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December 31, 2005: Happy New Year
Happy New Year from Su to everyone who has taken the time to visit Su Online in 2005.

Thanks also to everyone who has contributed news, info etc. It is all greatly appreciated. Here's to a wonderful 2006 to you all!

Christmas 2005: Merry Christmas from Su Online... and Su!

Merry Christmas from Su Online

December 24, 2005: Su on Festive/New Year TV
You Rang, M'Lord? : Saturday 24th December - UKTV Drama : 09.30am
You Rang, M'Lord? : Saturday 24th December - UKTV Drama : 2.00pm
The Phantom Signwriter. Jimmy Perry and David Croft, legendary creators of 'Dad's Army', had another hit on their hands with this sitcom which may bear more than a passing resemblance to 'Upstairs, Downstairs'. Someone has daubed the word 'fornicator' on to the side of Lord Meldrum's car, and now a senior member of the clergy wants to go for a ride in it. Oh dear! Starring: Paul Shane, Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland.

Hi-De-Hi! : Sunday 25th December - UKTV Drama : 11.30pm
The Great Cat Robbery (Part 1 of 2). Series 6, episode 1. A classic Christmas edition of the holiday-camp sitcom with the Maplin's Yellowcoats and eccentric staff. Ted claims to know the exact whereabouts of an emerald necklace hidden on the site. Starring: Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, and Felix Bowness.

Hi-De-Hi! : Monday 26th December - UKTV Drama : 09.00am
Spaghetti Galore. Series 6, episode 4. One of the most fondly-remembered episodes ever of the classic sitcom from the 'Dad's Army' team. Matters of the heart lead to one dinner too many for Gladys, and she'll probably never eat pasta again. Starring: Simon Cadell, Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard, and Felix Bowness.

Hi-De-Hi! : Tuesday 27th December - UKTV Drama : 09.00am
A Lack of Punch. Series 6, episode 5. Hilarious laughs with the flamboyant gang keeping the campers happy at Maplin's. A new children's entertainer is hired to replace Mr Partridge - at last. Starring: Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, and David Griffin.

Hi-De-Hi! : Wednesday 28th December - UKTV Drama : 09.00am
Ivory Castles in The Air. Series 6, episode 6.  Nostalgic laughs from the 1980s and the 1960s, funnily enough, in the sitcom that followed on from 'Dad's Army' and 'It Ain't Half Hot, Mum'. Spike and Gladys become Mr and Mrs Fluorabrite Toothpaste - Joe Maplin organises the 'wedding'. And is Joe known for his romantic nature and good taste? Starring: Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, and David Griffin.

Hi-De-Hi! : Friday 30th December - UKTV Drama : 09.00am
Pigs Might Fly. Series 7, episode 1. Barry has left Maplins... and Yvonne. And Spike falls in love with Gladys. Blimey! Starring: Simon Cadell, Ruth Madoc, Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, and Su Pollard.

Hi-De-Hi! : Saturday 31st December - UKTV Drama : 7.05pm
Hi-De-Hi! : Sunday 1st January 2006 - UKTV Drama : 01.45am
The Great Cat Robbery (Part 1 of 2). Series 6, episode 1. A classic Christmas edition of the holiday-camp sitcom with the Maplin's Yellowcoats and eccentric staff. Ted claims to know the exact whereabouts of an emerald necklace hidden on the site. Starring: Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Jeffrey Holland, Sue Pollard, and Felix Bowness.

Hi-De-Hi! : Tuesday 3rd January 2006 - UKTV Drama : 10.20am
Hi-De-Hi! : Tuesday 3rd January 2006 - UKTV Drama : 4.20pm
The New Broom. Series 7, episode 2. All your favourite characters in the holiday-camp sitcom with the Yellowcoats at Maplin's. The new Camp Controller wreaks havoc and upsets Peggy. Starring: Ruth Madoc, Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, and Su Pollard.

