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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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(53 episodes) | (1 episode) | (3 episodes) | (1 episode)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


There was also a book novelisation, written by Paul Ableman, published by BBC Books in 26 Oct 1983, which told the earlier series stories from the perspective of a long-term camper, as a work of third-person fiction. Not to be confused with the later "Series Companion" factual documentaries range of books. See more »


[repeated line]
Ted: You great clumsy berk.
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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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hi de hi an excellent comedy
13 October 2005 | by mikedobcolSee 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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