Trivia / Benidorm

  • Character Outlives Actor: Kenny Ireland (Donald) passed away prior to Series 7, but was mentioned in the first episode of Series 7 to be in France, as part of a partner swap with Welsh couple Glynn and Rhiannon.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Troy looks like a magician.
    • Mick Garvey looks oddly similar to a number of the residents of Royston Vasey.
    • Moz has stopped dealing and is now on holiday with his mother.
    • Dennis Patterson has moved to Benidorm and started cross-dressing.
    • Ray Von is Madge’s weaselly neighbour Lucky Kev.
    • Walder Frey is Mick’s father Stan.
    • Boycie is now a con artist selling villas he doesn’t own.
    • And his neighbour Llewellyn is Jacqueline’s travelling companion in Series 7.
    • And Ruth Madoc guest stars as his wife.
    • The Rani is Barbara Simmonds, a famous crime writer staying at the Solana in the Series 5 finale.
    • Mrs Cakeworthy is the con artist that the Garveys run into in Series 1.
    • Alexis Carrington owns the Solana.
    • The Krankies guest star as Donald’s old flame Agnes and her porn star husband Pepé in Series 6.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Septa Unella is Tonya Dyke.
  • Too Soon: In the summer of 2014, ITV 1 repeated Series 5 in a primetime slot. Episode 4 has a throwaway joke by Donald and Jacqueline about Rolf Harris having an affair and ends with Les singing Two Little Boys in the hotel's karaoke bar. The repeat broadcast of this episode was mere hours after Rolf Harris was convicted of child sex offences and sentenced to five years in prison. After a lot of media attention and a hasty apology, the repeat schedule quickly skipped over to Episode 6 the next week (despite Episode 5 having no objectionable content), and abruptly ended without showing Episode 7 (Series 5's finale).
  • Written by Cast Member: Steve Pemberton (Mick Garvey) and Neil Fitzmaurice (Lucky Kev) both wrote episodes of Series 5.