Benidorm - Series 5 2012

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Our favourite holidaymakers are in for a shock this year as the Solana resort gets a new manager and she means business! Joyce Temple Savage (played by Loose Womenís Sherrie Hewson) is on a mission to upgrade the Solana resort into a 4 star hotel - at all costs. But what will regulars make of it all, when they return to their favourite all-inclusive holiday hangout? Get set for more sun, sea and shenanigans as Madge shocks her family with a surprise announcement, Jacqueline comes to terms with Donald's (faked) death, Noreen eyes up the locals, Kenneth makes waves in his new hair salon and party girl Sam's on a mission to have the wildest time possible!

Starring:
Jake Canuso, Kathryn Drysdale
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Starring Jake Canuso, Kathryn Drysdale, Steve Pemberton, Janine Duvitski, Siobhan Finneran, Adam Gillen, Tim Healy, Kenny Ireland, Crissy Rock, Cilla Black, Paul Bazely, Tony Maudsley
Director John Henderson
Genres Comedy
Studio 2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO
Rental release 16 April 2012
Main languages English

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By CJ1980 on 25 April 2012
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After a big shake-up in series 4, thankfully life at the Solana has settled down somewhat for the fifth series of episodes.

Most of the usual faces are back for the standard fun in the sun antics we've come to expect in previous years. The Garvey family continue to lead the cast with their on going dilemas and squabbles. Actor Steve Pemberton is absent in episode one & most of episode two (owing to his filming commitments in Whitechapel) and this is nicely blemished into the story to present the family with a 'cliffhanger' at the end of the series.

Donald and Jacqueline continue their sexual antics with the usual charm. Sadly the characters of Gavin and Doreen appear to be what I would describe as 'loose end redundant' characters who don't have anything to do and it's as if the writers have run out of mileage for their characters particularly as their holiday 'partners' are absent. Its a shame as the actors are still making the most of their parts with little to use.

Father and son team, Les & Liam seem more at home this series than the year before and Mateo continues to get some brilliant scenes (not least the dance off in episode two with guest star Matthew Kelly). The over-weight Sam who arrived in series four has a new holiday companion this time round in the form of firey red haired Liverpool lass Trudy - a 30/40 year old something who spends most of the series snarling (and headbutting!) at the men and pretending she is a teenager in the sun!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Neil Parker on 27 Mar 2012
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I've been a big Benidorm fan since series 1 and I was getting worried while watching things go downhill in series 4. Terrible new characters and plain unfunny dialogue and storylines.
Luckily series 5 has completely turned things around and in my opinion this is the best series yet. Even the new characters that arrived in series 4 have grown on me. Ofcourse, the Garveys continue to be the glue that keep the whole thing together but everyone else is having their chunk of hilarious dialogue too.
Fans of the show can have a big sigh of relief as Benidorm is back on form and long may it continue!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jaxx on 20 May 2012
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This DVD is as great as all the others.When I feel down because of the weather I just put the first series on and continue to watch them all in order,and I love them.Just what the shrink ordered for weather blues.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Geoff Bishop on 5 Mar 2012
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When the program first aired on television we hated the idea of it because we visited Benidorm when it was a small fishing village and it has always been a special place for us. It is very clean and the beaches are beautiful. You can find the Spanish element if you want and stay well away from the lager louts and karaoke side of the resort. However we finally bought this box set and expected to hate it. Nevertheless, we found it absolutely hilarious. Yes, it showed what for us is the absolute worst of the resort but it is done so well over the top that we are now addicted. More, more, more please. We can't get enough. The characters are amazing, all of them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By andyg on 24 April 2012
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I know that some of the story lines may be a little silly, but overall I still love this TV Series. It makes you laugh and anyone who does not find something to laugh about whilst watching it must lead a very sad life.

I think that the script writers have a job on thinking up new story lines when most of the action is centralised around the hotel and the normal cost.

Five Stars ***** because it is "Still good for a laugh!".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John D. Hinds on 21 May 2012
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A truly great season of benidorm can't wait for the new series to start and then out on dvd and hopefully blu ray
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Swigg on 21 May 2012
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Absolutely hilarious, couldn't stop laughing and watched it all in about 2 days. always something you could go back to at a later time. Can't wait for the next series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gordy on 16 April 2012
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Benidorm series 5 will go down as the series where the show found it's feet again after series 4 understandably introduced a lot of new characters. This had to be done as a lot of the original Benidorm favourites' stories had ran their course. Now, in series 5, we have grown used to the newbies and the show is back to it's best.

One noticable difference though is that the show seems to have undergone a deliberate change of gear. Focusing more on keeping the viewer smiling throughout the 45-50 min episodes rather than going for the big belly laugh all the time. Not that we're short of a few of those! Check out our favourite swingers Donald and Jacqueline being electrocuted in the swimming pool!!

All in all, a real return to form and long may Benidorm continue. Viva Espania!!
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