History Series / HiDeHi

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* AscendedExtra: Julian first appeared as a guest character in series 5, filling in while Barry recovered from a back injury. He returned in series 7 as Barry's permanent replacement.

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* AscendedExtra: Julian first appeared as a guest character in series 5, filling in while Barry recovered from a back injury. He returned in series 7 8 as Barry's permanent replacement.
12th Feb '18 2:31:50 PM mlsmithca
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Gladys has a moment of this in the final act of "Stripes". Her older half-brother Gareth comes to Maplins both for a holiday and to see her, but as he was charged with (but not convicted of) lewd conduct in a cinema and obliged to leave their home village years earlier, she worries that his presence puts her recent promotion at risk. When female campers and staff members report a peeping tom at the camp late at night, Gladys assumes it is Gareth and orders him to leave immediately to avoid criminal charges. However, the next morning, Jeffrey receives a phone call announcing the arrest of the peeping tom... and Gladys is mortified to learn that it wasn't Gareth after all. As if possibly irreparably damaging her own relationship with Gareth isn't enough, Gladys learns that she has also ruined his budding relationship with Peggy, who is distraught that he left without saying goodbye. She ruefully asks Spike how she could have been so wrong about him.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Gladys has a moment of this in the final act of "Stripes". Her older half-brother Gareth comes to Maplins both for a holiday and to see her, but as he was charged with (but not convicted of) lewd conduct in a cinema and obliged to leave their home village years earlier, she worries that his presence puts her recent promotion at risk. When female campers and staff members report a peeping tom at the camp late at night, Gladys assumes it is Gareth and orders him to leave immediately to avoid criminal charges. However, the next morning, Jeffrey receives a phone call announcing the arrest of the peeping tom... and Gladys is mortified to learn that it wasn't Gareth after all. As if possibly irreparably damaging her own relationship with Gareth isn't enough, Gladys learns that she has also ruined his budding relationship with Peggy, who is distraught that he left without saying goodbye. She ruefully asks Spike how she could have been so wrong about him.[[note]] The episode had the unintended side effect of providing an in-universe explanation for Gareth's absence from Gladys' [[spoiler:wedding to Clive]] in the final series. The out-of-universe explanation was that actor Talfryn Thomas, who played Gareth, died of a heart attack a month before "Stripes" aired; it was one of his last screen appearances.[[/note]]
8th Feb '18 11:39:48 AM mlsmithca
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* UnderdressedForTheOccasion: In "Nice People with Nice Manners", Barry and Yvonne throw a black tie soirée in their chalet after the campers have gone to bed, and only invite fellow entertainment staffers whom they believe will behave themselves. However, Peggy accidentally throws the invitations away, remembering only that one was for Jeffrey; Jeffrey is sure they would have invited the entire entertainment staff (in reality, the guest list pointedly excluded Gladys, Ted, Fred, Mr Partridge, Sylvia, and Gary), and in delivering the invitations verbally, Peggy claims that the party is a pyjama party. Although Jeffrey and Gladys arrive in evening wear, the others show up in nightwear except for Ted, who is dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, and Spike, who is dressed as a comedy priest.

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* UnderdressedForTheOccasion: In "Nice People with Nice Manners", Barry and Yvonne throw a black tie soirée in their chalet after the campers have gone to bed, and only invite fellow entertainment staffers whom they believe will behave themselves. However, Peggy accidentally throws the invitations away, remembering only that one was for Jeffrey; the unpretentious Jeffrey is sure they would have invited the entire entertainment staff (in reality, the guest list pointedly excluded Gladys, Ted, Fred, Mr Partridge, Sylvia, and Gary), Gary[[note]] The reasons: Yvonne and in delivering Barry disapprove of how Gladys flirts with Jeffrey, they find Ted boorish, Fred smells of horses, they find Mr Partridge a vulgar drunk, Yvonne personally dislikes Sylvia, and Gary would make an odd number of guests.[[/note]]) and tells Peggy to deliver the invitations verbally, verbally. In doing so, Peggy gets carried away and claims that the party is a pyjama party. Although party, so that although Jeffrey and Gladys arrive in evening wear, the others show up in nightwear except for Ted, who is dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, and Spike, who is dressed as a comedy priest.
8th Feb '18 11:35:36 AM mlsmithca
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* TheyDo: Although Gladys' attempts at flirting with Jeffrey were only ever met with discomfort, she got more of a reaction out of Clive, and they became engaged in Series 7. Clive spends a large part of the next two series trying to back out of the engagement and Gladys threatens to break it off several times and actually does so once, [[spoiler:but they eventually realise they do love each other in spite of any doubts they may have, and they are married in the pentultimate episode of the series]].



