More air dates/times for Hi-de-Hi! Episodes will also be available post-broadcast at BBC iPlayer.
Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Wednesday 4th February: 4.40pm
The Beauty Queen Affair. (Series 1, episode 2). Classic holiday camp sitcom. A camper tries to bribe the entertainments manager, while steps are taken to stop the camp host from celebrating his birthday every two weeks in order to get presents from the campers. Starring: Simon Cadell, Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Ruth Madoc, Felix Bowness, Diane Holland.
Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Thursday 5th February: 4.45pm
The Partridge Season. (Series 1, episode 3). The classic comedy series set at Maplin’s Holiday Camp in 1959. The Punch and Judy man gets drunk and everyone tries to cover up for him to keep the senior staff in ignorance. Starring: Simon Cadell, Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Ruth Madoc, Felix Bowness, Diane Holland.
Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Friday 6th February: 4.40pm
The Day of Reckoning. (Series 1, episode 4). The classic comedy series set at Maplin’s Holiday Camp in 1959. Ex-jockey Fred Quilly once took a bribe to fix a race, but failed to keep the horse from winning. Now he is convinced that the betting gang have tracked him down and are out for revenge. Starring: Simon Cadell, Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, Felix Bowness.
Hi-de-Hi!, the legendary 1980′s comedy by Jimmy Perry and David Croft is BACK! Back on the BBC!, its original home, Each weekday afternoon on BBC2 from the beginning of February.
Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Monday 2nd February: 4.35pm
Hi-de-Hi! (Pilot Episode). The very first episode of the sitcom set in a holiday camp. It’s 1959, and when the entertainment staff assemble for the new season, they discover that a university professor has been appointed director of operations. Starring: Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Jeffrey Holland, Felix Bowness, Su Pollard, Diane Holland.
Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Tuesday 3rd February: 4.40pm
Desire in the Mickey Mouse Grotto. (Series 1, episode 1). Sitcom set in a holiday camp. The runner-up in the Holiday Princess competition is seen entering a staff chalet late at night. Starring: Simon Cadell, Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Felix Bowness, Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard.
Pointless Celebrities: BBC1: Saturday 17th January: 5.20pm
Series 6. Episode 12. Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present a special celebrity edition of the general knowledge quiz in which four teams try to come up with the answers that no-one else could think of. Featuring Lesley Joseph and Linda Robson, Ronni Ancona and Phil Cornwell, Su Pollard and Ruth Madoc and Josh Widdicombe and Sara Pascoe.
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Su’s panto co-star Matt Lapinskas tweeted a great photo of himself and Su on the final day of Snow White on Sunday. (Photo © Matt Lapinskas)
Su’s panto for Christmas 2014, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Sunderland Empire, completed its successful festive run on Sunday afternoon. Here’s a catch up of related news from over Christmas:
• The Northern Echo: Special pantomime performance for people with autism: A theatre is staging a special “relaxed” performance of its panto for people with learning or behaviour disorders. Sunderland Empire will stage Snow White and the Seven Dwarves for conditions including autism and ADHD from Friday, January 2 – Continue reading…
• Sunderland Echo: Panto treat for a special audience: Panto stars are gearing up for a special performance this week for audiences with learning or behavioural disorders. Theatre-goers will have the chance to see panto legend and star of stage and screen Su Pollard as the dastardly Wicked Queen – Continue reading…
• Sunderland Echo: Sunderland celebrities set to ring the changes in 2015: Sunderland Empire panto star Su Pollard says she isn’t making any resolutions while co-star Matt Lapinskas, who found fame on EastEnders, said: “I would like to strive to live a healthier and more successful life than I have done so far.” – Continue reading…
• Snow White Reviews: Look back at the press reviews for the panto here…
• Panto Photos: ATG Tickets/The Sunderland Empire tweeted: “Final panto performances this week! This ‘thoroughly wonderful show’ MUST END Sunday!” along with a selection of great photos from Snow White including this one of Su. (Photo © ATG Tickets/Sunderland Empire)
The actress Su Pollard was in town for the show Annie, but we were talking about her legs. She once said, when she was 60, that she had the legs of a 25-year-old. How were they holding up? “Yeah, not bad. Me pins are quite good.” We had a good look at them. They were quite good. I award them Legs of the Year. “I try to keep them toned, Michele.” She is 64 now and likes to walk past building sites and get a whistle. The geezers always Hi-de-Hi her first and then she says: “Give us a whistle!”
You couldn’t miss her. Her fashion sense is, as her mother once said, “gregarious”. As loud as her voice, then. As a director once said: “Pollard, lower your voice to a scream.” She’s a scream. She has had, I said, some rum fellas. “Oh, I’ve definitely had some rum ones!” She married one who was gay, and then not gay, presumably, and then gay again. “I don’t think he ever went straight, to be honest.” Another, The German, had a life-long ambition to be “knifed by the Queen. He meant knighted! Ha, ha! Hilarious!” I’ll say.
• Continue reading at The New Zealand Herald.
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