The BEST Episodes of Benidorm

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 18, 2020

Network: ITV

The Solana resort in Benidorm welcomes a regular group of British holiday makers each year. There are sex-mad swingers, OAPs, dysfunctional families, singletons, flamboyant homosexuals and pub quiz champions. And they're just the guests!

Episode 4

#1 - Episode 4

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 16, 2012

Madge has been kidnapped which to Michael witnessed but can The Garveys save her in time? Elsewhere, Sam bets Trudy 20 euros to act ladylike until midnight. Joyce invites Costa Class Magazine's Hotel Critic and instructs Mateo to cook an authentic paella for him.

star 8.56
157 votes
Directors: John Henderson
Writers: Neil Fitzmaurice
Episode 3

#2 - Episode 3

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 16, 2014

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.

star 8.48
99 votes
Episode 5

#3 - Episode 5

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 30, 2015

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.

star 8.47
91 votes
Directors: Sandy Johnson
Writers: Derren Litten
Episode 1

#4 - Episode 1

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 24, 2012

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.

star 8.40
199 votes
Directors: John Henderson
Writers: Derren Litten
Episode 7

#5 - Episode 7

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 13, 2014

Joyce's boss, Crystal Henessy-Vass, arrives to inspect the 4-Star Solana. Donald and Jacqueline have a surprise guest of their own, while Mateo and Lesley are left in charge of a group of VIPs. Tiger and Michael come to blows over a woman, and their parents come to blows with each other.

star 8.38
92 votes
Episode 6

#6 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 2009

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.

star 8.34
99 votes
Episode 5

#7 - Episode 5

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 23, 2012

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.

star 8.33
156 votes
Directors: John Henderson
Writers: Steve Pemberton
Episode 3

#8 - Episode 3

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 9, 2012

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.

star 8.30
184 votes
Directors: John Henderson
Writers: Steve Pemberton
Episode 7

#9 - Episode 7

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 13, 2015

Mateo reveals his home life is a disaster - his mother-in-law Dolores is threatening to kill him - so Lesley urges the barman to move out and start a new life. But will it be that easy? Clive, Tiger and Terri come up with a plan to retrieve Clive's 5,000 euros from dodgy property developer Monty, while Psychic Sue drops by Blow & Go with a message for Liam. Jacqueline and Glynn look forward to a reunion with their real partners, but when Riannon arrives, there's no sign of Donald. Guest starring Ruth Madoc (Hi-de-Hi!).

star 8.28
103 votes
Directors: Sandy Johnson
Writers: Derren Litten
Episode 2

#10 - Episode 2

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 2, 2012

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?

star 8.27
191 votes
Directors: John Henderson
Writers: Derren Litten
Episode 7

#11 - Episode 7

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 6, 2012

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?

star 8.14
151 votes
Directors: Sandy Johnson
Writers: Derren Litten
Episode 5

#12 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 2009

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.

star 8.13
101 votes
Episode 2

#13 - Episode 2

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 4, 2011

Noreen checks in at The Solana with her irritable daughter Pauline. Meanwhile, to take their mind off of Madge's financial woes, the Garveys decide to head to a water park, and when Noreen and Pauline show up, events take a bit of an unexpected turn. Mateo tries to get Leslie fired.

star 8.04
217 votes
Directors: Sandy Johnson
Writers: Derren Litten
Episode 1

#14 - Episode 1

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 11, 2016

The Dawson family head to the Solana Resort for the first time. Eddie is already causing trouble when he nearly drowns his grand-daughter. Billy and Sheron aren't happy at all. Tiger brings his best friend Joey on holiday. Joyce is on the look-out for a new member of staff, she has to choose between efficient Amber and flirty Marcus. Troy returns to the Solana, as he, Jacqueline and Kenneth scatter Donald's ashes.

star 8.02
131 votes
Episode 5

#15 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 1, 2011

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.

star 8.01
184 votes
Directors: Sandy Johnson
Writers: Derren Litten
Episode 4

#16 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 2009

When Madge's estranged daughter Valda appears at The Solana, Madge is convinced she is after Mel's money. Meanwhile a cockney conman called Gary starts working his way through the holidaymakers, and Madge is given something to settle her stomach with extremely unsettling results.

star 8.01
108 votes
Episode 5

#17 - Episode 5

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 5, 2017

Sir Henry steps in during Joyce’s absence and Les’s mate Neville covers for him. The Maltbys are back but there is something not quite right about the reformed Pauline? Sam gets Liam, Tiger & Joey into the dinosaur park but with violent results!

star 7.99
163 votes
Episode 5

#18 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 25, 2008

Mateo tries to get back with his old flame, Kelly. Unfortunately Kelly's mother Sylvia is in town and she doesn't suffer fools gladly.

star 7.98
118 votes
Episode 4

#19 - Episode 4

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 29, 2017

Rob tries to make use of Loretta’s swanky Beltoro hotel room but the rest of the family have their own elaborate plans for some of her 5 star luxury. Kenneth has bridges to build and is Sam up to something?

star 7.94
156 votes
Episode 3

#20 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 16, 2009

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.

star 7.92
103 votes
Episode 7

#21 - Episode 7

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 22, 2016

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?

star 7.92
122 votes
Episode 8

#22 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 16, 2008

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.

star 7.92
73 votes
Episode 6

#23 - Episode 6

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 12, 2017

Is Pauline pregnant, who’s the daddy? Cue the Oracle’s golden opportunity to hone his sleuthing skills. Billy gets some life changing advice and the staff feel the heat at the Solana Psychic convention. The boys bank on a profitable trip to the casino.

star 7.91
146 votes
Episode 9

#24 - Episode 9

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired May 3, 2017

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.

star 7.88
119 votes
Episode 4

#25 - Episode 4

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 25, 2011

Benidorm is under siege from a freak storm and Les/Lesley attempts to arrange a bingo game with rather unusual prizes. Pauline learns that her flight has been cancelled and comes to the conclusion that a drink might help. After a good looking stranger from Janice's past shows up in Solana, she fails to notice that Michael is having a holiday romance. Natalie continues to have man trouble and Donald has bad news.

star 7.87
159 votes
Directors: Sandy Johnson
Writers: Derren Litten