Freeview: Freeview’s TV Treasures

April 20th, 2018

hidehi15cIf your regular telly viewing rarely takes you beyond a few favourite channels, maybe it’s time to branch out and explore some of Freeview’s hidden treasures.

There’s plenty to enjoy, from long-running dramas that have stood the test of time to classic comedies that’ll never go out of style.

So, grab the remote and start discovering the great selection of hidden gems coming up this week.

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama (Freeview Channel 20)
Saturday 21 April at 5pm, 5:40pm and 6:20pm

This is one of the great British sitcoms from the writing team of Jimmy Perry and David Croft (who also gave us Dad’s Army), recreating the chaotic fun of a seaside holiday camp in the 1950s. There are some memorable characters in this show, including the fearsome Chief Yellowcoat Gladys Pugh (played by Ruth Madoc), the scatty chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw (Su Pollard) and Jeffrey Fairbrother (Simon Cadell), the Cambridge professor turned entertainment manager who struggles to resist Gladys’s amorous advances. In tonight’s episodes, Peggy gets her big chance to be a Yellowcoat and Jeffrey thinks the campers deserve some culture.

• Continue reading at Freeview.

Euro Weekly: Laughing in Las Vegas

April 20th, 2018

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There is a lot to get through this week, so diving right in…

Anyone in need of a nostalgia boost might want to look out Last Laugh in Vegas, ITV Tuesdays. There are eight acts performing including Cannon and Ball and Su Pollard.

The gang travel to Las Vegas to put on one-last-show, directed by Frank Marino. Frank knows his stuff. He is the only person to have two stars on the Las Vegas Boulevard Walk of Fame and has raised millions of dollars for charity. Frank also badly needs a haircut.

The shows lead up to a one off performance, it has to be said in one of sin city’s lesser known theatres and whatever Frank’s weekly ratings might suggest, I’m sure the final show will be great. The real shock for me though is Bernie Clifton’s voice, he is a great singer. Look out for a feature length episode coming to ITV3 soon.

• Continue reading at Euro Weekly.

Su on the Radio: BBCR2 The Michael Ball Show

April 17th, 2018

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The Michael Ball Show: BBC Radio 2
Sunday 22nd April: 11am

Swing Out Sister and Su Pollard. Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts.

This week he’s joined by British pop duo Swing Out Sister who will be performing a couple of songs live in The Musician’s Circle. Since their 1986 song Breakout, Swing Out Sister have risen to worldwide fame and are back this year with their 10th studio album, Almost Persuaded.

Also popping by for a chat will be Su Pollard. The comedy actress and singer became a household name in the BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi! in the 1980s and since then has had hit singles, starred in numerous programmes and now she’s back to talk to Michael about ITV’s Last Laugh In Vegas.

• Listen to the show live or catch up post-airing at BBC iPlayer Radio.

Su on TV: Last Laugh in Vegas (Episode 3)

April 17th, 2018

lliv18mThe third episode of Last Laugh in Vegas airs tonight… (Photo © ITV)

Last Laugh in Vegas: ITV
Tuesday 17th April: 9pm
Episode 3. With just a week to go, the showbiz entertainers continue rehearsals for the biggest performance of their lives, but with nothing going to plan, American producer Frank Marino threatens to pull the show. Comedian Mick Miller tries out his standup routine at a comedy club; Singer Kenny Lynch is struggling to learn a new song for the big night and comedian Bobby Ball, pianist Bobby Crush and singer Su Pollard take time out of rehearsals to try their hand at horse riding with cowboys.

Su on TV: Last Laugh in Vegas (Episode 2 Repeat)

April 16th, 2018

lliv18nEpisode Two of Last Laugh in Vegas is available to watch online at ITV Hub (registration required) and is also being repeated late tonight on ITV ahead of tomorrow night’s third instalment from Vegas.

Last Laugh in Vegas: ITV
Monday 16th April: 11.50pm

Episode 2. The showbiz entertainers begin rehearsals for the biggest performance of their lives, but impressing their American producer Frank Marino is proving to be tough. Anita Harris, Tommy Cannon, Jess Conrad and Mick Miller take time out of rehearsals to head out into the desert to meet a Native American medicine man; Bobby Crush takes inspiration for his act from the Liberace Museum, and the comedy acts turn to American comedy legend Frankie Scinta for advice on how to win over a Las Vegas audience.

