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Christmas Eve 2006: Merry Christmas... Joyeux Nol... Froehliche Weihnachten... 
• A huge THANKS to everyone who has contributed photos, information and news to Su Online this year. It is all very much appreciated.

Merry Christmas from Su Online

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, Best Wishes and A Prosperous 2007 from Su & all at Su Online. See you all next year!

Christmas Eve 2006: Su's 2006
2006 has been yet another busy and diverse year for Su... Here's just some of the highlights:

Su 2006

You Rang, M'Lord? finally released on DVD... Su as Nurse in the Romeo & Juliet UK tour... various interviews in print and online... Hi-de-Hi! and You Rang, M'Lord? omnipresent on UKTV Gold & UKTV Drama... memorable guest appearances on ITV1's Loose Women... guesting on a specially revived Blankety Blank on The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday Live...

More Su 2006

Fundraising in Sutton-On-Sea... Hi-de-Hi! Series 5&6 DVD... The Vagina Monologues... 'Wear it Pink' 2006... Mansfield Festive switch on... 'The Strong Trust'... and rounding off the year in Snow Whits & The Seven Dwarfs in Mansfield.

Christmas Eve 2006: Su on NEW YEAR TV
Gimme Gimme Gimme : UKTV Gold - Friday 5th January : 1.50am
Gimme Gimme Gimme : UKTV Gold Plus 1 - Friday 5th January : 2.50am
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.
December 18 2006: 'Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs' - The Stage review
Snow White 2006Working on the adage that if ain’t broke, don’t fix it, Mansfield has pulled out the stops for another cracker of a show.

This production is as traditional as plum pudding but with a few surprise and choice morsels among the padding.

Su Pollard proves to be a Hi-de-Hi! light, combining the evil-minded Wicked Queen with a lust-filled figure-of-fun, thus removing the fear factor so often prevalent in panto villains which can scare tiny kids.

There are a couple of new names for the dwarfs but the seven little fellas are somewhat underused in this production and aren’t given the chance to let their different characters shine through. More scenes like the break-dancing dwarf would make a good panto even better.

The singing is as good as I’ve ever heard at the Palace, particularly from Simon Leigh as the Prince, Hollie Taylor as Snow White and Mark James as the loveable comedian Muddles.

The story itself treads the same tried and tested path and there’s little in the way of special effects.

But references to Ant and Dec, Catherine Tate’s ‘bovvered’ catchphrase and I’m A Celebrity bring it bang up to date, striking a chord with the telly-addicted kids.

[ News Source: www.thestage.co.uk - Wednesday 6th December 2006 ]

December 18 2006: Mavis Pugh 1914 - 2006
Mavis PughMAVIS PUGH: 1914 - 2006

Su Online was very saddened to hear that Su's co-star in You Rang, M'Lord? Mavis Pugh passed away, on 6th December, after a long illness.  Mavis played the delightfully dotty Lady Lavendar Southwick in all episodes of You Rang and was a staple of Perry-Croft series having had guest roles in Dad's Army, It Ain't Half Hot Mum (which also featured her husband John Clegg as 'La-di-da' Gunner Graham), Hi-de-Hi! (the Honorable Winifred Dempster) plus three different roles in Are You Being Served?  Our condolences go out to her husband, family and friends.

[ Thanks to Rob Cope ]

RONNIE STEVENS: 1925 - 2006

Comedy character actor Ronnie Stevens, who appeared in the Hi-de-Hi! in the episode 'Ivory Castles in the Air', Series 7, Episode 6, also passed away on 11th November. He had numerous stage and screen roles in a long acting career. Ronnie was 81.

[ Thanks to Michael @ The Su Pollard Shrine ]

December 18 2006: 'Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs' - Cast
Wicked Queen: Su Pollard
Muddles: Mark James
Henchman: Shaun Curry
Snow White: Hollie Taylor
Prince: Simon Leigh
Dwarfs: Danny Blackner, Tony Cooper, Andrew Inns, Binde Johal, Glynn Jones, Dean Whatton, and Albert Wilkinson
Villagers: Derek Andrews, Darren Brownley, Joanna Hickman, Nichola Lakin, Keighly Sharpe, and Lisa Marie Wragg
Village Children: Christine March School of Dance Expressions Dance School

Director: Terry Morrison
Designer: Ian Wilson
Lighting: Dai Evans
Choreographer: Natalie Cleverley 

December 10 2006: 'Mansfield Today' - Have a Wicked Christmas!
• A larger version of the great article, featuring a "wicked" picture of Su!