Hi-De-Hi! : Wednesday 4th January 2006 - UKTV Drama : 10.20am
Hi-De-Hi! : Wednesday 4th January 2006 - UKTV Drama : 4.20pm
Orphan In The Storm. Series 7, episode 3. Classic laughs and nostalgia in the holiday camp sitcom from Perry and Croft. The new camp boss makes his presence felt with a spate of sackings. Starring: Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, and David Griffin.

December 19, 2005: 'The Stage' - Snow White review
The big difference between this Snow White and others I’ve seen is that the seven inhabitants of Snow White’s forest refuge are played by real dwarfs. Each is able to establish individuality so the relationship between them and their beautiful fugitive has real emotional charge.

Their delightful Snow White is Rebecca Trehearn proving that sweet innocence needn’t be pale and insipid. Her charm and genuine niceness had little girls in the audience firmly rooting for her. I’ve rarely heard so many young female voices so vociferous with advice for their heroine.

As the queen, Sue Pollard in a glittery black dress is more demented than wicked, stomping about in frustration when thwarted and engineering some nice hissing and booing.

Andy Collins’ Muddles has instant rapport with the audience, shaming reluctant adults into making fools of themselves and being especially good with the young volunteers on stage. His finest moment is a wildly anarchic Twelve Days of Christmas.

Shane Dalton sings well as a nicely stuck-up prince. Shaun Curry looks sinister as the queen’s henchman but isn’t given enough villainy or comedy to make much of an impact.

Overall it’s a fine family pantomime and those dwarfs really make a difference.

[ The Stage - Victor Hallet - Monday 12th December 2005 ]

December 19, 2005: 'North Wales Daily Post' - Mirror Mirror
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs 2005There was magic in the air as the curtain rose on a classic fairytale this week, with insiders claiming it could be a record-breaking year in Rhyl. 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, featuring a stellar cast including Su Pollard and Rebecca Trehearn, opened at Pavilion Theatre on Monday, and is already shaping into a massive hit. 

"Ticket sales are going very well, we are actually up on last year, which was our best year, so it looks like it is going to be a record-breaking year," said deputy manager Val Simmons. 

And she says audiences will not be disappointed, as the theatre continues to break new ground. 

After months of searching, seven real-life dwarves have been found, the smallest of whom - Di - is only 3ft tall.

"It is a first for the Pavilion, and it is the only way UK Productions, who have produced the show, will do it. When you see them first come on, it is so exciting," added Mrs Simmons. 

One of the stars of the show is undoubtedly Su Pollard, best known as zany Peggy in Hi-De-Hi. 

The actress, who has concentrated on theatre work in recent years, was last in North Wales in 2001 in Dick Whittington at the North Wales Theatre with Celebrity Love Island contestant Paul Danan. 

And the role of the Wicked Queen should come naturally to her - this will be her third panto appearance in the role in four years. 

In addition, the theatre has reaffirmed its commitment to showcasing the best in local talent by casting Rhyl girl Rebecca Trehearn in the lead. According to Ms Simmons, the S4C Waw Factor winner has the potential to be a pantomime favourite, as her star continues to rise. 

"She has been doing really well and has recently appeared in a musical version of Alfie, with Darren Day, as one of his girlfriends. 

"There will be a lot of musical numbers in Snow White and she sounds so beautiful - it really is going to be magical." 

Also in the cast is Andy Collins, a warm-up man for Ant and Dec and Paul O'Grady, and there is a TV crew in Rhyl doing a documentary on him. 

Andy, who hosts Family Fortunes on ITV, plays Muddles, and is joined by TV veteran Shaun Curry, who plays the Wicked Queen's henchman. As usual, the team of youngsters providing support come from Gay Harris Dancers and the North Wales School of Dancing. 

"Rehearsals have gone really well, and I think it is going to be fantastic," enthused Mrs Simmons. 

* Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Pavilion Theatre runs from now until Saturday, January 7, with both matinee and evening performances. Tickets are priced from 5.75 to 13, with special group rates. More information on 0870 330 0000. 

