EDI­TOR’S LET­TER

The TV Guide - - CONTENTS - With TV Guide Edi­tor Julie Eley

Isn’t it funny how times change? Take hol­i­days. As chil­dren in the UK, there was noth­ing my­self and my sib­lings wanted more than to spend a week at a But­lin’s hol­i­day camp. We would beg, bar­gain, and make rash prom­ises, all of which fell on deaf ears as we made our an­nual pil­grim­age to the Isle of Wight. It’s Su Pol­lard I have to thank for this lit­tle trip down mem­ory lane. We caught up with her this week to co­in­cide with the ar­rival of her clas­sic Bri­tish com­edy Hi-de-Hi on the Jones! chan­nel (story p18). Su won a place in view­ers’ hearts as a hol­i­day camp cham­ber­maid who longed to be a yel­low coat. Un­like me, she re­alised her dream – even if it was only for a day. But did you know, the first But­lin’s hol­i­day camp in Skeg­ness is now pro­tected as Grade II listed – be­cause it’s a piece of UK his­tory. A bit like Su re­ally who is re­garded as a na­tional trea­sure. I won­der what Peggy would have thought of that. julie.eley@stuff.co.nz

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