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Benidorm (2007-) is an award-winning British comedy-drama set in the well know Spanish resort of Benidorm after which the show is named, with an Ensemble Cast. Broadcast by ITV.Currently, there have been 5 series and 2 specials.
Blatant Lies: Pretty much EVERYTHING that comes out of Geoff's mouth. Somewhat subverted in the fact that he does actually seem to have a degree of success in his lies, such as everything to his mother and the claim of knowing 5 languages.
British Accents: Unsurprisingly, as the town the series is set in is almost entirely populated by tourists and expats even in Real Life.
British Brevity: Each series is only 6 episodes long, apart from Season 2, which is 8 episodes. 9 if you count the special that follows directly on from it.
Contrived Coincidence: Over five series and two specials, everyone seems to go on holiday at the same time, on the same days. Granted, some of them are staying for two weeks, which gives a larger margin for error in some cases, but it's still there.
Disability as an Excuse for Jerkassery: Madge probably only gets away with many of the things she says because she's elderly and in a mobility scooter all the time. Though she doesn't really need the scooter as she's not really infirm, she's just lazy.
Hypocrite: A lot the characters a lot of the time, but a shining example happens as a Continuity Nod in the fourth series. In Series 2, Mick was in massive financial trouble, but when Janice got on at him about it, he kept saying things to the effect of "We're on holiday, we can just push it aside for now". Fast forward to Series 4, and he's deriving quite great enjoyment from Madge being in the same boat.
Lower-Class Lout: Mick can easily into this trope; he was a benefit's cheat claiming disability allowance falsely for years, and is incredibly tight with his money, usually only doing something outside the hotel if it's free.
Mistaken Identity: During one of the Christmas Specials, Madge finally gets her revenge on Su Pollard for snubbing her when she asked for an autograph over 25 years earlier... only for it to turn out that the person she was actually upset with all this time was Rod Hull. Oops.
Particularly ridiculous since Su Pollard is neither a man, a puppeteer, nor been dead for over a decade.