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.


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 2, Episode 4 is repeated on Gold today at 9:40am.


The year: 1959. The place: Maplin's Holiday Camp. When the entertainment staff assemble for the new season they discover that a university professor is in charge.


This episode is sometimes listed with the title Hey Diddle, Diddle.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 1st January 1980
40 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Simon Cadell Jeffrey Fairbrother
Penny Irving Mary
Richard Cottan Marty Storm
Paul Shane Ted Bovis
Ruth Madoc Gladys Pugh
Jeffrey Holland Spike Dixon
Su Pollard Peggy Ollerenshaw
Leslie Dwyer Mr Partridge
Felix Bowness Fred Quilly
Diane Holland Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves
Barry Howard Barry Stuart-Hargreaves
Nikki Kelly Sylvia Garnsey
Rikki Howard Betty Whistler
Guest cast
Joyce Grant Maud Fairbrother (Jeffrey's Mother)
Harry Markham Old Man
Josephine Antosz Old Woman
Marianne Tollast Hilda
Writing team
Jimmy Perry Writer
David Croft Writer
Production team
David Croft Director
David Croft Producer
Mike Robotham Editor
Garry Freeman Production Designer

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