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 5 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 9:20am.

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The top 10 British sitcoms of the 80s

After the dourness of the 1970s, the following decade was much more colourful and self-confident, and this reflected in the increasingly audacious premises of the best situation comedies of the era. There were still perennial British interests of class and social status, with observations on suburban life providing plenty of opportunity for writers.

Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus, 29th December 2018

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

We look back, 30 years after the sitcom ended.

Chortle, 30th January 2018

The inside story of 80s sitcom Hi-de-Hi!

The antics of the employees of Maplins holiday camp entertained viewers for nearly a decade and made huge stars of the cast of Hi-de-Hi! Thirty years after the last episode was shown, on 30 January 1988, they have been sharing their memories with the BBC.

BBC, 30th January 2018

A last interview with the man who made Dad's Army

When Jimmy Perry died in October this year, British comedy lost one of its true greats. He was the man behind It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Hi-De-Hi! and of course Dad's Army, which almost 50 years on from its television debut, retains a special place in many of our hearts.

Neil Clark, The Telegraph, 25th December 2016

Preview: Hi-de-Hi!

Yesterday we learned of another comedy great to join the ever increasing list of people to have died this year: comedy writer Jimmy Perry.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 24th October 2016

Jimmy Perry dies aged 93

Jimmy Perry, the comedy writer who created Dad's Army and Hi-De-Hi!, amongst others, has died at the age of 93.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd October 2016

Hi-De-Hi! star Barry Howard dies

Barry Howard, who was best known for playing ballroom dancing instructor Barry Stuart-Hargreaves in the BBC sitcom Hi-De-Hi!, has died aged 78.

British Comedy Guide, 28th April 2016

Paul Shane left £92,000 but no will

Hi-De-Hi! star Paul Shane left £92,000 after his death last May at the age of 72.

Paul Sims, The Sun, 8th September 2013

Hi-de-Hi! Ho-de-Ho! Hi-de-Hi! Ho-de ... yes well that's enough of that for now. The holiday camp where TV sitcom Hi-de-Hi! was filmed has been saved from closure. Even better news for fans of the show is that the new owners of the Hampshire resort plan to run theme weekends for fans of the BBC series, reports the Sun. Staff will wear yellow coats and be woken with the famous phrase "Hi-de-Hi!" No word on whether it will also feature a sozzled, foul-mouthed puppeteer. We're guessing probably not.

Monkey, The Guardian, 25th October 2011

Hi-de-Hi actor Bowness dies at 87

Comic performer Felix Bowness, who played ex-jockey Fred Quilly in sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, has died at the age of 87, his family has confirmed.

BBC, 14th September 2009