About the Series

Genre: UK Sitcom
Series: 9
Episodes: 58
First Transmission: 1980-1988
Channel: BBC

Hi-De-Hi was written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, who also wrote Dad’s Army.

The show is set between 1959 and 1960 in Maplins, a fictional holiday camp and the title of the comedy is the greeting the campers hear in the morning and many times during the day. The series revolves around the lives of the camp’s entertainers, most of them struggling actors and has-beens.

It gained large audiences and won a BAFTA as Best Comedy Series in 1984

Paul Shane: Ted Bovis
Ruth Madoc: Gladys Pugh
Su Pollard: Peggy Ollerenshaw
Jeffrey Holland: Spike Dixon
Simon Cadell: Jeffrey Fairbrother


Best Episode ( S9 Ep6 )

The Wind of Change – The holiday season is almost over and everybody is discussing their future plans. Peggy, at last, gets her wish to become a Yellowcoat when Dawn is rushed to hospital with appendicitis. she is asked to replace Dawn. However, she is so enthusiastic that she also ends up in hospital, suffering from nervous exhaustion. Then, the staff learns that Maplin intends to turn the camp into a self-catering resort – with no Yellowcoats.

30 January 1988

Imdb Score [8.9]



Worst Episode ( S8 Ep5 )

Only the Brave – Spike gets Ted to organize a mass outing to the cinema on April’s birthday to watch her favourite film, ‘Bambi’. Unfortunately, ‘Bambi’ has been returned and replaced with a black and white war film. Gladys falls asleep and imagines all the staff as being characters in an old war movie.

13 December 1986

Imdb Score – [7.1]