Happy Hollidays

Happy Hollidays is a Scottish television situation comedy, created and written by Simon Carlyle and Gregor Sharp, and broadcast by BBC Scotland. One series of the comedy was commissioned by BBC Scotland and the show was produced by Effingee Productions.[1][2]

Happy Hollidays
Created bySimon Carlyle & Gregor Sharp
Written byGregor Sharp & Simon Carlyle
Directed byDouglas Mackinnon
StarringFord Kiernan
Karen Dunbar
Gavin Mitchell
Kathleen McDermott
Theme music composerFord Kiernan
Dave Murricane
Opening themeHappy Holidays
Ending themeHappy Holidays
ComposerFord Kiernan
Country of originScotland
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producerEwan Angus
ProducerAngela Murray
Running time30 minutes
Production companyEffingee Productions
Original networkBBC Scotland
BBC One Scotland
BBC Two Scotland
Original release4 September (2009-09-04) –
9 October 2009 (2009-10-09)

The series stars Ford Kiernan as Colin Holliday, who is the owner of the titular Happy Hollidays, a fictitious caravan site in Scotland; Karen Dunbar as cabaret singer Joyce Mullen; and Gavin Mitchell as rival caravan site owner Mike Bryan. The supporting cast portray the various members of staff on the two caravan sites and the guests. The series follows Colin Holliday running the caravan site, dealing with his guests, whom he sees as a source of revenue and little else, and trying to outwit Mike Bryan, his arch-enemy.[1][2]



No.TitleOriginal air date
1"The Visit"4 September 2009 (2009-09-04)
Colin Holliday has opened his own caravan park in Ayrshire. His old rival Mike Bryan comes for an inspection.
2"Tycoon"11 September 2009 (2009-09-11)
A rich man comes to the caravan park in order to invest his money. Joyce sells everything she owns on eBay.
3"Bombs Away"18 September 2009 (2009-09-18)
Colin Holliday, Dean, Debbie and Mike get trapped in a bomb shelter left over from the Second World War that contains live bombs. Joyce is offered a role in a new period drama.
4"Mike the Poacher"25 September 2009 (2009-09-25)
Mike starts to spend time with Joyce, and she leaves Happy Hollidays to work and live in Mike's caravan park, U-tow-pia. Debbi wants to start her singing career at Happy Hollidays.
5"Donkey"2 October 2009 (2009-10-02)
When the farmer who owns the land between Colin and Mike's sites dies they each embark on a charm offensive with his daughter. Joyce tries to give up smoking. Dean and Debbi are concerned about the future of the resident donkey at Pets' Corner. Lorraine McIntosh guest-stars.
6"Wedding Bells"9 October 2009 (2009-10-09)
Colin and Mike vie to become the new chairman of the caravan site owners' organisation. Joyce devises a secret moneymaking scheme that brings her temporarily closer to Colin. Debbi hears the sound of wedding bells.


  1. ^ a b "BBC WEEK 35, 29 August – 4 September 2009 Programme Information, Television & Radio" (PDF). BBC Scotland Press Office. BBC. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Happy Hollidays". BBC. Retrieved 11 September 2009.

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