Hi-de-Hi! (1980–1988)

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Comic goings on in this series set in an English holiday camp called Maplins. The title comes from the camp's greeting, which the staff are meant to say with enthusiasm but all too often ... See full summary »

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 Ted Bovis (58 episodes, 1980-1988)
Ruth Madoc ...
 Gladys Pugh / ... (58 episodes, 1980-1988)
Jeffrey Holland ...
 Spike Dixon (58 episodes, 1980-1988)
Felix Bowness ...
 Fred Quilley (58 episodes, 1980-1988)
Su Pollard ...
 Peggy Ollerenshaw (58 episodes, 1980-1988)
Diane Holland ...
 Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves (58 episodes, 1980-1988)
Nikki Kelly ...
 Sylvia Garnsey (58 episodes, 1980-1988)
David Webb ...
 Stanley Matthews (57 episodes, 1980-1988)
Tony Webb ...
 Bruce Matthews (57 episodes, 1980-1988)
Chris Andrews ...
 Gary (50 episodes, 1981-1988)
Barry Howard ...
 Barry Stuart-Hargreaves (46 episodes, 1980-1986)
Leslie Dwyer ...
 Mr. Partridge (36 episodes, 1980-1984)
Simon Cadell ...
 Jeffrey Fairbrother (33 episodes, 1980-1984)
Rikki Howard ...
 Betty Whistler (33 episodes, 1980-1984)
David Griffin ...
 Squadron Leader Clive Dempster DFC (24 episodes, 1984-1988)
Linda Regan ...
 April (24 episodes, 1984-1988)
Laura Jackson ...
 Dawn (24 episodes, 1984-1988)
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Comic goings on in this series set in an English holiday camp called Maplins. The title comes from the camp's greeting, which the staff are meant to say with enthusiasm but all too often the camp guests are the last thing on their minds. Ted's the camp comic but is always on the lookout for a way to make money. Gladys has her eye on the boss, and Peggy wants to swap her mop and cleaner's outfit for a "yellow coat". Written by Rob Hartill

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Former Goon Harry Secombe was originally considered for the part of Ted Bovis. See more »

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[repeated line]
Peggy Ollerenshaw: Don't tell Miss Cathcart!
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Connections

Spoofed in The New Paul O'Grady Show: Episode #4.38 (2006) See more »

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Hi-De-Hi (Holiday Rock)
Written by Jimmy Perry
Sung by Paul Shane
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Hilarious British sit-com
19 October 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Excellent sitcom from Jimmy Perry and David Croft. A spoof on the post-war UK holiday camps of Billy Butlin (a concept which lives on to this day in Club Med, and equally ghastly).

The characters are performers in, or employees of, the camp. The long-suffering campers return year after year to have tripe dished out to them. Has dated well and worth watching given the chance. Although the humour is broad it is probably not suited to US tastes.


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