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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Cast

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
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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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English

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)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Former Goon Harry Secombe was originally considered for the part of Ted Bovis. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Partridge: [singing] Jerusalem. Jerusalem. Lift up your skirts and sing!
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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 »

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Featured in You Have Been Watching... David Croft (2011) 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 Bernie-56See 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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