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Su on TV: Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

July 17th, 2017

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip: BBC2: Wednesday 26th July: 7pm
Series 6, Episode 3. Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Two luvvies from the world of stage and TV, Ruth Madoc and Su Pollard, best known for their appearances in sitcom Hi-De-Hi, are antique hunting with Phil Serrell and Raj Bisram. Setting off from the Welsh border town of Monmouth, they head for auction in Congleton, Cheshire. Ruth also gets to find out about the incredible 19th-century nurse – and it is not Florence Nightingale – whilst Su visits ancient Roman town Caerleon and finds time for an amphitheatre showdown with Phil. And Su attempts to resolve an age old mystery – does Phil wear a wig? Starring: Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard.

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Su on Christmas/New Year TV: Croft and Perry: The Sitcoms

December 20th, 2016

Croft and Perry – The Sitcoms: BBC2: New Year’s Day: 6pm
Responsible for Dad’s Army, It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum and Hi-De-Hi!, David Croft and Jimmy Perry are one of British TV’s most successful comedy writing duos. They talk about their lives, their work and what makes them laugh. With contributions from cast members and fans, including Bob Monkhouse, Simon Cadell, Su Pollard, Harry Enfield and Clive Dunn.

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Su on TV: Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

November 5th, 2016

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip: BBC2: Wednesday 16th November: 7pm
Series 6, Episode 3. Celebrities hunt for antiques across the UK. Two luvvies from the world of stage and TV, Ruth Madoc and Su Pollard, best known for their appearances in sitcom Hi-De-Hi, are antique hunting with Phil Serrell and Raj Bisram. Setting off from the Welsh border town of Monmouth, they head for auction in Congleton, Cheshire. Ruth also gets to find out about the incredible 19th-century nurse – and it is not Florence Nightingale – whilst Su visits ancient Roman town Caerleon and finds time for an amphitheatre showdown with Phil. And Su attempts to resolve an age old mystery – does Phil wear a wig? Starring: Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard.

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Hi-de-Hi!: Continues on BBC2!

September 12th, 2016

hidehi16eHi-de-Hi! continues to air, and entertain a whole new audience – as well as many from the first time around, on BBC2 each weekday afternoon.

Series Three is currently showing, and Series Four will begin on Friday, with “Co-Respondent’s Course”.

View the full upcoming schedule at the BBC2 website. Please note times may vary on certain days for BBC Scotland. Episodes airing over the next week on BBC2 are:

Hi-de-Hi!: Monday 12th September: 2.15pm
A Matter of Conscience. Series 3, Episode 3: First broadcast: 14/11/1982. The local council decides to build a hospital next to Maplin’s Holiday Camp. Joe Maplin instructs the staff to thwart their plan by making as much noise as possible.

Hi-de-Hi!: Tuesday 13th September: 2.15pm
The Pay-Off. Series 3, Episode 4: First broadcast: 02/11/1982. The local council are still determined to build the hospital next to Maplin’s. Joe sends a shoebox full of money to Jeffrey with instructions that he is to bribe the four councillors. Guest Cast: ROY HEATHER (Inspector Palmer).

Hi-de-Hi!: Wednesday 14th September: 2.15pm
Trouble and Strife. Series 3, Episode 5: First broadcast: 28/11/1982. Ted Bovis’s ex-wife turns up at the camp demanding the arrears of her maintenance. She has in tow a bailiff who presents Ted with a writ. Failure to pay could result in prison for Ted. He is forced to resort to all the fiddles he can remember in order to raise the money. Guest Cast: RIKKI LEE (Hilary Bovis), LENI HARPER (Girl), SION PROBERT (Boy), JOHN D. COLLINS (Bailiff). NB: This is airing on BBC Scotland at 1.30pm.

Hi-de-Hi!: Thursday 15th September: 2.15pm
Stripes. Series 3, Episode 6: First broadcast: 05/12/1982. After a secret visit to the camp, Joe Maplin decides that Gladys should be put in charge of the Yellowcoats. Guest Cast: TALFRYN THOMAS (Gareth Davies).

