Hi-De-Hi! - Companion
This long awaited book coincides with the 30th anniversary of the popular and award winning BBC sitcom, Hi-De-Hi! by Jimmy Perry and David Croft - writers of Dad's Army and It Ain't Half Hot Mum.
Written with full co-operation from the writers and cast members, this full colour book begins with an overview of the holiday camp movement before charting the history of the programme with many anecdotes from those who made and appeared in it.
Many of the images included are from personal collections and have never been seen before.
Cast biographies are included along with a complete episodes guide. Other chapters deal with costumes, the stage musical, behind the scenes and locations to name a few.
It doesn't end there. This is TWO books in one.
Flip the book over and you have a volume on You Rang, M'Lord?. This was Jimmy Perry and David Croft's last series, and by far the most sumptuous.
Based on an Edwardian household the show ran for four series before being pulled by the BBC. Running at 50 minutes, each episode was given time to develop.
The You Rang, M'Lord? section covers all aspects of the series, with many never before seen photographs of the cast and behind the scenes images.
No Hi-De-Hi! or Perry and Croft fan should be without this book.
First published: Sunday 1st November 2009
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