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June 30 2006: Summer Holidays
Su Online is taking a two-week Summer Holiday. To everyone else doing likewise, have a great time. 

We will be back with more Su updates and News soon.

June 30 2006: Su in Sutton on Sea
• A larger version of the photo, of Su in Sutton on Sea

Su in Sutton on Sea ]

June 30 2006: 'Louth Today' - Su's a fundraising star for the Spar
Louth TodayFlamboyant celebrity Su Pollard has come up trumps for charity fundraisers at Sutton on Sea's Spar shop.

The popular star, who has appeared in such comedy favourites as Hi-De-Hi! and You Rang M'Lord, was doing a spot of shopping in Tate's Late Shopper, in the High Street, when duty called.

Staff member Sue Biddulph said Su was just great. She said: "Su's parents live in Sutton on Sea, so she does pop in occasionally for a few groceries.

"When she found out we were fundraising for the British Heart Foundation, she just stopped what she was doing and came and helped us to sell raffle tickets!"

The Nottingham-born actress now lives in London, but regularly comes to Sutton on Sea to visit her parents Don and Hilda Pollard.

Along with panto and TV appearances on shows like Blankety Blank Su has also enjoyed a successful singing career.

The British Heart Foundation is the Spar's chosen charity for this year and, with Su's help, staff raised more than 470.

[ News Source: www.louthtoday.co.uk - 14th June 2006 ]

June 30 2006: Perry & Croft - New website
Perry & Croft websiteGary Basford has launched a new Perry & Croft website:

It is dedicated to all their combined works of comedy excellence. The shows are still as popular now as they ever were, demonstrating their timelessness and wonderful characterisations.

Please click on the screenshot to visit the site.

[ www.perryandcroft.co.uk ]

June 30 2006: Su on TV
The UKTV Drama channel continues to air episodes of You Rang, M'Lord?

There are episodes lined up for this coming Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with more to come the following weekend.

June 30 2006: Su in Rhyl
• Thanks to Juliet Roberts, pictured below with her daughter Lily and MP Chris Ruane, for this great photo taken at a Prize Presentation evening in Rhyl, last December

Su in Rhyl, December 2005

June 30 2006: 'Dress Circle' - Little Shop of Horrors
[ Little Shop of Horrors - Dress Circle ](Menken and Ashman) Su Pollard, Marc Joseph, Billy Miller, Morgan Dearie and Peter McNally. 1994 Original UK Tour Cast Recording.

1. Little Shop Prologue
2. Skid Row
3. Da Doo
4. Grow For Me
5. Somewhere That's Green
6. Be A Dentist
7. Mushnik and Son
8. Git It (Feed Me!)
9. Suddenly, Seymour
10. Suppertime
11. Finale
12. Mega Mix

June 22 2006: Very Sad News
Sadly, Su's dad, Don, passed away this week after a short illness.

All our thoughts are with Su, her mum Hilda, and sister Jean, at this time.

June 12 2006: Perry & Croft Mailing List
Great News! The Perry & Croft Mailing List - run fantastically by Carolyn - is back up and running...

If you want to join send an email to: carolyn.bartholomew@bbc.co.uk

June 12 2006: 'Dress Circle' - One You May Have Missed
[ Dress Circle ]The fantastic theatre website 'Dress Circle' has featured the CD 'Among Friends' in their "One You May Have Missed" section:

The Words and Music of Richard Kates

Starring Lynda Baron, Jacqueline Dankworth, Fenella Fielding, Bonnie Langford, Diane Langton, Jessica Martin, Claire Moore, Caroline O'Connor, Su Pollard and including the award winning song 'Streisand Got There First' perfomed by Stephanie Lawrence. 

Recorded back in 1992 with some of the greatest voices of the London stage at the time. 

[ Source: www.dresscircle.co.uk - 15th May 2006 ]

June 12 2006: Su on TV
You Rang, M'Lord?airs twice daily, on UKTV Drama, for the next week.

It will also be shown on UKTV Drama Plus 1, so three chances every day to catch it.

May 26, 2006: The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday Live - Screen Caps
• A selection of screen captures from Su's appearance on last Saturday's Prince's Trust Live:

[ Princes Trust Live - 20th May 2006 ]

Su appeared on a special edition of Blankety Blank.

May 26, 2006: 'Ashfield Today' - Triple success for the Palace
The champagne corks are popping at Mansfield's Palace Theatre after it was revealed a record-breaking 100,400 visitors flocked through its doors in the past 12 months.

And delighted bosses at the Leeming Street venue say the rip-roaring success is expected to continue with sales for this year's panto Snow White already topping 12,000 –– a huge rise on the same period for last year's runaway success Peter Pan.

The phenomenal rise in theatregoers visiting the Palace has swelled attendance figures by more than 17,600 in just three years.

Says delighted manager Andrew Tucker: "A triple success is good in anyone's books! I am delighted with our continuing success and immensely proud of what our small team has achieved. Most importantly I must thank our audiences for their continued and growing support."

And this year visitors can once again catch a variety of productions at the Palace, with highlights including the popular community theatre group's comedy drama based on Mansfield's old hospital and, of course, Snow White starring Nottingham-born comedy star Su Pollard.
- For a brochure and booking details contact the Palace box office on Mansfield 633133.