December 12, 2005: 'You Rang, M'Lord?' - DVD
You Rang, M'Lord on DVDYou Rang, M'Lord? - Series One (Two Disc Set) is now available to pre-order at Amazon UK. The DVD is available to buy from Monday 6th February 2006.

In the trenches during the First World War, two soldiers come across the unconscious body of an officer. Assuming that he is dead, one of the men, Alf, attempts to rob him, much to the disgust of his companion, the steadfast James. When they realise that he is alive they carry him to safety, and the officer, the Honourable Teddy Meldrum, tells them that he is forever in their debt. Nearly ten years later and we find that Meldrum has repaid his debt to James, who is now serving as 'head of the household' to Teddy's brother Lord Meldrum, a factory-owning aristocrat, and his sprawling family. Following the death of the butler, shifty Alf Stokes reappears on the scene and is duly appointed as the new butler, much against the wishes of James, who remembers all too well Alf's criminal tendencies. 

Includes the complete Series One, with five episodes. Episode titles: The Phantom Sign Writer, A Deed Of Gift, Love And Money, Fair Shares, Beg Borrow Or Steal.

Director: David Croft  Roy Gould. Starring: Donald Hewlett, Michael Knowles, Bill Pertwee, Paul Shane, Su Pollard, and Jeffrey Holland.

Technical Details
Certification: E
Duration: ?? mins
Format: DVD
Region: 2
Cat. No: CCTV30263 (CINEMA CLUB) 
Category: Comedy: General 

NB: The above artwork has not been confirmed as the official version as yet!

December 12, 2005: 'Snow White' 05 - The fun begins!
Snow White 05Su's panto for 2005, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, is now in full swing at the Pavilion Theatre in Rhyl. Su, once again, plays the baddie... the Wicked Queen. The panto opened on Friday evening and plays right through until Saturday 7th January 2006. That's 45 performances for Su and the cast -Phew!! 

Snow White - Xmas 2005 - with Su Pollard (Wicked Queen), Andy Collins (Muddles), Rebecca Trehearn (Snow White), and Shaun Curry (Henchman).

The Pavilion Theatre 
Promenade, Rhyl 
Denbighshire. LL18 3AQ 

Box Office Telephone Number: 0870 330 0000 
Email: rhyl.pavilion@denbighshire.gov.uk

December 12, 2005: 'Rhyl & Prestatyn Visitor' - Su's wicked as the evil queen
Su Pollard is noisy, gushing and pally. Exactly as you'd hope she'd be. The former Hi De Hi! actress, who played chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw in the 1980s, is sitting in her three-storey townhouse in London's King's Cross. 

When I ask if she's disappointed to be playing the Wicked Queen rather than Snow White in this year's Rhyl panto, she utters a hearty, husky laugh. 

"Can you imagine! I'd never get away with it. I'd have to be like Bette Davis in that film of hers. She had to be filmed behind gauze!" She is looking forward to playing the Wicked Queen alongside local actress Rebecca Trehearn as Snow White this month. Trehearn won S4C's Wawffactor contest this year. 

Pollard, 56, said: "Rebecca is very personable. I think she's going to be great. I said to her 'You lucky old BAG! You can stay at home during the season because you're from Rhyl'. 

"Rebecca and I get two or three wonderful scenes where I'm the Wicked Queen masquerading as an old hag. 

"We're trying to build it up so kids in the audience scream like mad when they know she's going to bite into the apple. You've got to make every scene as believable as you can and to get the story flowing." 

Pollard has been to Llandudno before: "We did Dick Whittington with Paul Danan (of Celebrity Love Island and Hollyoaks fame). I really enjoyed it. The only thing was, I'm a nightbird. But Llandudno and Rhyl seem to shut at 5.30pm." 

Still, bosses at the Pavilion Theatre are doing their bit. They're painting Pollard's dressing room pink - at her request.. 

* Su Pollard appears in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl, from December 9, 2005 to January 7, 2006. Ring 0870 330 0000 

December 12, 2005: Su on TV
Hi-De-Hi! is currently being shown on the UKTV Drama channel, most days, including weekends. Please check your TV Guides for specific days and times.
November 20, 2005: 'You Rang, M'Lord?' - DVD
• The long, make that l-o-n-g, awaited release of the first series of You Rang, M'Lord? on DVD finally happens this coming February.

