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La Sexta picks up “Benidorm Bastards”

The Spanish broadcaster has acquired hidden camera prank show Benidorm Bastards (pictured) from distributor Red Arrow International.
March 18, 2013

Spanish broadcaster La Sexta has acquired Belgian hidden camera series Benidorm Bastards (pictured) from distributor Red Arrow International.

The program, which will premiere this year under the title Los Mayores Gamberros, features seven senior citizens pulling pranks on younger people.

The Shelter-produced series airs in more than 20 territories, including in the U.S. as Betty White’s Off Their Rockers on NBC, in Sweden as Pension√§rsj√§vlar on Kanal 5, in Germany as Old Ass Bastards on ProSieben, in Denmark as Rollator Banden on SBS, in Australia as Off Their Rockers on Foxtel, and in South Korea as JeulGeoUn In Seng on tvN.

Benidorm Bastards won the Golden Rose at the 2010 Rose d’Or Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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