Pantomime Awards: Outstanding Achievement
to Su on receiving her Outstanding
Achievement award this week at The
Pantomime Awards 2023.
Pantomime Awards organisers said:
"Su Pollard was
honoured with the Outstanding Achievement
Award for her many decades of passion and
commitment to treading the boards in
pantomimes around the country."
Su attended the ceremony as
a guest on Wednesday and was surprised at
the end of the ceremony when host,
Christopher Biggins, announced that the
Outstanding Achievement award was going
to... Su Pollard!
See more photos from The
Pantomime Awards at Su's Official
Watch the video of
from the evening, including Su's surprise
at the ammouncement, and also receiving
There has been a deluge of
congratulations and well done messages
from many at Instagram. Su thanked
everyone via an Instagram story (above)
and special post.
There's been a lot of
press coverage. Read reports, and the
full list of winners, at Sky News, Broadway
Busy Su - Catch Up!
been a busy few weeks for Su,
particularly the past week, with a lot of
press, television and radio appearances,
mostly in anticipation of the premiere of
the first episode of Pilgrimage: The
Road Through Portugal.
Last Sunday (2nd April) Su guested on Sunday
Brunch on Channel 4, chatting and
enjoying some great food throughout the
three-and-a-half-hour show. Su also made
a return appearance to James Whale's show
on Talk TV.
Thursday evening Su guested on BBC1's The One
alongside her Pilgrimage friends
Bobby Seagull and Rita Simons. Also
guesting was Jeff Goldblum.
During the week Su also did a number of
radio interviews, including BBC Radio
Northampton and BBC Radio Scotland, on Sunday
Morning With Cathy Macdonald -
Listen at BBC Sounds.
On Friday morning Su guested on Good
the first of three TV appearances that
day. Later she made her second visit to The
Weakest Link -
having previously been on the legendary
quiz show 20 years earlier when it was
then hosted by Anne Robinson - coming a
very respectable fourth in the
competition, which aired on BBC1 prime
The culmination to this busy week was the
broadcast of the first episode of, the
fifth series of, Pilgrimage.
It premiered on BBC2 at 9pm, with all
three episodes being made available to
stream at BBC iPlayer.
The next two episodes will air on Friday
14th and 21st April on BBC2. (Photos ©
Pilgrimage: New Episodes/Stream/Airdates
|Episode One of Pilgrimage:
The Road Through Portugal
aired last Friday, and Episodes Two
and Three are now also available at BBC
iPlayer. Or you can watch them on BBC2 on
14th and 21st April. The series is also
repeated during the Sign Zone, late
night/early morning, various days, on
BBC2. (Photo © BBC)
Pilgrimage - The Road Through Portugal -
been a lot of press, with more to come,
in the build up to the premiere of the
first episode of Pilgrimage - The
Road Through Portugal. (Photos ©
Pilgrimage is back! Seven celebrities
take on a challenging journey through
Portugal for brand new BBC Two and
iPlayer series: Seven well known
personalities of differing faiths and
beliefs head off on a personal journey
along the northern route of the Fatima
Way in Portugal - Continue...
Radio Times: Su
Pollard, Rita Simons and Shane Lynch
reveal what a journey of discovery to
Portugal meant to them: Pilgrimage: the
Road through Portugal Good Friday 9.00pm
BBC2 - Continue...
Pilgrimage star reveals they accidentally
stayed in a "swingers" hotel:
Pilgrimage star Su Pollard is one of the
celebrities who undertook the route
through Portugal for the show's 2023
season - Continue...
Pilgrimage to return as Vicky Pattison,
Shane Lynch and Su Pollard explore their
faith - Continue...
Wales Online: Su
Pollard, Bobby Seagull, Vicky Pattison,
Rita Simons and Shane Lynch on Pilgrimage
The Road Through Portugal: Set
over three episodes, the show sees the
group hike 364km over 15 days - Continue...
Daily Star - New Su Interview
Pollard is 'living life for her pal Ruth
Madoc' after tragic death of Hi-de-Hi
Hi-de-Hi! stars Su Pollard and Ruth
Madoc were best friends for 40 years,
though sadly Ruth passed away last year.
Though Su is determined to live her life
in memory of her pal
Su Pollard is living life to the fullest
in honour of late pal Ruth Madoc.
The Hi-de-Hi! legends were friends for
more than 40 years. So when Ruth, who
played yellowcoat Gladys Pugh in the
sitcom, died aged 79 last December, it
made her take stock.
Su, who starred as cleaner Peggy, vividly
remembers the moment she heard the news.
She told the Daily Star Sunday: It
was ever such a shock. It was terrible. I
was about to do panto and I got a phone
call to say Ruth had broken her leg.
I found out what hospital she was
in and I phoned her. And then a few days
later she was gone."
Continue reading at the Daily Star.
Su On TV - The Weakest Link
|Su guests on The Weakest
Link this Good Friday. Click below
for further details.
