Last Laugh in Vegas: Su & Kenny

April 11th, 2018

Just uploaded to You Tube by ITV – already a classic clip from the first episode of Last Laugh in Vegas: An enormous mansion in Las Vegas with everything you can wish for… except for a kettle. Su Pollard and Kenny Lynch go on a tea and coffee run…

Su on TV: Last Laugh in Vegas (Episode 2)

April 10th, 2018

lliv18lLast week’s first episode of Last Laugh in Vegas launched with almost 2.5m viewers – overnight ratings, a final figure should be available soon – and tonight sees episode two airing on ITV.  Please click on the photo of Su to see all of our Last Laugh news. (Photo © ITV)

Last Laugh in Vegas: ITV
Tuesday 10th April: 9pm

Episode 2. The showbiz entertainers begin rehearsals for the biggest performance of their lives, but impressing their American producer Frank Marino is proving to be tough. Anita Harris, Tommy Cannon, Jess Conrad and Mick Miller take time out of rehearsals to head out into the desert to meet a Native American medicine man; Bobby Crush takes inspiration for his act from the Liberace Museum, and the comedy acts turn to American comedy legend Frankie Scinta for advice on how to win over a Las Vegas audience.

Su on TV: Last Laugh in Vegas (Episode 1 Repeat)

April 9th, 2018

lliv18kNot only is the first episode of Last Laugh in Vegas available to watch online at ITV Hub (registration required) but a repeat airing of last Tuesday’s series debut airs again tonight ahead of tomorrow night’s second episode. (Photo © ITV)

Last Laugh in Vegas: ITV
Tuesday 10th April: 0.15am
Episode 1. Documentary series. Nine British showbiz legends from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s are about to be given the chance to put on their dream gig in the entertainment capital of the world. The theatre is booked for one night only and the bill includes comedy double act Cannon and Ball, entertainer Bernie Clifton, stand-up comedian Mick Miller, pianist Bobby Crush, singer Kenny Lynch, ’60s pop idol Jess Conrad OBE, actress and singer Anita Harris, and actress, singer and comedian Su Pollard.

Su on TV: You Rang, M’Lord? – Episodes 5 – 9 (Drama)

April 5th, 2018

drama18aIt’s the second week of You Rang, M’Lord? on Drama, with episodes 5 – 9. (Photo © BBC)

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Mon 9th April: 4pm
Fair Shares. (Series 1, Episode 5). Lady Lavender has promised Stokes her shares in the Union Jack Rubber Company and he sees this as a chance to set himself up for life. Meanwhile Ivy is in trouble for telling Sir Ralph about his wife’s indiscretion with Lord Meldrum.

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Tuesday 10th April: 4pm
Beg, Borrow or Steal. (Series 1, Episode 6). Alf is being blackmailed by the local pawn broker into letting him burgle the house. Lord Meldrum allows Cissy and Poppy to hold an evening of progressive poetry in the dining room. At last the relationship between Alf and Ivy is revealed to James.

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Wednesday 11th April: 4pm
Labour or Love. (Series 2, Episode 1). Lord Meldrum gives Teddy an ultimatum – marry Madge Cartwright or be sent to work in his factory. Teddy thinks it’s a bluff but finds that his brother means every word. Alf discovers that Lady Lavender has got money stashed under her bed and schemes to relieve her of the burden.

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You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Thursday 12th April: 4pm
Trouble at Mill. (Series 2, Episode 2). The Prime Minister is coming to dinner but Alf’s thoughts are consumed by Lady Lavender’s money. At the factory Teddy’s flirtations with the girls causes a mass walk out.

You Rang, M’Lord?: Drama: Friday 13th April: 4pm
Money Talks. (Series 2, Episode 3). Lady Lavender throws her money out of the window and into the street. Naturally some of the money goes astray when Alf gets his hands on it.

Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! – Episodes 6 – 10 (Drama)

April 5th, 2018

drama18aWeek two of Hi-de-Hi! at Drama. (Photo © BBC)

Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Mon 9th April: 1.40pm/6pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Saturday 14th April: 5.40pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Sunday 15th April: 12.40pm
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!: Drama: Tuesday 10th April: 1.40pm/6pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Saturday 14th April: 6.20pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Sunday 15th April: 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!: Drama: Wednesday 11th April: 1.40pm/6pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Saturday 21st April: 5pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Sunday 22nd April: 12pm
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.

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Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Thursday 12th April: 1.40pm/6pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Saturday 21st April: 5.40pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Sunday 22nd April: 12.40pm
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!: Drama: Friday 13th April: 1.40pm/6pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Saturday 21st April: 6.20pm
Hi-de-Hi!: Drama: Sunday 22nd April: 1.20pm
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.

Su on TV: You Rang, M’Lord? on GOLD

April 5th, 2018

gold18aGOLD are now also about to start repeating You Rang, M’Lord? from the Pilot. Something the Drama channel started on Tuesday of this week. (Photo © BBC)

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD:
Monday 9th April: 11.20am/7pm

Pilot. 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: Tuesday 10th April: 11.20am/7pm
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.

