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All Episodes

  • Ended
  • BBC One
  • 1992-07-06T00:00:00Z
  • 30 mins
  • 3 days, 7 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Drama, Soap
Eldorado was a British soap set on the sunny, Southern coast of Spain in the small resort of Los Barcos. The series was axed a little after one year of production due to initial ratings and media criticism over poor story lines and casting choices. The custom designed set is still standing (as of 2012).

161 episodes

Special 1 Adios Eldorado

  • no air date — 30 mins

On Monday 6th July 1992, the sun rose on BBC Television's first ever Mediteranean soap opera. Set in the purpose-built Spanish village of Las Terrazas and Los Barcos and centred around the multi-cultural residents, Eldorado took up its regular Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights slots on BBC1, promising sun, sand, sangria and of course, sex ... And it wasn't only the Spanish scenery which was colourful. With bad boy Marcus Tandy and his on/off girlfriend Pilar, bar owner Joy and singer Trish, not to mention Gwen and her whisky-loving husband Drew to name but a few, there was certainly plenty to gossip about right up until the programme's demise on Friday 9th July 1993. This special BBC video recalls some of the programme's more memorable moments. It includes Marcus and Pilar's first meeting at his stables, the death of local doctor's son Javier and the subsequent revelation of Freddie's secret life, the attack on Joy - not forgetting Drew's splash in the pool! All this and much more, from the soap's much discussed year of life. So sit back and soak up the sunshine once more as we say "Adios Eldorado" ...

Special 2 The Late Show

  • 1993-05-16T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

An episode of The Late Show featuring a section on Eldorado and chatting to Verity Lambert.

Special 3 Trouble at the Top - Fools Gold

  • 2002-01-01T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

The demise of Eldorado, the ill-fated BBC soap set in Spain which was launched as one of the most ambitious television programmes ever made, but cancelled exactly a year later. This documentary tells the story of the battle to save the multi-million-pound drama designed to bring sun, sex and sangria to British viewers.

1x01 Episode 1

  • Series Premiere

    1992-07-05T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

1x49 Unknown

  • 1992-10-26T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

1x50 Unknown

  • 1992-10-28T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

1x51 Unknown

  • 1992-10-30T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

1x52 Unknown

  • 1992-11-02T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

1x53 Unknown

  • 1992-11-04T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

1x54 Unknown

  • 1992-11-06T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

1x55 Unknown

  • 1992-11-09T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

1x56 Unknown

  • 1992-11-11T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

1x57 Unknown

  • 1992-11-13T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

1x101 Episode 101

  • 1993-02-26T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

Trine makes a confession to Ingrid, Joy gets wind of what Terry's up to, and, just when Drew thinks things can't get any worse, tragedy strikes.

1x102 Episode 102

  • 1993-03-01T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

Gwen sees the full extent of the fire damage to the villa and Bunny keeps a low profile.

1x103 Episode 103

  • 1993-03-03T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

Gwen makes a confession and Nessa discovers she has an admirer. But Roberto receives the biggest shock of all.

1x156 Episode 156

  • 1993-07-08T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Gwen has some astonishing home truths for Nessa, Rosemary gets a surprise visitor, but the biggest shock of all is reserved for Pilar.

1x157 Episode 157

  • 1993-07-06T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Nessa come to blows with her parents and feels the world is treating her as inferior. Trish learns that Alex is in town and not out at sea on his boat like he told her and Blair drives Pilar to a remote location where Marcus gives her news of their relationship ceasing. As Pilar runs off to tag a lift from the roadside, Blair hears two shots from the building Marcus Tandy went into...

1x158 Episode 158

  • 1993-07-08T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

The sun sets on Eldorado and several residents decide to leave El Barcos and fly back to Britain, or that is their plan. Nessa learns a secret she rather she didn't demand to know. Rosemary Webbe gets to a surprise guest after an unexpected knock at the door and Stanley goes missing. Pilar learns that Marcis Tandy is dead after his car exploded, but the sun sets for a happier time....