The WORST episodes of Hi-de-Hi!

Every episode of Hi-de-Hi! ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Hi-de-Hi!!

Set in the 1950s, Jeffrey Fairbrother takes a job as entertainment manager at Maplins Holiday Camp where the guests are the last thing on the mind of the staff. Whilst "in charge" he attracts the amorous attentions of funny Welsh-talking Gladys Pugh, the Chief yellow coat. Meanwhile Ted Bovis, the camp comic, runs the show whilst Peggy, the cleaner, aspires to become a yellow coat.

Last Updated: 5/25/2024Network: BBC OneStatus: Ended
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Sing, You Sinners
star
5.75
4 votes

#1 - Sing, You Sinners

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/9/1983

The chaplain retires from his camp duties, leaving the Sunday Half-Hour in need of a replacement.

Directors: David Croft
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Desire in the Mickey Mouse Grotto
star
6.45
11 votes

#2 - Desire in the Mickey Mouse Grotto

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/26/1981

Jeffrey is implicated when Ted is spotted entering a chalet with a girl camper.

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Save Our Heritage
star
6.50
6 votes

#3 - Save Our Heritage

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/4/1983

Joe Maplin commands Jeffrey to assist with the demolition of a nearby cottage, which stands in the way of the camp's new extension.

Directors: John Kilby
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A Matter of Conscience
star
6.57
7 votes

#4 - A Matter of Conscience

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/14/1982

When Joe Maplin realises that the council's idea for a new hospital threatens his plans for the camp, he advises the staff of what action they must take.

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Man Trap
star
6.60
5 votes

#5 - Man Trap

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/16/1986

Joe Maplin's press release angers its subjects, Gladys and Spike, whose relationships with Clive and April, respectively, look set to suffer.

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Empty Saddles
star
6.75
8 votes

#6 - Empty Saddles

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/11/1983

Fred is in for a devastating blow when Joe Maplin makes a decision concerning the camp's horses.

Directors: John Kilby
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The Beauty Queen Affair
star
6.85
20 votes

#7 - The Beauty Queen Affair

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/5/1981

Jeffrey is called on to judge the Holiday Princess Competition. Meanwhile, Ted teaches Spike how to make the most of the campers' generosity.

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God Bless Our Family
star
6.89
9 votes

#8 - God Bless Our Family

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/6/1986

Fed up with Clive's irresponsible behaviour, his entire family turns up at the camp to try and talk some sense into him.

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On with the Motley
star
6.91
11 votes

#9 - On with the Motley

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/20/1981

Ted feels his big chance has come when he is asked to perform some dates at the local golf club dinners.

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The Perils of Peggy
star
7.00
7 votes

#10 - The Perils of Peggy

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/9/1988

In spite of her coldness towards him, Clive is desperate to win Gladys back - but he requires the help of Ted and Peggy.

Directors: Mike Stephens
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September Song
star
7.00
6 votes

#11 - September Song

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/27/1986

Ted has a new love interest: a young pianist whom he plans to marry. Elsewhere, Julian is hoping romance will blossom for himself and Yvonne, and takes her to visit his farm.

Directors: David Croft
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The Society Entertainer
star
7.00
5 votes

#12 - The Society Entertainer

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/2/1983

A female camper captures Spike's heart, making him eager to impress her - even if his act suffers as a result!

Directors: John Kilby
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Lift Up Your Minds
star
7.00
8 votes

#13 - Lift Up Your Minds

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/13/1981

Jeffrey feels the 'Who's Got The Wrong Trousers On?' Competition is not catering for the cultural needs of the campers, and resolves to do something about it.

Directors: John Kilby
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It's Murder
star
7.09
11 votes

#14 - It's Murder

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/5/1986

It seems the campers are no longer prepared to put up with Mr. Partridge's behaviour towards their children. So the staff are faced with a predicament when he goes missing.

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The New Broom
star
7.11
9 votes

#15 - The New Broom

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/15/1986

The unexpected arrival of the new camp controller catches everyone off guard, and Alec Foster does not pull any punches...

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Hey Diddle Diddle, Who's on the Fiddle?
star
7.13
8 votes

#16 - Hey Diddle Diddle, Who's on the Fiddle?

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/1/1984

Peggy and Spike uncover evidence that suggests Joe Maplin gave Clive a job in order to spy on the staff.

Directors: David Croft
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Concessions
star
7.17
6 votes

#17 - Concessions

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/27/1983

Ted deceives Jeffrey in order to keep a private booking at a local function.

Directors: John Kilby
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The Pay-Off
star
7.17
6 votes

#18 - The Pay-Off

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/21/1982

In spite of the staff's efforts, the local council remains unfazed by the prospect of having Joe Maplin as a neighbour for the proposed hospital, so Joe takes drastic action.

Directors: John Kilby
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If Wet: In the Ballroom
star
7.20
15 votes

#19 - If Wet: In the Ballroom

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/29/1981

The alarming amount of rainfall is disrupting the Maplin's schedule endlessly.

Directors: John Kilby
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No Dogs Allowed
star
7.27
11 votes

#20 - No Dogs Allowed

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/2/1981

Jeffrey's marital problems start to interfere with his work, and scandalous rumours are soon circulating around the camp.

Directors: John Kilby
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Wedding Bells
star
7.29
7 votes

#21 - Wedding Bells

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/23/1988

As Gladys and Clive prepare to take the plunge, there is a sudden panic when Clive's family finds out about the impending marriage and attempts to put a stop to it.

Directors: Mike Stephens
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The Epidemic
star
7.29
7 votes

#22 - The Epidemic

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/22/1984

The staff are expecting a visit from Joe Maplin, when there is an outbreak of 'Chads' - a form of graffiti. As an indirect result, Barry injures his back.

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Peggy's Big Chance
star
7.30
10 votes

#23 - Peggy's Big Chance

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/6/1981

Peggy's burning ambition to be a Yellowcoat may be realised when she is asked to take part in the latest pool wheeze.

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Charity Begins At Home
star
7.33
9 votes

#24 - Charity Begins At Home

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/26/1981

Joe Maplin ordains that each Thursday should be Sunshine Smile Day, encouraging Ted to indulge in a money-making scheme.

Directors: John Kilby
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Peggy's Pen Friend
star
7.40
10 votes

#25 - Peggy's Pen Friend

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/15/1984

Peggy raises a few eyebrows among the staff when she informs them she has a new boyfriend.

Directors: John Kilby
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