Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs: Baby Shark!

October 16th, 2018

Ba…by shark! Doo doo, doo doo doo doo!

Check out the spectacular Snow White panto cast doing the Baby Shark song.

Su on TV: Who’s Doing The Dishes?

October 16th, 2018

Who’s Doing The Dishes?: Virgin Media One: Saturday 20th October: 8am
Series 3, Episode 1: Brian McFadden presents a new series of the dining challenge show in which contestants are invited to dinner at a mystery celebrity’s house and must guess who their host is. Comedy actress Su Pollard attempts to baffle a team of magicians. Will they be saying Hi-de-Hi, or be doing the dishes?

Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on GOLD

October 16th, 2018

Don’t forget that Hi-de-Hi! is currently airing twice daily week days on GOLD. Tomorrow’s episode is Series Six, Episode Six… Raffles. Airing at Midday and 5.20pm.

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Su on TV: Doctors on BBC1

October 2nd, 2018

doctors18cDoctors: BBC1: Monday 8th October: 1.45pm
Feud. What should have been a simple home visit lands Sid in the middle of a love triangle, causing chaos for him in the Minor Surgery Unit. Karen holds a protest for James, but has she taken it too far this time? Elsewhere, Zara makes a decision which surprises Daniel.

Starring: Su Pollard, Ruth Madoc, Paul Elliott, Ashley Rice, Matthew Chambers, Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh.

Series 19, Episode 270. Available to watch on BBC iPlayer post broadcast. (Photo © BBC)

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ATV Today: Doctors Say Hi-de-Hi

October 2nd, 2018

atvtoday18aDoctors say Hi-de-Hi to Ruth Madoc and Su Pollard

The holiday camp actresses are joined by Paul Harman-Elliott, better known as Paul Chuckle, for a forthcoming storyline.

From 1980 until 1988 millions of viewers tuned to BBC One for a regular visit to the Maplins Holiday Camp in Crimpton-On-Sea. The fictional home of 1950s-set sitcom Hi-de-Hi! The series made stars of the cast which included Simon Cadell as entertainment manager Jeffery Fairbrother, Ruth Madoc as seductive head yellow coat Gladys Pugh, Paul Shane as always on the fiddle camp host Ted Bovis and Su Pollard as the over-excited chambermaid Peggy Ollerenshaw; who was forever trying to become a yellow coat.

The series followed the adventures of the staff at the run down holiday destination as their attempts to entertain the campers entertained beeb viewers across 58 episodes, nine series, and even lead to a stage version and cast album. The comedy was created and written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft who had also brought to life Dad’s Army, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum and You Rang M’Lord?

Two of the key actresses from the show – Ruth Madoc and Su Pollard are being reunited on screen in BBC One daytime soap opera Doctors. Ruth plays Jean Marsh while Su features as Mary Dunlop in an episode to be screened on 8th October. The pair are joined for the plot by ChuckleVision ‘Chuckle Brother’ Paul Harman-Elliott who plays Ronnie Hislop, a man whom has been a little naughty to say the least.

• Continue reading at ATV Today.

Malvern Gazette: Let’s Say Hi-de-Hi Again

October 2nd, 2018

snowwhite18kLet’s say hi-de-hi again to national treasure Su

Su Pollard leans back in the chair, her face breaking into the kind of smile that seems to suggest she’s known you all her life.

You’ve hardly sat down, but she’s already delivering that big Nottinghamshire welcome treatment, those long, drawn-out east Midlands vowels immediately making you feel at home.

There isn’t any trace of weariness in her voice, which is all rather remarkable, because the star of a string of iconic television sitcoms is still very much living and working in the fast lane.

Su’s starring in this year’s Malvern Theatres pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and quite obviously can’t wait to hear all that barrage of boos and hisses as she plays the part of the Wicked Queen to the full and then some.

‘Legend’ is a much-used word. But in the case of Su Pollard, the epithet is richly deserved. The star of television’s Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M’Lord and Oh, Dr Beeching has been a household name for more than three decades, so Worcestershire panto fanatics will be in for a real treat.

• Continue reading at the Malvern Gazette.

Ludlow Advertiser: Snow White’s the Malvern Panto

October 2nd, 2018

snowwhite18iMalvern Theatres has announced more details about this year’s panto at the venue, which will be Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

A spokesman said: “Hi ho, hi ho! It’s off to Malvern Theatres panto we go!

“This spectacular production stars the legendary Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen, alongside Francesca McKean as Snow White, Aiden Banyard as the Prince, Philips Meeks as Nursie… and back by popular demand is comedy star Mark James as the loveable Muddles!

