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Su on TV: You Rang, M’Lord? on GOLD (Series 3)

April 30th, 2018

gold18aWeek Four of You Rang, M’Lord? on GOLD.

Click on the photo for our Episode Guide.

Please note the different start times for the later in the afternoon airings! (Photo © BBC)

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Monday 30th April: 11.20am/5pm
Mrs Lipton’s Nasty Turn. (Series 3, Episode 3) Having discovered Alf’s deception and broken his Lordship’s crockery in a fit of angerm Mrs Lipton is left wondering if she still has a job. On a visit to the Sunshine Pantry. Ivy discovers the truth about Miss Potter’s cherry cake.

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Tuesday 1st May: 11.20am/5pm
Meet The Workers. (Series 3, Episode 4) Miss Poppy announces her engagement to Dickie Metcalfe but Alf smells a rat. Lord Meldrum is convinced that he must learn more about the lower classes before he can join the Board Of Governors at the BBC, so he invites his factory workers to dinner and serves them fish and chips.

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Wednesday 2nd May: 11.20am/5pm
Gretna Green Or Bust. (Series 3, Episode 5) Miss Poppy and Dickie Metcalfe decide to marry in secret and elope to Gretna Green, the rest of the household set off in hot pursuit to try and stop them.

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You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Thursday 3rd May: 11.20am/5pm
A Night Of Reckoning. (Series 3, Episode 6) Twelvetrees gets an offer to be butler for Sir Ralph and Mabel is on the verge of being evicted from her home. Meanwhile Alf comes up with a drastic solution to Teddy’s problem.

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Friday 4th May: 11.20am/5pm
A Day In The Country. (Series 3, Episode 7) Lord Meldrum decides he is going to treat the servants to a picnic in the country, when they arrive at Peabody Hall they find that Sir Ralph and Lady Agatha are there with their staff too. What a coincidence, or is it?

Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on Drama (Series 4)

April 30th, 2018

drama18aIt’s the laughter filled fifth week of Hi-de-Hi! at Drama. The channel have decided not to air Eruptions, the Christmas Special from 1982, so it’s “All Change” on Friday.

Please click on the cast photo below for our Episode Guide. (Photo © BBC)

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Monday 30th April: 1.40pm/6pm
It’s A Blue World. (Series 4, Episode 2). Ted Bovis is offered the chance to hire an artistic but strictly adult film to show to the male campers late at night.

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Tuesday 1st May: 1.40pm/6pm
The Society Entertainer. (Series 4, Episode 4). Jeffrey decides that a change of voice on Radio Maplin would be a good idea. In the meantime Spike meets a femme fetale which results in a dramatic change in his outlook. Ted however has other ideas.

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Wednesday 2nd May: 1.40pm/6pm
Sing You Sinners. (Series 4, Episode 5). Owing to the departure of the local vicar, Jeffrey finds himself conducting the Sunday half-hour. Needless to say he makes a hash of it.

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Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Thursday 3rd May: 1.40pm/6pm
Maplin Intercontinental. (Series 4, Episode 6). 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.

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Friday 4th May: 1.40pm/6pm
All Change. (Series 4, Episode 7). Joe Maplin appoints a supervisor of all Yellowcoats who requires a chalet all to herself, which throws the accomodation situation into chaos. She also takes an immediate like to Gladys and demotes her.

Su on TV: You Rang, M’Lord? on Drama (Series 3 & 4)

April 30th, 2018

drama18aWeek Five and six for You Rang, M’Lord? at Drama, with the final seven fantastic episodes.

Please click on the photo for our Episode Guide. (Photo © BBC)

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Monday 30th April: 4pm
A Day In The Country. (Series 3, Episode 7) Lord Meldrum decides he is going to treat the servants to a picnic in the country, when they arrive at Peabody Hall they find that Sir Ralph and Lady Agatha are there with their staff too. What a coincidence, or is it?

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Tuesday 1st May: 4pm
Yes Sir, That’s My Baby. (Series 4, Episode 1) Miss Cissy leads the house into helping out at the local soup kitchen for the poor. Teddy is still trying to escape the romantic clutches of Madge Cartwright, this time Alf thinks he has the prefect solution He traces all of Teddy’s illegitimate children and brings them to the house to face Madge.

