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Hi-de-Hi! (1981)

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Hi-de-Hi! is a British sitcom set in Maplins, a fictional holiday camp, during 1959 and 1960, and was written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, who also wrote Dad's Army and It Ain't Half Hot Mum amongst others. It aired on the BBC from 1980 to 1988.

The series revolved around the lives of the camp's management and entertainers, most of them struggling actors or has-beens.

The inspiration was the experience of writers Perry and Croft: after being demobilised from the army, Perry was a Redcoat at Butlin's, Pwllheli during the holiday season.

The series gained large audiences and won a BAFTA as Best Comedy Series in 1984. In 2004, it came 40th in Britain's Best Sitcom and in a 2008 poll on Channel 4, 'Hi-de-Hi!" was voted the 35th most popular comedy catchphrase.

  1. Jimmy Perry


  2. David Croft


Series Cast

  1. Ruth Madoc as Gladys Pugh

    Ruth Madoc

    Gladys Pugh

    58 Episodes

  2. Paul Shane as Ted Bovis

    Paul Shane

    Ted Bovis

    58 Episodes

  3. Su Pollard as Peggy Ollerenshaw

    Su Pollard

    Peggy Ollerenshaw

    58 Episodes

  4. Jeffrey Holland as Spike Dixon

    Jeffrey Holland

    Spike Dixon

    58 Episodes

  5. Felix Bowness as Fred Quilley

    Felix Bowness

    Fred Quilley

    58 Episodes

  6. Nikki Kelly as Sylvia Garnsey

    Nikki Kelly

    Sylvia Garnsey

    58 Episodes

  7. Diane Holland as Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves

    Diane Holland

    Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves

    58 Episodes

  8. Chris Andrews


    58 Episodes

  9. David Webb

    Stanley Matthews

    58 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 9

1987 • 6 Episodes

Season 9 of Hi-de-Hi! premiered on December 26, 1987.

The Wind of Change

(9x6, January 30, 1988) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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