Weakest Link: BBC1: Friday 7th April:
Series 2, Episode 7. Romesh
Ranganathan invites John Robins, James
Haskell, Bobby Seagull, Amanda Abbington,
Sarah Kendall, Des Clarke, Yinka Bokinni
and Su Pollard to bank money for chosen
charities as they answer questions
against the clock, blocking out rivals at
the end of each round. (Photo © BBC)
Su On TV - Pilgrimage: The Road Through
|The new three-part series of
Pilgrimage begins airing on BBC2
this Good Friday. Click below for further
info on the series at the BBC website.
(Photo © BBC)
- The Road Through Portugal: BBC2: Friday
7th April 9pm
Series 5, Episode 1. Seven well
known personalities with differing faiths
and beliefs, meet in northern Portugal to
tackle a modern-day Catholic pilgrimage.
Taking part are actresses Su Pollard and
Rita Simons, Shane Lynch of Boyzone fame,
reality TV star Vicky Pattison, TV
personality Bobby Seagull, comedian Nabil
Abdulrashid and Paralympian skier Millie
Su on Sunday Brunch
|Su guested on this morning's
Sunday Brunch. Here's a snapshot
from the show.
Su On The Radio: For Better Or For Worse
|For Better Or For Worse,
the radio sitcom, originally first
broadcast in 1993 on BBC Radio 2,
starring Su and Gorden Kaye, is currently
re-airing on BBC Radio 4
Listen at BBC Sounds.
See our For Better Or For Worse Episode
Su On TV: Pilgrimage on BBC Two
|Su will feature on the new
series of Pilgrimage on BBC Two
and BBC iPlayer this Spring. Read the BBC
media release on this by clicking below.
(Photo © BBC)
NB: Su has a number of upcoming TV
appearances, including the, aforementiond
and still to air, Weakest Link,
There are several others which she has
already filmed/recorded but info is
Su On Talk Sport
guested on Talk Sport's Hawksbee and
Jacob's Daily earlier this month.
the podcast of the full show is available
to listen to online.
LVP At The NCP ft. Su Pollard
Paul Hawksbee and Charlie Baker bring you
a bumper podcast episode.
journeyman boxer Lewis van Poetsch, Dean
Holden and Tracey Leaburn from Charlton
Athletic, Grimsby supporting comedian
Lloyd Griffith and sitcom royalty Su
Listen to the podcast here.
(Photo © Charlie Baker)
Su On TV: Hi-de-Hi! on GOLD
|Episodes of Hi-de-Hi!
continue to air on GOLD...
Su Remembers Audrey
|Su attended a memorial
service recently for friend Audrey
Leybourne, on what would have been her
96th birthday. Many friends and
colleagues shared stories. Su spoke of
hilarious memories of their time working
together on Annie. (Photo ©
Merry Christmas from Su & SuOnline
|Season's Greetings from Su,
and SuOnline - and Best Wishes for 2023.
Acting For Others - Panto Podcast
|It's panto season, and Su
& Christopher Biggins have recorded a
special podcast for Acting For Others.
Listen now for free - Search for
"Acting For Others" wherever
you get your podcasts. Click below to see
a preview at Su's Instagram.
Su On TV - The Weakest Link
|Su guests on a future
epsiode of The Weakest Link.
Keep an eye on your tv guides.
Weakest Link: BBC1: Day/Time tbc
Romesh Ranganathan hosts as eight
celebrities try to win a whopping
£50,000 for charity. (Photo © Bobby
Su On Christmas TV - Festive House Of
|Su is guesting, for five
consecutive evenings, on the Christmas
specials of Richard Osman's Festive
House Of Games. Airing on BBC2 in
the lead up to Christmas week.
Osman's Festive House Of Games: BBC2:
19th - 23rd Dec: 7pm
Week 1: Episodes 1 to 5.
Clare Balding, Ivo Graham, Ugo Monye and
Su Pollard go toe-to-toe testing their
general knowledge skills in a variety of
trivia-based games across the week as
Richard hosts a Christmas edition of the
panel show. (Photo © BBC)
Su Lights Up Christmas!
|Su and, her panto co-star,
Mark Labbett (from ITV's The Chase)
lit up Christmas in Middlewich last
weekend. See photos at Instagram
and read press reports at Northwich
& Winford Guardian,
and Yahoo News.
Car Boot Carole / Xanadu Films
|In celebration of Su's
birthday, Xanadu Films made Car Boot
Carole - filmed in October 2022 -
available to watch at their website.
They said: "Following Ted's Shed
earlier this year (performed by Tommy
Cannon) we have another similar piece,
this time performed by the wonderful Su
Car Boot Carole has a run time
of approximately 10 minutes. Please click
below to watch at xanadufilms.co.uk.
(Photo © Xanadu Films)
Su/Peggy at Remembrance Review 2022
|Peggy Ollerenshaw, courtesy
of Su, made a surprise guest appearance
at the Remembrance Review 2022
event in Frinton-On-Sea last month.