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You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Wednesday 11th April: 11.20am/7pm
A Deed Of A Gift. (Series 1, Episode 3). Lady Lavender sends for her solicitor. She instructs that her shares in the Union Jack Rubber Company be given to Ivy. James is tortured by thoughts of Poppy after she asks to feel his muscles, then Lavender sends for her solicitor again.

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Thursday 12th April: 11.20am/7pm
Love and Money. (Series 1, Episode 4). Lord Meldrum thinks that Lady Lavender has gone too far and wants her declared mentally unstable, whilst Teddy is determined to pay Ivy a visit in her room no matter how dangerous the route. A party thrown for Miss Cissy’s birthday brings a few surprises.

You Rang, M’Lord?: GOLD: Friday 13th April: 11.20am/7pm
Fair Shares. (Series 1, Episode 5). Lady Lavender has promised Stokes her shares in the Union Jack Rubber Company and he sees this as a chance to set himself up for life. Meanwhile Ivy is in trouble for telling Sir Ralph about his wife’s indiscretion with Lord Meldrum.

Entertainment Daily: Last Laugh in Vegas – Review

April 5th, 2018

lliv18iOPINION: Last Laugh in Vegas is the surprise gem of the year so far

Legendary Las Vegas performer Frank Marino took one look at the bunch of bygone British entertainers before him and dazzled them with his CV.

“I’ve been blessed and lucky enough to have worked alongside Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Britney Spears…”

Well, move aside, J-Lo. Beat it, Celine. Because now he’s working alongside Cannon & Ball, Celebrity Squares’ Kenny Lynch, Peggy from Hi-de-Hi, Bernie Clifton’s ostrich…

It’s for a one-night-only variety show to end all variety shows, which it very probably will, starring nine old-timers in Sin City, on ITV’s Last Laugh in Vegas.

• Continue reading at Entertainment Daily. (Photo © ITV)

Beyond The Joke: Last Laugh in Vegas – TV Review

April 5th, 2018

lliv18jMichael Caine used to say that in his world you don’t retire, the phone just stops ringing. Well it never seems to stop ringing for old celebrities being offered shows these days. If it isn’t The Real Marigold Hotel it’s Last Laugh In Vegas, this new series in which variety veterans get to do a big gig in Sin City.

The first of five (yes, five) episodes saw Cannon & Ball, Bobby Crush, Jess Conrad, Su Pollard, Kenny Lynch, Mick Miller, Anita Harris and Bernie Clifton acclimatising to their new location and their new upcoming gig. Egos soon started to rear their heads when it came to choosing the best hotel room. Ageing rock and roller Jess Conrad bagged the best suite and wasn’t budging, immediately setting himself up as the bad guy, while 1970s pianist Bobby Crush drew the short straw.

• Continue reading at Beyond The Joke. (Photo © ITV)

What’s on TV: Interview: Su Talks Last Laugh in Vegas

April 3rd, 2018

wotv18aSu Pollard: ‘I’d tell anyone to go to Vegas if they can. It was a great adventure!’

A group of showbiz legends are given one last shot to put on a show in the variety capital of the world in new ITV show, Last Laugh in Vegas. Here, Su Pollard lifts the lid on what happened in Sin City…

Here, Su, 68, reveals all about preparing for the big night…

How did you find rehearsals for the show?
“We had this lovely choreographer, who initially wanted to see what we could do and it was almost a form of bonding. Anita had great poise and Bobby Ball was mincing around. I’m not a brilliant dancer but you have to do your best. I did feel vulnerable in there because there’s nothing to hide behind. You’ve got all your mates cheering you on but you’re thinking: ‘I’m absolutely dreadful!”

Vegas drag act Frank Marino was the producer on the show. What was he like? And what pointers did he give you?
“I thought Frank was the epitome of showbiz. He does a drag act in Vegas as Joan Rivers and he’s fantastic! He knows exactly what the Vegas audience wants and he gave each of us constructive criticism – he said I needed a translator because I speak too quick!”

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In between rehearsals, you get to experience what life is like for the locals in Vegas. Didn’t you all have a go at pole dancing?
“Yes! We had a lady, Tanya, who would show us something different every day and, this time, she showed us how to do pole dancing. Well, Tommy Cannon was fabulous. He’s got a core as strong as you like and he’s nearly 80! He could pole-dance anybody into the ground – whereas the rest of us just fell on the ground!”

• Continue reading Su’s interview at What’s On TV. (Photo © ITV)

Last Laugh in Vegas: Newsy Bits!