Su on TV: You Rang, M’Lord? on GOLD (Episodes 6 – 10)

April 16th, 2018

gold18aWeek Two of You Rang, M’Lord? on GOLD, with the final episode from Series One and episodes one to four from Series Two airing twice daily this week. Click on the photo for our Episode Guide

Please note the slightly earlier start time from Monday to Wednesday! (Photo © BBC)

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Monday 16th April: 11.15am/7pm
Beg, Borrow or Steal. (Series 1, Episode 6). Alf is being blackmailed by the local pawn broker into letting him burgle the house. Lord Meldrum allows Cissy and Poppy to hold an evening of progressive poetry in the dining room. At last the relationship between Alf and Ivy is revealed to James. (Spot Ivy ”Prescient’ Teasdale predicting the rise of social media 80 years before the fact: “I’m not allowed followers” ;+))

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Tuesday 17th April: 11.15am/7pm
Labour or Love. (Series 2, Episode 1). Lord Meldrum gives Teddy an ultimatum – marry Madge Cartwright or be sent to work in his factory. Teddy thinks it’s a bluff but finds that his brother means every word. Alf discovers that Lady Lavender has got money stashed under her bed and schemes to relieve her of the burden.

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Wednesday 18th April: 11.15am/7pm
Trouble at Mill. (Series 2, Episode 2). The Prime Minister is coming to dinner but Alf’s thoughts are consumed by Lady Lavender’s money. At the factory Teddy’s flirtations with the girls causes a mass walk out.

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You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Thursday 19th April: 11.20am/7pm
Money Talks. (Series 2, Episode 3). Lady Lavender throws her money out of the window and into the street. Naturally some of the money goes astray when Alf gets his hands on it.

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Friday 20th April: 11.20am/7pm
The Meldrum Vases. (Series 2, Episode 4) Alf has hidden some money in one of his Lorship’s antique vases, Unfortunately Lord Meldrum has donated three identical vases to the Bishop’s charity auction for distressed gentlewomen, James and Ivy are in a race to stop Alf retrieving the money.

Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! – Episodes 11 – 15 (Drama)

April 16th, 2018

drama18aIt’s a third week of holiday camp shenanigans at Maplins. Yes! more Hi-de-Hi! at Drama, with episodes from both Series Two and Three. Click on the photo for our Episode Guide. (Photo © BBC)

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Monday 16th April: 1.40pm/6pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Saturday 21st April: 5pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Sunday 22nd April: 12pm
On With The Motley. (Series 2, Episode 4). The Camp Host is getting his big chance at a posh golf club dinner, but first he must persuade Jeffrey to give him the time off.

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Tuesday 17th April: 1.40pm/6pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Saturday 21st April: 5.40pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Sunday 22nd April: 12.40pm
A Night Not To Remember. (Series 2, Episode 5). Jeffrey gets exceedingly drunk and has to be escorted back to his chalet with man hungry Yellowcoat Gladys Pugh. What actually occurred when they were alone?

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Wednesday 18th April: 1.40pm/6pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Saturday 21st April: 6.20pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Sunday 22nd April: 1.20pm
Sausages or Limelight. (Series 2, Episode 6). Spike Dixon is in love. Unfortunately his prospective father-in-law insists that Spike give us showbusiness and comes into his lucrative butchery empire.

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Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Thursday 19th April: 1.40pm/6pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Saturday 28th April: 5pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Sunday 29th April: 12pm
Nice People With Nice Manners. (Series 3, Episode 1). Yvonne and Barry, the ballroom dancers, invite the staff to a party. However they only invite staff they feel are “socially acceptable”, but when Peggy mixes up the invitations they get more than they bargained for!

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Friday 20th April: 1.40pm/6pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Saturday 28th April: 5.40pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Sunday 29th April: 12.40pm
Carnival Time. (Series 3, Episode 2). Joe Maplin insists that the staff take part in the Town Carnival by putting in a float. Spike has the job of producing the tableau.

Su on TV: You Rang, M’Lord? Episodes 10 – 15 (Drama)

April 16th, 2018

drama18aWelcome to Week Three of You Rang, M’Lord? at Drama with the final four episodes from Series Two and the first episode from Series Three airing. Click on the photo for our Episode Guide. (Photo © BBC)

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Monday 16th April: 4pm
The Meldrum Vases. (Series 2, Episode 4) Alf has hidden some money in one of his Lorship’s antique vases, Unfortunately Lord Meldrum has donated three identical vases to the Bishop’s charity auction for distressed gentlewomen, James and Ivy are in a race to stop Alf retrieving the money.

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Tuesday 17th April: 4pm
The Wounds Of War. (Series 2, Episode 5) To protect his employer, Alf tells Sir Ralph that Meldrum was wounded in the Artilley. Ive is over the moon when James agrees to take her to the pictures Mrs Lipton is convinced that Alf’s divorce is being held up by his wife.

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Wednesday 18th April: 4pm
Stranger In The Night. (Series 2, Episode 6) James in embarrassed when his father arrives at the house on the run from the police. The servants decide to hid him until they can arrange for him to flee the country.

