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May 30, 2003: 'Stars Reunited' - Recording report / Win a signed 'Hi-De-Hi!' cast picture
Hi-De-Hi! - Signed cast picThe recording of Stars Reunited, on Tuesday evening at the Riverside Studios in London, went extremely well.

Dale Winton introduced interviews recorded earlier in the day on the riverside setting before reuniting Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Nikki Kelly and of course Su live before the studio audience. The show consisted of clips and anecdotes with all of the assembled thespians having a great rapport with both Dale and each other. Su really enjoyed the day.

A big surprise during the evening for audience and cast was the arrival of Barry Howard, thus bringing together five of the original cast members from the first series.

Audience questions were asked by, among others, SuOnline's Rob Cope, Meron Roberts, and Mike Gattrell. It is not known when the programme will be broadcast but at the moment the production team think it will be one morning during July.

Win a Hi-De-Hi! original cast picture signed, at the Stars Reunited recording, by Ruth Madoc, Paul Shane, Barry Howard, Nikki Kelly and, of course, Su.

For the chance to win this great piece of Hi-De-Hi! memoribilia, simply answer this:

Q. Including the pilot, how many episodes were made of Hi-De-Hi!?

Please send your answers to webmaster@supollard.org - The competition closes on Sunday 15th June, and the winner will be notified, via email, soon after.

May 30, 2003: More 'Hi-De-Hi!' on TV!
UK Gold have more episodes from the first series of Hi-De-Hi! lined up for broadcast at the beginning of June, and BBC Prime are also showing a couple today, Sunday and next Friday..

BBC Prime : Friday 30th May : 11.15am
BBC Prime : Sunday 1st June : 12.30pm
UK Gold : Each weekday @ 6.00am, from Friday 6th - Wednesday 11th June
BBC Prime : Friday 6th June : 11.15am

May 25, 2003: Su to star in 'A Happy Medium'
A Happy MediumMore exciting Su news. Su is set to star in the wonderful A Happy Medium, written by Scotland's Dorothy Paul and John Bett. Dorothy appeared in the role in Glasgow to rave reviews and Su can expect the same when the show premieres in 2004.

'A Happy Medium' tells the tale of Ellen Small - a wee woman from Maryhill with big ideas.  Ellen wants to make contact with her dead sister to fulfill a promise made years ago on the top of Ben Arthur.  Regardless of the feelings of her two daughters Audrey and Gemma, she enlists the help of Mr Proudfoot, a part-time medium from Kilmarnock.  Their combined dabblings in the spirit world produce a chain of hilarious events, unlock hidden powers and family secrets, and ensure that no-one escapes the ‘ghosts’ from the past! 

Further information on this exciting project soon.

May 25, 2003: 'Annie' - Update from Su
Annie & Miss HanniganAs previously mentioned, Su will unfortunately not be appearing with the Annie cast for the performances in Cork. Su explains all in her latest 'Snippets'.

Su also reveals that Annie will now be played by Lucy Barker. Lucy appeared as Tessie in the musical's 2002 tour of the UK. Meanwhile, Annie 2003 opens at the Theatre Royal, Lincoln, on 8th September.

Lots more Annie news and updates in the coming months prior to opening.

May 25, 2003: Su, 'Vagina Monologuing' soon
The Vagina MonologuesSu is currently recovering from an operation, her recuperation being spent learning her scripted monologues for The Vagina Monologues.

Su, along with Jenny Jules and Tamara Beckwith, will open in Dartford at the Orchard Theatre, on 9th June. Su will also be appearing at the Swan Theatre, High Wycombe (23rd June), and the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury (30th June).

A short tour for Su, but if you are near these areas, well worth a visit. These will no doubt be memorable performances from Su, Jenny and Tamara.

Further information, ticket details, and cast info can be found at the Oficial Vag Mon website.

May 25, 2003: 'Hi-De-Hi!' - DVD / On TV / Reunion
Hi-De-Hi!Following the great news that a second Hi-De-Hi! boxed set, featuring series' three & four, UK Gold are, once again, reshowing a retro episode of the classic comedy.

