Feb. 26, 1981
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Jeffrey Holland isSpike Dixon
Spike Dixon
Barry Howard isBarry Stuart-Hargreaves
Barry Stuart-Hargreaves
Felix Bowness isFred Quilley
Fred Quilley
Ruth Madoc isGladys Pugh
Gladys Pugh
Nikki Kelly isSylvia Garnsey
Sylvia Garnsey
Su Pollard isPeggy Ollerenshaw
Peggy Ollerenshaw
Leslie Dwyer isMr. Partridge
Mr. Partridge

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Hi-de-Hi! is a British sitcom set in Maplins, a fictional holiday camp, during 1959 and 1960, and was written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, who also wrote Dad’s Army and It Ain’t Half Hot Mum amongst others. It aired on the BBC from 1980 to 1988.

The title was the phrase used to greet the campers and in early episodes was written Hi de Hi. The series revolved around the lives of the camp’s management and entertainers, most of them struggling actors or has-beens.

The inspiration was the experience of writers Perry and Croft: after being demobilised from the Army, Perry was a Redcoat at Butlins, Pwllheli during the holiday season.

The series gained large audiences and won a BAFTA as Best Comedy Series in 1984. In 2004, it came 40th in Britain’s Best Sitcom and in a 2008 poll on Channel 4, Hi-de-Hi! was voted the 35th most popular comedy catchphrase.

Original title Hi-de-Hi!
First air date Feb. 26, 1981
Last air date Jan. 30, 1988
Seasons 9
Episodes 64

Seasons and episodes

1 Season 1 Feb. 26, 1981
2 Season 2 Nov. 29, 1981
3 Season 3 Oct. 31, 1982
4 Season 4 Nov. 27, 1983
5 Season 5 Nov. 03, 1984
6 Season 6 Dec. 25, 1985
7 Season 7 Nov. 08, 1986
8 Season 8 Dec. 26, 1987
9 Season 9 Dec. 26, 1987