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Su on TV: Christmas GOLD – Hi-de-Hi!

December 6th, 2018

christmasgold18aFurther airings of Hi-de-Hi‘s 1982 Christmas Special, the 45-minute episode, Eruptions on Christmas GOLD, this weekend and next week.

This is a rare chance to catch this episode as it rarely airs when the series are sporadically broadcast due to its differing length. The episode most recently aired on BBC2, Christmas 2015!

Hi-de-Hi!: Christmas GOLD: Saturday 8th December: 11am
Hi-de-Hi!: Christmas GOLD: Wednesday 12th December: 6pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Christmas GOLD: Thursday 13th December: 11.45am
Eruptions. Series 4, Episode 3. Classic comedy from Christmas 1982 at Maplin’s Holiday Camp. Comedian Ted isn’t happy when Joe Maplin installs a working model of a volcano which erupts during his act. The only thing to do is sabotage it! Starring: Simon Cadell, Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Leslie Dwyer, Felix Bowness. (Also airing on +1)

• Browse Su Online’s comprehensive Hi-de-Hi! Episode Guide.

Su on Christmas TV: The Keith and Paddy Picture Show

December 4th, 2018

itv18aSu will be part of The Keith and Paddy Picture Show Christmas Special, a parody of, classic 80s Christmas movie, Gremlins. To be broadcast on ITV this Christmas Eve.

The Keith and Paddy Picture Show
Christmas Special: ITV: Christmas Eve: 9pm

Gremlins. Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness recreate the iconic movie with the help of an all-star cast. For this festive one-off they recreate the 80’s classic with guest stars including Zach Galligan, Kara Tointon, John Thomson, Su Pollard, Les Dennis and Arthur Bostrom.

Su on TV: Christmas GOLD – Hi-de-Hi!

November 29th, 2018

christmasgold18aHi-de-Hi‘s 1982 Christmas Special, the 45-minute episode, Eruptions is airing next week on Christmas GOLD.

This is a rare chance to catch this episode as it rarely airs when the series are sporadically broadcast due to its differing length. The episode most recently aired on BBC2, Christmas 2015!

Hi-de-Hi!: Christmas GOLD: Tuesday 4th December: 8.20pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Christmas GOLD: Wednesday 5th December: 3.35pm
Eruptions. Series 4, Episode 3. Classic comedy from Christmas 1982 at Maplin’s Holiday Camp. Comedian Ted isn’t happy when Joe Maplin installs a working model of a volcano which erupts during his act. The only thing to do is sabotage it! Starring: Simon Cadell, Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Leslie Dwyer, Felix Bowness. (Also airing on +1)

• Browse Su Online’s comprehensive Hi-de-Hi! Episode Guide, compiled by Rob Cope of Hi-de-Hi.net. It includes details on each episode, cast lists, original air dates and more.

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Su On TV: … Sings the Beatles

November 20th, 2018

… Sings The Beatles: BBC4: Saturday 1st December: 0.30am
 Recorded for the 40th anniversary of Abbey Road, the Beatles’ final album, a journey through the classic and curious covers in the BBC archives. Featuring Sandie Shaw singing a sassy Day Tripper, Shirley Bassey belting out Something, a close-harmony Carpenters cover of Help!, Joe Cocker’s chart-topping With A Little Help From My Friends, Oasis reinventing the Walrus and a little Lady Madonna from Macca himself. Plus, a few ‘magical’ moments from Candy Flip, the Korean Kittens and Su Pollard.

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Above: Screen captures of Su performing ‘Back In The USSR’. Originally from The Laughter Show in 1984, Please click here to view larger versions of the screen caps.

Su on TV: Classic Hi-de-Hi! Continues on GOLD

October 24th, 2018

Hi-de-Hi! continue to air twice daily weekdays on GOLD:

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Thursday 25th October: 12.10pm/6.15pm
Man Trap. (Series 7, Episode 7). Gladys and Spike are livid that Joe Maplin has announced their engagement to the press as a publicity stunt, but Clive sees a way of using the situation as an excuse to spurn Gladys’s unwanted attentions.

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Friday 26th October: 12pm/6pm
Pigs Might Fly. (Series 8, Episode 1). Yvonne’s partner Barry has left her and she becomes a recluse in her chalet. Worried about the entertainments programme Gladys takes the initiative and sends for her substitute partner Julian Dalrymple-Sykes. Within hours Yvonne is ready to take the floor again.