Mansfield Today

[ Source: www.mansfieldtoday.co.uk - December 2006 ]

December 10 2006: 'Mansfield Today' - Have a Wicked Christmas!
Mansfield TodayAt long last the panto season is about to get underway in Mansfield and Nottingham!

Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is!

As each year comes to an end every family eagerly awaits to see which pantos are coming –– a chance for youngsters and grown-ups to enjoy the theatre together and get into the festive spirit with some timeless tales and classic characters.

This year the Christmas line up is spectacular and audiences will be spoilt for choice with three top shows taking place from November to January at three theatres across the county - Mansfield Palace Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse and Nottingham Theatre Royal.

The star-studded shows are already proving Christmas crackers with ticket sales going through the roof, so fans are being urged to get their tickets now before the popular pantos sell out. And families are not just reminded to bring their tickets but to come along with plenty of cheers, hisses and boos.

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
The Palace Theatre will, no doubt, be filled to the brim when fast-talking comedy and panto sensation Su Pollard plays the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Her charisma and presence is sure to set the stage alight for the hugely popular story of a beautiful and charming little princess who was raised by her step-mother - the vain, Wicked Queen.

The evil Queen orders a huntsman to take the princess into the woods to be slain, but he cannot do it and lets her go – Snow White then takes refuge with seven dwarfs who help
protect her from her horrible mother.

Su Pollard is joined by a quality cast including Shaun Curry, from Just Good Friends, as her henchman and rising comedy star Mark James as Muddles the Jester.

[ Source: www.mansfieldtoday.co.uk - December 2006 ]

December 10 2006: 'Book Nottingham' Su @ Christmas
• Su was recently included in an article at the very festive looking 'Book Nottingham' website:

Christmas in Notts

[ Source: www.booknottingham.com - December 2006 ]

December 10 2006: 'Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs' - Days Out
Wicked Su!Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Commences: Saturday, December 02, 2006, and ends Wednesday, Jan 10, 2007.

2 December-10 January 2007
Palace Theatre, Leeming Street, Mansfield NG18 1NG. 

Mansfield pantomime this year is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs starring Su Pollard, Shaun Curry and Mark James. 

Tickets Adults: 10 Children 9 OAPs 9 Buy 10 tickets get 11th free Family ticket 35. 

For futher information please contact: 01623 412920

[ Source: www.daysout.co.uk - December 2006 ]

December 10 2006: 'The Strong Trust' - Celebrity Auction - Update
Strong Trust auctionThe script Su donated to the 'Strong Trust/Food Chain' charity is currently standing at a fantastic 46 with just over a day to go. The script start price was 99p so this is a great total... so far!

Su Pollard's ORIGINAL script for Oh, Doctor Beeching! Series 8 Episode 1, NO MILK FOR THE MINISTER.

Signed by SU POLLARD.

Su has also written on the front: 'This is a a genuine Su Pollard script. All notations are mine'.

Own a piece of television history!

We have started this auction at 99 pence to give everyone a chance to bid. Check out our other 99 pence auctions and have a bid! 

ALL monies raised by this auction is being given to The Food Chain [www.foodchain.org.uk]. Our logo is only on the scan not the script. We are very grateful to Ms. Pollard for donating this signed script to The Strong Trust

Company Registered Number 5846572 
All monies raised from other auctions goes to THE STRONG TRUST which funds projects to help people in the UK living with HIV/Aids.

December 10 2006: 'Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs' - BBC Review
BBC NottinghamSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Reviews by: Lydia (12) and Ruth Kellett (10)

A fantastic family atmosphere at the Panto in Mansfield. Plenty of "oh no he isn't" and "he's behind you!"

Lydia's review:
Mark James who played the Jester Muddles stole the show for me. I loved the faces he pulled, the swing in his walk and the way he swayed, nervously, when he proposed to Snow White. He was so silly I couldn't help laughing.

Su Pollard
The evil queen played by Su Pollard was another of my favourites. She was funny and she showed off a spicy side when she sang 'Let Me Entertain You'. Although at times I thought she could have been a little more evil!

They amazed and really impressed me.  I'm used to seeing the parts played by children rather than dwarfs.  They all managed to show off different personalities. 'Silly' in particular, said a lot without talking once!

I was slightly disappointed to see the Prince being played by a man rather than a woman. I felt it went against the rules of pantomime but felt cheered up when he kissed Snow White to make her alive again. I understand that wouldn't have worked as well if he'd been a girl.