* UnderdressedForTheOccasion: In "Nice People with Nice Manners", Barry and Yvonne throw a black tie soirée in their chalet after the campers have gone to bed, and only invite fellow entertainment staffers whom they believe will behave themselves. However, Peggy accidentally throws the invitations away, remembering only that one was for Jeffrey; Jeffrey is sure they would have invited the entire entertainment staff, and in delivering the invitations verbally, Peggy claims that the party is a pyjama party. Although Jeffrey and Gladys (who was not on the guest list) arrive in evening wear, the others show up in nightwear except for Ted, who is dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, and Spike, who is dressed as a comedy priest.

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* UnderdressedForTheOccasion: In "Nice People with Nice Manners", Barry and Yvonne throw a black tie soirée in their chalet after the campers have gone to bed, and only invite fellow entertainment staffers whom they believe will behave themselves. However, Peggy accidentally throws the invitations away, remembering only that one was for Jeffrey; Jeffrey is sure they would have invited the entire entertainment staff, staff (in reality, the guest list pointedly excluded Gladys, Ted, Fred, Mr Partridge, Sylvia, and Gary), and in delivering the invitations verbally, Peggy claims that the party is a pyjama party. Although Jeffrey and Gladys (who was not on the guest list) arrive in evening wear, the others show up in nightwear except for Ted, who is dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, and Spike, who is dressed as a comedy priest.
7th Feb '18 10:27:04 PM mlsmithca
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* WhatDidIDoLastNight: In "A Night Not to Remember", Jeffrey wakes up after a night of heavy drinking, nude and with Gladys' bra in his bed. He becomes paranoid that he and Gladys spent the night together and that this will be used against him in divorce court. Gladys, annoyed at his lack of concern for ''her'' reputation, produces a policeman staying at the camp who claims in front of the assembled staff that he saw Gladys leave Jeffrey's chalet after only a few minutes. However, after the staff have gone, she tells Jeffrey that the policeman was just saying what she told him to say, and he never saw her enter or leave Jeffrey's chalet. She then says that she knows exactly what happened that night... and has no plans to tell him.

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* WhatDidIDoLastNight: WhatDidIDoLastNight:
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In "A Night Not to Remember", Jeffrey wakes up after a night of heavy drinking, nude and with Gladys' bra in his bed. He becomes paranoid that he and Gladys spent the night together and that this will be used against him in divorce court. Gladys, annoyed at his lack of concern for ''her'' reputation, produces a policeman staying at the camp who claims in front of the assembled staff that he saw Gladys leave Jeffrey's chalet after only a few minutes. However, after the staff have gone, she tells Jeffrey that the policeman was just saying what she told him to say, and he never saw her enter or leave Jeffrey's chalet. She then says that she knows exactly what happened that night... and has no plans to tell him.him.
** In "Graven Image", Spike gets completely blind drunk during a "mystery tour" (really a pub crawl) led by Ted, who berates him for having spent the whole evening ranting in front of the campers about how much he hates Joe Maplin for his arrogance and hypocrisy, exemplified by a statue of himself he has had installed in each camp to be unveiled simultaneously the next morning. On the morning of the unveiling, a still angry Ted tells a badly hung over Spike that he was in and out of the chalet a dozen times during the night, and Spike is confused to find wet paint all over his hands that has not come off after a shower. He gets his answer of what he did the previous night when Ted drills Jeffrey on the actual moment of unveiling - and the statue is revealed to be painted to look like a clown.
7th Feb '18 6:37:58 AM mlsmithca
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* NotWhatItLooksLike: In "Stripes", when a peeping tom is spotted looking into the female Yellowcoats' chalet, Gladys is convinced her fears about her half-brother Gareth's presence at the camp have been realised, and she and Spike confront him. Gladys notes that he is wearing underclothes instead of pyjamas and is breathing heavily, as though he's just been running and had to change out of his clothes in a hurry. However, Gareth claims that he accidentally left his pyjamas back home in Wales, and is simply getting to a steamy passage in the book he is reading. Gladys doesn't believe him, and has Spike escort him to the train station to get the first train out the next morning. Unfortunately, it isn't until after Gareth has gone that Gladys discovers he was telling the truth; the peeping tom was another camper.