“Join us for a magical adventure with a beautiful Princess, the jealous Wicked Queen, an enchanted mirror and a dashing Prince; with a little help along the way from the Muddles, Nursie and of course the Seven Dwarfs…

• Continue reading at the Ludlow & Tenbury Wells Advertiser.

British Theatre Guide: Su Signs Up For Snow White

October 2nd, 2018

snowwhite18jSu Pollard will play the Wicked Queen in Malvern Theatres’ 2018 panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Francesca McKean will play Snow White, Aiden Banyard will be the Prince, Philips Meeks takes the role of Nursie and Mark James plays Muddles.

The pantomime is produced by UK Productions. There will be a full supporting cast including children from dance school the Cecilia Hall Dance Centre.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs at Malvern Theatres from Thursday 13 December until Sunday 6 January 2019.

• Continue reading at the British Theatre Guide.

Redditch Advertiser: Loads Of Laughter In Store

September 25th, 2018

snowwhite18fOnce it was ‘Hi-De-Hi’, but now it’s going to be very much a case of ‘Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho’ for one of the favourite characters from the famous holiday camp comedy series in which she played Peggy – the staff chalet maid.

Afficionados of the hugely popular television series won’t need reminding that Peggy Ollerenshaw was played by the always effervescent, if not zany, Su Pollard. Now Su is about to play the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which will be the festive pantomime at Malvern’s Festival Theatre over the Christmas period.

And she was in town this week to help launch the panto along with fellow cast members.

Throughout the 58 episodes of Hi-De-Hi, Su’s character had aspirations to become a Maplin’s Yellowcoat but now she will be wearing costumes far more colourful and outrageous – much like her outgoing personality.

She was the life and soul of the launch and Malvern audiences will be in for a real treat with her in this form.

Born and raised in Nottingham and very proud of her roots, she has been ‘treading the boards’ – first performing in clubs – since she was 15 years old. Su says she is delighted to be returning to Malvern.

• Continue reading at the Redditch and Alcester Advertiser. Click below for further info and to book tickets. (Photos © Redditch Advertiser)

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Snow White @ Malvern Theatres: Panto Launch Photos

September 25th, 2018

Great photos from last week’s launch of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Su will play the Wicked Queen at Malvern Theatres this forthcoming festive season. Keep an eye on Malvern Theatres’ Twitter for info, photos and updates leading up to the panto opening. (Photos © Malvern Theatres)

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Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on GOLD

September 25th, 2018

hidehi15bGOLD are airing Hi-de-Hi! again from Monday 1st October, beginning at Series 5, Episode 1. The epsiodes are broadcast twice daily weekdays.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Monday 1st October: 12pm/5.20pm
Concessions. (Series 5, Episode 1). As Barry and Yvonne dance to Diaghilev, Spike jokes to Pinocchio, Ted contrives to get in with the local council ‘Mr. Big’ to confound Joe Maplin’s plans to expand his empire.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Tuesday 2nd October: 12pm/5.20pm
Save Our Heritage. (Series 5, Episode 2). When a local cottage is faced with  with destruction and it’s owner threatened with eviction to make way for an extension to the camp Jeffrey is insensed and rallies the staff into thwarting Joe Maplin’s plans.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Wednesday 3rd October: 12pm/5.20pm
Empty Saddles. (Series 5, Episode 3). Joe Maplin orders that Fred Quilly’s lame horses must be sent to the knackers-yard. It falls upon the entertainment staff to try to save the horses from their fate.

Su on TV: Who’s Doing The Dishes?

September 18th, 2018

Who’s Doing The Dishes?: Virgin Media Two: Saturday 29th September: 7am
Series 3, Episode 1: Brian McFadden presents a new series of the dining challenge show in which contestants are invited to dinner at a mystery celebrity’s house and must guess who their host is. Comedy actress Su Pollard attempts to baffle a team of magicians. Will they be saying Hi-de-Hi, or be doing the dishes?

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Su on TV: Mark Goodier’s No. 2s of 1986

September 16th, 2018

Mark Goodier’s No. 2s of 1986: NOW 80s: Tuesday 18th September: 10pm
60 minutes of back to back UK chart runners-up from 1986 – including hit ladies Madonna, Sinitta, Kim Wilde and Su Pollard! With Mr Charts himself, Mark Goodier.

Su on TV: When Talent Shows Go Horribly Wrong

August 30th, 2018

When Talent Shows Go Horribly Wrong: 5Select: Saturday 1st September: 10pm
All-singing, all-dancing special narrated by Kate Thornton, reliving those moments when TV talent shows did not go to plan. Clips include Marie Osmond’s live on-air faint, Jorgie Porter’s swipe at her partner’s face with an ice skate, and Dannii Minogue appearing to ‘out’ Danyl Johnson on live TV. Interviews include James Jordan, Su Pollard and Jenny Eclair.