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The Express: ‘All Is Forgiven Now’ Says Su Pollard

August 2nd, 2018

express18bIt might have taken more than three decades but Su Pollard has forgiven Diana Ross for depriving her of her own chart-topping hit.

The 68-year-old says: “Chain Reaction by Diana Ross kept my single Starting Together off No 1 in 1986 but I’ve forgiven her now.”

The Hi-di-Hi actress’s song peaked at No 2. Starting Together was her theme song for BBC documentary The Marriage.

Su is now preparing to star in the play Harpy about a hoarder’s relationship with suspicious neighbours, which runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from August 2 to 28. Written by Fringe First Award winner Philip Meeks and directed by Hannah Chissick it will be Su’s debut at the world’s largest arts festival.

• Continue reading at The Express.

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The Express: Comedy Comebacks

August 28th, 2016

yourang16aComedy Comebacks: Why not bring back these much-loved classics?

This Sunday the BBC begins its 60 years of British sitcoms season with a new production of Are You Being Served?

YOU RANG, M’LORD?

A parody of Upstairs, Downstairs set in the 1920s, this was the last sitcom from Jimmy Perry and David Croft, responsible for much-loved classics Dad’s Army, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum and Hi-de-Hi!

It starred actors from previous Perry & Croft shows, including Su Pollard, Paul Shane, and Michael Knowles. Four series were broadcast from 1990 to 1993 but the programme has rarely been repeated.  However it enjoys a cult following in Hungary where it is regularly shown under the title Csengetett, Mylord?

• Continue reading at The Express.

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