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Wednesday 2nd May: 4pm
Requiem For A Parrot. (Series 4, Episode 2) Lord Meldrum is intent on sending Teddy to his rubber plantation in Malayia. However the death of Lady Lavender’s parrot leads to some bizarre funeral arrangements.

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You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Thursday 3rd May: 4pm
Come To The Ball. (Series 4, Episode 3) Lord Meldrum decides to inspect the servant’s quarters and Mabel has found a purse containing five pounds. Then the staff are invited to a luxurious ball where the employers have to wait upon their servants.

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Friday 4th May: 4pm
The Truth Revealed. (Series 4, Episode 4) Sir Ralph sacks Selfridge, his butler, who in turn tells him of his wife’s long standing affair with George Meldrum. Sir Ralph sets out for revenge and the staff have to ensure that a mysterious “accident” doesn’t befall their master.

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Tuesday 8th May: 4pm
The Fall Of The House Of Meldrum. (Series 4, Episode 5). Meldrum is convinced that Ralph has put a curse on him. The rubber plantation in Malaya has been ravaged by the Bang Go Khan beetle. The family face financial ruin!

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Wednesday 9th May: 4pm
Well, There You Are Then…! (Series 4, Episode 6). Things look bleak for the Meldrums with most of their money lost on the stock market crash and the effects of the Bang Go Khan beetle. Cissy and Lavender try to save the situation but the servants have little choice but to look elsewhere for their futures…

Last Laugh in Vegas: That’s A Wrap!

April 25th, 2018

A stunning finale show last night from all involved with Last Laugh in Vegas. They should all be very proud. Su and Anita Harris looked amazing too. Browse our Last Laugh News Archive and watch the entire series at ITV Hub now. Last night’s episodes are repeated early next week too. (Photo © ITV)

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Su on TV: Last Laugh in Vegas (Episodes 4 & 5)

April 24th, 2018

lliv18oThe final two episodes of Last Laugh in Vegas, including Showtime, a 90 minute special on ITV3, are airing tonight. (Photo © ITV)

Last Laugh in Vegas: ITV
Tuesday 24th April: 9pm

Episode 4. Our nine British entertainers have spent over a week rehearsing for their dream gig in the entertainment capital of the world, but with days to go before the big night, a heartbreaking tragedy hits Las Vegas. Saddened and shocked, the performers question whether the show should go on…

Last Laugh in Vegas – Showtime: ITV3
Tuesday 24th April: 10pm

Episode 5. (90 minutes) Several British entertainers, including Cannon and Ball, Anita Harris, Kenny Lynch, Bernie Clifton and Su Pollard, take to the stage for their big gig in Las Vegas. Last in the series.

What’s On TV: What’s On Telly Tonight?

April 24th, 2018

wotv18aWhat’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Tuesday 24th April

Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Tuesday 24th April

Last Laugh in Vegas, from 9pm / ITV/ITV3
Nine of our best-loved showbiz legends, including Cannon and Ball, Su Pollard and Bernie Clifton, have given us fun, laughter and a few tears in this reality series, which has followed them preparing for a one-off spectacular in Las Vegas. After weeks of rehearsals, the series concludes tonight with the famous faces putting the finishing touches to their performances. After the main show on ITV, turn to ITV3 to see our brave stars finally take to the stage at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Last Laugh in Vegas: Showtime. Will the stars have the last laugh in Vegas? Rating: *****

• Continue reading at What’s On TV. (Photo © ITV)

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Su on TV: Last Laugh in Vegas (Episode 3 Repeat)

April 23rd, 2018

lliv18nEpisode Three of Last Laugh in Vegas is available to watch online at ITV Hub (registration required) and is also being repeated late tonight on ITV ahead of tomorrow night’s fourth and fifth instalments from Vegas. (Photo © ITV)

Last Laugh in Vegas: ITV
Monday 23rd April: 11.45pm
Episode 3. With just a week to go, the showbiz entertainers continue rehearsals for the biggest performance of their lives, but with nothing going to plan, American producer Frank Marino threatens to pull the show. Comedian Mick Miller tries out his standup routine at a comedy club; Singer Kenny Lynch is struggling to learn a new song for the big night and comedian Bobby Ball, pianist Bobby Crush and singer Su Pollard take time out of rehearsals to try their hand at horse riding with cowboys.

