FEBRUARY/JANUARY 2010 NEWS:
.Su On The Radio - For Better Or For Worse - BBC 7
.Sunday 28th February, 2010.....................................................................................Radio
For Better Or For Worse : BBC Radio 7 - Tuesday 2nd March : 12.30pm
For Better Or For Worse : BBC Radio 7 - Tuesday 2nd March : 7.30pm

Dithering Bernard tries to get engaged to his flighty partner Iris. Stars Su Pollard and Gordon Kaye. From February 1993. Series One, Episode 1 of 8.

For Better Or For Worse : BBC Radio 7 - Tuesday 9th March : 12.30pm
For Better Or For Worse : BBC Radio 7 - Tuesday 9th March : 7.30pm

Sweethearts Iris and Bernard miss the film when they go to the pictures. Stars Su Pollard and Gordon Kaye. From February 1993. Series One, Episode 2 of 8.

.Su Online News Archive - November/December 2009
.Sunday 28th February, 2010..............................................................................Site News
Su news for November and December 2009 has now been added to our News Archive. Look back on the final dates of the Annie 2009 UK tour; Annie reviews; Su guesting on BBC Look North; interviews with the 'Southern Daily Echo' and 'The Sentinel', Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Su's 60th birthday and much more.

.Su On TV - Gimme Gimme Gimme
.Thursday 25th February, 2010...........................................................................Television
For One Night Only!! ... Heidi Honeycomb is... Back! 'Singing In The Drain', the episode of Gimme Gimme Gimme with Su as special guest star is repeated on G.O.LD. in early March. This originally aired on BBC1 in December 2001.

Gimme Gimme Gimme : G.O.L.D - Monday 8th March : 10.40pm
Gimme Gimme Gimme : G.O.L.D +1 - Monday 8th March : 11.40pm
Gimme Gimme Gimme : G.O.L.D - Tuesday 9th March : 12.40am
Gimme Gimme Gimme : G.O.L.D +1 - Tuesday 9th March : 1.40am

Singing in the Drain. Series 3, Episode 5. Kathy Burke in the in-your-face comedy with the hapless flatmates with every personality flaw going. Linda finally realises her ambition to become a model.Starring: Kathy Burke, James Dreyfus, Brian Bovell, Beth Goddard, Su Pollard, and Jonathan Harvey.

.Su On The Radio - For Better Or For Worse - BBC 7
.Tuesday 23rd February, 2010...................................................................................Radio
For Better Or For Worse : BBC Radio 7 - Tuesday 2nd March : 12.30pm
For Better Or For Worse : BBC Radio 7 - Tuesday 2nd March : 7.30pm

Dithering Bernard tries to get engaged to his flighty partner Iris. Stars Su Pollard and Gordon Kaye. From February 1993. Series One, Episode 1 of 8.

This will be available on BBC iPlayer after it airs. It's likely that all eight episodes of For Better Or For Worse will be broadcast over the coming weeks.

.Su On TV - Little Robots
.Tuesday 23rd February, 2010............................................................................Television
Little Robots, with Su as Noisy, is currently continuing to air every morning on the CBeebies channel. It is showing sporadically, at various times, on BBC Entertainment also.

Little Robots : CBeebies - Daily @ 6.45am
Little Robots : BBC Entertainment - Various days/times

.The Brits - "New York's Answer To Su Pollard!"
.Tuesday 23rd February, 2010...........................................................................Press Clips
Peter Kay jokingly likened triple Brit Award winner Lady Gaga to Su last week at the 30th BRITS, and with those words, yet again, Su was namechecked all over the tabloids, numerous broadsheets, and countless internet news websites, forums and blogs.

All Su, and Su Online, can say in reply is.... Just Dance!!!
.Hi-de-Hi! UK Tour 2010 - Live On Stage!
.Tuesday 9th February, 2010..................................................................................Theatre
A brand new nationwide tour of the Hi-de-Hi! stage musical will open in March 2010 and tour throughout the year. Presented by Bruce James Productions, it will be the first time that the musical will have been produced since being seen in the West End in 1984.

