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Series cast summary:
Paul Shane ...  Ted Bovis 58 episodes, 1980-1988
Ruth Madoc Ruth Madoc ...  Gladys Pugh / ... 58 episodes, 1980-1988
Jeffrey Holland Jeffrey Holland ...  Spike Dixon 58 episodes, 1980-1988
Felix Bowness Felix Bowness ...  Fred Quilley 58 episodes, 1980-1988
Su Pollard Su Pollard ...  Peggy Ollerenshaw 58 episodes, 1980-1988
Diane Holland Diane Holland ...  Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves 58 episodes, 1980-1988
Nikki Kelly Nikki Kelly ...  Sylvia Garnsey 58 episodes, 1980-1988
David Webb David Webb ...  Stanley Matthews / ... 57 episodes, 1980-1988
Tony Webb Tony Webb ...  Bruce Matthews / ... 57 episodes, 1980-1988
Chris Andrews Chris Andrews ...  Gary / ... 50 episodes, 1981-1988
Barry Howard Barry Howard ...  Barry Stuart-Hargreaves 46 episodes, 1980-1986
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ...  Mr. Partridge 36 episodes, 1980-1984
Simon Cadell Simon Cadell ...  Jeffrey Fairbrother 33 episodes, 1980-1984
Rikki Howard 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 Laura Jackson ...  Dawn 24 episodes, 1984-1988


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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Release Date:

1 January 1980 (UK) See more »

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Žuta laguna See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The theme song "Hi-De-Hi (Holiday Rock)", credited to Paul Shane and The Yellowcoats, reached #36 on the British charts in May 1981. See more »


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

The cast, except Felix Bowness, give the thumbs up, shrugs their shoulders, smiles, etc during the closing credits. Bowness, however, speaks to the camera, but the only audio is the theme song. See more »


Referenced in Countdown: Episode #22.21 (1991) See more »


Hi-De-Hi (Holiday Rock)
Written by Jimmy Perry
Sung by Paul Shane
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9 March 2008 | by selffamilySee 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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