Archive for February, 2018

Louth Leader: Actress Su Pollard Says ‘Hi-de-Hi’ to Louth

February 28th, 2018

lleader18aBest known for her role as Peggy Ollerenshaw in popular BBC TV show ‘Hi-de-Hi’, actress Su Pollard came to Louth today, (Monday), to help Louth Riverhead Theatre promote their upcoming production of the hit programme in March. Su certainly stood out in her brightly coloured clothing and had a very cheery disposition as she visited NT Shaw of Louth who sponsor the theatre.

The car dealership has gone all out to promote the upcoming ‘Hi-de-Hi’ performance, splashing the news of the upcoming show all over one of their vehicles.

With the actress’s mum living just down the road in Sutton on Sea, Su said it was the ideal opportunity to come to Louth and meet some of the cast. She said: “It’s been lovely to be here in Louth today and meet the riverhead theatre cast who are putting on Hi-de-Hi.“I have got some great memories from the show and it’s something that will always be very close to my heart and I have no regrets.”

• Continue reading at the Louth Leader. Visit Louth Playgoers at Twitter. (Photos © Louth Leader)


Su on TV: Hacker Time

February 28th, 2018

Hacker Time: CBBC: Tuesday 6th March: 12.30pm
Steph Mcgovern. Series 6, Episode 6. Fun, chat and music from Hacker T Dog. BBC Breakfast and Pocket Money Pitch presenter Steph McGovern drops in to the Hacker Time studio to endure Hacker’s jokes about money. Pocket Money Pitch becomes Pocket Money Pooch for one day only, plus there’s a trip to Rearend-On-Sea for TV’s least informative documentary, The Accommodation Place. Starring: Simon Lowe, Su Pollard.

Hacker Time: CBBC: Friday 9th March: 12.25pm
Ricky Martin. Series 6, Episode 10. Fun, chat and music from Hacker T Dog. CBBC’s Art Ninja, Ricky Martin, joins Hacker in the studio for a show about all things art. Plus Luke and Leia sing about their potent breath in Lost and Found (…& Lost Again) and there’s a final trip to Rearend-On-Sea for The Accommodation Place. Starring: Simon Lowe, Su Pollard.

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Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs 2018 @ Malvern Theatres

February 22nd, 2018

snowwhite18bIt’s almost March, the perfect time to confirm details for Su’s panto for Christmas 2018!!!


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!

• Browse further info/Book tickets at Malvern Theatres. (Receive 10% off tickets when you book before 31st August 2018)


You Rang, M’Lord? 1988 – 2018: 30th Anniversary

February 22nd, 2018

2018 is You Rang, M’Lord?‘s 30th Anniversary. Keep an eye on Maplins Meldrum at Twitter throughout the year for tweets celebrating the iconic BBC series. (Photo © BBC)


You Tube: The Val Doonican Music Show

February 17th, 2018

Just uploaded to You Tube. A rare clip of Su guesting on The Val Doonican Music Show in 1984.

Su on TV: Better Known For Other Things

February 17th, 2018

Better Known For Other Things: NOW 80s: Monday 19th February: 0.00am
Anyone for a bit of Nick Berry or Su Pollard? Soap stars, movie stars and comedians – they all made music (of variable quality), but were all better known for something else!

• NOW 80s airs on Sky channel number 378.

Nottingham Post: Su For New TV Series Claude

February 13th, 2018

nottpost13aSu Pollard joins Shane Richie and Jane Horrocks for new children’s TV series Claude

It’s a new animated series based on Alex T Smith’s best-selling books

Nottingham actress Su Pollard is to return to the small screen in a new children’s TV series based on Alex T Smith’s best-selling books.

The former Hi-de-Hi! star will be joining EastEnders’ Shane Richie, Jane Horrocks, Simon Callow and Anne Reid for the animated series called Claude, which follows the adventures of a beret-clad dog and his faithful sidekick, Sir Bobblysock, in the seaside resort of Pawhaven.

Pollard will voice the character Gloria Swoon.

• Continue reading at the Nottingham Post. (Photo © Colin Hutton/PA Wire)


BBC News: The Inside Story Of Hi-de-Hi!

February 13th, 2018

hidehi15cMorning campers! The inside story of 80s sitcom Hi-de-Hi!

The antics of the employees of Maplins holiday camp entertained viewers for nearly a decade and made huge stars of the cast of Hi-de-Hi! Thirty years after the last episode was shown, on 30 January 1988, they have been sharing their memories with the BBC.

“All these years later, people say to me how wonderful it was and how we love the show,” says Jeffrey Holland, who played the camp’s comedian Spike Dixon. “You can’t get 19 or 20 million viewers now.

“I meet young actors now who know me from the 1980s, and they are often thrilled to meet me for that reason, and that’s so gratifying.”

Hi-de-Hi! was Holland’s big break, with the role of Spike written with him in mind. “It was the first thing I ever did that made my face known,” the actor says.

• Continue reading at BBC News.

Chortle: Whatever Happened To The Hi-de-Hi! Cast?

February 13th, 2018

We look back, 30 years after the sitcom ended

Exactly 30 years ago today the last episode of Hi-de-Hi! aired. After eight seasons of 1950s holiday camp fun, the yellowcoats were told that Maplins was going upmarket and their services were no longer required – a bitter blow to enthusiastic cleaner Peggy (Su Pollard) who had just landed the job after spent eight years eagerly campaigning for it…

But what happened to the cast? Here’s our guide:


Su Pollard: Played: Chalet maid and wannabe yellowcoat Peggy Ollerenshaw

Before Hi-de-Hi!: Su Pollard got an early break on Opportunity Knocks in 1974, singing I Cain’t Say No from Oklahoma! Her first comedy role was in a BBC series entitled Two Up, Two Down in which she played a hippy named Flo in 1978, the year before Hi-de-Hi! launched.

After Hi-de-Hi!: As well as appearing in You Rang, M’Lord? and Oh Doctor Beeching, Pollard has fully embraced the celebrity circuit, appearing as herself on everything from Noel’s House Party to Loose Women. She has also toured with her own one-woman show. and has just finished a stint in panto in Aylesbury.

In an interview last month she said: ‘I still get money when Hi-de-Hi! is repeated. I think the last cheque was for something like £11.20.’

• Continue reading at Chortle.

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