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: NotWhatItLooksLike:
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In "Stripes", when a peeping tom is spotted looking into the female Yellowcoats' chalet, Gladys is convinced her fears about her half-brother Gareth's presence at the camp have been realised, and she and Spike confront him. Gladys notes that he is wearing underclothes instead of pyjamas and is breathing heavily, as though he's just been running and had to change out of his clothes in a hurry. However, Gareth claims that he accidentally left his pyjamas back home in Wales, and is simply getting to a steamy passage in the book he is reading. Gladys doesn't believe him, and has Spike escort him to the train station to get the first train out the next morning. Unfortunately, it isn't until after Gareth has gone that Gladys discovers he was telling the truth; the peeping tom was another camper.camper.
** "Marriage Settlement" is bookended by two incidents of things not being what they look like.
*** As the episode begins, Peggy tells Gladys that Jeffrey is in his office with his wife, Daphne, and while she does not hear their entire conversation, she hears them say that if Daphne had come down sooner, they could have saved a lot of legal fees. She then sees Jeffrey escort Daphne to her car and kiss her goodbye, but cannot hear their conversation. She assumes from what she sees as their affectionate behaviour that they have reconciled, and becomes inconsolable. However, the reality is that Jeffrey has agreed to give Daphne grounds for divorce so that she can re-marry, and the kiss goodbye was his final farewell to her, as she tells him that they are unlikely to meet again, even in court.
*** Jeffrey later tells Peggy that he is engaging the services of a professional co-respondent to give Daphne grounds for divorce. He explains that although the night he will be spending with the woman will be purely platonic, someone must see them in bed together and sign a statement to that effect, and the resulting "adultery" will give the required grounds for divorce, and he wants Peggy to be the witness, swearing her to secrecy. However, Peggy decides she can't let Gladys go on thinking Jeffrey is going back to his wife and tells her. A combination of Gladys' disapproval of Jeffrey's method (partly as he didn't ask ''her'' to be co-respondent) and a case of food poisoning he picks up when he takes the co-respondent out for dinner before they spend the night together leads to the episode's final scene in which Gladys, the female Yellowcoats, and a curious Yvonne end up in Jeffrey's room administering his medicine when Peggy arrives - and interprets the scene before her as the platonic equivalent of an orgy. She casually asks Jeffrey which of them she should identify as the co-respondent.
6th Feb '18 4:44:06 PM mlsmithca
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* NotWhatItLooksLike: In "Stripes", when a peeping tom is spotted looking into the female Yellowcoats' chalet, Gladys is convinced her fears about her half-brother Gareth's presence at the camp have been realised, and she and Spike confront him. Gladys notes that he is wearing underclothes instead of pyjamas and is breathing heavily, as though he's just been running and had to change out of his clothes in a hurry. However, Gareth claims that he accidentally left his pyjamas back home in Wales, and is simply getting to a steamy passage in the book he is reading. Gladys doesn't believe him, and has Spike escort him to the train station to get the first train out the next morning. Unfortunately, it isn't until after Gareth has gone that Gladys discovers he was telling the truth; the peeping tom was another camper.
2nd Feb '18 11:41:02 PM mlsmithca
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** A speciality of Simon Cadell's. His ability to convey Jeffrey's bewilderment and/or discomfort at everything his job involves with just his facial expressions allows the writers to get away with not giving him funny lines.

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** A speciality of Simon Cadell's. His ability to convey Jeffrey's bewilderment and/or discomfort at everything his job involves with just his facial expressions allows the writers to get away with not giving him funny lines.[[note]] His flair for facial dialogue is somewhat at odds with his extensive career in commercial voiceovers in the last decade of his life.[[/note]]
2nd Feb '18 11:36:01 PM mlsmithca
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[[caption-width-right:300:The Maplin's entertainment staff. L-R: Gladys, Jeffrey, Ted, Spike.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:The Maplin's Maplins entertainment staff. L-R: Gladys, Jeffrey, Ted, Spike.]]



