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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)
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 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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Ted: You great clumsy berk.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Hi-De-Hi (Holiday Rock)
Written by Jimmy Perry
Sung by Paul Shane
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Gets better each time
11 September 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When this series first started, I freely admit I was not a fan. On first view, it was not up to their shining glory that is Dads Army. On the other hand, nothing is. I first started to 'got it' with the horse on a horse scene. I laughed and laughed. Since then, it has appeared on repeats and channels like UK Gold. The performance of Simon Cadell is outstanding. Every cast member fits their role like a glove. It grows on one and all I can say is, Well Done Jimmy Perry and David Croft.


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