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Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on BBC2 (S7, 8 and 9)

March 30th, 2015

hidehi15kIt’s the penultimate week of the entire nine series of Hi-de-Hi! re-airing on BBC2 – The first time the BBC has shown the complete run for many, many years.

Please keep checking the BBC2 website to stay up to date, and browse Su Online’s comprehensive Hi-de-Hi! Episode Guide, which includes details on each episode, cast lists, original air dates and more. Here is the schedule for this week.

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Monday 30th March: 4.45pm
Man Trap. Gladys and Spike are livid that Joe Maplin has announced their engagement to the press as a publicity stunt, but Clive sees a way of using the situation as an excuse to spurn Gladys’s unwanted attentions. Series 7, episode 7 – First broadcast: (16/02/1986)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Tuesday 31st March: 4.45pm
God Bless Our Family. Clive’s family descend on the camp with the intent of trying to persuade him to return to the fold. They bargain without the culture shock of Maplin’s. Series 8, episode 4 – First broadcast: (06/12/1986)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Wednesday 1st April: 4.45pm
Only The Brave. Ted has organised a late night trip to the cinema to see Bambi for April’s birthday, a mix up with the projectionist results in the showing of a war film – A Few Came Back. Series 8, episode 5 – First broadcast: (13/12/1986)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Thursday 2nd April: 4.45pm
The Perils Of Peggy. After finally being rejected by Gladys, Clive decides he wants to marry her after all but how does he go about working his way back into her favour? Series 9, episode 3 – First broadcast: (09/01/1988)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Friday 3rd April: 4.10pm
Tell It To The Marines. In a moment of rash thinking Ted challenges the cocky sergrant of the army display team to a race over an assault course – Maplin’s versus the Army.  The local bookie is doing great business on the outcome so Ted decides to even up the odds with a few fiddles. Series 9, episode 1 – First broadcast: (26/12/1987) – The 1987 Christmas Special.

Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on BBC2 (S7 and 8)

March 21st, 2015

Series’ Seven and Eight of Hi-de-Hi! are now airing on BBC2, with some of the most classic episodes of the legendary Perry & Croft sitcom.

Please note that the episodes aren’t being shown in exact order. Stay updated on what is showing when via the BBC2 website.

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Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Sunday 22nd March: 4.00pm
Spaghetti Galore. It is Gladys Pugh’s birthday but she faces a dilemma, both Clive and Harold Fox have invited her out for a meal and she doesn’t want to upset either. Peggy comes to the rescue with her motorbike. Series 7, episode 4 – First broadcast: (19/01/1986)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Monday 23rd March: 4.45pm
A Lack Of Punch. The staff learn that they are to stand in as children’s entertainers for the rest of the season and Yvonne and Barry are the first to have a go with the playlet ‘Tuffet Tantrums’. Then Ted and Spike spot a smelly tramp entertaining kids on the beach, they think they’ve found the answer to their problems. Series 7, episode 5 – First broadcast: (26/01/1986)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Tuesday 24th March: 4.45pm
Ivory Castles in the Air. Clive takes Gladys to see his family home and Gladys takes Clive to her heart. Series 7, episode 6 – First broadcast: (09/02/1986)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Wednesday 25th March: 4.45pm
Orphan of the Storm. Peggy has been sacked by Alec Foster, it seems that none of her friends can help her. Then rescue comes from an unexpected quarter. Series 8, episode 3 – First broadcast: (22/11/1986) – Airing at 2.00pm on BBC Scotland.

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Thursday 26th March: 4.45pm
Pigs Might Fly. Yvonne’s partner Barry has left her and she becomes a recluse in her chalet. Worried about the entertainments programme Gladys takes the initiative and sends for her substitute partner Julian Dalrymple-Sykes. Within hours Yvonne is ready to take the floor again. Series 8, episode 1 – First broadcast: (08/11/1986)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Friday 27th March: 4.45pm
The New Broom . Alec Foster, the new Camp Controller, is causing havoc at Maplin’s. He’s already sacked several staff for incompetence and when his attentions fall on the entertainment staff no one is safe. Series 8, episode 2 – First broadcast: (15/11/1986)

Hi-de-Hi!: Brightening Up BBC2!

March 11th, 2015

hidehi15fA bumper list of the forthcoming Hi-de-Hi! episodes airing on BBC2 over the next week or so. It’s time for Series’ Six and Seven! Do also please keep an eye on the BBC2 website to stay up to date,

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Thursday 12th March: 4.45pm
Together Again. It is 1960 – a new season at Maplin’s Holiday Camp is about to commence. The staff arrive by train to prepare the camp for holiday makers. Series 6, episode 1 – First broadcast: (03/11/1984)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Friday 13th March: 4.45pm
Ted At The Helm. Ted thinks he is about to be offered the job as entertainment’s manager when he gets a summons to head office in London. Meanwhile a new face arrives at Maplin’s.. Series 6, episode 2 – First broadcast: (10/11/1984) – (NB: David Griffin, Linda Regan, Laura Jackson, Julie Christian Young all debut in this episode)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Sunday 15th March: 3.05pm
Hey Diddle Diddle, Who’s On The Fiddle? Peggy finds a letter from Joe Maplin which seems to indicate that Clive has been given the job of entertainments manager to spy on the rest of the staff. They all have to be careful to conceal their fiddles. Series 6, episode 5 – First broadcast: (01/12/1984) – Not airing on BBC Scotland.