[ News Source: www.ashfieldtoday.co.uk - 24th May 2006 ]

May 26, 2006: Su on TV
Gimme Gimme Gimme : UKTV Gold - Tuesday 30th May : 11.00pm
Gimme Gimme Gimme : UKTV Gold Plus 1 - Wednesday 31st May : 12.00am
Gimme Gimme Gimme : UKTV Gold - Wednesday 31st May : 01.35am
Gimme Gimme Gimme : UKTV Gold Plus 1 - Wednesday 31st May : 02.35am
Singing in The Drain. Series 3, episode 5. In-your-face, and frankly disgusting at times, comedy with the hapless flatmates with every personality flaw going. But things seem to be looking up as Linda finally realises her ambition to become a model, while Tom secures an audition for a West End musical. Starring: Kathy Burke, James Dreyfus, Brian Bovell, Beth Goddard, Su Pollard, and Jonathan Harvey.

You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Saturday 27th May : 10.00am
You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Sunday 28th May : 2.50am
The Meldrum Vases. Series 2, episode 4. Perry and Croft's hilarious sitcom set in the 1920s. Alf has concealed some stolen money in a vase which Lord Meldrum has donated to charity.
Starring: Paul Shane, Su Pollard, and Jeffrey Holland.

You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Friday 2nd June : 09.00am
You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Friday 2nd June : 03.00pm
Please Help The Orphans. Series 3, episode 1. 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.

[ Please note: UKTV Drama Plus 1 launches next week so there will probably be even more opportunities to catch any Su related shows airing on the channel ]

May 19, 2006: The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday Live
Su will be guesting on The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday Live on Saturday evening, ITV1, here in the UK.

There is to be a special edition of Blankety Blank, with Su being one of those taking part.

Stars including Barry and Robin Gibb, Annie Lennox, Ozzy Osbourne, Pink, Lionel Richie, McFly, the Sugababes and Will Young take to a special stage at the Tower of London to mark 30 years of the Prince's Trust, the charity which helps disadvantaged young people. The show also includes Ant and Dec's exclusive interview with the Prince of Wales, Prince William and Prince Harry recorded at Highgrove, and a live studio show hosted by Ben Elton, Vernon Kay, Patrick Kielty and Kate Thornton.

The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday Live : ITV1 - Saturday 20th May : 6.55pm

May 19, 2006: 'EDP24' - Open day honours Dad's Army
A sideswipe at modern TV comedy was delivered yesterday when stars of still-popular comedy programmes from yesteryear wisecracked with thousands of fans at an open day to honour the BBC TV series Dad's Army.

A serious note about the standard of today's shows came amid the clowning and laughter as each star was introduced to the crowd during the event at Bressingham Steam Museum, near Diss.

It came from legendary BBC producer, director and writer Harold Snoad, who said: “Our programmes last and last and last because there is no comparison to the stuff that, I'm afraid, they call comedy nowadays that's on the box.”

He added: “I'm sorry - but it's true. There's no warmth, characters you can't recognise and with all this in-your-face stuff, it seems to be more important to be different than it is to be funny.”

His comments were echoed later by Bill Pertwee - grumpy chief warden Hedges from Dad's Army - who got the biggest laugh when he first was introduced to the crowd and lived up to his character's reputation by joking: “We're all looking forward to another boring day with you!”

Mr Pertwee, who said how much he always enjoyed the open day and meeting his fans, showed his serious side later by adding: “I think programmes like Dad's Army are as fresh and as popular now as they were when they were first screened because they are just genuinely funny.

“It is good, straight-forward, uncomplicated humour that people can understand. It's in the great tradition of Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton and the silent films of their era.”

He said: “Dad's Army was well-written, the characterisation was brilliant and the story lines always kept the viewers interested and, most importantly, kept them laughing. I don't think the same could be said of many comedy programmes on TV today.”

Sipping a cup of coffee and munching a biscuit in the VIP refreshment room, Clive Dunn - former Lance Corporal Jones, who flew in specially from Portugal for the day - commented: “I really love coming to Norfolk and it makes me very happy to think that Dad's Army is still so popular.”

Among fans at the event was Swaffham town and district councillor Ian Sherwood. Clutching Clive Dunn's recently-obtained autograph - completing his set of the programme's stars - he said: “I come here every year because I have always been a huge Dad's Army fan.

“It reflects a period we can all imagine and it was extremely well-written. The humour is just as funny now as it was then.”

Actors from the wartime Home Guard comedy plus Hi Di Hi, It Ain't Half Hot Mum and You Rang M'Lord who were taking part in the day also included Su Pollard, Linda Regan, Brian Murphy and Donald Hewlett.

The event takes at Bressingham because it is the home of the Dad's Army Museum.

NB: Unfortunately, as already stated, Su wasn't able to attend this event.

[ News Source: www.edp24.co.uk - 15th May 2006 ]

May 12, 2006: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Unfortunately, due to unforseen work committments, Su has reluctantly had to cancel attending the Dad's Army Appreciation/Perry & Croft Day on Sunday at Bressingham Steam Museum.

