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 MAY/APRIL 2009 NEWS:
.Hi-de-Hi! Companion - Dual Book Covers Revealed
.Saturday 23rd May, 2009......................................................................................Releases
The much anticipated book covers for the forthcoming Hi-de-Hi! Companion were unveiled for the first time at the Dad's Army Bressingham Event 2009 earlier this month. Designed by Paul Carpenter, of the Dad's Army Appreciation Society, the dual covers depict the two classic Perry and Croft series featured. The glossy full colour book covering the making of both shows is due out in mid-November. Please click the covers to visit Hi-de-Hi.net for larger versions of the covers.

.Shouting! in Stoke
.Saturday 23rd May, 2009 • Thanks to Neil Fish......................................................Theatre
A couple of great photos of Su taken just over a year ago when she was in Stoke with Shout! Please click on the pictures for larger versions.

.Shout! to close on 31st May - Various Reports
.Thursday 21st May, 2009........................................................................................Theatre
Whats On Stage: Shout! Posts Early Closing Notices at Arts, 31 May
Shout!, the Sixties jukebox musical starring Hi-de-Hi’s Su Pollard , has posted early closing notices at the Arts Theatre. It opened in the West End on 29 April 2009 (previews from 17 April) and had been booking to 28 June (See 1st Night Photos, 1 May 2009). It will now close on 31 May after a month’s run. 

Official London Theatre Guide: Shout! shuts on 31 May
Shout!, the 60s jukebox musical currently playing at the Arts theatre, is to close on 31 May.

The self-proclaimed ‘Grooviest Show In Town’, which stars Su Pollard, Tiffany Graves, Shona White and Marissa Dunlop, opened in London in April, following a successful tour. It had been booking until 28 June.

Playbill: Shout! to End London Run May 31
Shout! will shout no more: The sixties musical revue will shutter at the Arts Theatre May 31. It was originally booking to June 28, after opening officially April 29 (following previews from April 17). 

Based on an original idea by Phillip George and David Lowenstein, the show was adapted for its London premiere by Julie Balloo, and is directed and choreographed by Bill Deamer, who previously staged the show for a U.K. regional tour in 2008. Su Pollard, who headlined that cast, also stars in the London incarnation. 

Show and Stay: The swinging '60s musical starring Su Pollard has reduced its booking period to 31 May.

Originally scheduled to play until 28 June, Shout! opened at the Arts Theatre on 29 April. Directed and choreographed by Bill Deamer, the show is a vibrant and colourful romp through the music of the 1960s.

Featuring the much-loved British actress Su Pollard, if you want to see the swinging musical before it closes, this might be your last chance to catch it in the West End.

.Shout! - In the West End
.Thursday 21st May, 2009........................................................................................Theatre
Whilst it is sad news that the West End run of Shout! will close earlier than expected, Su has received yet more praise in her role as Yvonne.

Muswell Hill Journal: Su Pollard as Auntie Yvonne represents the "hip" side of the older generation and balances a touch of fun eccentricity with convincing affection for the girls.

Whats On Stage: Marissa Dunlop, Shona White and Tiffany Graves make for a formidable trio (Graves is especially strong) while Su Pollard does sterling work as 'wacky' aunt Yvonne.

The Telegraph: The songs, once immortalised by Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Lulu and Petula Clark, are performed with brio, and sound as fresh and engaging as ever. Su Pollard plays a garrulous hairdresser with her usual over-the-top glee.

Daily Express: This delightful evening is awash with nostalgia.

.Oh Doctor Beeching! - The Complete Collection DVD
.Monday 4th May, 2009.........................................................................................Releases
It is 1963 and the new station master of Hatley Station has just been informed that many of Britain's less used railway stations could be closed by Dr. Beeching. However, the staff at Hatley Station do their best to keep the place going...

The long-awaited Complete DVD Set of Oh Doctor Beeching! will finally be available on Monday 6th July 2009.

The four disc set, featuring both series of the hit BBC comedy, will be released by 2 Entertain. This comprises 19 episodes but it is unclear whether the pilot episode, with Sherrie Hewson, will also be included.

David Croft and Richard Spendlove's railway comedy ran on BBC1 between 1995 & 1997, starring Paul Shane, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, and featured Tara Daniels, Lindsay Grimshaw, Paul Aspden, Richard Spendlove, Terry John, Julia Deakin, Ivor Roberts, Barbara New, Stephen Lewis & Perry Benson.

Oh Doctor Beeching! was previously released on VHS in the 1990's and on DVD in 2004 (Complete Series One) and 2005 (Complete Series Two), but all of these are out of print so this set will be a welcome release to fans of the show.

Artwork hasn't been made available as yet.