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You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Thursday 19th April: 4pm
Royal Flush. (Series 2, Episode 7) Excitement runs through the household when it’s announced that the King and Queen of Dalmatia are coming to dinner, although Mrs Lipton is upset when she finds out she will not be doing the catering. In addition, Noel Coward is expected to join them after the opening night of his new play.

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Friday 20th April: 4pm
Please Look After The Orphans. (Series 3, Episode 1) Alf is being pestered by Mrs Lipton to finalise his divorce so he gets an old music hall friend to agree to pose as Mrs Stokes. Meanwhile he has a brain wave to make some money by fooling Mrs Litpton into baking some cakes which she thinks are destined for the local orphanage.

BBC Radio 2: Su & Jess on Graham Norton’s Clips

April 15th, 2018

Su and, her fellow Last Laugh in Vegas star, Jess Conrad guested on Graham Norton’s BBC Radio 2 show on 31st March. Their full interview is now available at Graham’s Clips section at the BBCR2 website. Click on the photo to listen. (Photo © BBC)

Su Pollard and Jess Conrad on Vegas, World’s Worst Records, and singing dogs – Entertainers Su Pollard and Jess Conrad on the show ITV show Last Laugh In Vegas.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Book Now!

April 15th, 2018

As previously announced, Su is playing the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Malvern Theatres this Christmas. The venue is offering panto-goers the opportunity to book early – before 31st August – and receive a 10% discount off your ticket price. Please click below to visit Malvern Theatres’ website for further info. Su’s most recent panto at Malvern Theatres was back at Christmas 2007.

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The spectacular family pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: 13th December 2018 – 6th January 2019: A magical show for all the family, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs stars the legendary Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen. Back by popular demand is comedy star Mark James who will play Muddles. Further cast to be announced! Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to Malvern Theatres panto we go!

Su on the Radio: BBC Radio Lancashire

April 13th, 2018

bbclanc18aSu and, her Last Laugh in Vegas co-star, Bernie Clifton guested on Graham Liver’s show on BBC Radio Lancashire on Tuesday.

Bernie Clifton & Su Pollard: Stars of The Last Laugh talk to Graham about the series, which sees some of the most famous names from comedy, music and variety from the 60s, 70s and 80s prepare for the gig of a lifetime.

• Listen to the interview at BBC iPlayer Radio.

Su on TV – You Rang, M’Lord? & Hi-de-Hi! TODAY!

April 13th, 2018

yrmhdh18aA day of Su, Paul Shane and Perry & Croft’s finest… (Photos © BBC)

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: 11.20am
Fair Shares. (Series 1, Episode 5). Lady Lavender has promised Stokes her shares in the Union Jack Rubber Company and he sees this as a chance to set himself up for life. Meanwhile Ivy is in trouble for telling Sir Ralph about his wife’s indiscretion with Lord Meldrum. (Also airing on GOLD +1 at 12.20pm)

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: 1.40pm
Lift Up Your Minds. (Series 2, Episode 3). Ex-professor Fairbrother decides to bring some culture into the entertainments programme by presenting a recital of classical music. Naturally the campers are less than keen.

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: 4pm
Money Talks. (Series 2, Episode 3). Lady Lavender throws her money out of the window and into the street. Naturally some of the money goes astray when Alf gets his hands on it.

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: 6pm
Lift Up Your Minds. (Series 2, Episode 3). Ex-professor Fairbrother decides to bring some culture into the entertainments programme by presenting a recital of classical music. Naturally the campers are less than keen.

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: 7pm
Fair Shares. (Series 1, Episode 5). Lady Lavender has promised Stokes her shares in the Union Jack Rubber Company and he sees this as a chance to set himself up for life. Meanwhile Ivy is in trouble for telling Sir Ralph about his wife’s indiscretion with Lord Meldrum. (Also airing on GOLD +1 at 8pm)

Welcome to The Official Su Website!

April 13th, 2018

A huge WELCOME to all the new visitors to this website – Su was really pleased to hear we’ve had thousands of you taking a look here over the past couple of weeks. Thanks to Last Laugh in Vegas currently airing on ITV primetime and You Rang, M’Lord? and Hi-de-Hi! repeats all over the television schedules at the moment. Please browse the site – we have 18 years of Su archives to explore, including this regularly updated News section, a vast News Archive, as well as a Press & Features section, hundreds of screen shots of Su’s telly past on the Television pages, an overview of Su’s career on her Bio page, and much more…

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BBC Breakfast: Su & Bernie Clifton

April 13th, 2018

Su and Bernie Clifton having a great time at BBC Breakfast on Tuesday, guesting to chat about currently appearing in Last Laugh in Vegas on ITV and much, much more…

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