The complete first series will be available to buy on a two disc set as of Monday 6th February 2006.

The information currently available is listing the DVD as containing five episodes but this is possibly an error and the pilot episode (titled, funnily enough, 'You Rang, M'Lord?') will also be included.

You Rang, M'Lord? - Su & Paul Shane

You Rang, M'Lord? - Cast

You Rang, M'Lord?: Series 1 (2 Discs):

Working class chancer Alf Stokes (Paul Shane) and James Twelvetrees (Jeffrey Holland) first meet as soldiers in the trenches in France during the First World War. They find the body of an officer and, assuming that he's dead, Alf robs him of his valuables. Then they find that the officer, the Honourable Teddy Meldrum (Michael Knowles), is still alive so they carry him off to a field hospital.

Ten years later, James is working in the household of Teddy's brother, Lord Meldrum (Donald Hewlett). Alf suddenly turns up and is taken on as the new butler, against James' wishes. Alf's daughter, Ivy (Su Pollard) also starts working in the household as a parlour maid but her relationship with Alf is kept secret...

An outstanding comedy series, written by acclaimed veterans Jimmy Perry and David Croft, which reunited many of the cast from the award-winning sitcom 'Hi-De-Hi'!

Directors: David Croft and Roy Gould. Starring: Donald Hewlett, Michael Knowles, Bill Pertwee,  Paul Shane and Su Pollard.

Episodes comprise:

1. The Phantom Sign Writer
2. A Deed Of Gift
3. Love And Money
4. Fair Shares
5. Beg, Borrow Or Steal

NB: The You Rang, M'Lord? on DVD campaign we started a few years ago is now closed. Thanks to the MANY website visitors who helped with this over the years. Thanks also for all the communication and emails. It was all much appreciated.

Please click on either picture to visit Su Online's You Rang, M'Lord? Episode Guide.

November 20, 2005: 'North Wales Daily Post' - HI-HO, hi-ho, it's off to Rhyl we go.
After months of searching Rhyl Pavilion has finally found seven people of diminutive stature to play dwarfs in its Christmas panto Snow White from Friday Dec 9 until Saturday January 7. 

The theatre acknowledges that actors who fit the specific criteria are in high demand at Christmas. 

And that's made it tough to find a full set of dwarfs, but in recent years Snow White has been one of the most popular panto's the Pavilion has ever hosted. 

And this year should be no exception so the effort has been worth it as the theatre confirmed it has a full complement of dwarfs. 

 'The company we use has two productions of Snow White this year so needed to find 14 dwarfs,' said a theatre spokeswoman. 

'But we do things properly here and made sure we had seven authentic dwarfs.' 

Away from the dwarfs the outrageous Su Pollard heads the cast list. 

Best known for her role as Peggy in the BBC comedy Hi-de-hi, Su plays the Wicked Queen with gusto and a slightly crazy hair style. 

Rhyl girl Rebecca Trehearn returns home after winning S4C's X Factor-style show Waw Ffactor to play Snow White while former Family Fortunes presenter Andy Collins and veteran TV tough guy Shaun Curry also star. 

'We all hope this will be the biggest and best panto North Wales has ever seen,' said Su. 

'Snow White has something for everyone, it's such a colourful and bright production. 

'And I get to sink my teeth into a brilliant scary role as the Wicked Queen! 

'I'm thrilled to bits to be performing in Rhyl. I was in panto in Llandudno two years ago and it was fantastic. 

'Welsh audiences are so welcoming, they really join in and don't judge you like they would down South. I love Snow White and don't mind getting booed as the Wicked Queen, you soon get used to it.' 

Tickets are priced from 5.75-13 with discounts for groups and families. Call 0870 3300000 or visit www.rhylpavilion.co.uk for more details and to book tickets.

