Archive for September, 2016

Kent Online: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Launches

September 14th, 2016

snowwhite16lSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs panto at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, starring Su Pollard, launches

We may still be enjoying summer, but the cast of a Tunbridge Wells pantomime kicked off the festive celebrations.

The star-studded cast of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Assembly Hall Theatre headed to Scotney Castle in full costume and make-up to sprinkle some Christmas magic in the sunshine.

The show, which comes to the theatre on Friday, December 9 and will run until Monday, January 2, stars Su Pollard, best known for her role as loveable Maplin’s chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw in the 80s TV show Hi-De-Hi! who will play the Wicked Queen.

She will be joined by Jamie Rickers, a familiar face to young viewers of CiTV and Nickelodeon, and Jamie Steen as the over-the-top Nursie. Millie Booth will play the role of Snow White while Chris Warner Drake brings his chiselled features to the role of Prince Charming.

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Kent Live: The Snow White Pantomime

September 12th, 2016

snowwhite16jThe Snow White pantomime will entertain Tunbridge Wells crowds this Christmas

Snow White and her seven dwarfs will be heading to Tunbridge Wells this Christmas for the annual pantomime.

The performance featuring Su Pollard and Jamie Rickers will be running at the Assembly Hall Theatre from Friday, December 9, until Monday, January 2 2017.

Su Pollard, famous for playing the loveable Maplin’s chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw in Hi-De-Hi! is headlining as the Wicked Queen. A veteran pantomime performer, Su has appeared on various TV shows including Benidorm and Loose Women, and also started in You Rang M’Lord and Oh, Doctor Beeching!

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Snow White @ Assembly Halls – Panto Launch

September 12th, 2016

Visit The Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells Twitter for a great selection of photos from last week’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs panto launch.


Hi-de-Hi!: Continues on BBC2!

September 12th, 2016

hidehi16eHi-de-Hi! continues to air, and entertain a whole new audience – as well as many from the first time around, on BBC2 each weekday afternoon.

Series Three is currently showing, and Series Four will begin on Friday, with “Co-Respondent’s Course”.

View the full upcoming schedule at the BBC2 website. Please note times may vary on certain days for BBC Scotland. Episodes airing over the next week on BBC2 are:

Hi-de-Hi!: Monday 12th September: 2.15pm
A Matter of Conscience. Series 3, Episode 3: First broadcast: 14/11/1982. The local council decides to build a hospital next to Maplin’s Holiday Camp. Joe Maplin instructs the staff to thwart their plan by making as much noise as possible.

Hi-de-Hi!: Tuesday 13th September: 2.15pm
The Pay-Off. Series 3, Episode 4: First broadcast: 02/11/1982. The local council are still determined to build the hospital next to Maplin’s. Joe sends a shoebox full of money to Jeffrey with instructions that he is to bribe the four councillors. Guest Cast: ROY HEATHER (Inspector Palmer).

Hi-de-Hi!: Wednesday 14th September: 2.15pm
Trouble and Strife. Series 3, Episode 5: First broadcast: 28/11/1982. Ted Bovis’s ex-wife turns up at the camp demanding the arrears of her maintenance. She has in tow a bailiff who presents Ted with a writ. Failure to pay could result in prison for Ted. He is forced to resort to all the fiddles he can remember in order to raise the money. Guest Cast: RIKKI LEE (Hilary Bovis), LENI HARPER (Girl), SION PROBERT (Boy), JOHN D. COLLINS (Bailiff). NB: This is airing on BBC Scotland at 1.30pm.

Hi-de-Hi!: Thursday 15th September: 2.15pm
Stripes. Series 3, Episode 6: First broadcast: 05/12/1982. After a secret visit to the camp, Joe Maplin decides that Gladys should be put in charge of the Yellowcoats. Guest Cast: TALFRYN THOMAS (Gareth Davies).

Hi-de-Hi!: Friday 16th September: 2.15pm
Co-Respondent’s Course. Series 4, Episode 1: First broadcast: 12/12/1982. Jeffrey Fairbrother’s wife sends her new boyfriend to ask Jeffrey for a divorce.  Since the professor is unwilling to co-operate he starts to dig for evidence. Guest Cast: JOHN FORTUNE (Max Tewksbury), JOHN HORSLEY (Clive), DAVID BEALE (Mr. Glover), ROY HEATHER (Inspector Palmer).

