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 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2013 NEWS:
.The Paul O'Grady Show: ITV Player
Wednesday 27th November, 2013  
Yesterday's edition of The Paul O'Grady Show, which includes a guest appearance from Su, is now available to watch online (UK residents only) at ITV Player. It remains there for the next six days. It's also available at STV Player for those of you in Scotland.

.Su on TV: The Paul O'Grady Show TODAY!
Tuesday 26th November, 2013  
Just a quick reminder that Su guests on The Paul O'Grady Show this evening on ITV. The programme airs at 5pm and will also be on ITV +1 at 6pm. Post broadcast it will also be available to UK viewers at ITV Player. Su previously guested on Paul's chat show in December 2007, as part of a Hi-de-Hi! reunion and earlier that year to promote Menopause The Musical!

.3 News / Su Interview
Monday 25th November, 2013  
Another new interview with Su, this one from 3 News: Su Pollard shares her favourite scenes in Annie the Musical, and the truth behind her character, Miss Hannigan! Click below to watch.

.Su Newsy Bits & Pieces!
Monday 25th November, 2013  
British Theatre Guide: This article, on Chris Jarvis, includes a great photo of Su in panto last year at Bournemouth Pavilion - View here... (Photo Chris Jarvis)

Su on the Radio: Su will be popping up on BBC Radio 2 over Christmas, in a new panto documentary, Oh Yes It Is, presented by Barbara Windsor. Here are a couple of press reports which mention it:

The Stage: Glee’s Matthew Morrison to present BBC Radio 2 Broadway special: The documentary forms part of Radio 2’s Christmas highlights, which also includes Oh Yes It Is – a programme fronted by Barbara Windsor which explores the British institution of pantomime. Windsor will look at the origins of pantomime in the 18th and 19th centuries and will talk to celebrities including the Krankies and Su Pollard about their experiences working in the genre. The documentary will be broadcast on Christmas Day at 10pm -
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BBC News: Dame Edna to host show on Radio 2 festive schedule: Former EastEnders star Barbara Windsor will research the origins of pantomime in the 18th and 19th Centuries and will talk to guests including The Krankies, Su Pollard and Stu Francis -
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Jemm Three: Su guested on yesterday's Sunday Brunch show on Jemm Three, being interviewed by Tim McCarthur. The station's website has a
Listen Again page so, no doubt, the interview will be made available there at some point.

.Good Morning / TV One: Su Interview
Saturday 23rd November, 2013  
Su guested on Good Morning on 'TV One' in New Zealand yesterday: British funny woman Su Pollard is on the couch to talk about her role in the hit musical Annie, coming to Wellington in May 2014 and Auckland in June 2014. View the interview by clicking below.

.The Edge: UK Stars Hit The Stage For Annie
Wednesday 20th November, 2013  
A new interview with Su is included in this article, on Annie heading to New Zealand, by The Edge.

Best known in New Zealand for her breakthrough performance as the daffy Peggy on Hi-de-Hi!, English comedy actress and singer Su Pollard is heading to New Zealand next year to play the villainous Miss Hannigan in Annie, joined by a colourful cast of UK stage and screen stars. By Josie Campbell.

Su Pollard will head up a stellar cast of well-known faces from classic British sitcoms, TV dramas and West End shows, when Annie comes to The Civic next year. David McAlister (Dr Who, Hollyoaks, Miss Marple, The Mousetrap) will play the kindly billionaire businessman Oliver ‘Daddy’ Warbucks; Frazer Hines, best known as Joe Sugden in Emmerdale for 22 years, and with 117 episodes of Dr Who to his credit, will play former US President Franklin D Roosevelt.

• Continue reading at
The Edge.
.My Hi-de-High Life: Available Now!
Wednesday 20th November, 2013  
'My Hi-De-High Life: Before, During and After Su Pollard', Peter Keogh's fantastic autobiography from Apex Publishing, is available NOW at Amazon Kindle. You can also preview a selection of pages from the book at Amazon.

The name Peter Keogh may not be instantly recognisable to many people but he was married to one of the most popular British comedy actresses of the 1980s, Su Pollard...