It was a packed show, with great sets and sound effects and I enjoyed the dancing too. I laughed most of the way through. On the down side, I was disappointed that there was no dame character, although Muddles filled the gap well.

Ruth's review:
I really enjoyed the show, from the start to the end. They got the audience going which made it more fun to watch.

The best part was when Muddles got people on stage doing the tongue twister "Court of King Caracticus".

My favourite character was Muddles the Jester because he kept making silly faces and noises.

I liked the dwarfs because they all started off like they didn't know Snow White and then they were really caring, and they used real dwarfs not children. 

Watch out if you're near the front because there's a few surprises for the audience. I'd certainly go again.

[ News Source: www.bbc.co.uk/Nottingham - Friday 8th December 2006 ]

December 10 2006: Christmas Crackers... from the BBC
And a cheery hello to you all…….. 

As we are all too well aware, Christmas is rapidly, and indeed happily approaching us all – well I say happily, it’s more a case of terror when you consider the elbow budging around the shops fighting over the finest M&S Christmas puddings, the endless festive songs, and the risk of the kitten nearly decapitating herself again as she sprints her way through the rather attractive tinsel display trying to catch a bauble.

Anyway, between my periods of excitement, I have made a list of all the David Croft releases to late, so you can have a scan through and make sure your collection is up to date!

And if not, there’s that Christmas wish list to add too! 

You Rang M’Lord series 1                                        15.99  (19.99) 
You Rang M’Lord series 2                                        15.99  (19.99) 
You Rang M’Lord series 3                                        15.99  (19.99) 
You Rang M’Lord series 4                                        15.99  (19.99) 
You Rang M’Lord? Box set series 1-4                     55.99  (69.99) 

Hi-de-Hi series 1 and 2                                              19.99  (24.99) 
Hi-de-Hi series 3 and 4                                              19.99  (24.99) 
Hi-de-Hi series 5 and 6                                              19.99  (24.99) 

Oh Doctor Beeching series 1                                    13.59  (16.99) 
Oh Doctor Beeching series 2                                    13.59  (16.99) 

Please make any orders to the address below, and don’t forget to include your mane, address and payment. Orders selected at random will receive a copy signed by a member of the cast.

Carolyn Bartholomew 
Audience Foyer, 
Television Centre, 
Wood Lane, 
W12 7RJ 

NB: Only the Su-related DVD's have been inlcuded for this update.

[ carolyn.bartholomew@bbc.co.uk ]

December 4 2006: 'Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs' - Now open
Su's 2006 panto, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, opened on Saturday. The show runs until Saturday 6th January 2007.

Box Office: 01623 633133
Email: PalaceTheatre@mansfield.gov.uk 

Mansfield Palace Thatre
Leeming Street
Notts, NG18 1NG

December 4 2006: 'Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs' - Panto flyer
• The official flyer for Su's 2006 panto, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs.

Snow White flyer

December 4 2006: Celebrity Big Brother 5
Su has been mentioned in a number of recent articles regarding potential, and rumoured, celebrities who may appear on the fifth series of Celebrity Big Brother, due to air in early January 2007.

Metro: Fans of Girls Aloud beauty Sarah Harding may be about to see a lot more of her. 

According to newspaper reports, the stunning singer could star in Celebrity Big Brother when it returns to Channel 4 in January. 

"Sarah's our dream girl. We're working on a mix of stars for the show, but she's the one we've set our hearts on," an insider told the Daily Star. 

The rest of the Big Brother wish-list reportedly includes TV presenter John Leslie, 41, singer Duncan James, 26, and ghost-spotter Derek Acorah, 57. 

US singer Grace Jones, 58, drag queen RuPaul, 46, Hi-Di-Hi's Su Pollard, 57, and 80s star Adam Ant, 52, may also appear. 

But it's the blonde Something Kinda Ooh singer, 25, producers believe would really spice up the reality TV show. 

"She could name her price," the insider added. 

Previous contestants have included Take That's Mark Owen, George Galloway MP, and model Caprice, and it was the show that made unknown Chantelle Houghton a star last year. 

[ News Soure: www.metro.co.uk - Tuesday 28th November 2006 ]

Digital Spy: Celebrity Big Brother producers are head-hunting Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding for the show's next series, according to a report.

Bosses have decided the pop star, glamour girl and media favourite would be the ideal candidate to draw viewers, the Daily Star has claimed.

“Sarah's our dream girl," an insider told the paper. "We’re working on a mix of stars for the show, but she’s the one we've set our hearts on. She could name her price."