Epsom Guardian: Pantomimies 2016

September 12th, 2016

epsomguardian16aWhat’s on and who is starring near you this Christmas in south London, Kent and Surrey?

Evenings may still just about be light, the kids are only just back at school and we’ve not even had Halloween but it is already nearly time for panto…oh yes it is.

But what show is on at your local theatre and which celebs are starring in it? We’ve saved you literally minutes of Googling and brought all of south London, north Kent and north Surrey’s big pantomimes together in one handy place.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS – Assembly Hall – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, from December 9 to January 2

Hi-de-hi’s Su Pollard leads the cast which also includes CITV and Nickelodeon’s Jamie Rickers. Tickets cost from £18. Go to

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Meanwhile @ Maplins: Hi-de-Hi! Continues… on BBC2

September 6th, 2016

hidehi15cThe continuing adventures of Ted, Spike, Gladys, Peggy et al… Hi-de-Hi! on BBC2! Relive the 50s, via the 80s, here in 2016!

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!: Tuesday 6th September: 2.15pm
A Night Not To Remember. Series 2, Episode 5: First broadcast: 27/12/1981. 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? Guest Cast: DAVID TROUGHTON (Mr. Pritchard), NIGEL WILLIAMS (Bert).

Hi-de-Hi!: Wednesday 7th September: 2.15pm
Sausages or Limelight. Series 2, Episode 6: First broadcast: 03/01/1982. Spike Dixon is in love. Unfortunately his prospective father-in-law insists that Spike give us showbusiness and comes into his lucrative butchery empire. Guest Cast: JULIE ANN BLYTHEN (Brenda). NB: This is airing on BBC Scotland at 1.30pm.

Hi-de-Hi!: Thursday 8th September: 2.15pm
Nice People With Nice Manners. Series 3, Episode 1: First broadcast: 31/10/1982. 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!: Friday 9th September: 2.15pm
Carnival Time. Series 3, Episode 2: First broadcast: 07/11/1982. 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. Guest Cast: JOHN LE MESURIER (Hugo Buxton), JOYCE GRANT (Mrs. Fairbrother).


Su on Who’s Doing The Dishes? – ITV TODAY!!

September 5th, 2016

Just a quick reminder that Su is appearing on Who’s Doing The Dishes? on ITV this afternoon.

Who’s Doing The Dishes?: ITV: Monday 5th September: 3pm
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: Most Shocking Celebrity Moments of the 80s

September 5th, 2016

Su is one one the “talking heads” guests in the, mammoth almost three hours long, Most Shocking Celebrity Moments of the 80s which airs on Channel 5 this coming weekend.

Most Shocking Celebrity Moments of the 80s: Channel 5: Sunday 11th September: 10pm
The most infamous TV moments of the 1980s, including the disastrous Brit awards hosted by Samantha Fox and Mick Fleetwood, Simon Le Bon’s nautical misadventures and the concert where Ozzy Osbourne famously bit the head off a bat. With contributions from Anthea Turner, Linda Lusardi, Rick Wakeman, Jennie Bond, Nathan Moore, Su Pollard and Paul Burrell.

ITV: Su Pollard Is ‘Too Scared’ To Go On I’m A Celebrity

September 3rd, 2016

lorraine16cMuch-loved comedy actress Su Pollard joined Fiona to talk about cooking up a storm in celebrity game show Who’s Doing The Dishes?, her fabulous fashion sense, plus she revealed why she snubbed an opportunity to star in I’m A Celeb.

Su, who became one of television’s most recognisable faces as Peggy in 1980′s sitcom Hi-de-Hi and has never been far from a TV screen or stage since, told Fiona she turned down a stint in the Australian jungle because, well, she’s a bit of a scaredy-cat.

“I’m the biggest wimp,” she declared.

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Su on Lorraine: Watch the Interview

September 3rd, 2016

Watch Su’s interview on yesterday’s Lorraine at You Tube.

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Su on Lorraine: Photo

September 3rd, 2016

A great photo of Su from Lorraine. She chatted to Fiona Phillips on the morning show yesterday.


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Su on TV: Lorraine – ITV TOMORROW!

September 1st, 2016

A reminder that Su guests on ITV’s morning show Lorraine tomorrow, to discuss her upcoming guest appearance on Who’s Doing The Dishes? and a lot more besides we are sure.

Lorraine: ITV: Friday 2nd September: 8.30am
Morning show with a topical mix of entertainment, discussion and showbiz glamour, as well as featuring the latest fashion, food and celebrity gossip.


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