November 20, 2005: Su on TV - Hi-De-Hi!
Hi-De-Hi! : Sunday 20th November - UKTV Drama : 4.40pm
The Day of Reckoning. Series 1, episode 4. Will Peggy ever get to be a yellowcoat? And will Gladys ever win the heart of that charming bumbler, Jeffrey? Well, the answers as we know are respectively 'yes' and 'no', but here in the early days of the vintage sitcom, that knowledge was a long way off. Ex-jockey Fred Quilly once took a bribe to fix a race, but failed to keep the horse from winning. Now he's convinced that the betting gang have tracked him down. Starring: Simon Cadell, Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, and Felix Bowness.

Hi-De-Hi! : Sunday 20th November - UKTV Drama : 5.15pm
Charity Begins at Home. Series 1, episode 5. Laughs a-plenty with the staff at the 1950s British holiday camp, in the days when a wet weekend in Bognor Regis seemed like an exotic getaway. Joe Maplin decrees that every Thursday will be 'sunshine smile day'. The camp host decides to extend this to the campers by compelling a holidaymaker caught without a smile to pay a shilling to the Campers' Amenity Fund. Starring: Simon Cadell, Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, and Felix Bowness.

Hi-De-Hi! : Saturday 26th November - UKTV Drama : 5.50pm
Hi-De-Hi! : Sunday 27th November - UKTV Drama : 4.40pm
No Dogs Allowed. Series 1, episode 6. Ho-de-ho! More laughs with the lads and lasses keeping the campers entertained. The entertainments manager finds himself in charge of a large dog, but as pets are banned, he hides it in his chalet. When Ted Bovis discovers the plan, he seizes the chance to settle an old score. Starring: Simon Cadell, Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, and Felix Bowness.

Hi-De-Hi! : Saturday 26th November - UKTV Drama : 6.30pm
Hi-De-Hi! : Sunday 27th November - UKTV Drama : 5.20pm
If Wet - In The Ballroom. Series 2, episode 1. Yet another classic comedy series from the minds of Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Come back through the mists of time to Maplin's Holiday Camp, to the days when holidays in Spain were an unaffordable luxury for most, where the yellowcoats fight for the best jobs, while maid Peggy just fights to be a yellowcoat. After several days of rain, the staff are at their wits' end, having exhausted their repertoire of indoor amusements. Starring: Simon Cadell, Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, and Felix Bowness.

November 20, 2005: 'Annie' - Miss Hannigan get together!
Su, Ruth & VickiSu recently met up with old pals Ruth Madoc and Vicki Michelle.

The purpose of the get together wasn't purely social, as all three were celebrating that fact that, not only is, Ruth currently playing the role of Miss Hannigan in the latest UK tour of Annie, but all three have played the crazy character at one time or another.

Ruth is on the road at the moment with the company Su toured with in 2002/03/04, which also stars Louise English, among others.

Su had great fun in the role over the various UK tours.

Please click on the pictures to visit Su Online's ANNIE dedicated section.

November 20, 2005: The Altrincham Garrick Playhouse presents 'Hi-De-Hi!'
Hi-De-Hi! - 5th Dec -10th Dec 2005, by Jimmy Perry & David Croft 
The National Premiere 
Directed by Alan Rothwell 
Musical Direction by Robin Coulthard 

Following the enormous success of "Dad's Army" last season, we are thrilled to have been given special permission, by the writers, to present the stage version of this very successful and long-running TV series. 

Come back with us to the late 50s/early 60s and enjoy once again all the simple humour of a bygone age. With the words "Hello, Campers" ringing in your ears meet again Gladys Pugh, Jeffrey Fairbrother, Ted Bovis and of course Spike and Peggy and others. Relive a time when Yellow Coats, Chalets with bunk beds, canteen type meals and talent shows were the order of the day. 

All the characters are here waiting to entertain you and after the "Dad's Army" sell out don't leave it too late to order your tickets for this one. 

