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BBC News: Hi-de-Hi! Star ‘Comforted’ by Hotel Plan

January 10th, 2018

bbcnews18aA star of 1980s sitcom Hi-de-Hi! says it is “comforting” to know a new hotel is set to be built where she and fellow cast members stayed while filming.

The Cliff Hotel in Dovercourt, Essex, was home to the likes of Su Pollard, Ruth Madoc and Paul Shane during the filming of 58 episodes from 1980-88.

It is being knocked down and rebuilt as a 61-bedroom hotel and apartments.

Pollard, who played chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw, said she was glad a hotel would remain on the old site.

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BBC News: Gorden Kaye Dies Aged 75

January 24th, 2017

gkaye17aSu has paid tribute to her For Better Or For Worse co-star, Gorden Kaye, who died on Monday.

Gorden Kaye: ‘Allo ‘Allo!’s Rene Artois dies aged 75

Actor Gorden Kaye, who was best known for his role in the long-running BBC sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo!, has died aged 75. The star’s former agency confirmed to BBC News he died at a care home on Monday morning.

Kaye played cafe owner Rene Artois on the hit show, which centred on the fictional exploits of resistance fighters in World War Two in German-occupied France.

Su Pollard, who appeared with Kaye in four series of BBC radio comedy For Better or for Worse, told the BBC the actor was “very clever, witty and amusing”.

“He was quite private, but he was very amiable and was more than happy to chat to his fans. He was very pleased he was able to turn his passion into his working life,” she said.

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BBC News: 150 Years Of Panto Posters

December 13th, 2015

Emu, Grotbags and Hasselhoff: 150 Years Of Panto Posters

A theatre celebrating its 150th anniversary has released dozens of historic pantomime posters.

Nottingham’s Theatre Royal opened in 1865, and held its first panto – The House that Jack Built – the same year. The annual event continued almost uninterrupted, even through world wars, attracting a wide range of stars.

Headline names have included George Formby, Tony Hancock, Danny La Rue, Leslie Crowther, Orville and, recently, David Hasselhoff and Su Pollard.

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