Su on TV: Who’s Doing The Dishes?

October 16th, 2018

Who’s Doing The Dishes?: Virgin Media One: Saturday 20th October: 8am
Series 3, Episode 1: Brian McFadden presents a new series of the dining challenge show in which contestants are invited to dinner at a mystery celebrity’s house and must guess who their host is. Comedy actress Su Pollard attempts to baffle a team of magicians. Will they be saying Hi-de-Hi, or be doing the dishes?

Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on GOLD

October 16th, 2018

Don’t forget that Hi-de-Hi! is currently airing twice daily week days on GOLD. Tomorrow’s episode is Series Six, Episode Six… Raffles. Airing at Midday and 5.20pm.

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Su on TV: Doctors on BBC1

October 2nd, 2018

doctors18cDoctors: BBC1: Monday 8th October: 1.45pm
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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Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on GOLD

September 25th, 2018

hidehi15bGOLD are airing Hi-de-Hi! again from Monday 1st October, beginning at Series 5, Episode 1. The epsiodes are broadcast twice daily weekdays.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Monday 1st October: 12pm/5.20pm
Concessions. (Series 5, Episode 1). As Barry and Yvonne dance to Diaghilev, Spike jokes to Pinocchio, Ted contrives to get in with the local council ‘Mr. Big’ to confound Joe Maplin’s plans to expand his empire.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Tuesday 2nd October: 12pm/5.20pm
Save Our Heritage. (Series 5, Episode 2). When a local cottage is faced with  with destruction and it’s owner threatened with eviction to make way for an extension to the camp Jeffrey is insensed and rallies the staff into thwarting Joe Maplin’s plans.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Wednesday 3rd October: 12pm/5.20pm
Empty Saddles. (Series 5, Episode 3). Joe Maplin orders that Fred Quilly’s lame horses must be sent to the knackers-yard. It falls upon the entertainment staff to try to save the horses from their fate.

Su on TV: Who’s Doing The Dishes?

September 18th, 2018

Who’s Doing The Dishes?: Virgin Media Two: Saturday 29th September: 7am
Series 3, Episode 1: Brian McFadden presents a new series of the dining challenge show in which contestants are invited to dinner at a mystery celebrity’s house and must guess who their host is. Comedy actress Su Pollard attempts to baffle a team of magicians. Will they be saying Hi-de-Hi, or be doing the dishes?

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Su on TV: Mark Goodier’s No. 2s of 1986

September 16th, 2018

Mark Goodier’s No. 2s of 1986: NOW 80s: Tuesday 18th September: 10pm
60 minutes of back to back UK chart runners-up from 1986 – including hit ladies Madonna, Sinitta, Kim Wilde and Su Pollard! With Mr Charts himself, Mark Goodier.

Su on TV: When Talent Shows Go Horribly Wrong

August 30th, 2018

When Talent Shows Go Horribly Wrong: 5Select: Saturday 1st September: 10pm
All-singing, all-dancing special narrated by Kate Thornton, reliving those moments when TV talent shows did not go to plan. Clips include Marie Osmond’s live on-air faint, Jorgie Porter’s swipe at her partner’s face with an ice skate, and Dannii Minogue appearing to ‘out’ Danyl Johnson on live TV. Interviews include James Jordan, Su Pollard and Jenny Eclair.

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

August 6th, 2018

gold18aFive more classic comedy nuggets of Hi-de-Hi! on GOLD this week, with episodes from Series 2, which were originally broadcast in November and December 1981.

Good news too, airings have returned to twice daily every day this week.

Please click on the cast photos below for our Episode Guide. (Photos © BBC)

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Monday 6th August: 1.20pm/6.40pm
Peggy’s Big Chance. (Series 2, Episode 2). Peggy has a burning ambition to become a Yellowcoat. Jeffrey arranges an interview, meanwhile Ted is planning a pool wheeze but needs somebody to be the shark.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Tuesday 7th August: 1.20pm/6.40pm
Lift Up Your Minds. (Series 2, Episode 3). Ex-professor Fairbrother decides to bring some culture into the entertainments programme by presenting a recital of classical music. Naturally the campers are less than keen.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Wednesday 8th August: 1.20pm/6.40pm
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.

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Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Thursday 9th August: 1.20pm/6.40pm
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: Friday 10th August: 1.20pm/6.40pm
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.

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.