Actor and presenter (including Sky 1's Are You Smarter Than Your Ten Year Old) DAMIAN WILLIAMS has been confirmed for the role of Ted Bovis.

Former Emmerdale star PETER AMORY (Chris Tate) has been confirmed for the pivotal role of Jeffrey Fairbrother.

Peggy Ollerenshaw will be played by ABIGAIL FINLEY, a finalist in the TV show How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria ?

In a casting coup for the tour, original series stars BARRY HOWARD and NIKKI KELLY will be appearing as Maplin's resident Ballroom Champions, Barry and Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves. Both actors are stalwarts of the legendary television series and will be re-creating the famous characters for the first time in 20 years.

The nationwide UK tour will run from March until September.

For full tour dates, ticket information and further details please visit www.hi-de-hi.net's dedicated section,
here.

.The Official David Croft Website
.Tuesday 9th February, 2010..................................................................................Internet
The revamped Official David Croft website has relaunched today. Please click below to visit.

.Su Supports National Doodle Day 2010
.Tuesday 9th February, 2010....................................................................................Events
Su is supporting National Doodle Day 2010, in aid of those who are affected by epilepsy & neurofibromatosis. Click below to view Su's doodles and for information on how to get involved.

National Doodle Day is all about putting pen to paper while raising money to help people affected by epilepsy and neurofibromatosis. Join in the fun on 5 March - our seventh National Doodle Day - and help us build on the 185,000 raised so far!

.Su On TV - Little Robots
.Tuesday 9th February, 2010..............................................................................Television
Little Robots, with Su as Noisy, is currently airing every morning on the CBeebies channel.

Little Robots : CBeebies - Daily @ 6.45am
.Bucks Herald - Opportunity Knocks Winner From Aylesbury Dies At 77
.Tuesday 9th February, 2010.............................................................................Press Clips
The man who was there right at the beginning of Su's televsion career, and someone she has mentioned and been asked about almost as much as Hi-de-Hi!, Harry Gunn, sadly passed away recently.

Harry Gumm, the man with the singing dog, has died at the age of 77. The Aylesbury man sang, whistled, yodelled, and did farmyard impressions to win the famous television talent show Opportunity Knocks three times.

Most famously he beat actress Su Pollard singing alongside Jack, his singing Jack Russell.

Mr Gumm spent much of his life travelling up and down the country singing to and entertaining people with his wife and their famous dog.

June Gumm, Harry's wife of 53 years, paid tribute to him this week. "He did so much in his life," she said. "Everyone loved him. We had a packed church for his funeral. It was a lovely day for him, and he would have been proud."

Read the full news report at 'The Bucks Herald'
here.
.Universal Playback - Hi-de-Hi!
.Sunday 31st January, 2010....................................................................................Internet
Last year, it's 30th anniversary, was a busy year for Hi-de-Hi! fans. Universal Playback have a great section dedicated to the show at their website. This includes a gallery of photos, news, features and an overview of the series. Please click below to visit their Hi-de-Hi! section.

.Variety Club - The James Bond Ball Goes Down A Storm
.Wednesday 27th January, 2010........................................................................Press Clips
Su attended The Variety Club's James Bond Ball in Bournemouth last month.

The James Bond Ball was held at the incredibly supportive DeVere Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth on Friday 11th December. The event was hosted by Variety Club Wessex to raise the necessary funds to equip a new childen's high dependency unit at Salisbury District Hospital.

Chris Jarvis very kindly brought members of the Bournemouth Pavilion's 'Snow White' Pantomime which included the lovely Su Pollard, after the last performance of the Panto that evening.

Auctioneer on the evening was committee member Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart who raised several thousand pounds.

Read the full report at The Variety Club website
here.
.Su Pollard Forever - Re-launched!
.Wednesday 27th January, 2010.............................................................................Internet
Ben Harris has recently re-launched his Su fansite with a great, colourful, new design.