Su on TV: You Rang, M’Lord? on GOLD (Series 2 & 3)

April 23rd, 2018

gold18aWeek Three of You Rang, M’Lord? on GOLD, with the final three episodes from Series Two and the first two episodes from Series Three airing twice daily this week. Click on the photo for our Episode Guide

Please note the slightly different start times! (Photo © BBC)

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Monday 23rd April: 10.55am/7pm
The Wounds Of War. (Series 2, Episode 5) To protect his employer, Alf tells Sir Ralph that Meldrum was wounded in the Artilley. Ivy is over the moon when James agrees to take her to the pictures Mrs Lipton is convinced that Alf’s divorce is being held up by his wife.

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Tuesday 24th April: 11.20am/7pm
Stranger In The Night. (Series 2, Episode 6) James in embarrassed when his father arrives at the house on the run from the police. The servants decide to hid him until they can arrange for him to flee the country.

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Wednesday 25th April: 11.20am/7pm
Royal Flush. (Series 2, Episode 7) Excitement runs through the household when it’s announced that the King and Queen of Dalmatia are coming to dinner, although Mrs Lipton is upset when she finds out she will not be doing the catering. In addition, Noel Coward is expected to join them after the opening night of his new play.

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You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Thursday 26th April: 11.20am/7pm
Please Look After The Orphans. (Series 3, Episode 1) Alf is being pestered by Mrs Lipton to finalise his divorce so he gets an old music hall friend to agree to pose as Mrs Stokes. Meanwhile he has a brain wave to make some money by fooling Mrs Litpton into baking some cakes which she thinks are destined for the local orphanage.

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Friday 27th April: 11.20am/7pm
Current Affairs. (Series 3, Episode 2) Alf continues to supply the Sunshine Pantry with Mrs Lipton’s cakes. Myrtle pays a visit to the house posing as Mrs Stokes, but can she convince Mrs Lipton?

Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on Drama (Series 3 & 4)

April 23rd, 2018

drama18aMay the fourth be with you – The fourth week of Hi-de-Hi! at Drama.

Please click on the cast photo below for our Episode Guide. (Photo © BBC)

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Monday 23rd April: 1.40pm/6pm
A Matter Of Conscience. (Series 3, Episode 3). 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!: Drama: Tuesday 24th April: 1.40pm/6pm
The Pay-Off. (Series 3, Episode 4). 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.

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Wednesday 25th April: 1.40pm/6pm
Trouble and Strife. (Series 3, Episode 5). 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.

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Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Thursday 26th April: 1.40pm/6pm
Stripes. (Series 3, Episode 6). After a secret visit to the camp, Joe Maplin decides that Gladys should be put in charge of the Yellowcoats.

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Friday 27th April: 1.40pm/6pm
Co-Respondent’s Course. (Series 4, Episode 1). 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.

Su on TV: You Rang, M’Lord? on Drama (Seres 3)

April 23rd, 2018

drama18aWeek Four and counting for You Rang, M’Lord? at Drama, with five fun-filled episodes from Series Three.

Please click on the photo for our, equally fun-filled, Episode Guide. (Photo © BBC)

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Monday 23rd April: 4pm
Current Affairs. (Series 3, Episode 2) Alf continues to supply the Sunshine Pantry with Mrs Lipton’s cakes. Myrtle pays a visit to the house posing as Mrs Stokes, but can she convince Mrs Lipton?

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Tuesday 24th April: 4pm
Mrs Lipton’s Nasty Turn. (Series 3, Episode 3) Having discovered Alf’s deception and broken his Lordship’s crockery in a fit of angerm Mrs Lipton is left wondering if she still has a job. On a visit to the Sunshine Pantry. Ivy discovers the truth about Miss Potter’s cherry cake.

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Wednesday 25th April: 4pm
Meet The Workers. (Series 3, Episode 4) Miss Poppy announces her engagement to Dickie Metcalfe but Alf smells a rat. Lord Meldrum is convinced that he must learn more about the lower classes before he can join the Board Of Governors at the BBC, so he invites his factory workers to dinner and serves them fish and chips.

