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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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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Referenced in Countdown: Episode #22.21 (1991) 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 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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