Friday Night is Music Night salutes the Forces Sweethearts of the Second World War on the occasion of Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday.
This week we have been celebrating the 100th birthday of the East Ham girl whose name became synonymous with the phrase “Forces Sweetheart” – Dame Vera Lynn.
The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe perform Bridge on the River Kwai (Malcolm Arnold); the Spitfire Prelude and Fugue (William Walton) and the Dambusters March (Eric Coates). Our singing guests are Mary Carewe, Lucy Williamson, the Puppini Sisters and making a guest appearance and recalling memories of Gracie Fields – Su Pollard. The presenter is Ken Bruce.
Concert recorded 17th January 2017 at the Mermaid Theatre in London.
• Listen to the show at BBC iPlayer for the next month. Su performs The Thing-Ummy-Job with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
A new radio interview with Su, which aired on Mix96 yesterday. Su chats panto, being wicked, Hi-de-Hi!, the Waterside Theatre and more. Listen to the full chat, at Audio Boom, by clicking below.
Su guested on Jo Good’s BBC Radio London show on Thursday – Chatting about participating in the forthcoming Vera Lynn Tribute concert, and much more – including, looking good, past adventures with Jo, her one-woman-show and the possible return of Peggy Ollerenshaw.
Su Pollard and The Barking Hour: Actress Su Pollard chats about ‘100: A Tribute To Dame Vera Lynn’.
• Listen to the show at BBC iPlayer for the next month. Su’s interview begins approximately 11 minutes into the show and runs for around 15 minutes.
Pay a festive visit to BBC Radio Kent’s Facebook page for a selection of Christmas messages from some well known faces, including one from Su! “Merry Christmas!“
Su’s message was also aired this evening on BBC South East News.
Just a reminder that Su’s fantastic interview with Dominic King of BBC Radio Kent is still available to listen to at BBC iPlayer, and here also are a couple more photos of Su and Dominic from last week’s chat. Click on them to listen to last week’s show. (Photos © Dominic King/BBC Radio Kent)
Don’t forget Su will be guesting with Dominic King, both pictured below yesterday, on BBC Radio Kent this afternoon. The show begins at 4pm, with Su scheduled to appear in the first half hour, talking panto, panto, panto and much more. (Photo © Dominic King/BBC Radio Kent)
Su will be a guest on Dominic King’s show on BBC Radio Kent tomorrow afternoon, discussing playing the Wicked Queen in Snow White at the Assembly Hall Theatre, and no doubt much more.
Dominic King: BBC Radio Kent:
Thursday 15th December: 4pm
Su Pollard – Su stops by to chat with Dom about her pantomime role in Tunbridge Wells.
• Listen to the show live at the BBC Kent website, or post-airing at BBC iPlayer.
Su guested on, her Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs co-star, Steve Royle’s New Year’s Day show on BBC Radio Lancashire yesterday.
Join Steve on New Year’s Day for a show full of surprises, daring to be different and fun.
Su chatted about panto, Hi-de-Hi! and much more. The interview begins at around 36m into the show and is aired throughout the remainder of the programme.
Listen online for the next month at BBC iPlayer.
Su guested on BBC Radio Ulster’s The Arts Show on Thuesday evening. Chatting about appearing in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at The Blackpool Grand.
What’s on from the stage around northern Ireland in the run-up to Christmas, from musicals to pantomime, including backstage reports from Marcus Hunter-Neill. Oh yes they will!
Su’s interview begins at approximately 18 minutes into the show.
• Listen online at BBC iPlayer. The show is available for the next four weeks.
A short video clip of Su’s visit to Wandsworth Radio last month has been made available. Su guested on Andy Holton’s show and spent the afternoon at the station – Eclectic Jukebox: On & Off Air Chat With Su Pollard – Hi-de-Hi! star Su Pollard came into the studio at Wandsworth Radio and spent an hour chatting to DJ Andy Holton – This is a short clip of both on and off air conversation – Click below to view at You Tube.
Su guested on Andy Holton’s show on Wandsworth Radio yesterday afternoon. Here are a couple of photos from her visit. View more photos here and here.
Su Pollard joins Andy Holton
At this time of year Su Pollard gets ready for Pantomime in Blackpool but before she takes the trip up north to play the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the seven dwarfs at The Grand Theatre she is coming into the Wandsworth Radio studios in Battersea Park Road to give Andy Holton a dazzling interview about her life, work and times. She’ll select some of her favourite music for Andy’s Eclectic Jukebox.
• Continue reading at Wandsworth Radio. (Photos © Andy Holton)
Today’s Panto Launch in Blackpool was covered by a variety of media, including Hayley Kay’s live show on Radio Wave. She interviewed Su, Dan and the cast. If Su’s chat is made available online we will be sure to share a link with you. (Photos © 96.5 Radio Wave)
Su guested on Arthur Bostrom’s Summer Holiday on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Saturday. The programme is available to listen to at BBC iPlayer for the next 26 days.
Arthur Bostrom fishes out his old bucket and spade and takes a sunny stroll through the radio archives celebrating the Summer holiday season. On his travels we hear new contributions from Su Pollard, Melvyn Hayes, Julie Hesmondhalgh and Zeb Soanes.
We really know Christmas is just around the corner – with the start of Snow White at the Sunderland Empire this evening.
Former EastEnders star Matt Lapinskas plays the Prince in the panto, opposite Su Pollard as the wicked queen. Matt has been telling Sun FM, being on stage is much tougher than being on the telly
• Continue reading, listen to the interview, watch clips of Su, Matt and Andrew visiting Sun FM. (Photo © Sun FM)