Cast members include:- 
Alex Wilson as Jeffrey Fairbrother 
Brian Tickle as Ted Bovis 
Caroline Hickey as Gladys Pugh 
David Leathlean as Spike Dixon 
Brian Howlett as Fred Quilly 
Juliet Wilson as Peggy 
Mike Shaw as Barry Stuart-Hargreaves 
Natalie Horne as Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves 
Frank Boylan as Uncle Benjamin 
Graham Simmonds as Stanley 
Robert Watson as Bruce 
Yellowcoats 
            Mandy White 
            Jane Gallagher 
            Ashley Foster 
            Laura Whitehurst 
Robin Coulthard as Bert Swanley 

The Altrincham Garrick Playhouse
Barrington Road
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA14 1HZ
Administrator and Box Office : 0161 928 1677

November 13, 2005: 'Romeo & Juliet' - 2006
Romeo & Juliet 2006By William Shakespeare
Director Bill Bryden
Designer Hayden Griffin
Music John Tams

"Violent delights have violent ends"

The world of fifteenth century Italy is a complex web of intrigue and open warfare. Friendship, marriage and business develop through loyalty to your own kind. Family allegiance binds people together but divides neighbours.

Two people bound by love but separated by blood. Determined that their union should overcome generations of hate. The passion of Montague and Capulet will lead to tragedy...

This fast paced, stylish production of Shakespeare’s passionate tale of “star-cross’d lovers” is directed by Bill Bryden. A former Associate Director at the National Theatre, his work there included Larkrise to Candleford, The Iceman Cometh, Glengarry Glen Ross and The Mystery Plays. For TV he devised the BAFTA Award winning series Tutti Frutti and was Executive Producer on Takin’ Over the Asylum. 

This brand new Romeo & Juliet promises to be a very special version of the world's greatest love story.

November 13, 2005: Su - Out and About! - In London
• Su, attending the aftershow party following the West End transfer, and press night, at the Shaftesbury Theatre for High Society, at Shanghai Blues on October 10th, 2005 in London.

Su in London - 10th Oct 05

November 13, 2005: Su in Bradford
• Su, pictured in Bradford on 29th October, along with Ben. Su had just completed the Bradford run of The Vagina Monologues.

Su & Ben - Bradford - Oct 05

NB: To visit Ben's Su Pollard website please click on the pictures.

November 13, 2005: 'Romeo & Juliet' - 2006
• In anticipation of Su appearing in a Shakespearian production for the very first time:

Romeo & Juliet

'Violent delights have violent ends': Act 11, Scene VI

Two people are bound together by love and passion, but separated by blood and an ancient feud so fierce that even a chance encounter can end in death. Fifteenth century Verona is a tangled world of intrigue and open warfare where friendship, marriage and business develop through loyalty; family honour is absolute and unquestionable. Determined that their love should overcome the generations of hate between their two families they are willing to sacrifice everything to be together. The passion of Romeo and Juliet is destined to end in tragedy.

'My only love sprung from my only hate': Act 1, Scene V

This fast paced, raw but stylish production is directed by Bill Bryden. As Associate Director at the National Theatre his credits included The Iceman Cometh, American Buffalo and the landmark production of The Mysteries, which won an Olivier, an Evening Standard Award and a Variety Award for Best Director.

November 13, 2005: Su on TV
Hi-De-Hi! : Sunday 13th November - UKTV Drama : 12.00pm
Hi-De-Hi! : Sunday 13th November - UKTV Drama : 5.20pm
The Partridge Season. Series 1, episode 3. Classic laughs with Ted, Spike and Gladys Pugh at Maplin's Holiday Camp in 1959, the very first series of the long-running sitcom. The Punch and Judy man gets drunk and everyone tries to cover up for him to keep the senior staff from sacking the old fella. Starring: Simon Cadell, Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, and Leslie Dwyer.

Hi-De-Hi! : Sunday 13th November - UKTV Drama : 4.45pm
The Beauty Queen Affair. Series 1, episode 2.  More fun with the yellowcoats (and wannabe yellowcoats - poor Peggy!) at Maplin's Holiday Camp. Jeffrey the entertainments manager is faced with a bribe, while steps are taken to stop the camp host from celebrating his birthday every two weeks in order to get presents from the guests. Starring: Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, and Felix Bowness.