Su is sorry for any disappointment this may cause and hopes everyone who does attend has a wonderful time and that the special day is a great success!

Sunday 14th May 2006 
Gates open 10.30. Guests should arrive 11.30
Bressingham Steam Museum

May 12, 2006: Su on TV
You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Saturday 13th May : 10.00am
You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Sunday 14th May : 2.35am
Trouble at Mill. Series 2, episode 2. Classic comedy from Jimmy Perry and David Croft, who also gave the world 'Dad's Army'. A very important person is coming to dinner, but Teddy's flirtatious nature has caused a crisis at the mill. Starring: Paul Shane, Su Pollard, and Jeffrey Holland.

You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Saturday 20th May : 10.00am
You Rang, M'Lord? : UKTV Drama - Sunday 21st May : 2.40am
Money Talks. Series 2, episode 3. Laughs with the butlers, maids and eccentric toffs. Alf continues to hanker after Lady Lavender's money, and is slightly surprised when she throws her stash out of her window. Starring: Paul Shane, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland

Gimme Gimme Gimme : UKTV Gold - Saturday 20th May : 10.00pm
Gimme Gimme Gimme : UKTV Gold Plus 1 - Saturday 20th May : 11.00pm
Gimme Gimme Gimme : UKTV Gold - Monday 22nd May : 11.30pm
Gimme Gimme Gimme : UKTV Gold Plus 1 - Tuesday 23rd May : 12.30am
Singing in The Drain. Series 3, episode 5. In-your-face, and frankly disgusting at times, comedy with the hapless flatmates with every personality flaw going. But things seem to be looking up as Linda finally realises her ambition to become a model, while Tom secures an audition for a West End musical. Starring: Kathy Burke, James Dreyfus, Brian Bovell, Beth Goddard, Su Pollard, and Jonathan Harvey.

May 5, 2006: 'You Rang, M'Lord?' - Series 3 DVD cover
You Rang, M'Lord? Series 3 DVDRevealed!! The great cover for the Complete Series 3 DVD of You Rang, M'Lord?, featuring a fab pic of Su, Jeffrey Holland & Paul Shane.

It has to be said that the You Rang... DVDs really have been wonderfully produced.

This will be available to own on DVD from Monday 19th June 2006, and can be pre-ordered from Amazon UK by clicking on the picture.

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!

Complete Series 3 DVD: Episodes Comprise:

1. Please Help the Orphans 
2. Current Affairs 
3. Mrs.Lipton's Nasty Turn 
4. Meet the Workers 
5. Gretna Green or Bust 
6. The Night of Reckoning 
7. A Day in the Country 

May 5, 2006: 'You Rang, M'Lord?' - Series 4 DVD information
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!

Complete Series 4 DVD: Episodes comprise:

1. Yes Sir, That's My Baby
2. Requiem For A Parrot
3. Come To The Ball
4. The Truth Revealed
5. Falll Of The House Of Meldrum
6. Well, There You Are Then!

Starring Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett, Michael Knowles, Bill Pertwee and Brenda Cowling.

[ Thanks to Gary Basford ]

May 5, 2006:  Su in this week's 'Heat' magazine
Su is pictured in this week's 'Heat' magazine.
May 2, 2006: Su on 'Loose Women' - More Screen Caps
• More screen captures of Su from Loose Women:

Loose Women - 1st May 2006

Su and, show host, Kaye Adams, decided to change clothes.

May 2, 2006: Su on 'Loose Women' - Screen Captures
• A selection of screen captures from Su's appearance on yesterday's Loose Women on ITV1.

Loose Women - 1st May 2006

Su was talking about, among many things, her imminent departure for a holiday in Spain.

May 1, 2006: 'Dad's Army/Perry & Croft Day
Su, as well as Jeffrey Holland, Nikki Kelly, David Webb, Barry Howard & Linda Regan from Hi-De- Hi!, and Michael Knowles, Donald Hewlett, & Brenda Cowling from You Rang, M'Lord? have all confirmed their attendance at the Dad's Army Appreciation/Perry & Croft Day on Sunday 14th May at Bressingham Steam Museum.

[ See below for further details on this ]

May 1, 2006: 'Dad's Army.co.uk' - Latest News
[ Dad's Army ]Perry & Croft Day at Bressingham Steam Museum and the Dad's Army Collection

Sunday 14 May 2006 
Gates open 10.30. Guests should arrive 11.30 

This years event at Bressingham will take on the wider theme of Perry & Croft's other works. It is also hoped to reunite some of the Hi De Hi cast members (subject to their current commitments). So far, we have confirmations from: Jeffrey Holland, Nikki Kelly, Su Pollard, David Webb, Barry Howard & Linda Regan

Also coming along from other Perry & Croft shows will be: Michael Knowles, Donald Hewlett, & Brenda Cowling 

Plus the usual suspects from Dad's Army: Bill Pertwee, Clive Dunn, Frank Williams, Pamela Cundell, Eric Longworth, & Harold Snoad

Plus the great men themselves: Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Others have been invited, but have not confirmed as yet. Can you afford not to be there? 

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