| 5.6/10 |
29 September 1989
| Jeanine Bisschops
Bob Van Staeyen
Peggy De Greef
Luc Van Puym
Benidorm is a comedy series developed and aired on the Belgian channel vtm between 1989 and 1992. 26 episodes were made. Most of the storylines are set in the Spanish town of Benidorm.
The series were written by Eddy Asselbergs. The first season is based upon Asselbergs theatre play "We gaan naar Benidorm" (We are heading to Benidorm). The second season is based upon on original script.
Janine Bischops: Angele
Johny Voners: Gaston
Max Schnur: Tuur
Maria Bossers: Germaine
Jo Leemans: Mariette
Bob Van Staeyen: Theo
Tony Bell: Karel
Yvonne Verbeeck: Lisa
Luc Van Puym: Pedro
Peggy De Greef: Willemijn
René Wattez: Kees
Kikki Amity: Horlogeverkoopster (Season 1), Ansje (Season 2)
Eddy Asselbergs: Pedro / Jesus
Bert Champagne: Jean
Jacky Lafon: Carmen
Benidorm (Belgian TV series) Wikipedia
Gaston and Angèle go on vacation to Blankenberge for several years. As they mostly have bad weather, Angèle decides they go abroad and chooses Benidorm as their next location. Gaston does not want to go, but is forged. She asks their neighbours Tuur and Germaine to join but they refuse. Once there it turns out their hotel is not yet finished. There is no electricity in the corridors, no elevator, no swimming pool, ... and the workers start at 6 AM . They make friends with their upper neighbours Theo and Mariette who bought their apartment.
Angèle decides to sunbathe but burns. Gaston makes disadventage and goes out with some Dutch women. Their boyfriends make revenge and Gaston is beaten. However, on last day of their vacation the incident is settled. Gaston announces he does love Benidorm, in contradicaton to Angèle, so he bought the apartment. Angèle is upset as they can't pay this.
Once home it turns out the cellar is under water. Tuur is asked to fix the problem. Angèle sneakily asks Tuur to install a sauna. Gaston and Tuur set up a swindle in cheap wine Their most important customer is Gaston's boss. When he finds out the truth he is actually surprised and even promotes Gaston as his personal driver. In meantime, Angèles mother went to Benidorm to arrange the problem with the apartment. She calls to tell she did buy the residence and even bought a second for herself. However, it turns out it is a timesharing contract.The start tune is sung by De Strangers.
Eddy Asselbergs, who wrote the script, acts in the second season.
Janine Bischops and Johny Voners were married between 1973 and 2006.
The theatre group Fakkelteater performed the original play mid 1980 in Flanders. Bischops claims the play was at least performed for 275 times.
Bischops and Voners misliked the series and even regret they cooperated.