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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 6, Episode 6 is repeated on BBC2 today at 1:45pm.

Series 8

1. Marry Go Round

First broadcast: Saturday 2nd January 1988

Spike seems to have lost his ability to make people laugh, and Ted offers no consolation when woken at 2:00am. Spike turns to Gladys for advice, which only makes him even more confused about his future.

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2. The Perils Of Peggy

First broadcast: Saturday 9th January 1988

Clive decides after a trip to Dempster Hall that Gladys is really the girl for him. However she has other ideas. But Peggy becomes the scapegoat in Ted's plan to make Clive look heroic and win back Gladys's heart.

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3. Let Them Eat Cake

First broadcast: Saturday 16th January 1988

A day of discontent at Maplin's when the pay packets arrive together with a new camp host to replace Ted Bovis. Rehearsals for 'the execution of Marie Antoinette' go disastrously wrong when Peggy almost loses her head.

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4. Wedding Bells

First broadcast: Saturday 23rd January 1988

Gladys eventually agrees to tie the knot and marry Sqn Ldr
The Hon Clive Dempster, DFC. But down at Dempster Hall the family have other ideas.

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5. The Wind Of Change

First broadcast: Saturday 30th January 1988

In the last episode in the series, as the end of the season at Maplin's approaches, the staff discuss their plans for the future.

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Series 8 Products

Hi-De-Hi! - The Complete Collection

Hi-De-Hi! - The Complete Collection DVD

Release date: Monday 23rd September 2013

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...

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Hi-De-Hi! - Series 8 & 9

Hi-De-Hi! - Series 8 & 9 DVD

Release date: Sunday 21st September 2008

Join the Yellowcoats in the final two series of Hi-De-Hi!.

Note: Due to some confusion in the earlier 'Series 3 & 4' release, this release contains Series 7 and 8 - only 8 were produced.

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