HI-De-Hi! : UK Gold - Friday 6th June : 6.00am
Series One - Episode One (second ever episode)
Desire In The Mickey Mouse Grotto
When Ted Bovis arranges a secret meeting with an attractive young girl camper their romantic intentions are cut short by the arrival of security. In an attempt to avoid capture they unwittingly set suspicions on Jeffrey Fairbrother...

• Su, and a number of the stars from Hi-De-Hi!, will be gathering together for the first time (on television) in many years this coming Tuesday to record Stars Reunited. This will be broadcast on BBC1 in the near future, though no actual date is available yet.

Rob from SuOnline will be at the recording, so details of what occurs at the nostalgiafest will be posted on this very page soon after the 27th.

Please click on the cast picture to visit SuOnlie's revamped Hi-De-Hi! Scrapbook.

May 25, 2003: Su - Latest newsy bits & pieces!
Su and Noisy• Su recently had her photo taken with "Noisy", the character she voices in the hit children's animated series Little Robots. Due to the success of the first batch of episodes, Su, Lenny Henry, Martin Clunes and Mel & Sue, will be recording a further 50 later this year.

Click on Su & Noisy, to view more pictures in the Gallery.

• Su was recently asked to appear on I'm A Celebrity ... Shove Me Out Of Here! The concept of the show was to take a bunch of celebs into the skies in a jet and one-by-one they would be pushed out (hopefully while wearing a parachute) after being voted out by viewers. Su and everyone else asked to participate, understandably, declined. 

• The short film Su appeared in earlier this year, Lullabelle, is now showing at various film festivals in the UK.

• Su will be recording her Weakest Link guest spot on 2nd June at Pinewood Studios. No confirmation of when this wil be broadcast. Stay tuned to SuOnline for further information as and when it is made available by the BBC.

• Still no concrete news on the possibility of a DVD release of You Rang, M'Lord? Interesting to note that an On The Buses fansite petitioned for DVD releases of said show, and they managed to persuade the "powers that be" it was a sensible idea. Result - On The Buses is now available on DVD. Still hope for YRM? Please keep emailing communicate@unistudios.com

May 18, 2003: 'Hi-De-Hi!' - Further DVD releases
More Hi-De-Hi!It looks like, due to the success of the first set, there will a second DVD/VHS Hi-De-Hi! release later this year.

Hi-De-Hi! - Series 3 & 4 boxed set is scheduled for release this September, once again, by Universal-Playback.

This is almost definite, though is subject to change, so fingers crossed.

Many thanks to Carolyn from the BBC.

May 18, 2003: 'Annie' Update
Further news on Annie - The Musical 2003: Mark Wynter and Louise English will also be on tour again, recreating their roles as Daddy Warbucks and Grace Farrell respectively.

Unfortunately, due to schedules, Su will not be appearing in the musical for the week in Cork (w/c 24th November). More info soon.

May 12, 2003: 'Annie' - Preparations for Tomorrow begin!
Annie in BirminghamPreparations for the 2003 Annie UK tour are now taking place, and pace, with a number of theatres now advertising the show in their new brochures.

This is taken from the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham, where Annie will play in November.

Annie - Starring Su Pollard

Annie is a heart-warming rags to riches story of an 11 year-old orphan who longs for her parents to rescue her from a New York orphanage and its mean tempered matron, Miss Hannigan (Su Pollard). Annie is offered the chance of a lifetime when billionaire businessman (with a heart of gold) Oliver Warbucks decides to adopt her, but not before Miss Hannigan and her brother Rooster scheme to kidnap Annie and claim the reward money.

The classic musical features: 'Tomorrow', 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile', 'It's A Hard Knock Life' and more.

"The sun doesn't come out tomorrow - it shines all over the stage" - The Stage

"A wonderful show that gives you a huge dose of the feel good factor" - Gloucestershire Echo

Many thanks to Alec Kelly for the brochure.

May 12, 2003: Calling all 'Hi-De-Hi!' fans
As some of you may know, BBC Television are currently in the process of making a series called STARS REUNITED hosted by Dale Winton which attempts to reunite cast members of television programmes of yesteryear. Among these will be 'Allo 'Allo, Bread, Top Of The Pops and That's Life. More interesting to us is the fact that one of the editions centres around reuniting Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard and Nikki Kelly from HI DE HI! The producers are looking for HI DE HI! fans who might want to attend the studio recording and maybe ask the cast a question or two on air. 

