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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Tjena mors!  »

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The title "Hi-de-Hi" is taken from Cab Calloway's signature song "Minnie the Moocher" in which "hi de hi, ho de ho" is the refrain. See more »

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Mr. Partridge: [singing] Jerusalem. Jerusalem. Lift up your skirts and sing!
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Wonderful.
9 March 2008 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I get really fed up with sitcoms; you feel you always know what is coming so it ceases to be funny. On the other hand, Hi De Hi, you rarely know what is coming and it's laugh out loud funny. I have just purchased the second set of the series, (series 3 -4)and I am surprised at just how much I am enjoying it all - again. I have nothing but praise for the writers or the actors (or the many unseen crew members) because the entertainment they provide is well worth the wait. The gems that have come from this series and the respect that the actors achieved through it speak for themselves. Croft and Perry created some pure gold some of which shines through Hi De Hi.


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