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Su on TV: Doctors on BBC1

October 2nd, 2018

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Feud. What should have been a simple home visit lands Sid in the middle of a love triangle, causing chaos for him in the Minor Surgery Unit. Karen holds a protest for James, but has she taken it too far this time? Elsewhere, Zara makes a decision which surprises Daniel.

Starring: Su Pollard, Ruth Madoc, Paul Elliott, Ashley Rice, Matthew Chambers, Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh.

Series 19, Episode 270. Available to watch on BBC iPlayer post broadcast. (Photo © BBC)

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ATV Today: Doctors Say Hi-de-Hi

October 2nd, 2018

atvtoday18aDoctors say Hi-de-Hi to Ruth Madoc and Su Pollard

The holiday camp actresses are joined by Paul Harman-Elliott, better known as Paul Chuckle, for a forthcoming storyline.

From 1980 until 1988 millions of viewers tuned to BBC One for a regular visit to the Maplins Holiday Camp in Crimpton-On-Sea. The fictional home of 1950s-set sitcom Hi-de-Hi! The series made stars of the cast which included Simon Cadell as entertainment manager Jeffery Fairbrother, Ruth Madoc as seductive head yellow coat Gladys Pugh, Paul Shane as always on the fiddle camp host Ted Bovis and Su Pollard as the over-excited chambermaid Peggy Ollerenshaw; who was forever trying to become a yellow coat.

The series followed the adventures of the staff at the run down holiday destination as their attempts to entertain the campers entertained beeb viewers across 58 episodes, nine series, and even lead to a stage version and cast album. The comedy was created and written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft who had also brought to life Dad’s Army, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum and You Rang M’Lord?

Two of the key actresses from the show – Ruth Madoc and Su Pollard are being reunited on screen in BBC One daytime soap opera Doctors. Ruth plays Jean Marsh while Su features as Mary Dunlop in an episode to be screened on 8th October. The pair are joined for the plot by ChuckleVision ‘Chuckle Brother’ Paul Harman-Elliott who plays Ronnie Hislop, a man whom has been a little naughty to say the least.

• Continue reading at ATV Today.

Su on TV: The Festival Show (STV)

August 4th, 2018

The Festival Show: STV: Thursday 16th August: 8.30pm
Episode 4. The stories and stars from Edinburgh at festival time. With festival virgin Su Pollard and children’s writer and comedian Julian Clary.

Su on TV: Top Of The Pops

July 27th, 2018

Top Of The Pops: BBC4: Friday 3rd August: 7.30pm
Top Of The Pops: BBC4: Saturday 4th August: 0.20am/11.55pm
1986. Gary Davies and Steve Wright present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 13 February 1986. Featuring Belouis Some, Whitney Houston, Su Pollard, Shakin’ Stevens and Billy Ocean.

The Stage/BBC: BBC at The Edinburgh Festival 2018

July 25th, 2018

stage18aThe Stage: BBC reveals TV and radio coverage plans for Edinburgh festivals: The BBC has announced its Edinburgh Festivals coverage and activity – Highlights from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will be shown on BBC1, while artists including Maureen Lipman, Su Pollard, Frank Skinner and Lost Voice Guy will feature on BBC Breakfast with Charlie Stayt on August 3 – Continue reading at The Stage…

BBC Media Centre: BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals 2018: Top comedy, arts, writing and music – as well as showcases for new fresh talent – will be at the heart of the BBC’s Edinburgh Festivals coverage in 2018 across TV, radio and online – Continue reading at BBC Media Centre…

Su on TV: BBC Breakfast at The Fringe

July 25th, 2018

BBC Breakfast: BBC1: Friday 3rd August: 6am
BBC Breakfast comes live from the heart of the festival on August 3 with Charlie Stayt hosting big name interviews and live performances with Festival talent including Maureen Lipman, Su Pollard, Frank Skinner and Lost Voice Guy.

Budapest Business Journal: You Rang, M’Lord? in Hungary

July 20th, 2018

yrmh18bHungarian fans pool cash to meet stars of ʼYou Rang, M’Lord?ʼ

More than 800 fans have collected HUF 7.118 million to finance the expenses of a meeting with stars of the popular 1990s BBC TV sitcom “You Rang M’Lord?” in Budapest on September 22.

The amount raised by the Hungarian fans has exceeded even the wildest expectations, but attendance will only be open for those who have contributed to the event’s organization, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

Thanks to the efforts of the entirely crowd-funded event’s coordinators, a number of the show’s stars will take part. Cast members Susie Brann, Catherine Rabett, Amanda Bellamy, Michael Knowles, Jeffrey Holland, Perry Benson, and Su Pollard are all expected to visit Hungary this fall, the press release says.

“It is incredible to see the strength of this community, and that there are fans all over the country. We have collected more than twice as much as needed, and we received lots of other kinds of help as well,” said András Szijj, one of the coordinators.

• Continue reading at Budapest Business Journal. (Photo © BBC)

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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…

Doctors: Su & Ruth Madoc Film Guest Roles

May 17th, 2018

doctors18aSu and , her former Hi-de-Hi! co-star and great friend, Ruth Madoc will guest in a forthcoming episode of, BBC1′s long-running daytime drama/soap, Doctors.

The air date for the episode is unknown as yet, but we can reveal Su will play a character (rather than herself) called Mary.

Doctors is a continuing British medical soap opera which first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 26 March 2000.

Set in the fictional Midlands town of Letherbridge, defined (in the programme) as being in the city of Birmingham, the soap follows the lives of the staff of both a Doctor’s surgery and University Campus Surgery as well as their families and friends.

• Browse the Doctors website at bbc.co.uk. Click below to visit the programme’s Facebook page. (Photo © BBC)

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TV Choice Awards 2018: Last Laugh in Vegas

May 16th, 2018

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Last Laugh in Vegas has been nominated for a TV Choice Award.

The five-part series is included in the Best Reality Show category.

Please click below to take a look and possibly vote for Last Laugh… if you enjoyed the series.

Welcome to the 22nd TV Choice Awards.

The decision as to who wins on the night is only a click away. So if you think your favourite shows and stars deserve to scoop a respected TV Choice Award now is the time to start voting!

Voting on the longlist will remain open until midnight on Friday 1 June. The event takes place at The Dorchester, Park Lane on Monday 10 September. (Photo © ITV)

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Television Heaven: Hi-de-Hi! (1980)

May 8th, 2018

hidehi15hA great new feature on Hi-de-Hi!, by Televsion Heaven. (Photo © BBC)

David Croft and Jimmy Perry had the midas touch when it came to comedy writing, and by the end of the 1970s, with Dad’s Army having finished and It Ain’t Half Hot Mum coming to a close, the pair were looking for a new project. The duo had both worked at Butlins holiday camp – Perry as a redcoat and Croft as a show producer. It was these shared experiences that gave life to one of the BBC’s top comedies of the 1980s, Hi-de-hi!

Once again having the foresight to set their programme at a particular time in the past, Croft and Perry’s latest offering brought together a ragtag collection of failed individuals to a fictitious holiday camp in 1959 – Maplins…

• Continue reading at Television Heaven.

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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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)