The recording will be in the early evening of Tuesday 27th May at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, London. 

Anybody interested in attending should contact Anthony Carr on 0208 237 1067.

May 2, 2003: 'Annie' - UK Tour dates confirmed
Annie 2003SuOnline is pleased to announce the UK tour dates for Annie -The Musical 2003, featuring Su as Miss Hannigan.

Su is reprising her role as the wicked orphanage owner. The role won her rave reviews and full houses during the musical's 2002 national tour.

NB: Tickets may not be on sale at certain theatres as yet. If you wish further information or ticket details please contact the relevant venue.

Annie 2003 U.K. TOUR (Week commencing):


Further information will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

In the meantime, please visit SuOnline's dedicated Annie section by clicking the picture.

April 30, 2003: Rear Of The Year memories
Su in 1988Last week saw the annual "Rear Of The Year" Awards.

A number of UK newspapers came over all nostalgic and ran features on previous winners and the history of the awards. This was the 21st anniversary of this uniquely British event.

Su was featured in 'The Sunday People', 'The Scotsman', and the 'Daily Record'.

'The Scotsman' printed Su's comment from 1988: "I had to lose two stone before I had a bum to be proud of and even then I had to pour myself into my jeans."

April 30, 2003: Su interviewed at 'BritishExPat.com'
Su was recently interviewed at 'BritishExPat.com'. Su chats about Hi-De-Hi!, The Pirates Of Penzance, Annie, and much more. You can read the full interview in the Article Archive.
April 30, 2003: 'The Vagina Monologues'
Su is now listed at the Official Vagina Monologues website, in the tour dates section. The website features reviews of previous performances and a whole lot more.
April 24, 2003: Su to appear on 'The Weakest Link'
The Weakest LinkSu will guest on a future celebrity edition of BBC2's The Weakest Link.

The special will be an 80s themed show and as well as Su, Linda Lusardi, Limahl, and a host of others will be in attendance.

This should be an unmissable edition of the quiz. Ice-maiden host, Anne Robinson, is an old chum of Su's so the interaction and atmosphere will be electric to say the least.

Stay tuned for dates - coming soon.

April 24, 2003: Win a DVD player, plus Universal Playback comedy DVDs
Hi-De-Hi! @ GMTVWin a DVD player, plus Universal Playback comedy DVDs

Fill your home with laughter this spring courtesy of universal playback.com - we have some classic comedies for three lucky winners, including the charm-free Citizen Smith, the fantastic Liver Birds and Solo series, plus the hilarious Hi-de-Hi to give away! 

Not content with spoiling you with all this great TV, we've also got a top of the range DVD player for one lucky winner to enjoy them on!

To enter this competition simply click on the picture to visit GMTV's website, and answer a simple question - Good Luck!

April 24, 2003: Su newsy bits and pieces!
• A new TV series, Stars Reunited, looks like it could be bringing together the cast of Hi-De-Hi! for the first time in many years. Watch this space for further information on this exciting news.

• Sales of the first Hi-De-Hi! box set, featuring the first two series' of the hit BBC comedy, have been even better than anticipated. Could this lead to more releases? More info on SuOnline if and when it becomes available.

April 24, 2003: 'The Vagina Monologues' - Su dates finalised
SuOnline is proud to announce the dates of Su's Vagina Monologues appearances. Su will be part of the tour for three weeks only, and the dates are:


April 24, 2003: More 'Su Snippets'!
More Su Snippets!Latest addition to the website - another batch of April snippets of the Su variety!

Catch up on all of Su's latest gossip and projects, straight from her own pen. Exciting news about The Vagina Monologues and what will undoubtedly be an unmissable edition of The Weakest Link. There's also the possiblity of a Hi-De-Hi! cast reunion in the not-too-distant future too. There is never a dull moment when Su is around!

Our thoughts are also with Su and her family upon the sad news of the passing of her auntie.

April 15, 2003: Su at the 'OK! TV Extravaganza'
Su and FayeSu is pictured in this week's 'OK!' Magazine, along with ex-Steps singer, Faye Tozer.

Su was attending the 'OK!' organised tribute to the British forces serving in the Gulf.

The celebrity TV special was shown to 50,000 service men and women to boost morale.