The book is already receiving great reviews, and is a must read for fans of Su, fans of great life stories and fans of a really good read. 'My Hi-De-High Life: Before, During and After Su Pollard' has forewords by, among others, the legendary Debbie Reynolds:

• Peter Keogh's book is sensational reading. He has led a remarkable life and has made many lasting frienships. Peter is loved by so many, including me. Debbie Reynolds

• Peter's book is a fun and insightful read. If I had one reservation it's that I'm not in it enough, but living with him for seven years was a roller coaster of a ride. To know Peter is to love him. John Frost

• What a great and empowering read. I was racing to the next adventure with a fixed smile of joy and delight in this spirited, brave and loving memoir. This is Peter's 'yellow brick road' - a lion with courage from the beginning. Tina Bursill

Buy the book at
Amazon Kindle UK or Amazon Kindle US.
.Su Newsy Bits & Pieces!
Wednesday 20th November, 2013  
So Feminine: Celebrities wear red ribbon brooches for World AIDS Day: A great photo of Su sporting her red ribbon - View here... More info on the red ribbon campaign here. (Photo Chris Jepson)

Experience Nottinghamshire: In Notts we love to celebrate Christmas!: Peter Pan, Theatre Royal Nottingham - 7th December 2013 – 12th January 2014: Put the date in your diary for the magnificent adventures of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. This year’s swashbuckling line-up features international star David Hasselhoff, children’s TV favourite Barney Harwood and Nottingham-born entertainer Su Pollard -
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Su in New Zealand: As well as the numerous other radio and televsion interviews already mentioned on this News page, Su guested on Canterbury TV on 15th November. If the footage become available online we will point you in its direction.

Hi-de-Hi! The Complete Collection: Those very generous folk at Playback Universal have given Su Online one of the fantastic new DVD box sets to give away as the prize in a competition. Check back soon to enter.
.The Coast: Brian Kelly Interviews Su
Tuesday 19th November, 2013  
Su was interviewed by Brian Kelly on his radio show on 'The Coast' at the weekend. Su talked about her previous visits to New Zealand, Annie, 'Starting Together', and even found time to share some beauty tips.

Su Pollard Talks to Brian Kelly

We got to know her here in New Zealand as Peggy Ollerenshaw in the TV series Hi-de-Hi. Su Pollard is returning to New Zealand next year to star in the stage musical Annie. She talks to Brian Kelly about her amazing career.

• Listen to, and watch, the interview online
here.

.Classic Hits: Jase & Dave Interview Su
Tuesday 19th November, 2013  
Su was interviewed by Jase & Dave on their 'Classic Hits' show in New Zealand at the end of last week. Su talks Hi-de-Hi!, Annie and much more.

Jase and Dave Catch Up With Su Pollard from Hi De Hi!

Jase & Dave catch up with star of 80's Sitcom Hi-de Hi - Sue Pollard! She chats about what went on behind-the-scenes of the show, her new show Annie coming to NZ next year ..& why she was crowned Rear of the Year!

• Listen to the interview online
here.
.Newstalk ZB: Tim Fookes Interviews Su
Tuesday 19th November, 2013  
Su was interviewed by Tim Fookes on his 'Newstalk ZB' radio show last Friday (15th November).

Su talked about bringing Annie to New Zealand next year, confirming she won't be playing Annie or Grace Farrel in the show, working with David Croft and Jimmy Perry on Hi-de-Hi!, UK sitcoms, appearing in Benidorm, her career and much more.

Su Pollard: Annie is coming to town

Tim Fookes catches up with British actor Su Pollard about her role in the muscial Annie which is coming to Wellington next May.

Photo of Su and Tim Tim Fookes/Newstalk NZ. View the full photo at Twitter.

• Listen to the interview online
here.

.Newstalk ZB: Chris Lynch Interviews Su
Tuesday 19th November, 2013  
Su was interviewed by Chris Lynch on his 'Newstalk ZB' radio show Sunday Breakfast. Su talked about a previous visit to Christchurch, New Zealand with The Good Sex Guide Revue, her personal career highlight, bringing Annie to New Zealand next year, her career and much more.

Chris Lynch with Su Pollard

British theatre/TV icon Su Pollard talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the show she will star in called... Annie

Photo of Su and Chris Chris Lynch/Newstalk NZ.

• Listen to the interview online
here.
.The Dominion Post: Hi de Hi! Star Lives Life With A Ho de Ho Response
Tuesday 19th November, 2013  
It was too tempting to resist when she spotted Hi de Hi! star Su Pollard sipping tea at a Wellington cafe.

"Hi de hi," Helen Chell said leaning in, apologetically interrupting this interview. Pollard's reaction was instant: "Ho de ho."

