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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.


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.

Su on the Radio: BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends

August 2nd, 2018

bbcr418aWhile at The Edinburgh Festival Su will be guesting on BBC Radio 4′s Loose Ends.

Loose Ends: BBC Radio 4/Radio 4 Longwave
Saturday 11th August: 6.15pm/6,45pm

Julie Hesmondhalgh, Su Pollard, Jayde Adams, Tracyanne & Danny, Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert, Arthur Smith, Clive Anderson: Clive Anderson and Arthur Smith are joined by Julie Hesmondhalgh, Su Pollard and Jayde Adams for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert and Tracyanne & Danny.

• Further info at the BBC Radio 4 website. The programme will be available post-airing at BBC iPlayer Radio.

Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on GOLD (Series 1&2)

July 30th, 2018

gold18aMore Hi-de-Hi! on GOLD this week, with episodes from Series 1 and 2, which originally aired in March/April/November 1981. Aside from Monday the episodes are only airing once daily for the rest of the week.

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

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Monday 30th July: 1.10pm/6.30pm
The Partridge Season. (Series 1, Episode 3). Mr. Partridge goes on one of his seasonal “benders” which results in him locking his chalet door and refusing to come out. Unable to sober him up Jeffrey is forced to perform the Punch & Judy show.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Tuesday 31st July: 1pm
The Day Of Reckoning. (Series 1, Episode 4). Fred Quilly thinks that the racing mobster Big Mac from Brighton has tracked him down to Maplin’s Holiday Camp,  the staff are on their toes to prevent Big Mac from taking his revenge.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Wednesday 1st August: 1.15pm
Charity Begins At Home. (Series 1, Episode 5). Ted gets the Yellowcoats involved in his latest fiddle – the Campers Amenity Fund,  meanwhile Jeffrey comes across two old people who are suffering from a case of very bad luck.


Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Thursday 2nd August: 1.20pm
No Dogs Allowed. (Series 1, Episode 6). Jeffrey is left with a large dog to look after. All pets being banned from Maplin’s he has to break in and try to keep it secretly in his chalet.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Friday 3rd August: 1.20pm
If Wet – In The Ballroom. (Series 2, Episode 1). The staff are at their wits’ end trying to amuse the campers. Rain has been tumbling down for days and they have practically exhausted their repertoire of indoor amusements.

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.

Su on TV: You Rang, M’Lord? on GOLD

July 27th, 2018

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Saturday 28th July: 10.10am
You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Sunday 29th July: 7.30am
Pilot. (Series 1, Episode 1). The casts of Hi-De-Hi! and It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum intermingle in the first episode of the chucklesome sitcom with butlers galore, written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. London, 1927: Alf Stokes and his daughter Ivy are given the boot from their jobs on the music halls. Alf decides that he has no option but to go back into service as a butler. When he arrives at the residence of Lord Meldrum some familiar faces await him. Starring: Paul Shane, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, Donald Hewlett.

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Saturday 28th July: 11.15am
You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Sunday 29th July: 8.25am
The Phantom Signwriter. (Series 1, Episode 2). Alf and Ivy are settled into their new jobs but things soon start to hot up when Sir Ralph suspects that his wife is having an affair. Lord Meldrum’s car is vandalised – someone has daubed ‘fornicator’ on the side which causes panic when the Bishop wants to use the vehicle.

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.

Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on GOLD (Series 9, Pilot, Series 1)

July 23rd, 2018

gold18aThe final two episodes of Hi-de-Hi! air this week on GOLD, on Monday and Tuesday. These originally were shown on BBC1 back in January 1988. Fear not though, as from Wednesday GOLD are going right back to the beginning, starting with the Pilot of Hi-de-Hi!

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

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Monday 23rd July: 1.05pm/6pm
Wedding Bells. (Series 9, Episode 5). It is the day of Clive and Gladys’ wedding. When Clive’s upper crust family get to hear of the marriage they set out to sabotage the service.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Tuesday 24th July: 1.10pm/5.55pm
The Wind Of Change. (Series 9, Episode 6). As the end of the season at Maplin’s approaches, the staff discuss their plans for the future.


Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Wednesday 25th July: 1pm/5.50pm
Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Saturday 28th July: 2.15pm
Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Sunday 29th July: 10.55am
Hi-de-Hi! (Pilot Episode). The year: 1959. The place: Maplin’s Holiday Camp. The staff assemble for the new season to find an ex-university professor in charge of the entertainments.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Thursday 26th July: 1.20pm/6pm
Desire in the Mickey Mouse Grotto. (Series 1, Episode 1). When Ted Bovis arranges a secret meeting with an attractive young girl camper their romantic intentions are cut short by the arrival of security. In an attempt to avoid capture they unwittingly set suspicions on Jeffrey Fairbrother.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Friday 27th July: 12.45pm/5.45pm
The Beauty Queen Affair. (Series 1, Episode 2). A beauty contest at Maplin’s brings forth an offer to fix the contest for Jeffrey Fairbrother whilst Ted is indulging in a few fiddles of his own.

Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on GOLD (Series 8 & 9)

July 15th, 2018

gold18aFive further episodes of Hi-de-Hi!, from Series Eight and Nine, which originally aired on BBC1 at Christmas 1986, Christmas 1987 (two hour-long festive specials) and January 1988, on GOLD this week.

