Hi-De-Hi!. Image shows from L to R: Gladys Pugh (Ruth Madoc), Jeffrey Fairbrother (Simon Cadell), Ted Bovis (Paul Shane), Spike Dixon (Jeffrey Holland). Copyright: BBC.

Hi-De-Hi!

BBC One sitcom about the staff at a holiday camp. 58 episodes (pilot + 8 series), 1980 - 1988. Stars Simon Cadell, David Griffin, Penny Irving, Richard Cottan and others.

Series 6, Episode 3 is repeated on Gold today at 2:40pm.

Hi-De-Hi!. Image shows from L to R: Sqdn-Ldr Clive Dempster DFC (David Griffin), Gladys Pugh (Ruth Madoc), Fred Quilly (Felix Bowness), Spike Dixon (Jeffrey Holland), Ted Bovis (Paul Shane), April Wingate (Linda Regan), Stanley Matthews (David Webb), Barry Stuart-Hargreaves (Barry Howard), Sylvia Garnsey (Nikki Kelly), Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves (Diane Holland), Bruce Matthews (Tony Webb), Peggy Ollerenshaw (Su Pollard), Gary Bolton (Chris Andrews), Unknown, Dawn Freshwater (Laura Jackson). Copyright: BBC.

Hi-De-Hi!

Fun and frolics at a branch of Maplin's Holiday Camp where the guests are the last thing on the mind of the staff

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1980 - 1988
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
58   (1 pilot + 8 series)
Starring
Simon Cadell, David Griffin, Penny Irving, Richard Cottan, Terence Creasey, Gail Harrison, Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc and others
Writers
Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Directors
John Kilby, David Croft, Robin Carr and Mike Stephens
Producers
David Croft, John Kilby and Mike Stephens

Welcome to Maplin's, Britain's favourite holiday camp, where the sun-drenched summer never ends.

Here we find our heroic Yellowcoats involved in all kinds of jolly japes and comic capers; in the chalets, in the Hawaiian Ballroom, and all around the Olympic-sized swimming pool. So roll up your trousers and get those knobbly knees out, it's time for a holiday season of fun and frolics - come on campers, Hi-De-Hi!

As the 1959 holiday season opens, company boss Joe Maplin has appointed a new Entertainments Manager to one camp: former Cambridge archaeology professor Jeffrey Fairbrother. His wife having left him and accused him of being deathly boring, he's determined to prove to everyone - not least himself - that he isn't.

Jeffrey quickly attracts the amorous attentions of Valleys-girl Gladys Pugh, the camp's sports organiser and voice of Radio Maplin's. Meanwhile, Camp Host Ted Bovis is really running the show, often with an eye to making a quick buck for himself, much to the chagrin of new Camp Comic Spike, who does not feel at all comfortable with Ted's dishonesty.

Meanwhile, the camp's entertainment team - the Yellowcoats - are none too keen to allow aspiring performer and Chalet Maid Peggy join their ranks; ballroom dancers Yvonne and Barry Stuart-Hargreaves are often at each others' throats; and former professional jockey Fred Quilley attempts to keep equine activities under hand.

Come the 1960 season, and there's a big change: Gladys is heartbroken by Jeffrey's departure, but is eventually won round by his smooth-talking replacement, the Honourable Clive Dempster, DFC.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
The theme tune, Hi-De-Hi! (Holiday Rock), was written by Jimmy Perry and sung by Ken Barrie.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 1st January 1980 on BBC One at 7:30pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 30th January 1988 on BBC One at 6:20pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 6 Episode 3: Today at 2:40pm on Gold
  2. Series 6 Episode 3: Today at 6pm on Gold
  3. Series 6 Episode 4: Tomorrow at 9:20am on Gold
  4. Series 6 Episode 4: Tomorrow at 2:40pm on Gold
  5. Series 6 Episode 4: Tomorrow at 6pm on Gold
  6. Series 6 Episode 5: Monday at 9:20am on Gold
  7. Series 6 Episode 5: Monday at 12pm on Gold
  8. Series 6 Episode 5: Monday at 6:20pm on Gold
  9. Series 6 Episode 6: Tuesday at 9:20am on Gold
  10. Series 6 Episode 6: Tuesday at 2:40pm on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 6 Episode 6: Tuesday at 6pm on Gold
  12. Series 7 Episode 1: Wednesday at 9:20am on Gold
  13. Series 7 Episode 1: Wednesday at 2:40pm on Gold
  14. Series 7 Episode 1: Wednesday at 6pm on Gold
  15. Series 7 Episode 2: Thursday 29th October at 9:20am on Gold
  16. Series 7 Episode 2: Thursday 29th October at 2:40pm on Gold
  17. Series 7 Episode 2: Thursday 29th October at 6pm on Gold
  18. Series 7 Episode 3: Friday 30th October at 9:20am on Gold
  19. Series 7 Episode 3: Friday 30th October at 2:40pm on Gold
  20. Series 7 Episode 3: Friday 30th October at 6pm on Gold
  21. Series 7 Episode 3: Saturday 31st October at 9am on Gold
  22. Series 7 Episode 4: Monday 2nd November at 10am on Gold
  23. Series 7 Episode 4: Monday 2nd November at 3:40pm on Gold
  24. Series 7 Episode 4: Monday 2nd November at 6:20pm on Gold
  25. Series 7 Episode 4: Tuesday 3rd November at 7:35am on Gold
  26. Series 7 Episode 5: Tuesday 3rd November at 9:20am on Gold
  27. Series 7 Episode 5: Tuesday 3rd November at 3:20pm on Gold
  28. Series 7 Episode 5: Tuesday 3rd November at 6pm on Gold
  29. Series 7 Episode 6: Wednesday 4th November at 8:20am on Gold
  30. Series 7 Episode 6: Wednesday 4th November at 2:40pm on Gold
  31. Series 7 Episode 6: Wednesday 4th November at 5:40pm on Gold
  32. Series 7 Episode 6: Thursday 5th November at 7:10am on Gold
  33. 1987 Christmas Special Episode 1: Thursday 5th November at 9:20am on Gold
  34. 1987 Christmas Special Episode 1: Thursday 5th November at 3:20pm on Gold
  35. 1987 Christmas Special Episode 1: Thursday 5th November at 6pm on Gold
  36. Series 8 Episode 1: Friday 6th November at 9:20am on Gold
  37. Series 8 Episode 1: Friday 6th November at 3:20pm on Gold
  38. Series 8 Episode 1: Friday 6th November at 6pm on Gold
  39. Series 3 Episode 1: Friday 6th November at 6pm on Drama

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