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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Series cast 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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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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[repeated line]
Peggy Ollerenshaw: Don't tell Miss Cathcart!
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Featured in John Howard Davies: A Life in Comedy (2012) See more »

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hi de hi an excellent comedy
13 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this series is still the most popular comedy series in English television history. it takes place at a holiday camp in england in the 60's. which was only twenty years past when this series was on TV. The late talented simon cadell (1950-96) was particularly good in the lead role and his replacement did pretty well considering who he was replacing. the show is well worth watching and is not only funny, it is nostalgic as well. actually the eighties themselves are now nostalgia! which only adds to the whole feeling of comedic affection that the show was aiming at in portraying a bygone era that of the old holiday camps of the fifties through mid -sixties. so watch it and enjoy a classic comedy from those wonderful brits. I asked my library system in coloardo springs to order episodes of this and they did and they are checked out a lot. so hi de hi , hi de ho! lets go watch a great TV show!.


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