Benidorm donkey kitsch

Today I was on the set of Benidorm, the TV sitcom, with a group of school children. We watched the making of a one minute scene on location in a Benidorm bar. It took numerous retakes and about an hour to complete, with about a hundred people (actors, producers, directors, floor managers, technicians etc.) One minute. How expensive is television!

I cannot show any photos of the school visit, for legal reasons, not any photos of the scene being recorded, for copyright reasons. So here is the kitsch donkey on the reception desk of the “Benidorm” hotel, in the mock up hotel set on the edge of the resort.



About Gareth Thomas

After a mixed career as an aircraft technician, London fringe theatre playwright, Franciscan friar, and secondary school teacher, I find myself dividing my time mostly between looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca and preparing a legal case against the corrupt management of my monstrous last employer - the Elians group - for unfair dismissal. I like to hear the wind in the pine trees. I do not like struggling to get a duvet into a duvet cover. My musical tastes are extinct and I have mostly given up cycle racing.
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