidorm - S2E8

#10 - Episode 8 (Season 2 - Episode 8)

After Mel and Madge's romantic evening stroll on the beach is very rudely interrupted, what is supposed to be the most memorable day of their lives - proceeds to become memorable for all the wrong reasons.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 74 votes.

Benidorm - S8E7
#11 - Episode 7
Season 8 - Episode 7

Jodie's acting career gets a boost when she is accepted into stage school, but the high fees may be a problem, while Liam is back to visit his dad Les and is interested in a position at Blow & Go. Sir Henry asks Joyce if the Solana can host the Pride of Benidorm awards at short notice, but a double booking leads to a fight between two Peter Andre tribute acts and host Sammy Valentino starts causing trouble. Can a special star performance from Crystal save the day?

The episode was rated from 97 votes.
Benidorm - S9E9
#12 - Episode 9
Season 9 - Episode 9

Sitcom set on the Costa Blanca. When Baby Jesus contaminates the swimming pool with weed killer, the guests have to be evacuated. Joyce hastily arranges a trip to the circus.

The episode was rated from 121 votes.
Benidorm - S6E5
#13 - Episode 5
Season 6 - Episode 5

Donald and Jacqueline's friend called Big Donna has recently died and before they scatter her ashes, they are determined to give her a send off to remember. Joyce Temple-Savage foes on a mystery date and with Lesley left in charge of the hotel, nothing goes to plan.

The episode was rated from 78 votes.
Benidorm - S5E6
#14 - Episode 6
Season 5 - Episode 6

Madge is getting ready for her wedding to Mohammed but after Mick and Michael find Mohammed in a sports bar, they think that he is not quite what he seems. Joyce believes that somebody in the hotel is giving negative stories about the Solana to the local press and she recruits Donald and Jacqueline to spy on the staff. A trick is played on Sam by Trudy and she convinces her that she had unprotected sex with Liam while she was drunk.

The episode was rated from 74 votes.
Benidorm - S4E3
#15 - Episode 3
Season 4 - Episode 3

The Garvey's get a bit of a shock when they discover that Mel's debt has been taken on by some gangsters. They find themselves attempting a very risky bet to pay off what they owe. Noreen's problems with Pauline continue as she's decided she wants to leave Benidorm early. Meanwhile, Liam is still stuck to Natalie's side, much to the annoyance of Sam.

The episode was rated from 72 votes.
Benidorm - S9E8
#16 - Episode 8
Season 9 - Episode 8

Concerns from the Blow and Go team and Sam for Liam's wellbeing leads to confusion when they fear he has joined a self-help group to confront a traumatic childhood experience. Rob's bad exam results make him question his future and he asks Tiger for a job at his dad's company. Now he has to break the news to his family that he is giving up university to become a building labourer. Suspicions about Malcolm's identity grow and Kenneth is intent on exposing him.

The episode was rated from 110 votes.
Benidorm - S7E5
#17 - Episode 5
Season 7 - Episode 5

Inspired by a pep-talk from Crystal, Kenneth and Liam launch a Blow and Go makeover competition. Crystal Hennessy-Vass announces that the staff budget is being cut by half - and Joyce is being replaced by Janey, her predecessor. As Geoff's Romanian fiancee Ionela arrives in Benidorm, Noreen discovers that Geoff has told her he is a successful businessman.

The episode was rated from 65 votes.
Benidorm - S6E1
#18 - Episode 1
Season 6 - Episode 1

The Garveys make it as far as Alicante airport before their holiday begins to go wrong. Donald and Jacqueline hold a protest after Joyce Temple Savage refuses to give them a room. Kenneth is left feeling scared by some strange messages he’s been receiving. Liam and Lesley decide to intervene.

The episode was rated from 90 votes.
Benidorm - S3E3
#19 - Episode 3
Season 3 - Episode 3

When The Oracle goes on a blind date he ends up being given the runaround. When Martin isn't around, Brandy tries to seduce Mateo. Mel tries to find the owner of Peacock Island so that he can talk to them about selling it him.

The episode was rated from 50 votes.
Benidorm - S3E5
#20 - Episode 5
Season 3 - Episode 5

Gavin discovers that Troy is apparently cheating on him. The Oracle's tall tales get him in trouble with the police. Diana comes to help her recently conned son Martin but only succeeds in making him feel much, much worse. Mel and Madge end up taking to the stage at The Benidorm Palace.

The episode was rated from 75 votes.

Last updated: oct 26, 2022



S8 was pretty dire, new characters were awful, especially the thick lad . . . S10 update, Benidorm seems to be where UK TV hasbeens go to die, Hale and Pace now?


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