Other names apparently high on the shortlist are controversial former-Blue Peter host John Leslie, veteran American singer Grace Jones and cross-dressing star RuPaul.

Producers also hope to entice ex-Blue singer Duncan James, Hi-De-Hi star Su Pollard, supernatural enthusiast Derek Acorah, and troubled pop singer Adam Ant. 

[ News Source: www.digitalspy.co.uk - Wednesday 29th November 2006 ]

December 4 2006: Su on TV
Gimme Gimme Gimme : UKTV Gold - Monday 11th December : 3.30am
Gimme Gimme Gimme : UKTV Gold Plus 1 - Monday 11th December : 4.30am
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.
November 25 2006: Enjoy this Christmas in Mansfield
• Su is featured in the 'Mansfield' magazine. A special eight-page Winter Wonderland guide to the best festive fun to be had in the town this Christmas 2006.

Mansfield 2006

Don't forget that Su opens in Snow White a week today at the Mansfield Palace Theatre.

[ Source: www.mansfield.gov.uk - November 2006 ]

November 25 2006: Entertainment at Christmas
Su as the Wicked QueenStars will don colourful costumes to ensure a glittering performance for this year’s Mansfield Palace Theatre pantomime, ‘Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs’. This charming, classic children’s fairy tale and a cast of television favourites, will
certainly wow audiences once again. 

Headlining the cast as the Wicked Queen is popular T.V. and comedy star, Su Pollard. Shaun
Curry from TV’s ‘Just Good Friends’ plays the Henchman, and comedy star Mark James plays
Muddles the Jester. 

Hurry to book your tickets to see this fairytale adventure by telephoning the Mansfield Palace 
Theatre Box Office on 01623 633133. Tickets are priced 10.00 adults; 9.00 for children and OAP’s; 35 for a Family. Ticket and Block Bookers can Buy 10, get 11th FREE! 

Preview performances are priced at just 7.50. Please enquire about our New Year Sale.

[ Source: www.mansfield.gov.uk - November 2006 ]

November 25 2006: 'The Strong Trust' - Celebrity Auction
The Strong TrustSu has donated a signed Oh, Doctor Beeching! script for 'The Strong Trust' Celebrity Memoribilia Auction.

Following on from a 1,000-00 donation to The Food Chain in October 2006 from The Strong Trust we are delighted to announce the auction 1st December 2006 World Aids Day in a 10 day auction on e-Bay  of Peter Gabriels "Growing Up Live" DVD which Peter Gabriel has personally autographed for us and sent from America 

All monies raised will go to The Food Chain

For Further information visit: www.petergabriel.com/news 

[ News Source:www.thestrongtrust.co.uk ]

November 25 2006: Su in Mansfield
Su had a thoroughly wonderful time in Mansfield on Thursday. She was in the town for The Christmas Lights Switch On event, heralding the start of the festive season.

The day was a huge success and Su particularly enjoyed meeting all the children from the town.

November 25 2006: Su on TV
Hi-de-Hi! : UKTV Drama - Wednesday 29th November : 05.25am
The Winds Of Change. Series 8, episode 6. The very last episode of Jimmy Perry's nostalgic holiday-camp sitcom, where the sun always shines on the happy campers. Well, except when it pours. Peggy finally becomes a yellowcoat - but Alec Foster arrives with some bad news. Starring: Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Su Pollard, and Jeffrey Holland.

Hi-de-Hi! : BBC Wales - Thursday 30th November : 7.00pm
Maplin Intercontinental. Series 3, episode 11. Holiday camp sitcom. It is time for the annual Yellowcoat competition, with a Caribbean dream holiday as first prize. Starring: Simon Cadell, Ruth Madoc, Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, and Su Pollard.

November 25 2006: The Best of the Royal Variety
Su recently popped up on The Best of The Royal Variety.

The five-part series is currently being re-aired on ITV3, with the third programme beng broadcast tomorrow night on the channel, at 10.00pm.

[ Thanks to Paul Lomas ]

November 19 2006: Su attending Mansefield Christmas Festival
[ Mansefield Town Centre Partnership ]Christmas Lights Switch On Celebration 2006
Thursday 23rd November 

Fireworks & Fun with Fifi & Bumble, Market Place, Mansfield Town Centre

Christmas 2006 will be one to remember, with a winter extravaganza packed with family entertainment. The Switch-on event will include the following:

• Popular children’s TV characters, Fifi & Bumble, 

• Celebrities including Su Pollard from this years pantomime, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs,

• The White Post Farm’s farmyard nativity with real animals, where you can dress up for photos, 

• Santa arriving in his sleigh pulled by real live reindeer, 

• Sooty, 

• Live music, 

• Walkabout characters, 

• Chad and Radio Mansfield 103.2 stage show, 

• Fireworks, 

and of course, the lights switch on. 