Hi-De-Hi! : Saturday 19th November - UKTV Drama : 5.55pm
Hi-De-Hi! : Sunday 20th November - UKTV Drama : 4.40pm
The Day of Reckoning. Series 1, episode 4. Will Peggy ever get to be a yellowcoat? And will Gladys ever win the heart of that charming bumbler, Jeffrey? Well, the answers as we know are respectively 'yes' and 'no', but here in the early days of the vintage sitcom, that knowledge was a long way off. Ex-jockey Fred Quilly once took a bribe to fix a race, but failed to keep the horse from winning. Now he's convinced that the betting gang have tracked him down. Starring: Simon Cadell, Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, and Felix Bowness.

Hi-De-Hi! : Saturday 19th November - UKTV Drama : 6.30pm
Hi-De-Hi! : Sunday 20th November - UKTV Drama : 5.15pm
Charity Begins at Home. Series 1, episode 5. Laughs a-plenty with the staff at the 1950s British holiday camp, in the days when a wet weekend in Bognor Regis seemed like an exotic getaway. Joe Maplin decrees that every Thursday will be 'sunshine smile day'. The camp host decides to extend this to the campers by compelling a holidaymaker caught without a smile to pay a shilling to the Campers' Amenity Fund. Starring: Simon Cadell, Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, and Felix Bowness.

November 7, 2005: Happy Birthday Su!
Su celebrates her 56th birthday today.

Best Wishes and much love to you Su x

October 23, 2005: 'Romeo & Juliet' - Shakesperian Su in 2006
Su Online can now confirm that Su will be appearing in her very first Shakesperian role in early 2006. She will be playing the Nurse (a comedy role) in the Birmingham Repertory Theatre's production of Romeo & Juliet, which will also feature Gerald Harper.

The confirmed tour dates are thus:

WEEK COMMENCING

23rd January - NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE
30th January - THEATRE ROYAL,  NOTTINGHAM
6th February - POOLE LIGHTHOUSE CENTRE
13th February - NEW THEATRE,  CARDIFF
20th February - EASTBOURNE
27th February - DARLINGTON ARTS CENTRE
6th March - SWAN THEATRE,  HIGH WYCOMBE
13th March - to be confirmed
20th March - THEATRE ROYAL,  GLASGOW
27th March - GRAND THEATRE,  WOLVERHAMPTON
3rd April - to be confirmed

More information as and when it becomes available.

October 23, 2005: A new Su fansite
Su FansiteNewly online!! A fansite dedicated to Su, courtesy of Ben Harris from Lincoln.

We Luv Su Pollard is a welcome addition to cyberspace so please do click on over to take a look, browse the site, sign the guestbook, or even send Ben a message.

As well as a bit about Su, there are pics of Su with fans, a Su gallery, info on Su's latest oanto and much more.

Please click on the screen capture to pay a visit. 

October 23, 2005: Su on TV
Don't forget that UKTV Drama are currently reshowing episodes of You Rang, M'Lord? each weekday. See listings magazines for further info and times.
October 13, 2005: 'An Actor Despairs' - The ultimate survival guide for performer
SuSu was recently interviewed by the 'An Actor Despairs' website:

We asked a selection of our best-loved celebs the same 3 questions. Here's what they replied...

1. What did you do to generate income between acting work before your career took off?
Su Pollard: I was fortunate in that I was a speed typist so therefore worked as a temp. Also I made sandwiches in a pub and worked at Godfrey Davis car hire cleaning the cars - a sort of valet service. I also cleaned houses - very difficult - no labour-saving devices. In short, I CHOSE to pay my rent so that meant doing any REASONABLE job I could find. 

