Archive for May, 2018

Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on Drama (Series 7)

May 29th, 2018

drama18aMore holiday camp capers on Drama this week, with four episodes of Hi-de-Hi! from Series Seven, which originally aired in January/February 1986.

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

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Tuesday 29th May: 1.40pm/6pm
Who Killed Mr Partridge? (Series 7, Episode 3). 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?

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Wednesday 30th May: 1.40pm/6pm
Spaghetti Galore. (Series 7, Episode 4). 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.


Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Thursday 31st May: 1.40pm/6pm
A Lack Of Punch. (Series 7, Episode 5). 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.

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Friday 1st June: 1.40pm/6pm
Ivory Castles in the Air.  (Series 7, Episode 6). Clive takes Gladys to see his family home and Gladys takes Clive to her heart.

Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on GOLD (Series 3)

May 29th, 2018

gold18aMore Maplins mayhem on GOLD this week, with four episodes of Hi-de-Hi! from Series Three, which originally aired in late 1982.

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

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Tuesday 29th May: 1.40pm/7.20pm
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!: GOLD: Wednesday 30th May: 1.40pm/6.40pm
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!: GOLD: Thursday 31st May: 1.40pm/6.40pm
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.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Friday 1st June: 1.40pm/6.40pm
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.

You Rang, M’Lord? on GOLD

May 29th, 2018

You Rang M’Lord? – Series 2, Episodes 3 to 6 – airing on GOLD at 11.20am and 5.40pm Tuesday to Friday respectively this week! (NB: Tuesday’s episode airs at 11am)

Su on TV: Hacker Time

May 29th, 2018

Hacker Time: CBBC: Sunday 3rd June: 12.15pm
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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British Theatre: Su Pollard Makes Fringe Debut With Harpy

May 27th, 2018

britishtheatre18aSu Pollard is to make her Edinburgh Fringe debut with Harpy by Philip Meeks at Underbelly Cowgate.

A razor-sharp drama from Fringe First award-winner Philip Meeks (Kiss Me Honey, Honey!), Harpy is directed by Hannah Chissick (Mother Courage & Her Children, Southwark Playhouse; The Beautiful Game, NYMT; Flashdance, UK Tour), and stars national treasure Su Pollard in her Edinburgh Fringe debut.

Much loved Su Pollard has a career in show business which has spanned four decades and is best known for her role as Peggy in the BAFTA Award-winning sitcom Hi-de-Hi!. Now, Su comes to the Edinburgh stage, in a play commissioned especially for her, to portray Birdie, a woman with an extreme disorder. Her neighbours call Birdie a harridan and a harpy even most of them have never even met her. They see her obsessive hoarding as detrimental to the value of their own homes.

• Continue reading at British Theatre.

Stuff: It Never Stops for Su Pollard

May 27th, 2018

stuff18aThe recent interview with Su, by TV Guide in New Zealand, is now also available to read online at Here’s an extract:

Set in the 1950s-60s, Hi-de-Hi! ran for nine seasons and Pollard, who enjoys watching repeat episodes, has happy memories of her time on the show.

“The great moments (that) stand out for me, seriously, (were) when you first get the scripts through the door – none of this email,” she says.

“It was always big hard copies. You’d get all the series (episodes) in one great big envelope. They’d weigh a tonne. You’d read them because you wouldn’t know what the scripts were before you got them. You’d be going, ‘Oh that is so funny. That’s hilarious’. Just knowing that we’re going to spend the next three or four months laughing your head off every day”.

Jones! is currently screening repeats of Hi-de-Hi! and You Rang M’Lord in New Zealand. Both series were hugely popular when they originally aired in NZ and, as with the repeats here in the UK, still attract lots of viewers when they air.

• Continue reading at Stuff. (Photo © BBC)


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Peter Beales Roses: Su at the Chelsea Flower Show

May 25th, 2018

Well if this photo doesn’t get your Spring Bank Holiday weekend off to a great start then nothing will. Su, and Marcel Le Corgi, at the launch of Peter Beales Roses “Fragrant Celebration” at Chelsea Flower Show 2018. See another photo of the duo here. (Photo © Peter Beales Roses)


Irish News/Irish Times: Claude

May 25th, 2018

claude18bAs previously posted, Su will voice the character Gloria Swoon in the forthcoming animated series Claude. (Photo © Colin Hutton/PA Wire)

Irish News: New Sixteen South show Claude set to air on Disney Junior channel: The latest show from Belfast-based children’s television producer Sixteen South is about to air on one of the world’s biggest television networks. Claude, which charts the adventures of an animated beret-clad dog, will be shown on the Disney Junior network from June 4 in all countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa – Continue reading…

Irish Times: Animated dog gives Belfast studio starring Disney role: Sixteen South sells ‘Claude’ series to Disney Junior network – A beret-clad, animated dog called Claude is set to help a Belfast-based children’s television company enjoy one of its biggest starring roles to date with the Disney Junior network – Continue reading…

TV Guide: Say Hi-de-Hi to Life

May 23rd, 2018

tvguide18aThere’s a new Su interview in New Zealand magazine TV Guide.