In the first episode, the position of Entertainments Manager at the Crimpton-on-Sea camp is taken by shy, upper-class Cambridge archaeology professor Jeffrey Fairbrother (Simon Cadell), who feels stifled by his job and the failure of his marriage and is hoping to re-invigorate himself with a change of scene. However, while he is a capable manager, he is a hopeless entertainer, and most of the actual entertainment is co-ordinated by camp host Ted Bovis (Paul Shane), a comedian whose professional career never quite took off but whose cheerful and charming personality makes him popular with the campers, and makes up for his scheming and dishonesty in cheating them out of money with rigged raffles and bingo games. The sports, meanwhile, are organised by Chief Yellowcoat Gladys Pugh (Ruth Madoc), who is not shy about bossing around the other staff members - collectively known as Yellowcoats because of their signature yellow blazers[[note]] This makes them fictional counterparts to Butlin's Redcoats, Pontins Bluecoats, and Warners Greencoats.[[/note]] - and is instantly and hopelessly attracted to Jeffrey from the moment she meets him (Jeffrey eventually catches on to her affections but feels unable to reciprocate so soon after his divorce).

Among the entertainment staff are camp comic Spike Dixon (Jeffrey Holland), a young, enthusiastic up-and-comer whom Ted has taken under his wing and who believes his job at Maplin's is [[WideEyedIdealist the first rung on the ladder to stardom]]; former professional jockey Fred Quilley (Felix Bowness), whose jockey licence was revoked after his implication in a cheating scandal and who is biding his time as a riding instructor until his licence can be restored; former champion ballroom dancers turned dance instructors Yvonne and Barry Stuart-Hargreaves (Diane Holland and Barry Howard), two outrageous snobs (despite being of middle-class heritage at best) who feel most of their duties as Yellowcoats are beneath them; and former music hall performer turned Theatre/PunchAndJudy man "Uncle Willie" Partridge (Leslie Dwyer), a [[TheAlcoholic hopeless alcoholic]] [[ChildHater who hates children]]. Desperate to join their ranks is chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw (Su Pollard), who willingly participates in all manner of {{Zany Scheme}}s and absurd performances if it means she has a chance of becoming a Yellowcoat.

The younger Yellowcoats include Gary (Terence Creasey in Series 1, Chris Andrews thereafter); identical twins Stanley and Bruce Matthews (David and Tony Webb); attractive blonde Sylvia Garnsey (Nikki Kelly), who has a long-running rivalry with Gladys; and a revolving door of other female staffers including Betty (Rikki Howard), Mary (Penny Irving), Val (Gail Harrison), Tracy (Susan Beagley), Dawn (Laura Jackson), Babs (Julie-Christian Young), and April (Linda Regan), the last of whom was romantically involved with Spike in the later series. Many of them are fresh out of drama school and hoping, like Spike, that their jobs at Maplin's will put them in view of talent scouts and agents to launch their entertainment careers.

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In the first episode, the position of Entertainments Manager at the Crimpton-on-Sea camp is taken by shy, upper-class Cambridge archaeology professor Jeffrey Fairbrother (Simon Cadell), who feels stifled by his job and the failure of his marriage and is hoping to re-invigorate himself with a change of scene. However, while he is a capable manager, he is a hopeless entertainer, and most of the actual entertainment is co-ordinated by camp host Ted Bovis (Paul Shane), a comedian whose professional career never quite took off but whose cheerful and charming personality makes him popular with the campers, and makes up for his scheming and dishonesty in cheating them out of money with rigged raffles and bingo games. The sports, meanwhile, are organised by Chief Yellowcoat Gladys Pugh (Ruth Madoc), who is not shy about bossing around the other staff members - collectively known as Yellowcoats because of their signature yellow blazers[[note]] This makes them fictional counterparts to Butlin's Butlins Redcoats, Pontins Bluecoats, and Warners Greencoats.[[/note]] - and is instantly and hopelessly attracted to Jeffrey from the moment she meets him (Jeffrey eventually catches on to her affections but feels unable to reciprocate so soon after his divorce).

Among the entertainment staff are camp comic Spike Dixon (Jeffrey Holland), a young, enthusiastic up-and-comer whom Ted has taken under his wing and who believes his job at Maplin's Maplins is [[WideEyedIdealist the first rung on the ladder to stardom]]; former professional jockey Fred Quilley (Felix Bowness), whose jockey licence was revoked after his implication in a cheating scandal and who is biding his time as a riding instructor until his licence can be restored; former champion ballroom dancers turned dance instructors Yvonne and Barry Stuart-Hargreaves (Diane Holland and Barry Howard), two outrageous snobs (despite being of middle-class heritage at best) who feel most of their duties as Yellowcoats are beneath them; and former music hall performer turned Theatre/PunchAndJudy man "Uncle Willie" Partridge (Leslie Dwyer), a [[TheAlcoholic hopeless alcoholic]] [[ChildHater who hates children]]. Desperate to join their ranks is chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw (Su Pollard), who willingly participates in all manner of {{Zany Scheme}}s and absurd performances if it means she has a chance of becoming a Yellowcoat.