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You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Thursday 26th April: 4pm
Gretna Green Or Bust. (Series 3, Episode 5) Miss Poppy and Dickie Metcalfe decide to marry in secret and elope to Gretna Green, the rest of the household set off in hot pursuit to try and stop them.

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Friday 27th April: 4pm
A Night Of Reckoning. (Series 3, Episode 6) Twelvetrees gets an offer to be butler for Sir Ralph and Mabel is on the verge of being evicted from her home. Meanwhile Alf comes up with a drastic solution to Teddy’s problem.

Michael Ball Show/BBCR2: “Afternoon Delight with Su Pollard”

April 22nd, 2018

bbcr217aListen to Su’s faberoonie interview with Michael Ball which aired earlier today on BBC Radio 2.

Su chatted about all manner of topics – including what she was currently wearing, not running the London Marathon, a brief overview of the concept of Last Laugh in Vegas, with lots of chat about her experiences in Las Vegas and how she got on with the other stars during the two weeks of filming. There was also the announcement of a new show Su will be appearing in, playing at the Edinburgh Festival in August - More about that very soon!

The interview begins approximately 1hr 31m into the show and runs for around 15 minutes, which includes a break for some music.

• Listen online at BBC Radio iPlayer for the next month.

Freeview: Freeview’s TV Treasures

April 20th, 2018

hidehi15cIf your regular telly viewing rarely takes you beyond a few favourite channels, maybe it’s time to branch out and explore some of Freeview’s hidden treasures.

There’s plenty to enjoy, from long-running dramas that have stood the test of time to classic comedies that’ll never go out of style.

So, grab the remote and start discovering the great selection of hidden gems coming up this week.

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama (Freeview Channel 20)
Saturday 21 April at 5pm, 5:40pm and 6:20pm

This is one of the great British sitcoms from the writing team of Jimmy Perry and David Croft (who also gave us Dad’s Army), recreating the chaotic fun of a seaside holiday camp in the 1950s. There are some memorable characters in this show, including the fearsome Chief Yellowcoat Gladys Pugh (played by Ruth Madoc), the scatty chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw (Su Pollard) and Jeffrey Fairbrother (Simon Cadell), the Cambridge professor turned entertainment manager who struggles to resist Gladys’s amorous advances. In tonight’s episodes, Peggy gets her big chance to be a Yellowcoat and Jeffrey thinks the campers deserve some culture.

• Continue reading at Freeview. (Photo © BBC)

Euro Weekly: Laughing in Las Vegas

April 20th, 2018

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There is a lot to get through this week, so diving right in…

Anyone in need of a nostalgia boost might want to look out Last Laugh in Vegas, ITV Tuesdays. There are eight acts performing including Cannon and Ball and Su Pollard.

The gang travel to Las Vegas to put on one-last-show, directed by Frank Marino. Frank knows his stuff. He is the only person to have two stars on the Las Vegas Boulevard Walk of Fame and has raised millions of dollars for charity. Frank also badly needs a haircut.

The shows lead up to a one off performance, it has to be said in one of sin city’s lesser known theatres and whatever Frank’s weekly ratings might suggest, I’m sure the final show will be great. The real shock for me though is Bernie Clifton’s voice, he is a great singer. Look out for a feature length episode coming to ITV3 soon.

• Continue reading at Euro Weekly. (Photo © ITV)

Su on the Radio: BBCR2 The Michael Ball Show

April 17th, 2018

bbcr217aSu guests on The Michael Ball Show this Sunday on BBC Radio 2.

The Michael Ball Show: BBC Radio 2
Sunday 22nd April: 11am

Swing Out Sister and Su Pollard. Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts.

This week he’s joined by British pop duo Swing Out Sister who will be performing a couple of songs live in The Musician’s Circle. Since their 1986 song Breakout, Swing Out Sister have risen to worldwide fame and are back this year with their 10th studio album, Almost Persuaded.

Also popping by for a chat will be Su Pollard. The comedy actress and singer became a household name in the BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi! in the 1980s and since then has had hit singles, starred in numerous programmes and now she’s back to talk to Michael about ITV’s Last Laugh In Vegas.

• Listen to the show live or catch up post-airing at BBC iPlayer Radio.