Those of the right age will recognise the exchange as the catchphrase said to campers at a fictional campground in the popular British comedy Hi de Hi!.

Pollard, the star of the long-running sitcom, in which she played Peggy Ollerenshaw, is in town to promote Annie, the touring British stage show she stars in, which is coming to Wellington next year. But despite Hi de Hi! wrapping in 1988 after eight years, all roads lead back to it and, particularly "Hi de hi, ho de ho."

The greeting - and response - has become part of Pollard's day-to-day life, but a part she takes with joy.

• Continue reading at
The Dominion Post.
.Hi-de-Hi! The Complete Collection: 2013 DVD Box Set
Sunday 17th November, 2013  
Playback have just released a new DVD box set, 'Hi-de-Hi! The Complete Collection', for 2013. Featuring every episode of the hit sitcom, across nine series, on 13 discs. Of course a previous complete DVD set (now out of print) was available, also released by Playback in November 2009, though this new collection is in a re-designed box.

According to reports this box set also has new menu screens and subtitles on all series (rather than only S3-9 as stated on the box), and may contain slightly different versions of episodes previously released on DVD. *Although Su Online cannot confirm any of this info at present.*

Welcome to Maplin's, Britain's favourite holiday camp, where the sun-drenched summer never ends. Here we find our heroic Yellow Coats involved in all kinds of jolly japes and comic capers, in the chalets, in the Hawaiian Ballroom and all around the Olympic-sized swimming pool. So roll up your trousers and get those knobbly knees out, it's time for a complete season of fun and frolics - come on campers, Hi-De-Hi!

Starring: Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, Simon Cadell & David Griffin.

• View further details on this new release at
Amazon.
.Su Online News Archive: June/July 2013
Sunday 17th November, 2013  
Su news for June and July 2013 has now been archived. Visit our News Archive here.

.Su and Maggie Say "Cheers" To You All!
Saturday 16th November, 2013 • Thanks to Rob Cope  
A wonderful photo, taken in only the last day or so in Auckland, New Zealand, of Su and Aussie acting legend Maggie Kirkpatrick. The ladies met up for a chat over a glass of wine and send everyone visiting Su's site in the UK, and everywhere else for that matter, a huge HELLO! Please click on the photo to view a larger version.

.Su on TV: The Paul O'Grady Show
Friday 15th November, 2013  
Su guests next week on The Paul O'Grady Show on ITV. The tea time chat show has been resurrected after being offscreen for four years.

The Paul O'Grady Show: ITV
Tuesday 26th November: 5.00pm

Paul O'Grady hosts the talk show that is guaranteed to liven up teatime with celebrity chat, the world's biggest music stars, spectacular stunts and heart-warming surprises. Paul's guests include Hi-de-Hi legend Su Pollard and magician Dynamo. Music comes from Alison Moyet.

.Breakfast / TVNZ: Su Interview
Friday 15th November, 2013  
A new interview with Su from TVNZ's Breakfast, the morning show which airs in New Zealand Miss Hannigan from the musical Annie: Hi De Hi! star Su Pollard is in Auckland ahead of her starring role as Miss Hannigan in the stage musical… Please click on the screen cap below to watch the interview at the TVNZ website.

.The Press: Glassy-Eyed Dynamic Duo
Friday 15th November, 2013  
British songstress and comedy actress Su Pollard is in Christchurch, but her aim is to help people in the Pacific Islands.

Pollard spent yesterday with Ferrymead Lions Club member Andy Blakie as the pair inspected glasses for flaws at the club's recycling centre.

The club has, since 1987, been collecting old glasses, sterilising them and recalibrating them, to be sent to the organisation Volunteer Opthalmologist Services Overseas for redistribution to people with poor eyesight in the Pacific Islands.

Pollard, who is best known for her roles in British sitcoms Hi-de-Hi! and You Rang, M'Lord?, is in New Zealand promoting the tour of the British production of the musical Annie.

• Continue reading at
The Press.
.Burton Mail: Su Pollard Gets Ready To Panto With David 'The Hoff' Hasselhoff
Sunday 10th November, 2013  
A new interview with Su, published on Thursday, by the Burton Mail.

Su Pollard knows a thing or two about pantomime – oh yes she does!

The comedienne been treading the panto boards for almost 40 years, only taking a couple of years out when other commitments came along.