Hi-de-Hi!: Friday 16th September: 2.15pm
Co-Respondent’s Course. Series 4, Episode 1: First broadcast: 12/12/1982. Jeffrey Fairbrother’s wife sends her new boyfriend to ask Jeffrey for a divorce.  Since the professor is unwilling to co-operate he starts to dig for evidence. Guest Cast: JOHN FORTUNE (Max Tewksbury), JOHN HORSLEY (Clive), DAVID BEALE (Mr. Glover), ROY HEATHER (Inspector Palmer).

Meanwhile @ Maplins: Hi-de-Hi! Continues… on BBC2

September 6th, 2016

hidehi15cThe continuing adventures of Ted, Spike, Gladys, Peggy et al… Hi-de-Hi! on BBC2! Relive the 50s, via the 80s, here in 2016!

Please keep checking the BBC2 website to stay up to date, and browse Su Online’s comprehensive Hi-de-Hi! Episode Guide, compiled by Rob Cope, for lots of info. It includes details on each episode, cast lists, original air dates and more.

Hi-de-Hi!: Tuesday 6th September: 2.15pm
A Night Not To Remember. Series 2, Episode 5: First broadcast: 27/12/1981. 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? Guest Cast: DAVID TROUGHTON (Mr. Pritchard), NIGEL WILLIAMS (Bert).

Hi-de-Hi!: Wednesday 7th September: 2.15pm
Sausages or Limelight. Series 2, Episode 6: First broadcast: 03/01/1982. Spike Dixon is in love. Unfortunately his prospective father-in-law insists that Spike give us showbusiness and comes into his lucrative butchery empire. Guest Cast: JULIE ANN BLYTHEN (Brenda). NB: This is airing on BBC Scotland at 1.30pm.

Hi-de-Hi!: Thursday 8th September: 2.15pm
Nice People With Nice Manners. Series 3, Episode 1: First broadcast: 31/10/1982. Yvonne and Barry, the ballroom dancers, invite the staff to a party. However they only invite staff they feel are “socially acceptable”, but when Peggy mixes up the invitations they get more than they bargained for!

Hi-de-Hi!: Friday 9th September: 2.15pm
Carnival Time. Series 3, Episode 2: First broadcast: 07/11/1982. Joe Maplin insists that the staff take part in the Town Carnival by putting in a float. Spike has the job of producing the tableau. Guest Cast: JOHN LE MESURIER (Hugo Buxton), JOYCE GRANT (Mrs. Fairbrother).

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Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! (on BBC2: Series 1 & 2)

August 28th, 2016

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Monday 29th August: 2.15pm
Charity Begins At Home. Series 1, Episode 5: First broadcast: 26/03/1981. 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. Guest Cast: HARRY MARKHAM (Old Man), JOSEPHINE ANTOSZ (Old Woman).

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Tuesday 30th August: 2.15pm
If Wet – In the Ballroom. Series 2, Episode 1: First broadcast: 29/11/1981. 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. Guest Cast: SAM SMART (Charlie Ruckston ‘No. 7′), WENDY HALL (Olwen Jones ‘No. 8′).

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Wednesday 31st August: 2.15pm
Peggy’s Big Chance, Series 2, Episode 2: First broadcast: 06/12/1981. 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!: BBC2: Thursday 1st September: 2.15pm
Lift Up Your Minds. Series 2, Episode 3: First broadcast: 13/12/1981. 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. Guest Cast: JEAN CHALLIS (Woman), ROY HEATHER (Second man).

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Friday 2nd September: 2.15pm
On With The Motley. Series 2, Episode 4: First broadcast: 20/12/1981. 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.

Su on TV: More Hi-de-Hi!

