Happy Hollidays. Image shows from L to R: Mike Bryan (Gavin Mitchell), Debbi (Kathleen McDermott), Dean Bullock (Anthony Bowers), Colin Holliday (Ford Kiernan), Joyce Mullen (Karen Dunbar). Image credit: Effingee Productions.

Happy Hollidays

Scottish sitcom set in a caravan park. Stars Ford Kiernan, Karen Dunbar and Gavin Mitchell

2009  (BBC One Scotland)
6 (1 series)
Ford Kiernan, Karen Dunbar, Gavin Mitchell, Anthony Bowers, Kathleen McDermott, Debbie Welsh
Simon Carlyle, Gregor Sharp
Effingee Productions

Sitcom set on a precarious caravan campsite which strives to represent the best of the great British holiday - less palm trees and pina coladas and more puggymachines and lukewarm pints.

Owner Colin Holliday promotes himself as a standard bearer for the virtues of the old-fashioned British holiday but in reality his true interest lies in wringing as great a profit from his holidaymakers as possible. Days on the caravan site are spent doing what Colin sees as the essential tasks of the hospitality business - driving costs down and avoiding difficult customers.

The staff on the park include alcoholic entertainer Joyce 'the voice' Mullen; trainee manager and ladies man Dean Bullock; and Debbi, the bar maid.

Our Review: Colin, a member of SNATCH (Scottish National Association of Tents, Caravans and Holiday-homes), runs his sub-standard camp site with an incompetent fist and highly dubious morals. Which all makes for a rather funny programme indeed!

We're not quite up-to-date with watching the show as yet, but from what we have seen we've been impressed by - the rivaly between Colin and Mike was building up particularly nicely (Gavin Mitchell, perhaps recognised better as Boabby in Still Game, is excellent in this).