April 3rd, 2018

lliv18hAs expected there is huge online coverage of Last Laugh in Vegas, which begins airing tonight. We’ve posted over the last week with Su relevant press, and here’s a few more (Photo © ITV):

The Sun: Su’s That Girl: How old is Su Pollard, when was the Last Laugh in Vegas star married to Peter Keogh and when was she in Hi-de-Hi!: The actress and singer is a national treasure thanks to her roles in some classic sitcoms – Continue reading…

On The Box: Preview – Last Laugh in Vegas: Eight showbiz legends get the gig of a lifetime in ITV’s new five part series – Continue reading…

Blackpool Gazette: From UK’s Vegas to the Real Las Vegas: A new five-part series launching on ITV tonight is like a who’s who of Blackpool summer seasons from days gone by – Continue reading…

The Sun: Variety Veterans: Who’s in the Last Laugh in Vegas cast? Su Pollard, Cannon and Ball, Bernie Clifton, Anita Harris, Jess Conrad and Kenny Lynch star in ITV show – Viewers are going on a trip down memory lane as some of the nation’s favourite veteran stars unite to put on a variety show - Continue reading…

The Guardian: Tuesday’s Best TV: Cunk on Britain; Come Home; Last Laugh in Vegas: Last Laugh in Vegas, 9pm, ITV – Bucket list-inspired telly as celebs most famous for their 20th-century work prepare for a one-off Las Vegas show. In Sin City, cameras follow the likes of Cannon and Ball, Anita Harris and Su Pollard as they share a house, explore the city, rehearse and, natch, share showbiz anecdotes from the good old days – Continue reading…

News Letter: Last Laugh in Vegas: UK showbiz stars aim to make it big Stateside: Have you heard the one about the British showbiz legends trying to make it in Las Vegas? This new five-part series follows famous faces from comedy, music and variety from the 1960s, 70s and 80s as they head to the Entertainment Capital of the World with a chance to fulfil the dream they thought had long gone – Continue reading…

Herald: ‘Age Is No Barrier, Darling’, Say Showbiz Veterans

April 2nd, 2018

herald18aWhat happens when a group of British showbiz veterans are let loose in Sin City? You’re about to find out, as ITV’s new five-part series, Last Laugh In Vegas, sees some of the most famous names from the 1960s, 70s and 80s whisked off to put on their dream gig in the variety capital of the world.

Putting the show in showbiz, the line-up includes pianist and entertainer Bobby Crush, singer Kenny Lynch, 60s pop idol Jess Conrad, actress and singer Anita Harris, actress, singer and comedienne Su Pollard, comedy double act Cannon and Ball, entertainer Bernie Clifton and comedian Mick Miller.

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Cameras will follow the entertainment veterans right through from the point they leave their homes in the UK to Vegas living, rehearsals and the final spectacular: treading the boards at Vegas’ iconic Orleans theatre. Despite all eight acts having extensive careers, access to the world-class stages that run along the Vegas strip would mark a new experience for most. And it’s one none of the celebrities could turn down.

“It was like going over a rainbow and arriving at an incredible place,” gushes Harris, 75, who returned to the city for the first time since her early twenties.

“It’s a lovely thing for people to do,” agrees Pollard, 68. “You’re outside of your comfort zone, you’re outside of things that you wouldn’t do on an everyday occurrence, so it was lovely. We embraced the opportunity and everything that they put on for us.”

• Continue reading at Herald Scotland. Last Laugh In Vegas premieres on ITV/STV on Tuesday, April 3. (Photo © ITV)

Su on the Radio: Graham Norton BBC R2 TOMORROW!

March 30th, 2018

bbcr217aJust a quick reminder Su will be guesting on Graham Norton’s BBC Radio 2 show tomorrow morning. The show begins at 10am. with a plethora of guests, including Su and Jess Conrad.

Graham Norton: BBCR2: Sat 31st March: 10am
With Matt Cardle, Su Pollard and Jess Conrad. Graham hosts a vibrant Saturday mix of music, problems and celebrity chat. Singer Matt Cardle chatting about his new album, vocalists Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham discussing their new tour, and Su Pollard with Jess Conrad on ITV’s new reality show Last Laugh In Vegas.

• Listen to the show live or catch up post-airing at BBC iPlayer Radio.

TV Times: Su Pollard

March 30th, 2018

tvtimes18aIn 2010 Su starred in an episode of ITV’s Benidorm, “I flew to Benidorm on the Sunday, filmed all day Monday and then flew back to do Annie in Milton Keynes on the Tuesday!”

Su, 68, is known for her eccentric style, “I remember going to C&A when I was four and knowing exactly what I wanted. I will happily wear a tie with a dress if I think it will work”.

Su can’t drive, “I’d be a boy racer. I couldn’t stand the responsibility of driving and journeys of more than 40 minutes bore me rigid!”.

Last Laugh in Vegas, ITV.

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Metro: Our Top Shows to Watch in April 2018

March 30th, 2018

metro18aRich Kids Go Skint and Last Laugh In Vegas: Our top shows to watch in April 2018

What happens when nine British showbiz legends from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s are given the chance to put on their dream gig in the entertainment capital of the world? The theatre is booked for one night only as comedy double act Cannon & Ball, entertainer Bernie Clifton, comedian Mick Miller, pianist and entertainer Bobby Crush, singer Kenny Lynch, 60’s pop idol Jess Conrad OBE, actress and singer Anita Harris and actress, singer and comedienne Su Pollard all head to Vegas. For two weeks they’ll live together, explore the city and rehearse with top Las Vegas producer Frank Marino preparing for the big show in one of the city’s most iconic theatres. Airs 3 April at 9pm on ITV

• Continue reading at the Metro.