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

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Monday 16th July: 1.15pm/5.35pm
September Song. (Series 8, Episode 6). Ted has fallen in love with a brilliant young pianist who is on holiday at the camp, however her overbearing mother has a lot to say about their romance. (1986 Christmas Special)

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Tuesday 17th July: 12.40pm/5.40pm
Tell It To The Marines. (Series 9, Episode 1). In a moment of rash thinking Ted challenges the cocky sergrant of the army display team to a race over an assault course – Maplin’s versus the Army.  The local bookie is doing great business on the outcome so Ted decides to even up the odds with a few fiddles. (1987 Christmas Special)

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Wednesday 18th July: 1.15pm/6pm
Marry-Go-Round. (Series 9, Episode 2). Spike is just not funny anymore and the campers are beginning to complain. Spike reckons it’s because he is worried over his engagement to April so the only solution seems to be a special marriage licence.


Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Thursday 19th July: 1.20pm/6pm
The Perils of Peggy. (Series 9, Episode 3). After finally being rejected by Gladys, Clive decides he wants to marry her after all but how does he go about working his way back into her favour?

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Friday 20th July: 12.45pm/5.45pm
Let Them Eat Cake. (Series 9, Episode 4). Ted pushes Alec Foster too far when he asks for a rise in wages and he is sacked, in his place is a new comic who has won Opportunity Knocks.

Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on GOLD (Series 8)

July 9th, 2018

gold18aFive episodes of Hi-de-Hi!, from Series Eight, which originally aired on BBC1 in November/December 1986, on GOLD this week.

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

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Monday 9th July: 8.40am/1.20pm
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.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Tuesday 10th July: 8.15am/1.30pm
The New Broom. (Series 8, Episode 2). Alec Foster, the new Camp Controller, is causing havoc at Maplin’s. He’s already sacked several staff for incompetence and when his attentions fall on the entertainment staff no one is safe.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Wednesday 11th July: 8.20am/1.35pm
Orphan Of The Storm. (Series 8, Episode 3). Peggy has been sacked by Alec Foster, it seems that none of her friends can help her. Then rescue comes from an unexpected quarter.


Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Thursday 12th July: 8am/1.20pm
God Bless Our Family. (Series 8, Episode 4). Clive’s family descend on the camp with the intent of trying to persuade him to return to the fold. They bargain without the culture shock of Maplin’s.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Friday 13th July: 8.40am/2pm
Only The Brave. (Series 8, Episode 5). Ted has organised a late night trip to the cinema to see Bambi for April’s birthday, a mix up with the projectionist results in the showing of a war film – A Few Came Back.

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

July 2nd, 2018

gold18aMore classic comedy with another five episodes of Hi-de-Hi!, from Series Seven, which originally aired on BBC1 in January/February 1986, on GOLD this week.

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

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Monday 2nd July: 8.45am
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!: GOLD: Tuesday 3rd July: 8.40am/1.25pm
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!: GOLD: Wednesday 4th July: 8.40am/1.20pm
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!: GOLD: Thursday 5th July: 9.15am/1.55pm
Ivory Castles in the Air. (Series 7, Episode 6). Clive takes Gladys to see his family home and Gladys takes Clive to her heart.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Friday 6th July: 8.50am/1.30pm
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.

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

June 25th, 2018

gold18aFive more episodes of Hi-de-Hi!, which originally aired on BBC1 in November/December 1984 and January 1986, on GOLD this week.

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

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Monday 25th June: 8.40am/12.40pm
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 of the train.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Tuesday 26th June: 9am/1.40pm
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!: GOLD: Wednesday 27th June: 8.55am/1.30pm
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!: GOLD: Thursday 28th June: 9am/12.50pm
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!: GOLD: Friday 29th June: 9am/1.40pm
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.

TV3 Ireland: Last Laugh in Vegas: Showtime

June 25th, 2018

Last Laugh in Vegas – Showtime: TV3: Wednesday 27th June: 10pm
Episode 5. Following eight of the biggest comedy and variety acts from the 60s, 70s and 80s as they travel to Las Vegas for two weeks decades after the magic first began. The showbiz veterans live in a house together as they explore the city and prepare for a one-night-only variety performance at an iconic venue. (Photo © ITV) Click below to browse Su Online’s complete Last Laugh in Vegas News Archive.


Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on GOLD (Series 5 & 6)

June 18th, 2018

gold18aFive more episodes of Hi-de-Hi!, which originally aired on BBC1 in January and November 1984, brightening up the TV schedules on GOLD this week. Times vary – full details below.

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

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Monday 18th June: 9am/1.20pm
The Graven Image. (Series 5, Episode 5). Joe Maplin orders the unvailing of a statue of himself at the camp. Problems arise when Spike gets very drunk and decides to liven up the statue on the night before the unvailing ceremony.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Tuesday 19th June: 9.15am/1.35pm
Peggy’s Penfriend. (Series 5, Episode 6). Peggy is excited about a visit from her long-term penfriend. The staff become suspicious of his motives and follow them to the sand dunes.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Wednesday 20th June: 9.30am/1.55pm
The Epidemic. (Series 5, Episode 7). Chads are breaking out all over the camp, what is worse Joe Maplin is expected at the camp for a lecture with Gilbert Harding. Can the staff stem the flow of chads before he arrives. (NB: This is Simon Cadell’s final episode)


Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Thursday 21st June: 9.20am/1.40pm
Together Again. (Series 6, Episode 1). It is 1960 – a new season at Maplin’s Holiday Camp is about to commence. The staff arrive by train to prepare the camp for holiday makers.

Hi-de-Hi!: GOLD: Friday 22nd June: 9.40am/2.05pm
Ted At The Helm. (Series 6, Episode 2). Ted thinks he is about to be offered the job as entertainment’s manager when he gets a summons to head office in London. Meanwhile a new face arrives at Maplin’s. (NB: David Griffin makes his debut in this episode)