“I love to do panto every year,” says the funny woman – and trust me, she is funny. She had me giggling away and chatted to me as if she had known me for years. “I started out from a fairy – but that was boring. I just stood there with a wand.”

• Continue reading at the
Burton Mail.
.Happy Birthday Su!
Thursday 7th November, 2013  
It's Su's birthday today. Sending warm wishes from Su Online and all our visitors x

.Huddersfield Dispatch: Su Pollard Says Hi-de-Hi to Nottingham
Friday 1st November, 2013  
A new interview with Su, from the Huddersfield Dispatch, published on Wednesday.

Su Pollard says Hi-de-Hi to Nottingham as Mimi the Mermaid in Peter Pan pantomime

Nottingham’s Theatre Royal will be welcoming the city’s very own veteran star of stage and screen when it opens this year’s pantomime - Su Pollard.

Peter Pan will be prancing into swashbuckling action in this fun translation of the JM Barrie classic tale of the boy who can fly and never ages. It seems the same can be said of Su Pollard who it seems that after 40 years in showbusiness is still flying high and maintaining her original quirky style and quick humour.

Still remembered most fondly for her role as chalet maid Peggy in Hi-de-Hi, Su is preparing for her move back to Nottingham for the panto season ahead but isn’t afraid to look back on her time as the TV favourite.

"I look back on Hi-de-Hi with fondness,” explained Su. “It’s great to be well-remembered and loved for a part and it is a show that people continue to enjoy.!

• Continue reading at the
Huddersfield Dispatch.
.Su Newsy Bits & Pieces!
Friday 1st November, 2013  
Nutckracker on Ice: Su attended The Nutcracker On Ice press night at the London Palladium last Friday. View a photo of her at Contact Music...

Ideal Home Magazine: Su's panto for Christmas 2013, Peter Pan, received a mention in the December issue of 'Ideal Home' magazine.
View at Twitter...

Regional Mag: Peter Pan: The Theatre Royal Nottingham announces a star-studded cast for the region’s biggest pantomime, Peter Pan, which runs from Saturday 7 December 2013 to Sunday 12 January 2014 -
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.Su Newsy Bits & Pieces!
Wednesday 23rd October, 2013  
Ripley & Heanor News: Tick Tock for The Hoff: The Theatre Royal Nottingham has announced a star-studded cast for the region’s biggest pantomime, Peter Pan, which runs from Saturday December 7 to Sunday, January 12, 2014 - Continue reading...

British Theatre Guide: Hoff is highlight of Nottingham winter season: Peter Pan, featuring international superstar David Hasselhoff, Nottingham’s own Su Pollard and children’s TV presenter Barney Harwood, is the highlight of the winter season at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall -
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Scoop Independent News: Annie Heads to New Zealand in 2014: Everyone’s favourite little red-headed orphan is New Zealand-bound. The acclaimed UK production of ANNIE – one of the best-loved musicals of all time - will play in Wellington from 23 May 2014 at the St James Theatre, and in Auckland from 13 June at The Civic for a strictly limited season -
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3News Entertainment: Annie heading for New Zealand: A host of British actors have already been cast in the international production, which will play in Wellington and Auckland from May next year. They include Su Pollard (Hi-de-Hi's Peggy) as the formidable Miss Hannigan and David McAlister (Dr Who) as Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks -
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Ticketmaster New Zealand: Annie: This dazzling production features a host of familiar faces from the UK. Playing the devious Miss Hannigan is Britain's hilarious star of stage and TV screen Su Pollard (Hi-de-Hi!), while David McAlister, a veteran of the West End stage -
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.Maplins & Meldrum @ Twitter!
Wednesday 23rd October, 2013  
Just launched - A new Twitter feed for all things Hi-de-Hi! and You Rang, M'Lord? Classic BBC comedies from the pens of Jimmy Perry OBE and David Croft OBE. Follow here.

Exclusive news has already been tweeted: Perry and Croft retrospectives heading to BBC TV next year. Four half hour programmes covering Dad's Army, It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Hi-de-Hi! and You Rang, M'Lord?
.Su Online News Archive: May 2013
Wednesday 23rd October, 2013  
Su news for May 2013 has now been archived. Visit our News Archive here.

.Annie: The Sun'll Come Out... in 2014!
Sunday 13th October, 2013  
Su is heading Down Under again in 2014 to unleash her Miss Hannigan on the good, theatre-going, folk of New Zealand. New dates for Annie have just been announced. Visit the official show website by clicking below.

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