Welcome to Maplin's.
For the benefit of newcomers, there's Jeffrey Fairbrother,
the entertainments manager, who used to be a professor at Cambridge. There's
Ted Bovis, your camp host, his assistant, Spike Dixon, and Mr Partridge,
the Punch-and-Judy man. There's Fred Quilly, who looks after the horses,
and Yvonne and Barry Stuart-Hargreaves, the stuck-up ballroom dancers.
There's scatter-brained Peggy, the chalet maid, and, of course, there's
Gladys Pugh, the chief yellowcoat. Finally, there's someone you haven't
seen on your screens, Charley Binns, the senior camper, who knows all the
secrets of Maplin's. He tells you about the night Jeffrey and Gladys were
trapped in the Three Bears' Cottage, about how Ted raised the money for
his wife's alimony, about the Most Popular Girl Yellowcoat Competition
and many other things. With this book in your pocket your holiday is bound
to be a happy one. And if you read it at home you'll think that you are
on holiday. So Hi-He-Hi! readers! Welcome back to Maplin's!"
Right: Signed picture of Jeffrey Holland, aka Spike
|Hi-De-Hi! - The Holiday Musical
Promotional Poster (1984)