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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). Copyright: Effingee Productions.

Happy Hollidays

BBC One Scotland sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Stars Ford Kiernan, Karen Dunbar, Gavin Mitchell, Anthony Bowers, Kathleen McDermott and Debbie Welsh.

Happy Hollidays

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

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2009
Channel
BBC One Scotland
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Ford Kiernan, Karen Dunbar, Gavin Mitchell, Anthony Bowers, Kathleen McDermott and Debbie Welsh
Writers
Simon Carlyle and Gregor Sharp
Director
Douglas Mackinnon
Producer
Angela Murray

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.

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