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Series 1 Episode 1
Donald and oracle
Air date 1st February 2007
Written by Derren Litten
Directed by Kevin Allen
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Series 1 Episode 2

Series 1 Episode 1 was the first episode of the first series, and the first episode overall, of the ITV's hit holiday sit-com Benidorm. It first aired on 1st February 2007 on ITV1.

We meet the holidaymakers who have just arrived at the Solana Benidorm resort. With dysfunctional families, middle-aged swingers and bickering couples it's sure to be a holiday they'll never forget.


Garvey Family

The Garvey Family

It's changeover day at the all-inclusive Solana Resort. Just arrived are the Garvey family, which consists of Mick, Janice and their children Chantelle (who refuses to remove her coat despite the heat), eight-year-old Michael and chain-smoking, sun-obsessed, foul-mouthed grandma Madge.

Also checking in are middle class Kate and her anxious husband Martin, who just want to make the best of things, although it's hard when they have to wait all day for their room and then discover that they are overlooking the wheelie bins.

Also spending time at the resort are gay couple Troy and Gavin and reigning Lancashire pub quiz champion the Oracle and his doting Mum (though he prefers to call her his PA).

Donald and Jacqueline Stewart, who have been coming to the hotel for years, are happy to give helpful advice to the newcomers about which apartments have toilets that don't flush and to hint at how broad-minded they are...the Oracle is deeply shocked when Donald lets him know just how 'accommodating' Jacqueline can be!


Chantelle is rushed to hospital

Everyone comes together for dinner and an evening of quality entertainment and karaoke at Neptune's Bar. Telle, who is still wearing her coat, Decides to sing a song, while singing the song, she brings the evening to a premature close when she collapses in the middle of a song on the karaoke stage. To cool Telle down, the Garvey family help to remove her coat, only to reveal that she is heavily pregnant!


Main Cast[]

Guest Stars[]

  • Jan Graveson as Susie
  • Paul Smith as Daniel


  • Viewing figures in the U.K - 5.86 million [1]