The younger Yellowcoats include Gary (Terence Creasey in Series 1, Chris Andrews thereafter); identical twins Stanley and Bruce Matthews (David and Tony Webb); attractive blonde Sylvia Garnsey (Nikki Kelly), who has a long-running rivalry with Gladys; and a revolving door of other female staffers including Betty (Rikki Howard), Mary (Penny Irving), Val (Gail Harrison), Tracy (Susan Beagley), Dawn (Laura Jackson), Babs (Julie-Christian Young), and April (Linda Regan), the last of whom was romantically involved with Spike in the later series. Many of them are fresh out of drama school and hoping, like Spike, that their jobs at Maplin's Maplins will put them in view of talent scouts and agents to launch their entertainment careers.



** Spike is only marginally more culturally literate than Ted; although he knows enough about Constable to recognise Willy Lott's Cottage, he is just as unaware of what an archaeologist is when Ted tells him that their new boss is one, and when Jeffrey's former dean, Hugo Buxton, shows up at Maplin's to offer him a faculty chair in archaeology and Ted thinks he is trying to sell him an actual chair, Spike says he thinks a faculty chair is "one of those that opens up into a bed."

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** Spike is only marginally more culturally literate than Ted; although he knows enough about Constable to recognise Willy Lott's Cottage, he is just as unaware of what an archaeologist is when Ted tells him that their new boss is one, and when Jeffrey's former dean, Hugo Buxton, shows up at Maplin's Maplins to offer him a faculty chair in archaeology and Ted thinks he is trying to sell him an actual chair, Spike says he thinks a faculty chair is "one of those that opens up into a bed."



* CoincidentalBroadcast: At the end of 'Maplins Intercontinental', the TV happens to be tuned to a news story about the new Maplin's holiday camp in the Caribbean getting flattened by a hurricane - just after Sylvia has won a transfer there as grand prize in the Best Yellowcoat competition and Peggy has been offered her job at Crimpton-on-Sea.

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* CoincidentalBroadcast: At the end of 'Maplins 'Maplin Intercontinental', the TV happens to be tuned to a news story about the new Maplin's Maplins holiday camp in the Caribbean getting flattened by a hurricane - just after Sylvia has won a transfer there as grand prize in the Best Yellowcoat competition and Peggy has been offered her job at Crimpton-on-Sea.



* CoolCar: Clive's red MG sports car turns the heads of all who see it. When he first arrives at Maplin's to take up his position as Entertainments Manager, he invites a fascinated Peggy to join him for a spin around the car park, while Gladys' scheme to catch his eye is cut short by the mass arrival of the entertainment staff after they see the car parked outside and are eager to meet its driver.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Joe Maplin, the owner of Maplin's holiday camps. Normally he just seems a strict boss, with his regular complaints at the camp costing too much money and demands that his orders are to be followed to the letter. However every so often he'll show how nasty he truly can be. When he wants some nearby land for expansion, his method is to bribe the town councillors, and gives strict orders that his staff do everything they can to scare off the surveyors that want to build a hospital on the land (which leads to most of the staff outright rebelling in disgust). When Jeffrey refuses, he responds by threating to release false information that he's having an affair with Gladys, ruining both their reputations and wrecking Jeffrey's divorce. Later on when an old woman won't vacate a cottage he owns, he bribes a man to knock it down while she's out at the shops. Jeffrey even at one point compares him to a Chicago Gangster.

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* CoolCar: Clive's red MG sports car turns the heads of all who see it. When he first arrives at Maplin's Maplins to take up his position as Entertainments Manager, he invites a fascinated Peggy to join him for a spin around the car park, while Gladys' scheme to catch his eye is cut short by the mass arrival of the entertainment staff after they see the car parked outside and are eager to meet its driver.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Joe Maplin, the owner of Maplin's Maplins holiday camps. Normally he just seems a strict boss, with his regular complaints at the camp costing too much money and demands that his orders are to be followed to the letter. However every so often he'll show how nasty he truly can be. When he wants some nearby land for expansion, his method is to bribe the town councillors, and gives strict orders that his staff do everything they can to scare off the surveyors that want to build a hospital on the land (which leads to most of the staff outright rebelling in disgust). When Jeffrey refuses, he responds by threating to release false information that he's having an affair with Gladys, ruining both their reputations and wrecking Jeffrey's divorce. Later on when an old woman won't vacate a cottage he owns, he bribes a man to knock it down while she's out at the shops. Jeffrey even at one point compares him to a Chicago Gangster.



