Benidorm - Series 4 2011

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All six episodes from the fourth series of the ITV sitcom set among the Brits abroad at the all-inclusive Solana resort in Benidorm. In this series, the Garveys (Siobhan Finneran and Steve Pemberton) discover Madge (Sheila Reid) has sold the Palace and her villa to Cilla Black. Mateo (Jake Canuso) starts up his water aerobics class with disastrous results, and Troy (Paul Bazely) arrives in Benidorm after inheriting a fortune from his father.

Starring:
Janine Duvitski, Sheila Reid
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Benidorm - Series 4 - Disc 1 ages_15_and_over
  • Benidorm - Series 4 - Disc 2 ages_15_and_over
Runtime 4 hours 36 minutes
Starring Janine Duvitski, Sheila Reid, Steve Pemberton, Kenny Ireland, Siobhan Finneran
Director Sandy Johnson
Genres Comedy
Studio 2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO
Rental release 14 November 2011
Main languages English

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Freeman North East on 9 Oct. 2012
Format: DVD
Having enjoyed series 1 to 3 of Benidorm I looked forward to series 4, but oh, what a disappointment! Half of the cast had obviously bailed out after series 3 and the newcomers were about as funny as toothache.
Liam, the son of (Les/Lesley) was depicted by the script as being slow and dimwitted. He was irritating, unfunny and a pain in the neck.
Natalie and Sam, the two new girls in the series, were only two dimential characters who added nothing new or interesting to the episodes.
Pauline, the sister of Geoff, seemed to be permanently drunk throughout and was another character who failed to instill anything funny into the series.
Kenneth, a colleague of Troy and Gavin, was just another unsuitable stand in for Troy.
The Garvey's held the whole thing together but even they sounded jaded and repetitive.
Series 5 will require more imagination from the writer and more talent from the actors.
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By Student on 1 Mar. 2015
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The good: Les/Leslie is a good character and in many ways carries the Series. Why? He's likeable and is on some level, intelligent. Benidorm is at its best when its characters are diverse as it struggles when it relentlessly focuses on people's stupidity. So a good character. Other good points, was episode 3,4 & 5. Some brilliant moments, such as the bond between Mateo and Leslie and them dressing up as women for the double date. Elsewhere, Michael and his date was very sweet and Joan Collins was excellent with a little more insight into her character shown. The whole Mr Pink episode, whilst far-fetched was good fun.

The OK: Kenneth. Another stupid character who replaces Troy, who was one of the few relatively bright characters. Therefore, the balance becomes a bit too tilted in favour of 'stupidity'. That said, his relationship with Gavin is good fun and is his opposite nature works well. There's a really good scene with them on a nudist beach. Prudish Gavin isn't impressed!

The bad: Cilla Black in episode one. Pointless and unfunny. It added nothing. The two young women - they added nothing, with one being gobby, irritating and yet unfunny, whilst the other being sweet, but dull. However, the worst character by far was Liam, who's role purely consisted of taking everything literally. He became increasingly irritating, predictable and boring as the Series progressed. Another low point Was Noreen's daughter. Completely unfunny and I just spent the whole time feeling sorry for Noreen as she puts up with her alcohol addiction and snobbery.

The ugly: Donald faking his own death with the aid of Jacqueline. Jacqueline and Donald are seen as eccentric, yet likeable and harmless characters.
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By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Jan. 2015
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I'm a real fan of 'Benidorm', and have enjoyed it enormously since the start, but series 4 really is a low point. Sure, it's still funnier than a lot of sitcoms out there (just look as those one series runners on the BBC3 channel) but considering the high standards of the show in the past, it's a disappointing series overall.

These six episodes were first broadcast on ITV in 2011, and favourites such as Troy, Martin and Kate, Johnny Vegas' character Geoff and his new (much younger) girlfriend Chantelle do not appear. As a result, new characters were brought in to fill in the gaps, but they just aren't on the right-side of likeable. The expectation though is Tim Healey, who fits into the show brilliantly. Tim had previously guest appeared in series 3, and now his transvestite character has become a permanent fixture. His teenage son Liam (Adam Gillen) also appears in tow, and the character is too daft to laugh at in my opinion, and extremely annoying. With Troy looking after his ill father, Gavin now has a new companion in the equally camp Kenneth (Tony Maudsley) and again, I have never warmed to him. The wonderfully dotty Noreen now has a daughter in short-tempered Pauline (Pauline Maltby) who occasionally provides a few laughs, and there are two new girls visiting 'Benidorm', Natalie (Kathryn Drysdale) and Sam (Shelley Longworth), both out for a good time. These two characters had potential, but were under used and not well written for.

In short, a pale imitation of a show that was always wickedly funny. Even the guest stars aren't much good, Tim Healey's wife Denise Welch plays an almost pantomime villain in 'Scary Mary', and Cilla Black's cameo as herself in episode one was cheesy and embarrassing. Evan a writer as good as Derren Litten can have it's off days, because his scripts here are often to silly. There's still laughs to be had throughout, but it isn't the old 'Benidorm' the nation quickly came to love.
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Series 4 started off at a cracking pace and kept it up until the end. However, in my opinion, the story line surrounding Donald and Jaqueline (Kenny Island and Janine Duvitski)just didn't feel right. Series 4 should have ended at the opening of Mel's Bar to set it up for series 5. Saying that though, overall the writing remains fresh and is packed with many hilarious scenes, including the one where Lesley (Tim Healy) and Mateo (Jake Canuso) go out on the town. Tim Healy's impersonation of Lady Gaga is priceless and memorable! I would have liked to have seen the return of Geoff Maltby (Johnny Vegas)and Chantelle Garvey (Hannah Hobley), and hope they make an appearance in series 5. I absolutely love this comedy and am looking forward to what Derren Litten has in store for us in the next instalment of Benidorm.
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