August 18th, 2016

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Tuesday 23rd August: 2.15pm
Desire in the Mickey Mouse Grotto. Series 1, Episode 1: First broadcast: 26/02/1981. 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. Guest Cast: RICHARD COTTON (Marty Storm), DEREK BENFIELD (Rose’s Dad), PEARL HACKNEY (Rose’s Mum), GILLIAN TAYLFORTH (Rose), JIMMY MAC (Camper at table), KEITH JAMES (Camper at bar).

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Wednesday 24th August: 2.15pm
The Beauty Queen Affair. Series 1, Episode 2: First broadcast: 05/03/1981. 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. Guest Cast: BOBBY DENNIS (Harry Plowright), RONNIE BRODY (Reg), MARIANNE TOLLAST (Hilda).

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Thursday 25th August: 2.15pm
The Partridge Season. Series 1, Episode 3: First broadcast: 12/03/1981. 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.

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Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Friday 26th August: 2.15pm
The Day Of Reckoning. Series 1, Episode 4: First broadcast: 19/03/1981. 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. Guest Cast: JOHN BARDON (Ron Armitage), DOREMY VERNON (Mrs. Armitage), SHAUN CURRY (Horsebox Driver).

Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi!

August 16th, 2016

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Monday 22nd August: 2.30pm
Pilot Episode. The very first episode of the sitcom set in a holiday camp. It’s 1959, and when the entertainment staff assemble for the new season, they discover that a university professor has been appointed director of operations. Starring: Paul Shane, Su Pollard, Simon Cadell, Jeffrey Holland, Ruth Madoc, Felix Bowness.

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Hi-de-Hi!: Re-Runs To Air on BBC2 Afternoons

August 9th, 2016

BBC2 will be airing classic comedy series during their afternoon schedules again from later this month, including Hi-de-Hi! Last year the complete nine series were repeated. Catch Hi-de-Hi! at 2.30pm on 22nd August, though air times will vary.

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

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Su on Christmas TV: Perry & Croft: Made in Britain

December 21st, 2015

perrycroft15aThe four part retrospective series Perry and Croft: Made In Britain exploring the comedy legacy of Jimmy Perry OBE and the late David Croft OBE is being repeated this week, in the run up to Christmas:

Perry and Croft: Made in Britain: BBC2:
Monday 21st December: 3.45pm

War & Peace. Episode 1. Series looking at how the comedies of Jimmy Perry and David Croft became a unique chronicle of Britain in the 20th century.

Perry and Croft: Made in Britain: BBC2: Tuesday 22nd December: 3.45pm
A Touch of Class. Episode 2. The British have long had an obsession with status and this was reflected in Perry and Croft’s sitcoms.

Perry and Croft: Made in Britain: BBC2: Wednesday 23rd December: 3.45pm
Birds and Bees. Episode 3.  A look at the changes in morality and attitudes towards romance and relationships in Britain over the years and how these were reflected in the comedies of Perry and Croft.

Perry and Croft: Made in Britain: BBC2: Christmas Eve: 2.45pm
Wind of Change. Episode 4. A look at the end of eras and the beginnings of new identities, and how the situation comedies of Jimmy Perry and David Croft reflected old ideas as they faded and a new British identity as it was being forged.

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Su on Christmas TV: Hi-de-Hi!

December 15th, 2015

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A classic Christmas episode of Hi-de-Hi! is airing on BBC2 over the festive period.

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Sunday 20th December: 1pm
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. (45 minute episode)

• 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: Hi-de-Hi! on BBC2 (Final Week)

April 6th, 2015

hiboxset13aIt’s the last week of Hi-de-Hi! re-airing on BBC2 – including the emotional finale.

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

Comment on what you thought of the entire run of repeats at Facebook, or buy the Complete Collection at Amazon (this is currently the cheapest we could find it online) to re-watch whenever you like!

Please keep checking the BBC2 website to stay up to date on any last minute time changes etc. Here is the schedule for this final week or episodes.

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Monday 6th April: 4.45pm
September Song. 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. Series 8, episode 6 – First broadcast: (27/12/1986) – The 1986 Christmas Special.