Su Pollard talks life after a hit TV series.

Some actresses fade into obscurity after they leave a hit TV show – but Su Pollard isn’t one of them.

The 68 year old, who is best known for her role on comedy series Hi-de-Hi!, in which she played lovable chambermaid Peggy, was labelled a ‘national treasure’ in a British newspaper last month and is usually photographed wearing brightly coloured attire.

When she spoke with TV Guide, Pollard was looking forward to visiting Birmingham for a guest role in British soap Doctors.

“Myself and Ruth Madoc (who plays Gladys on Hi-de-Hi!), we’re both in love with the same chap,” she says of her Doctors storyline.

• The full interview is currently available to read at PressReader or in TV Guide (for those of you in New Zealand).

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Su on TV: Pointless Celebrities (Challenge)

May 23rd, 2018

A couple of repeats next week of the Pointless Celebrities episode with Su and Ruth Madoc appearing together. This originally aired on BBC1 in August 2014. (Photo © BBC)

Pointless Celebrities: Challenge: Monday 28th May: 7pm
Pointless Celebrities: Challenge: Tuesday 29th May: 2am
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.


Su attends Chelsea Flower Show 2018

May 21st, 2018

chelseafs18aSu attended the Chelsea Flower Show 2018 preview earlier today.

The annual flower show welcomed special guests to an advance viewing, before it opens more widely from 22 until 26 May.

Opening Times
Tuesday – Friday (22-25 May) 8am-8pm
Saturday (26 May) 8am-5:30pm

Where is the Chelsea Flower Show 2018?
London Gate, Royal Hospital Road, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3 4SR

• See photos of Su at the Chelsea Flower Show here, here and here.

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Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on Drama (Series 6 & 7)

May 21st, 2018

drama18aFurther adventures of those iconic holiday camp characters – Fun in the Sixties, via the Eighties, here in the Twenty Tens! (Photo © BBC)

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Mon 21st May: 1.40pm/6pm
Opening Day. (Series 6, Episode 3). The new season opens at Maplins and the entertainments staff head down to the station to meet the first lot of campers off the train.

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Tuesday 22nd May: 1.40pm/6pm
Off With The Motley. (Series 6, Episode 4). Peggy is promoted to Stores Supervisor. Even with more money and responsibility she yearns to be back among the fun around the pool.


Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Wednesday 23rd May: 1.40pm/6pm
Hey Diddle Diddle, Who’s On The Fiddle? (Series 6, Episode 5). 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.

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Thursday 24th May: 1.35pm/6pm
Raffles. (Series 6, Episode 6). 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.

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Friday 25th May: 1.45pm/6pm
It’s Murder! (Series 7, Episode 2). 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.

Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on GOLD (Series 2 & 3)

May 21st, 2018

gold18aMore from Maplins! (Photo © BBC)

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Mon 21st May: 1.40pm/7.20pm
On With The Motley. (Series 2, Episode 4). The Camp Host is getting his big chance at a posh golf club dinner, but first he must persuade Jeffrey to give him the time off.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Tue 22nd May: 1.40pm/7.20pm
A Night Not To Remember. (Series 2, Episode 5). 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?

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Wednesday 23rd May: 1.40pm/7.20pm
Sausages or Limelight. (Series 2, Episode 6). Spike Dixon is in love. Unfortunately his prospective father-in-law insists that Spike give us showbusiness and comes into his lucrative butchery empire.


Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Thursday 24th May: 1.40pm/7.20pm
Nice People With Nice Manners. (Series 3, Episode 1). 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!: GOLD: Friday 25th May: 1.40pm/7.20pm
Carnival Time. (Series 3, Episode 2). 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.

You Rang, M’Lord? on GOLD

May 21st, 2018

You Rang M’Lord? – Series 1, Episodes 4, 5, 6 and Series 2, Episodes 1, 2 – are airing on GOLD at 11.20am and 5.40pm Monday to Friday respectively this week!