.Review Of The Year - Su's 2009
.Monday 25th January, 2010................................................................................Su's Year

January saw Su beginning the year as Baroness Hardup at the Swansea Grand... All eight episodes of For Better Or For Worse, originally recorded in 1993, aired on BBC Radio 7... Tickets for the Hi-de-Hi! 30th Anniversary event at Dovercourt went on sale... and we announced a year of celebration in the lead up to Su's 60th birthday. In February Su was interviewed by 'The Gay Nation'... a certain Peggy Ollerenshaw took over the Bestival airwaves to announce the festival's line-up for 2009, gaining Su, and Peggy, many column inches & attention. With March came the details about Su reprising her Miss Hannigan for an extensive UK tour of Annie... Su returned as Aunt Yvonne in Shout! The New Swinging 60's Musical for a West End run... and the 'Daily Mail' named Su the "wackiest dresser in the Britain!".

In April further details about 'The Hi-de-Hi! Companion' book were made available... Su's dress sense caught the attention of the 'Daily Mail' (again), 'The Sun' and 'Reveal', among others... she guested on ITV1's Loose Women... and Watch's Richard & Judy... she also guested on Heart 106.2's Breakfast Show... Su and the cast of Shout! launched the West End run on London's Carnaby Street, complete with a mini and Union Jack dresses. May saw details about The Complete Oh Doctor Beeching! DVD announced... Su was interviewed by 'Pink Paper'... and Shout! received more great reviews. A busy June, with lots of information about the forthcoming Annie tour... Little Robots airing on BBC Prime... Su guested on STV's The Hour... 'Ambassador Tickets' ran a Su feature... and details of Su's panto for 2009, Snow White in Bournemouth, were revealed!

An even busier July with Su hitting the road with Annie, playing dates in Lincoln, Inverness and Manchester... she guested on BBC Breakfast... Su was interviewed by the 'Sunday Mail', 'Highland News', 'Aberdeen Press & Journal', 'Messenger', 'Lancashire Telegraph', and 'City Life'... The Complete Oh Doctor Beeching! DVD was released... and we revealed more about our 60th birthday celebrations. In August Annie played in Glasgow, Bristol, Brighton and Sunderland... Su guested on ITV1's Daily Cooks Challenge... she was interviewed by 'Crackerjack', 'Hamilton Advertiser', 'Sunderland Echo', 'Shields Gazette', 'This is Wiltshire', 'Brighton Argus', 'Liverpool Echo', 'Sunderland Evening Chronicle', and 'Your Local Guardian'... and Annie received numerous positive reviews throughout the month. In September Annie visited Richmond, Liverpool, Nottingham, Belfast and Dartford... Su Online celebrated it's 9th birthday... Su guested on Magic 1548 Liverpool's Breakfast Show... and there were yet more interviews, with 'Liverpool Daily Post', 'Nottingham Evening Post', 'Ulster Star', 'Big Issue Scotland', 'Irish News', and the 'Belfast Telegraph'.

In October Su supported The 2009 Celebrity Paws in aid of Cats Protection... and Wear it Pink 2009... Annie played Hamilton, Malvern, and Llandudno... Su guested on Loose Women's 10th birthday show... and she was awarded their "Best Dressed Guest" trophy... the Snow White press launch/photo call took place in Bournemouth... 'The Hi-de-Hi! Companion' was published... Su attended the Hi-de-Hi! 30th Anniversary event in Dovercourt... and there were interviews with 'York Press', 'North Wales Daily Post', 'North Wales Pioneer', and 'Stour & Avon Magazine'. With November came the final dates of the Annie tour, in York, Derry, and Birmingham... Su guested on BBC Look North... and she was nominated for a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Annie... Hi-de-Hi! The Complete Series was given a DVD boxed set release... and Su helped switch on the Bournemouth Christmas lights... plus there was the small matter of a special birthday! December was all about Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs... the panto opened on the 5th at Bournemouth Pavilion... Su and the cast popped up here there and everywhere in Bournemouth... receiving great reviews through the festive period!