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Monday 16th March: 4.45pm
Off With The Motley. Peggy is promoted to Stores Supervisor. Even with more money and responsibility she yearns to be back among the fun around the pool. Series 6, episode 4 – First broadcast: (24/11/1984)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Tuesday 17th March: 4.45pm
Opening Day. The new season opens at Maplins and the entertainments staff head down to the station to meet the first lot of campers of the train. Series 6, episode 3 – First broadcast: (17/11/1984)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Wednesday 18th March: 4.45pm
Who Killed Mr Partridge? Ted and Spike discover Mr. Partirdge’s body lying face down in the pool with a knife in his back. Who is the murderer and are they still at large? Series 7, episode 3 – First broadcast: (12/01/1986)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Thursday 19th March: 4.45pm
It’s Murder. Mr. Partridge is causing havoc with his drunken antics and has just about upset everyone on the camp, in the meantime he goes missing leaving the staff in chaos. Series 7, episode 2 – First broadcast: (05/01/1986)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Friday 20th March: 4.45pm
Raffles. Clive is badly in debt and when some thugs arrive threatening violence if the money is not repaid Clive begins to look at ways of getting money quickly. Series 6, episode 6 – First broadcast: (25/12/1984) – The Christmas Day episode from 1984.

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Su on TV: Little Robots

March 11th, 2015

Those Little Robots continue to air each weekday morning at 8.35am on Cbeebies. Su voices “Noisy” in the animated series which also features Martin Clunes, Emma Chambers, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins and Morwenna Banks. Upcoming episodes include: Stripy’s Dancing Flowers (tomorrow), The Show Must Go On (Thursday), On Balance (Friday), Noisy Knows Noise (Monday) and Fly Me To The Moon (Tuesday).

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Su Pollard: In Conversation with Tim McCarthur

March 9th, 2015

inconversation15aA rare treat for fans of Su

Su Pollard: In conversation with Tim McArthur

Huge fun, enormously generous and never dull, Su Pollard may be best known for her legendary appearances in 1980’s sitcom Hi-de-Hi but there’s so much more – chart hits, starring in the West End, pantos, TV appearances and touring Australia! Our Cabaret programmer and CurtainUp show presenter, Tim McArthur, interviews.  

Friday 17th April 2015
Time: 19:00 | Includes drinks and canapes
To book: Box Office: 020 8348 8716 | Buy tickets online here

Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park
Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Telephone: 020 8348 8716
Email: enquiries@lauderdale.org.uk

Meanwhile @ Maplins: Hi-de-Hi! Continues…

March 3rd, 2015

hidehi15hThe continuing adventures of Ted, Spike, Gladys, Peggy et al… Hi-de-Hi! on BBC2! Relive the 50s, via the 80s, here in the tweens (as some are calling 2010 – 2019!).

Please keep checking the BBC2 website to stay up to date, and browse Su Online’s comprehensive Hi-de-Hi! Episode Guide, compiled by Rob Cope, for lots of info. It includes details on each episode, cast lists, original air dates and more.

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Tuesday 3rd March: 4.45pm
Concessions. 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. Series 5, episode 1 – First broadcast: (27/11/1983)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Wednesday 4th March: 4.45pm
It’s A Blue World. Ted Bovis is offered the chance to hire an artistic but strictly adult film to show to the male campers late at night. Series 4, episode 2 – First broadcast: (19/12/1982) – Airing at 4.40pm on BBC Scotland.

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Thursday 5th March: 4.45pm
The Marriage Settlement. Jeffrey agrees to give his wife grounds for divorce which involves him hiring a professional co-respondent and seeking Peggy’s help. Series 5, episode 4 – First broadcast: (18/12/1983) – Airing at 4.40pm on BBC Scotland.

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Monday 9th March: 4.45pm
The Graven Image. Joe Maplin orders the unveiling of a statue of himself at the camp. Problems arise when Spike gets very drunk and decides to liven up the statue on the night before the unvailing ceremony. Series 5, episode 5 – First broadcast: (08/01/1984)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Tuesday 10th March: 4.45pm
Maplin Intercontinental. The annual Best Yellowcoat Competition has a very special prize this year – the winner will go to the new Maplin’s Holiday Camp in the Bahamas. Series 4, episode 6 – First broadcast: (16/01/1983)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Wednesday 11th March: 4.45pm
The Epidemic. Chads are breaking out all over the camp, what is worse Joe Maplin is expected at the camp for a lecture with Gilbert Harding. Can the staff stem the flow of chads before he arrives. Series 5, episode 7 – First broadcast: (22/01/1984) – Airing at 5.30pm on BBC Scotland. (NB: This episode marks Simon Cadell’s departure)