BENIDORM has been commissioned for an eighth series by ITV.
The award-winning comedy will film its latest series on location in Spain later in the year. The new series will contain seven episodes, all written by series creator Derren Litten. ITV’s Comedy Commissioner Saskia Schuster welcomed the return and teased some information about the new episodes.
“We are absolutely thrilled our audiences continue to enjoy the antics of the Solana staff and its holidaymakers,” she said. “The new series of Benidorm will be introducing a brand new family to our viewers.” The seventh series of Benidorm is currently airing on ITV1, and has seen the return of series regulars Johnny Vegas and Elsie Kelly.
Last year’s guest star Dame Joan Collins also reprised her role as Solana’s CEO Crystal Hennessy Vas.
BT Sport is to televise the forthcoming FA Cup quarter-final between Bradford City and Reading. The game – which takes place at 1.45pm (CET) on Saturday, March 7 – will be free to view for all, the FA has revealed. The BBC was criticised for not broadcasting Bradford’s game against Sunderland in the previous round. League One side Bradford have beaten Sunderland, Chelsea, Millwall, Dartford and Halifax Town to progress to the quarter-finals.
Sky Sports and BT Sport recently won the UK television rights for the Premier League from 2016 to 2019. The huge new deal covers the rights to show 168 games per season, and is worth a record-breaking total of £5.136 billion (€6.96 billion).
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