The gathering, at the Thai Pavilion East restaurant in London, also boasted Su's old mate, and Pirates Of Penzance co-star, Gary Wilmot, Claire Sweeney, Dale Winton, Cliff Richard, Mark Shaw, Gina G, Lee from Steps, Al Murray, Dean Gaffney, Annabel Croft, Nicholas Parsons and many more.

April 15, 2003: 'The British Theatre Guide'
British Theatre GuideSuOnline is newly listed @ 'The British Theatre Guide' website.

13/04/03 New links listed for the first time this week.

Su Pollard - Site for the actress best known for her part as Peggy in the sitcom Hi-De-Di, although she has done much more than that. This is an official site with all the usual ingredients, plus a letter, Su's Hometown, Su at Home - everything, in fact, for the devoted fan.

April 15, 2003: Su on TV - 'Hi-De-Hi!' & 'Little Robots'
Hi-De-Hi!Don't forget that UK Gold (and UK Gold Plus 1) are currently running repeats of Hi-De-Hi! every day at various times. Please check your TV Guides for speciific times.

Little Robots continues apace too. The animated series can be seen each Tuesday morning around 9.30 am on BBC2.

Don't miss Miss Su being very, very Noisy!!

April 9, 2003: 'The Vagina Monologues' - Su dates announced soon
Official UK Vagina Monologues websiteThe dates that Su will be touring with The Vagina Monologues are at this moment being finalised and SuOnline will be announcing where and when you can catch the production very shortly.

After an incredibly successful run in London The Vagina Monologues is now taking to the road and visiting theatres around the UK. Su will be part of the tour for around four weeks in June.

Click the picture to visit the Official Website of the show.

April 9, 2003: Su :@ 'My Islington'
My IslingtonSu was recently featured at the 'My Islington' website:

Islington resident Su Pollard is one of many stars including Lenny Henry, Martin Clunes and Mel and Sue who will be providing the voices for a new BBC2 cartoon. 

Little Robots is based on the children's book by Mike Brownlow and premiered yesterday.

It stars Tiny and his little robot friends, who are pioneers, builders and architects of a brand new world. 

Nottingham born, Islington based actress Su Pollard became a fixture on BBC television in the 1980's. Her forte was comedy, and she appeared in quite a few very successful shows. She first came to prominence in "Hi-De-Hi" in which she played chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw from 1980 to 1988. 

After that came to an end she was in "You Rang, M'Lord?" from 1988-92, and "Oh! Doctor Beeching". She is famous for her trademark oversized spectacles and strong accent. 

Away from television, Su regularly appears on stage and had her own one woman show "A Song, A Frock and a Tinkle." She also took the song "Starting Together" to number two in the charts in 1986.

April 2, 2003: Su swaps 'Annie' for 'Vagina Monologues'
Su as Miss HanniganUnfortunately, due to recent world events, the proposed tour of Annie out in Kuala Lumpa has been, understandably, cancelled.

The previously mentioned UK and European dates, pencilled in for Annie later this year, are still going ahead. Further information on these as it becomes available.

Because of the Annie cancellation Su now has the opportunity to finally appear in The Vagina Monologues, a production she had to pull out of last year due, ironically, to commitments to Annie!

The Vagina MonologuesDetails are still to be finalised, but it looks likely that Su will be appearing in The Vagina Monologues, or Vag Mon as Su calls the show, for around four weeks in June.

As with Annie, more specific information on Vag Mon, dates, ticket info etc. as and when it is confirmed.

Please click the pic of Su as Miss Hannigan, from Annie, to visit our dedicated Annie section.

April 2, 2003: Su's Snippets - Now online
Su's Snippets!As promised a couple of weeks ago - Now Online - the first of Su's new (hopefully) regular feature Su's Snippets!

Read up on Su's latest gossip, from Sunday's recording of messages for the UK soldiers in the Gulf, to Noisy and the Little Robots taking on Westlife in the charts. Plus lots more besides.

April 2, 2003: Su to record a new single with 'Little Robots'
It looks like Su, as Noisy, the character she voices in Little Robots, may soon be racing up the charts. Su has recorded a song called 'The Sparkle Song', a collaboration by Don Black (Sunset Boulevard) and Debbie Wiseman.

The song could be released as a single later this year.


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