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Channel 4 is mashing up its hit shows again, but isn't it time to think further outside the box?

The Bridge To Benidorm

Joan Collins recently added some Dynasty glam to ITV's Costa-based sitcom. To really shake things up though, producers should look to chillier climes. A grisly double murder on the beach – a Swedish tourist riding a Danish donkey? – should be enough pretext to bring odd-couple detectives Saga Noren and Martin Rohde to the land of sun-baked farce. Can Martin outrun the advances of Madge and her mobility scooter? Could Saga find a kindred spirit in snooty Solana manager Joyce? And was Mateo really the truth terrorist all along?

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Soaps have always been shamelessly promiscuous, deliberately casting people famous for other things in the hope that fans of say, Boyzone, or third-rate Brit gangster flicks might suddenly find a reason to watch. »

- Graeme Virtue

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