(Photo © 2020imagery/Instagram)
Su in Lytham: Bobby Ball's Statue
|Su recently visited
Blackpool and Lytham for a short break,
and took the time to visit Bobby Ball's
new statue with her friend, Paul. The
statue, which was unveiled in August, is
located at Lowther Gardens in Lytham.
Click on the photo below to view another
at Su's Official Instagram. (Photo ©
Paul Alexander Boyd)
Fairy Su in Jack And The Beanstalk This
|Su's panto for Christmas
2022 has just been announced. It's Jack
And The Beanstalk at Northwich
Memorial Court. Please click below for
further info and ticket booking.
Oxford Mail: Didcot Food Festival 2022
is opening the Didcot Food Festival on
Saturday 24th September, the first day of
the two day event.
Didcot Food Festival 2022
returning next month
An annual food festival is returning next
month to Didcot.
The Didcot Food Festival will take place
in the civic hall in Britwell Road from
10am to 4pm on Saturday, September 24 and
Sunday, September 25.
It is organised by Great British Bake Off
quarter-finalist, Christine Wallace, and
features over 50 exhibitors of fine food,
drink, street food and skills demos.
There will be a line-up of chefs from
Great British Bake Off, Masterchef and
local hotels and restaurants to feature
in the great demonstration
Continue reading at the Oxford Mail.
Su at Harwich Museum
Museum celebrates first birthday in style
museum enjoyed a weekend of fun as it
celebrated its first anniversary in style
with notable names in attendance.
Harwich Museum celebrated its first
birthday on Sunday, August 21, with an
eventful day including stalls, raffles, a
tombola and talks.
The festivities began on Friday with a
coffee morning that was busy and well
supported. Lisa Cowley, office
administrator at the museum, said:
The celebration was a fun day and
we all dressed up in Victorian swimwear
to fit the theme.
Shanty singers were present and
Sandra Rogers played her accordion which
Su Pollard finally made it down to
the museum and she was hilarious. She is
just like you expect her to be but is so
down to earth and lovely.
Continue reading at the Daily
where you can also browse a gallery of
photos from the event.
Su in Glasgow
|Su made a whistlestop trip
to Glasgow this week, stopping off at BBC
Scotland's studios on the banks of the
River Clyde to record a secret TV
appearance. NB: There are a few upcoming
TV shows for Su, all airing on BBC
channels, and we will provide further
info on these closer to broadcast dates.
(Photo © David Fleming)
Su Newsy Bits & Pieces!
selection of recent Su interviews and
press, mostly relating to the upcoming Oh...
And Another Thing... An Evening With Su
BBC Radio Hereford &
Worcester: Andrew Easton Show:
The one and only Su Pollard - Andrew
Easton chats to Su ahead of her
appearance at the Swan in Worcester in
June! - Listen to
the interview here...
A chance to say 'Hi-De-Hi' to Su Pollard
at a Peterborough theatre - I resisted
the temptation to greet Su Pollard with a
Hi-De-Hi when she answered
the phone for our chat with a friendly
"hello", but it is fair to say
she wouldn't have been altogether taken
aback if I had - Continue
Mansfield News Journal:
Su Pollard coming to Mansfield Palace
Theatre - Continue
Enjoy an 'evening with Su Pollard' at
Settle Victoria Hall - Continue
Su Pollard is coming for a performance in
Worcester in June - Continue
Didcot Food Festival 2022:
Su is "Star Opener" of this
year's festival on Saturday 24th
September - Further
Oh... And Another Thing... Tour Resumes!
|Su is hitting the road again
this week for the second leg of, her very
well-received, Oh... And Another
Thing... An Evening With... It's a
busy June for Su, with 12 dates beginning
on Wednesday at Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts
Centre & Theatre.
Please click below for all the
tour dates and ticket links..
Su On TV: Celebrity Antiques/Shocking
Road Trip: Quest: Wednesday 8th June: 1pm
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip: Really:
Monday 13th June: 11am
Ruth Madoc and Su Pollard.
Series 6, episode 3. Two famous faces
from the world of stage and television,
Ruth Madoc and Su Pollard, head out on
the road to Congleton, Cheshire, to go
antique hunting with Phil Serrell and Raj
Bisram. Ruth finds out more about a
famous 19th-century nurse, and Su visits
the ancient Roman town of Caerleon.
Shocking Celebrity Moments: Channel 5:
Sunday 12th June: 10.55pm
1980s. Series 1, episode 1. A
countdown of celebrity scandals that
defined the decade, from Madonna's
arrival on the pop scene to doomed royal
relationships, the glamour of Dallas and
the wobbly sets of Crossroads. Featuring
first-hand insight from those who were
there, including 80s icons Sinitta,
Sonya, Jay Aston, Su Pollard, Nathan
Moore and Paul Robinson himself - Stefan
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