2. At what point in your career did you get your 'break' and how did this come about?
Su Pollard: I was appearing in a Cameron Mackintosh production of Godspell and one night an agent came to see it. He was representing Jesus and had come to support his client. Afterwards the agent introduced himself, asked if I would consider representation and left his card. I was so elated. He was absolutely instrumental in getting me the part of Peggy Ollerenshaw in 'Hi-Ee-Hi', so really, I consider my first 'break' was getting represented by a well-respected agent who believed in me and my potential.

3. What do you feel would be the best piece of advice you could give to someone starting out in the profession?
 Su Pollard: Believe in yourself.  NOT COCKY. Just confident enough. Never expect, just HOPE, i.e.as in being given a part. BE ON TIME!!! Punctuality is essential. It is a statement of intent, i.e. you are committed to the job and are respecting what is required of you. Respect your director and choreographer. Do not make the mistake of thinking they have to prove themselves to you. Remember, their experience elevates them. Respect them and they will respect you. You may even find yourself in more of their productions simply because of the 'P' word, PROFESSIONALISM.

October 13, 2005: Su - Out and About! Part Two
• Su arrives at the Basso & Brooke fashion show that is a part of London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2006 at the BFC Tent at the Natural History Museum on 19th September, 2005 in London.

Su - 19th September 2005

October 13, 2005: Pilot episode of 'Hi-De-Hi!' on UKTV Drama
The 50-minute pilot episode of Hi-De-Hi! is to be repeated o nthe UKTV Drama channel later this month:

Hi-De-Hi! : UKTV Drama - Sunday 23rd October : 8.20pm 
The very first, pilot episode of the hugely popular long-running sitcom, introducing us to Jeffrey, Gladys, Ted, Peggy and the gang. When the entertainment staff at Maplin's Holiday Camp assemble for the new season, they discover that a university professor is in charge.
Starring: Simon Cadell, Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, and Jeffrey Holland.

October 13, 2005: Su - Out and About! Part One
• Su arrives at the Giles fashion show, which is part of London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2006, at Freemason's Hall on 18th September, 2005 in London.

Su - 18th September 2005

October 13, 2005: Su on TV - 'You Rang, M'Lord?'
You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Thursday 13th October : 7.00am
You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Thursday 13th October : 1.00pm
You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Thursday 13th October : 6.55pm
Please Help The Orphans. Comedy from the 'Dad's Army' stable, with a cast of characters you'll recognise from other great British sitcoms. Alf chances upon a money-making scheme and Sir Ralph suspects his wife of seeing another man. Starring: Paul Shane, Su Pollard, and Jeffrey Holland.

You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Friday 14th October : 7.00am
You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Friday 14th October : 1.00pm
You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Friday 14th October : 6.55pm
Current Affairs. The mighty Su Pollard brings her own unique charms to the lords, butlers and maids sitcom, set chiefly below stairs in a stately home, written by It Ain't Half Hot Mum's Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Myrtle visits the Meldrum household, pretending to be Alf's wife. Meanwhile, Alf is still flogging Mrs Lipton's cakes to the Sunshine Pantry. Starring: Paul Shane, Su Pollard, and Jeffrey Holland.

You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Monday 17th October : 7.00am
You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Monday 17th October : 1.00pm
You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Monday 17th October : 7.00pm
Mrs Lipton's Nasty Turn. Club singer, entertainer and general funnyman Paul Shane stars as the cheeky scoundrel Alf in the sitcom from the minds of Perry and Croft, who's comedies 'You have been watching'. Ivy finds out the truth about Alf's orphans, and Miss Cissy decides to go into politics. Starring: Paul Shane, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, Brenda Cowling, and Catherine Rabett.

You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Tuesday 18th October : 7.00am
You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Tuesday 18th October : 1.00pm
You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Tuesday 18th October : 7.00pm
Meet The Workers. Jeffrey Holland, otherwise known as Hi-De-Hi's wannabe comedian Spike, raises more laughs than usual in the sitcom full of naughty butlers and maids. Lady Lavender plays match-maker to her parrot and Lord Meldrum invites some of his factory staff to dinner. Starring: Paul Shane, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, Mavis Pugh, and Donald Hewlett.

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