.Whats On Stage - Shout! - 1st Night West End Photographs
.Monday 4th May, 2009...........................................................................................Theatre
There are lots of great 1st night photographs from Shout! at The Arts Theatre at the 'Whats On Stage' website. Please click below to visit the site.

.Richard & Judy - Screen Captures
.Sunday 26th April, 2009.....................................................................................Television
A selection of screen captures from Su's guest appearance on last week's Richard & Judy. Click on the caps for larger versions.

.Loose Women - Screen Captures
.Sunday 26th April, 2009.....................................................................................Television
A selection of screen captures from Su's guest appearance on last week's Loose Women. Click on the caps for larger versions.

.Daily Mail - Su Pollard takes to the streets in a Union Jack mini-dress
.Sunday 26th April, 2009....................................................................................Press Clips
Su was featured at the 'Daily Mail' website on Friday, as she and the cast launched Shout! in Carnaby Street, London.

.Su on TV - Richard and Judy
.Wednesday 22nd April, 2009..............................................................................Television
Following fantastic appearances on Loose Women and BBC Breakfast last week, Su also guested on Richard and Judy last night on Watch. For anyone who missed this it airs again this afternoon.

Richard and Judy : Watch - Wednesday 22nd April : 2.00pm
Richard and Judy : Watch Plus 1 - Wednesday 22nd April : 3.00pm
The nation's favourite TV couple are today joined by talk show host Jerry Springer and actresses Ellie Kendrick - recently seen in 'The Diary of Anne Frank' - and Su Pollard.

.Su on today's Loose Women
.Monday 13th April, 2009.....................................................................................Television
Su was a surprise guest on today's Loose Women on ITV1. For anyone who missed the show it is repeated late tonight/early tomorrow. Set your Sky+ :)

Loose Women : ITV1 - Tuesday 14th April : 1.45am
Join the loose ladies for another helping of fiery non-stop chat and fun. Today's guests include Paul Gascoine, Su Pollard and Imelda May.

Mail Online, the 'Daily Mail' website ran another feature on Su today, linked to her Loose Women appearance.

.Reveal - Su & Nicky Hambleton-Jones
.Tuesday 7th April, 2009.....................................................................................Magazines
Su is interviewed in this week's 'Reveal' magazine, in a fashion feature.

Su says: "I like the jewellery, but there's not nearly enough of it. I feel a bit bare without it all piled on. I love it when I get whistled at by builders," she said. "If they don't I'll walk past again until they do."

'Reveal' is on sale now. Today's 'Daily Mail' has also covered the feature.

.The Sun - Hi-de-High Fashion
.Tuesday 7th April, 2009.....................................................................................Press Clips
Bad taste is back... with a vengeance. OK, so we love a bit of animal print, but with acid washes, fringing and all-over sequins making a return, trash is now flash. 

A-listers are leading the way, stealing the look from old champions of naff. 

Agyness Deyn was caught doing a Su Pollard this week and Jaime Winston must get style inspiration from EastEnder Pat Evans. 

Kate Moss’s love of leopard print imitates Corrie’s Bet Lynch and even swish bowling alley All Star Lanes in London’s Brick Lane has got in on the act with a bad taste fancy dress party. 

Pick your pieces carefully – for example, make acid-washed denims less offensive with plain tees and vests. 

.Daily Mail - Why I'm proud to be the wackiest dresser in Britain
.Friday 3rd April, 2009........................................................................................Press Clips
Su was interviewed in yesterday's 'Daily Mail':

Why I'm proud to be the wackiest dresser in Britain (after all, I have got the legs of a 25-year-old) By Su Pollard

As Mail readers salute her very individual sense of style, Su Pollard reveals the secrets 

Please click on the screenshot above to read the full Su interview.

.The Hi-de-Hi! Companion
.Thursday 2nd April, 2009.....................................................................................Releases
The forthcoming book The Hi-de-Hi! Companion by Rob Cope & Mike Fury is currently in the editing and designing stage and is on course for it's official November release (however advance copies will be available for those attending the Anniversary event in October).

The cover will be unveiled at Bressingham's Perry and Croft Day on 10th May and thereafter posted on this site. 

The cost of the book will be 18, however it is hoped that Hi-de-Hi!.net will offer pre-ordered copies at a discounted price through their website over the next few months leading up to publication. 

Keep checking back to www.hi-de-hi.net for further details on the book.

.Hi-de-Hi!/You Rang M'Lord? 2009 Anniversary - Sold Out!
.Thursday 2nd April, 2009.........................................................................................Events
The Dovercourt Hi-de-Hi!/You Rang, M'Lord? anniversary event is now sold out. 

However, there is a waiting list in operation so please contact Tony Tarran at tony.tarran@sky.com to add your name if you want to attend.