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Tuesday 7th April: 4.45pm
Marry-Go-Round. 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. Series 9, episode 2 – First broadcast: (02/01/1988)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Wednesday 8th April: 4.45pm
Let Them Eat Cake. 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. Series 9, episode 4 – First broadcast: (16/01/1988)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Thursday 9th April: 4.45pm
Wedding Bells. 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. Series 9, episode 5 – First broadcast: (23/01/1988)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Friday 10th April: 4.40pm
The Wind Of Change. As the end of the season at Maplin’s approaches, the staff discuss their plans for the future. Series 9, episode 6 – First broadcast: (30/01/1988) – The final episode of Hi-de-Hi! – Airing at 4.35pm on BBC Scotland.

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Su on TV: Hi-de-Hi! on BBC2 (S7, 8 and 9)

March 30th, 2015

hidehi15kIt’s the penultimate week of the entire nine series of Hi-de-Hi! re-airing on BBC2 – The first time the BBC has shown the complete run for many, many years.

Please keep checking the BBC2 website to stay up to date, and browse Su Online’s comprehensive Hi-de-Hi! Episode Guide, which includes details on each episode, cast lists, original air dates and more. Here is the schedule for this week.

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Monday 30th March: 4.45pm
Man Trap. 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. Series 7, episode 7 – First broadcast: (16/02/1986)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Tuesday 31st March: 4.45pm
God Bless Our Family. 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. Series 8, episode 4 – First broadcast: (06/12/1986)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Wednesday 1st April: 4.45pm
Only The Brave. 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. Series 8, episode 5 – First broadcast: (13/12/1986)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Thursday 2nd April: 4.45pm
The Perils Of Peggy. 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? Series 9, episode 3 – First broadcast: (09/01/1988)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Friday 3rd April: 4.10pm
Tell It To The Marines. 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. Series 9, episode 1 – First broadcast: (26/12/1987) – The 1987 Christmas Special.

Meanwhile @ Maplins: Hi-de-Hi! Continues…

March 3rd, 2015

hidehi15hThe continuing adventures of Ted, Spike, Gladys, Peggy et al… Hi-de-Hi! on BBC2! Relive the 50s, via the 80s, here in the tweens (as some are calling 2010 – 2019!).

Please keep checking the BBC2 website to stay up to date, and browse Su Online’s comprehensive Hi-de-Hi! Episode Guide, compiled by Rob Cope, for lots of info. It includes details on each episode, cast lists, original air dates and more.

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Tuesday 3rd March: 4.45pm
Concessions. 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. Series 5, episode 1 – First broadcast: (27/11/1983)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Wednesday 4th March: 4.45pm
It’s A Blue World. Ted Bovis is offered the chance to hire an artistic but strictly adult film to show to the male campers late at night. Series 4, episode 2 – First broadcast: (19/12/1982) – Airing at 4.40pm on BBC Scotland.

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Thursday 5th March: 4.45pm
The Marriage Settlement. Jeffrey agrees to give his wife grounds for divorce which involves him hiring a professional co-respondent and seeking Peggy’s help. Series 5, episode 4 – First broadcast: (18/12/1983) – Airing at 4.40pm on BBC Scotland.

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Monday 9th March: 4.45pm
The Graven Image. Joe Maplin orders the unveiling 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. Series 5, episode 5 – First broadcast: (08/01/1984)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Tuesday 10th March: 4.45pm
Maplin Intercontinental. The annual Best Yellowcoat Competition has a very special prize this year – the winner will go to the new Maplin’s Holiday Camp in the Bahamas. Series 4, episode 6 – First broadcast: (16/01/1983)

Hi-de-Hi!: BBC2: Wednesday 11th March: 4.45pm
The Epidemic. 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. Series 5, episode 7 – First broadcast: (22/01/1984) – Airing at 5.30pm on BBC Scotland. (NB: This episode marks Simon Cadell’s departure)