.Su On TV - ... Sings the Beatles
.Sunday 10th January, 2010 • Thanks to Roger..................................................Television
It's back to the Sixties, via the Eighties, here in the "Teenies"!!

Screen captures of Su performing 'Back In The USSR'. Originally from The Laughter Show in 1984, this will air this Friday on the TV version of ... Sings The Beatles. Please click here to view this at YouTube, and here to view larger versions of the screen caps.

Recorded for the 40th anniversary of Abbey Road, the Beatles' final album, a journey through the classic and curious covers in the BBC archives. Featuring Sandie Shaw singing a sassy Day Tripper, Shirley Bassey belting out Something, a close-harmony Carpenters cover of Help!, Joe Cocker's chart-topping With A Little Help From My Friends, Oasis reinventing the Walrus and a little Lady Madonna from Macca himself. Plus, a few 'magical' moments from Candy Flip, the Korean Kittens and Su Pollard.

... Sings The Beatles : BBC2 - Friday 15th January : 11.05pm

.The Stage - Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Review
.Tuesday 5th January, 2010....................................................................................Theatre
Snow White: Bournemouth Pavilion
By Jane McKell

Snow White at Bournemouth Pavilion is a treat - a real band, talented performers, gorgeous costumes and scenery, traditional music and fantastic rapport.

UK Productions, with director/performer Chris Jarvis at the helm and Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen, serves-up a fun-filled festive feast.

Pollard is dame and villain combined - as part of her wicked sense of humour, she kicks-up red suede heels, swirls multicoloured sequins and has glasses to compete with Dame Edna, whilst poking fun at us all.

Jarvis is adorable as Muddles the Jester - his clever impressions, reference to CBeebies and comic timing links every scene at a pace. Michael Chance’s Ramsbottom is a perfect straight man, from Spotty-Bottom to Smelly-Bottom, the butt of the Queen’s jokes. Both Rebecca Marks in the title role and Jonathan Parkin as Prince are excellent - Marks’ Snow White, with every Disney gesture and melodic note, give us exactly what we want - songs such as I’m Wishing and Someday My Prince Will Come command relative quiet, and there are whistles of delight when, against tradition, the Prince and Snow White kiss.

Read the full review at 'The Stage' website
here.

.Happy New Year
.Tuesday 5th January, 2010................................................................................Site News
Happy New Year to all our visitors. Do please stay tuned to Su Online through January... we will be bringing you our annual Review Of Su's Year, plus all the latest Su news.

.Su Online News Archive - October 2009
.Tuesday 5th January, 2010................................................................................Site News
Su news for October 2009 has now been archived. Look back on all the Annie tour news, including lots of related reviews and interviews, info on Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Loose Women, Wear It Pink, the Hi-de-Hi! 30th Anniversary event, the Hi-de-Hi! Companion book, Su press interviews, and much more.

.Chester Chronicle - Quotes Of The Year 2009
.Tuesday 5th January, 2010...............................................................................Press Clips
Su is included in the 'Chester Chronicle' look back at the best quotes of 2009. View the full feature here.

April: "I love it when I get whistled at by builders. If they don't, I'll walk past again until they do." - Hi-De-Hi star Su Pollard, 59
.Su On TV - ... Sings the Beatles
.Tuesday 5th January, 2010................................................................................Television
Following some airings on radio and digital/cable TV (BBC4), ... Sings The Beatles will be shown on terrestrial TV later this month.

Recorded for the 40th anniversary of Abbey Road, the Beatles' final album, a journey through the classic and curious covers in the BBC archives. Featuring Sandie Shaw singing a sassy Day Tripper, Shirley Bassey belting out Something, a close-harmony Carpenters cover of Help!, Joe Cocker's chart-topping With A Little Help From My Friends, Oasis reinventing the Walrus and a little Lady Madonna from Macca himself. Plus, a few 'magical' moments from Candy Flip, the Korean Kittens and Su Pollard.

... Sings The Beatles : BBC2 - Friday 15th January : 11.05pm

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