* GentlemanSnarker: Clive is the scion of an aristocratic family (though he takes little pride in his background) and an effortless charmer, particularly with the female staff, but has no work ethic whatsoever and is often in debt, particularly after his family stop his allowance in a bid to force him to return home, while he routinely squanders the meagre salary he is paid by Maplin's. Perhaps a bit lean on the "witty" side of the trope, but he's not unintelligent (which prevents him from being an UpperClassTwit), just incredibly lazy.
* GeographicFlexibility: Maplin's has random bits added to it as the plot requires (even though the series was shot in a real holiday camp). Also, the location of the main character's chalets in relation to each other [[RuleOfFunny varied according to plot needs.]]

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* GentlemanSnarker: Clive is the scion of an aristocratic family (though he takes little pride in his background) and an effortless charmer, particularly with the female staff, but has no work ethic whatsoever and is often in debt, particularly after his family stop his allowance in a bid to force him to return home, while he routinely squanders the meagre salary he is paid by Maplin's.Maplins. Perhaps a bit lean on the "witty" side of the trope, but he's not unintelligent (which prevents him from being an UpperClassTwit), just incredibly lazy.
* GeographicFlexibility: Maplin's Maplins has random bits added to it as the plot requires (even though the series was shot in a real holiday camp). Also, the location of the main character's chalets in relation to each other [[RuleOfFunny varied according to plot needs.]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Gladys has a moment of this in the final act of "Stripes". Her older half-brother Gareth comes to Maplin's both for a holiday and to see her, but as he was charged with (but not convicted of) lewd conduct in a cinema and obliged to leave their home village years earlier, she worries that his presence puts her recent promotion at risk. When female campers and staff members report a peeping tom at the camp late at night, Gladys assumes it is Gareth and orders him to leave immediately to avoid criminal charges. However, the next morning, Jeffrey receives a phone call announcing the arrest of the peeping tom... and Gladys is mortified to learn that it wasn't Gareth after all. As if possibly irreparably damaging her own relationship with Gareth isn't enough, Gladys learns that she has also ruined his budding relationship with Peggy, who is distraught that he left without saying goodbye. She ruefully asks Spike how she could have been so wrong about him.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Gladys has a moment of this in the final act of "Stripes". Her older half-brother Gareth comes to Maplin's Maplins both for a holiday and to see her, but as he was charged with (but not convicted of) lewd conduct in a cinema and obliged to leave their home village years earlier, she worries that his presence puts her recent promotion at risk. When female campers and staff members report a peeping tom at the camp late at night, Gladys assumes it is Gareth and orders him to leave immediately to avoid criminal charges. However, the next morning, Jeffrey receives a phone call announcing the arrest of the peeping tom... and Gladys is mortified to learn that it wasn't Gareth after all. As if possibly irreparably damaging her own relationship with Gareth isn't enough, Gladys learns that she has also ruined his budding relationship with Peggy, who is distraught that he left without saying goodbye. She ruefully asks Spike how she could have been so wrong about him.



* WideEyedIdealist: Most of the younger Yellowcoats are hoping that their jobs at Maplin's will catapult them to stardom (in much the same way a variety of real life singers, actors, and comedians got their start as Butlin's Redcoats, Pontins Bluecoats, or Warners Greencoats), none more so than Spike, whose naiveté is such that he thinks a rejection letter Ted received from an audition at Granada Studios (implied to be for ''Series/CoronationStreet'') is serious about keeping him in mind for future productions.

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* WideEyedIdealist: Most of the younger Yellowcoats are hoping that their jobs at Maplin's Maplins will catapult them to stardom (in much the same way a variety of real life singers, actors, and comedians got their start as Butlin's Butlins Redcoats, Pontins Bluecoats, or Warners Greencoats), none more so than Spike, whose naiveté is such that he thinks a rejection letter Ted received from an audition at Granada Studios (implied to be for ''Series/CoronationStreet'') is serious about keeping him in mind for future productions.
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* CharacterShilling: If Ted and Spike see an opportunity to gush over Gladys, they will. She's even said to have won the "Most Popular Yellowcoat Competition" the past few years running, despite never being shown helping/entertaining customers before the episode in question.
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