Goodnight Jimmy and thank you, from your friends and fans around the world. Rest in peace.
Hi-de-Hi! returns to BBC 2 on Monday 22nd August 2016 at 2.30pm for a weekday re-run. Times will vary so please check TV listings magazines or the BBC's own online TV Guide. Kudos to BBC 2 for another chance to watch this comedy classic. Perhaps we can have You Rang, M'Lord? next?
We are very sad to report that Barry Howard has passed away today (28th April). Barry was a stalwart members of the original Hi-de-Hi! cast and his exquisite ballroom dancer Barry Stuart- Hargreaves stayed with the show until 1986. His waspish asides in tandem with his screen wife Diane Holland, were one of the great joys of Hi-de-Hi! Aside from his most famous role, Barry was an actor of great experience particularly in the field of pantomime where he become known as one of Britain's greatest pantomime Dames. For many years he and John Inman would play Ugly Sisters together before both artists went solo. Following Hi-de-Hi! Barry returned to the stage in pantomime and also regularly as Jacob Marley opposite Anthony Newley and Tommy Steele in the musical Scrooge. He also appeared in episodes of You Rang, M'Lord? and Doctor Who. Barry returned to his ballroom dancer role for a stage tour of Hi-de-Hi! in 2010.
Our deepest sympathies go out to Barry's family and friends at this sad time.