Ruth Madoc

Hi-De-Hi! cast to reunite for online Q&A

The cast of hit 1980s holiday camp sitcom Hi-De-Hi! are to reunite online on Wednesday 25th November for a live Q&A.

British Comedy Guide, 13th November 2020

Capt. Tom Moore had audience giggling on Blankety Blank

The inspirational war veteran, who has raised more than £30 million for NHS Charities Together by walking laps of his garden, was a contestant on the popular BBC gameshow when it was hosted by Terry Wogan.

Kyle O'Sullivan, The Mirror, 30th April 2020

Calendar Girls musical tour casting announced

New casting has been announced for the ongoing UK and Ireland tour of Calendar Girls, Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's musical comedy.

Alex Wood, What's On Stage, 12th February 2019

Whatever happened to the Hi-de-Hi! cast?

We look back, 30 years after the sitcom ended.

Chortle, 30th January 2018

Radio Times review

Ruth Jones, here on writing duty, moves things along big time in an episode of ructions and revelations. Her title character is in London on a work trip and pays a surprise visit to Michael (Patrick Baladi). A big decision beckons, until a bolt from the blue scuppers everything.

Elsewhere, the Pontyberry mayor (Hi-de-Hi!'s Ruth Madoc!) pegs out in a council meeting, with ambitious Aunty Brenda waiting in the wings; Bobby has a drunken fling that has professional repercussions; and Jag makes a surprising discovery about his cleaner. In common with the best instalments, it's a delicious mix of sad and funny.

Mark Braxton, Radio Times, 19th January 2016

Enjoyable and amusing end to the season, as some long-running plotlines are resolved. Ruth Madoc, star of 80s holiday camp sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, continues her second career as a camp icon as she makes a guest appearance as Glynn's wife Rhiannon, relieved their "wife swap" holiday is at an end. Clive's luck doesn't seem to be getting any better when he invests unwisely in Spanish property - happily he, Tiger and Terri come up with a plan to get his money back. It's not all good news: Mateo's mother-in-law wants to kill him.

John Robinson, The Guardian, 13th February 2015

Tonight's second episode of this circus-set sitcom relies on old-fashioned shtick such as a clown catching fire and delusional Georgie (Ruth Madoc) believing she's being bossed around by her performing dog. It's gently amusing, old-fashioned comedy, with the bonus of Amanda Holden in short shorts.

Vicki Power, The Telegraph, 9th December 2009

The setting - a small-scale circus - is colourful and original. The characters are fun. The cast, which includes Tony Robinson, Sophie Thompson, Ruth Madoc and John Thomson, is comprised of rock solid comedy pros who deliver the goods. It contains gently romantic elements which are rather sweet...

Truth be told though, I didn't find it funny. With one or two exceptions, the gags are limp and lumbered with punchlines Nostradamus probably saw coming. Moreover, it has as its star Amanda Holden, who totally fails to deliver any kind of performance through the mask that is her face.

The Stage, 7th December 2009