The Christmas Lights event is organised by Mansfield Town Centre Partnership with support and sponsorship from Mansfield District Council, Chad Newspaper, Radio Mansfield 103.2, and the Four Seasons Shopping Centre. This year we are pleased to welcome our Associate Sponsor, Asda plc.

You can listen in to Mansfield 103.2 throughout the day for live broadcasts from the town centre and around the district. At around 5.30pm, 103.2 will join forces with The Chad to bring a live road show. Santa’s sleigh will arrive pulled by real live reindeer for the switch on around 6.45pm and he will then be in his grotto in the Four Seasons Shopping Centre. 

The whole evening will go out with a bang, with a full fireworks pyrotechnics display. 

Join us, Christmas 2006 is one not to be missed.

[ News Source: www.mansefieldtowncentre.co.uk - November 2006 ]

November 19 2006: Su on TV
Hi-de-Hi! : BBC Wales - Thursday 23rd November : 7.00pm
Stripes. Series 3, episode 6. The classic comedy series set at Maplin's Holiday Camp in 1959. After a secret visit to the camp, Joe Maplin decides that Gladys should be put in charge of the Yellowcoats. Starring: Ruth Madoc, Simon Cadell, Su Pollard, Paul Shane, and Jeffrey Holland.

Hi-de-Hi! : BBC Wales - Thursday 30th November : 7.00pm
Maplin Intercontinental. Series 3, episode 11. Holiday camp sitcom. It is time for the annual Yellowcoat competition, with a Caribbean dream holiday as first prize. Starring: Simon Cadell, Ruth Madoc, Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, and Su Pollard.

November 10 2006: Happy Birthday
CONGRATULATIONS!! to Su, who celebrated her birthday earlier this week.

As always... Best Wishes from all at Su Online.

Su is busy rehearsing for Snow White at the Mansfield Palace, beginning next month. Check back to Su Online soon for a more substantial update on Su's Winter schedule.

November 10 2006: 'Mansfield Today' - Panto Time
Su as Wicked QueenHere's a great new picture of Su, gearing up for panto in Mansfield:

Don't miss exclusive Su Pollard interview

wacky TV star Su Pollard says she can't wait to tread the boards of Mansfield's Palace Theatre again when she returns to the town in December as the Wicked Queen in this year's Christmas panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. 

In an exclusive interview with Chad, the Hi-de-Hi favourite says Mansfield is one of her favourite places and is full of praise for our townsfolk . . . saying she already knows the audiences will be great because they will be full of 'nice people'. 

Make sure you get your copy of next week's Chad for our full interview with the Nottingham-born star. 

NB: Apologies this is a little out-of-date, the feature may not be available anymore.

[ Source: www.mansfieldtoday.co.uk - 26th october 2006 ]

November 10 2006: 'Behind You' - Linda Regan
Behind You by Linda ReganSu's former Hi-de-Hi! co-star, Linda Regan, has just had a new book published:

You’d think a successful acting career would fulfil her dreams, but one of Linda Regan’s ambition has always been to become a crime writer. 

My family is theatrical, and I’ve been in the business since I was a child,” she says. “But my head is full of crime novels, and I’d love to have more time to spend writing them.” 

Her thespian life has encompassed Carry On movies, radio and TV drama, audiobooks and all kinds of theatre from weekly rep to the Royal Shakespeare Company - so she is well equipped to bring the unique ambience of small-town pantomime to vivid life in her first published murder mystery. 


Christmas: a time of peace and goodwill. 

Oh no it isn’t, thinks Detective Inspector Paul Banham. Was the suspicious death at the pantomime an accident - or murder? 

Banham finds the theatrical glamour distinctly tarnished by rivalries, grudges and illicit liaisons; and then there’s a second death. 

But the panto is sold out and the show must go on. 

A sizzling crime-writing debut from a professional actress who entered Crme de la Crime’s worldwide talent hunt incognito. Her husband Brian Murphy makes a tiny guest appearance! 

Published September 2006 - buy early for Christmas!
ISBN: 0-9551589-2-3
Paperback original
Extent 304 

[ Source: www.lindareganonline.co.uk - November 2006 ]


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