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Benidorm

  • Episode: 

    1 of 9

  • Title: 

    Series 10
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 28 Feb 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 09 2018 : Sat 24 Feb - Fri 02 Mar
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Returning
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Series overview
 
Benidorm: 10th series
 
The 10th series of Benidorm will see legendary comedy duo Hale & Pace join the show as undercover detectives (Dennis and Nigel) investigating Tim Healy’s character Les/Lesley, who returns to the series full time. 
 
Shane Richie is back for four episodes reprising his role as lively entertainer Sammy Valentino and John Challis becomes a series regular with his character Monty Staines.
 
The Dawsons (Julie Graham, Steve Edge, Kate Fitzgerald, Bobby Knutt and Josh Bolt) all return with Billy and Sheron celebrating their silver wedding anniversary.
 
Newcomers to the series include Laila Zaidi who plays Cyd, the new girlfriend of Rob Dawson and Julian Moore-Cook who plays Joey’s mate Callum.
 
Joyce Temple Savage (Sherrie Hewson), Mateo (Jake Canuso), Noreen (Elsie Kelly), Pauline (Selina Griffiths), Liam (Adam Gillen), Kenneth (Tony Maudsley), Sam (Shelley Longworth), Joey (Nathan Bryon) and Jacqueline (Janine Duvitski) all return.
 
Noreen (Elsie Kelly) and Pauline (Selina Griffiths) are enjoying another holiday in Benidorm with Pauline back on the wagon and hoping to revive her fledging career as a novelist.  Things soon flare up with the arrival of Noreen’s twin sister Doreen (played by Elsie Kelly in a dual role) and her very familiar new boyfriend!
 
Guest stars in series 10 include The Chuckle Brothers, Nigel Havers, Mark Heap, Bobby Ball, Claire Sweeney, Layton Williams, Carol Decker, Tony Hadley and Holly Johnson.
 
The show’s creator Derren Litten penned episodes 1-3 and 8-9 of the new series and Mark Brotherhood (Shameless, Mount Pleasant) wrote 4-7.
 
Benidorm has been commissioned for ITV by Saskia Schuster, ITV’s Controller of Comedy.   
 
Show creator, writer and exec producer Derren Litten says "When I wrote the first script of Benidorm I had no idea it would change my life so dramatically over the next 10 years.  I am so grateful to our fans and to ITV for giving Benidorm the best possible home we could hope for.  Here's to the next 10 years!”
 
Paul Jackson and Derren Litten served as executive producers.  David Sant directed episodes 1-5, Duncan Foster directed 6-7 and Derren Litten directed 8-9.
 
Episode 1
 
Wedding anticipation is in the air at the Solana as Joyce & Monty’s big day has arrived. It’s Billy & Sheron’s 25th wedding anniversary holiday. Sam is left in charge of the Solana and is looking at ways to make some quick cash! Things go awry at the wedding so Kenneth volunteers to save the day. 
 
Guests – Nigel Havers, Tony Hadley and Michael Starke