Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Ruth Madoc Life Story Interview ~ Hi-De-Hi…..
Ruth Madoc is a Welsh actress and singer.
She is best known for her role as Gladys Pugh in the 1980s BBC television comedy Hi-de-Hi!, for which she received a BAFTA TV award nomination for Best Light Entertainment Performance, and as Daffyd Thomas’s mother in the second series of Little Britain.
Hear a rare interview with Ruth on tour…..
In 2002 she and her second husband bought a home in Glynneath. In 2004 she appeared in the reality television programme Cariad@Iaith on S4C, in which celebrities went on an intensive course in the Welsh language.
She has also appeared in the LivingTV reality show I’m Famous and Frightened! which she went on to win.
Madoc was awarded an honorary degree by Swansea University in July 2006. She also appeared in “Annie” as Miss Hannigan on tour. In 2007 she appeared as a fictional version of herself in episode 2 of the BBC Radio 2 comedy Buy Me Up TV.
In 2008 she appeared at the Rhyl Pavilion Theatre playing the Bad Fairy in the pantomime ‘Sleeping Beauty’, with Sonia and Rebecca Trehearn.
In 2009 Madoc returned to situation comedy when she appeared in Big Top on BBC1, alongside Amanda Holden, John Thomson and Tony Robinson.
In 2010 Madoc investigated her family history the BBC Wales programme Coming Home and learned that she is related to David Lloyd George.
In January 2015 Madoc appeared as the Fairy Godmother in the pantomime Cinderella at Mansfield Palace Theatre.
Recorded in Swansea 2004 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio & the BBC.