Benidorm (series 1)

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Benidorm (series 1)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes6
Original networkITV
Original release1 February 2007 (2007-02-01)[1] –
March 8, 2007 (2007-03-08)

The inaugural series of Benidorm encompasses six episodes, broadcast by ITV 1 from 1 February to 8 March 2007.[2] The entire series was directed by Kevin Allen and written by Derren Litten.[3][4]




No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.K. viewers
(millions) )[6]
1"Episode 1"Kevin AllenDerren Litten1 February 2007 (2007-02-01)5.86

A group of holidaymakers arrive at the Solana resort in Benidorm. The holidaymakers come from very different backgrounds, consisting of Scottish swingers Donald and Jacqueline, the wimpy Martin and his snobbish, miserable wife Kate, Geoff Maltby and his mum Noreen - and the Garvey family, consisting of dad Mick, mum Janice, loud-mouthed chain smoking Madge and two children, Michael and Chantelle, who is hiding a big secret.

First appearance of Siobhan Finneran as Janice Garvey, Steve Pemberton as Mick Garvey, Sheila Reid as Madge Harvey, Oliver Stokes as Michael Garvey, Hannah Hobley as Chantelle Garvey, Crissy Rock as Janey York, Hugh Sachs as Gavin Ramsbottom, Paul Bazely as Troy Ramsbottom, Kenny Ireland as Donald Stewart, Janine Duvitski as Jacqueline Stewart, Nicholas Burns as Martin Weedon, Abigail Cruttenden as Kate Weedon, Jake Canuso as Mateo Castellanos, Johnny Vegas as Geoff Maltby and Elsie Kelly as Noreen Maltby.
2"Episode 2"Kevin AllenDerren Litten8 February 2007 (2007-02-08)4.86
The Garvey family is calming down after discovering Chantelle's secret pregnancy. However, Madge is quick to stir up trouble. Meanwhile, Martin tries to cheer Kate up with a trip into Benidorm, with disastrous results when they encounter the legendary "Sticky Vicky", and Geoff is attempting to break a world record for holding his breath underwater.
3"Episode 3"Kevin AllenDerren Litten15 February 2007 (2007-02-15)3.88

Kelly, who works at The Solana, has just got engaged to womanising barman Mateo, leaving Donald and Jacqueline worried. But Mateo seems more interested in Kate, and the unlikely pair soon end up having a passionate encounter. But will Martin discover his wife's betrayal? Meanwhile, Chantelle's pregnancy ends up pushing her and Janice closer together, whilst Geoff and Noreen do a duet at the karaoke.

Guest starring Niky Wardley and Paul Smith
4"Episode 4"Kevin AllenDerren Litten22 February 2007 (2007-02-22)4.02

Madge is tricked into believing that Donald and Jacqueline are a sociable couple. They mistake Madge for a swinger, and things get out of hand. Meanwhile, Martin is upbeat now that his marriage seems to be back on track. But Kate feels guilty after her encounter with Mateo. Elsewhere, Janice becomes jealous of Suzie, a geordie girl who seems to have hit it off with Mick, whilst Mateo seduces another holidaymaker - Troy.

Guest starring Paul Smith
5"Episode 5"Kevin AllenDerren Litten1 March 2007 (2007-03-01)3.85

It's[clarification needed] quiz night at The Solana, and the Oracle (Geoff) believes that this is his big moment. However, Geoff was so angry when he didn't win, he revealed shocking secrets that could tear lives apart. Meanwhile, Donald tries to save Gavin and Troy's relationship after Troy's shocking betrayal with Mateo, whilst Kate confides in Madge about the problems in her marriage.

Guest starring Paul Smith
6"Episode 6"Kevin AllenDerren Litten8 March 2007 (2007-03-08)4.13

After the Garveys win their €100 prize from last night's quiz, they decide to go to the beach - though Madge has invited Donald and Jacqueline, much to the disapproval of miserly Mick. Later back at the Solana, Kate is scarred for life after picking up faeces in the swimming pool. Meanwhile, a con artist tries her luck with the holidaymakers - and the Garveys find themselves in trouble, when Mick's past comes back to haunt him.

Guest starring Ella Kenion and Paul Smith


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  6. ^ "Weekly Viewing Summary (see relevant week)". BARB.