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Maureen Lipman

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2015

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Actress Maureen Lipman joins poet Jeremy Robson in reading from his powerful and witty new collection of poetry – Blues in the Park – described by her as “a marvellous wry observation of the sweet, sour and savoury in life.” Maureen also contributes a few of her own witty monologues. Expect some literary surprises, and badinage à la Lipman...

2011

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Maureen Lipman has the knack of making the everyday supremely entertaining, the ordinary absurd and unexpected. Her collection of pieces, I Must Collect Myself: Choice Cuts from a Long Shelf-Life, sparkles with her inimitable prose and pithy opinions. Encounters in the street, at the hairdresser, in the dressing room, on her travels at home and abroad, indeed wherever she goes, are sharply observed, joyfully and - at times - ruefully recorded.

Here, Maureen gave us a selection of her brilliant monologues which capture many voices in wonderfully diverse ways.

2005

Saturday, 5 March 2005

Jack Rosenthal, who died in 2004 aged 72, was one of Britain’s best loved screenwriters. Gentle, warm and humorous both in style and character, he has been described as television’s Charles Dickens. Rosenthal penned some of the nation’s favourite dramas, from Barmitzvah Boy to The EvacueesCoronation Street to London’s Burning, uniquely winning three Baftas back-to-back during the 1970s.

2004

Wednesday, 3 March 2004
Somewhere to Hang My Hat, Stanley Price's memoir of Irish-Jewish life, introduces us to a varied cast of characters including his eccentric grandfather, who was once famously asked by a Dublin policeman whether he was "a Catholic Jew or a Protestant Jew;" his ageing spinster aunts; a wind obsessed rabbi; and with guest appearances from Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Marilyn Monroe.

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