Fun in the sun. Benidorm is the hugely popular ITV sitcom that to date (2016) has run for eight series, with a ninth commissioned for airing in 2017.
It’s clocked up a mammoth fifty six episodes since it first hit screens back in 2007, picking up two National Television Awards and nominations at the British Comedy Awards and BAFTAs along the way.
Many well known TV stars have starred in the series along the way, including: Tim Healey (Auf Wiedersehen Pet), Denise Welch, Sherrie Hewson (both of Coronation Street fame) and Matthew Kelly (Game For A Laugh and Stars In Their Eyes) to name just a few. Many other big stars have had guest roles these have included Joan Collins and Cilla Black.
One of the stand out stars of the show was Kenny Ireland who played swinger Donald Stewart until his untimely death in 2014.
The show very nearly came to an end in 2011 after the writer anounced he did not want to write any more episodes. However, due to high viewing rates and public reaction, he agreed to write another series and continue with the show.
The series follows the antics of a group of holiday makers and staff at the Solana all-inclusive hotel in Benidorm, Spain.
An extensive cast of past present and future stars too many to list here link
Created By: Derren Litten
Original Transmision Dates: 1st February 2007 – present