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Maureen Lipman On and Off the Stage

5 December 2016 - 1:23pm -- miranda
Upcoming EventsTuesday, February 28

Maureen Lipman On and Off the Stage


2017-02-28 13:00:00



Maureen Lipman
Chair: Sue MacGregor

This event took place on Tuesday 28 February 2017 as part of Jewish Book Week 2017. To watch a video of this event, click here.

Maureen Lipman is a magnet on stage, drawing all eyes to her. A woman of many gifts, Maureen also has an active professional life offstage as both writer and journalist, and with her entertaining new book of caricatures of the famous, It’s a Jungle Out There, she demonstrates her inventive artistic skills. She talks to broadcaster Sue MacGregor.

This event has live speech-to-text subtitling provided by StageTEXT.


Maureen Lipman – writer, actress, pundit and now iPad artist – is in her fiftieth year as an irrational treasure. Her nine much-loved books, from How Was lt for You? to l Must Collect Myself, now give way to this mischievous collection of paintings of the big game in big names. Lipman writes regularly for, among others, Standpointand Spectator Health. She has two writer kids, two crayoning grandkids, a dog, a courtyard garden and an addiction to her tablets. 

Sue MacGregor  joined BBC Radio 4 in 1967,  first as a producer, then a reporter on The World at One, and for 15 years was the voice of Woman's Hour. She fronted the Today programme for over 17 years, and A Good Read for over seven years. She hosts the award-winning The Reunion. Her autobiography Woman of Today was published in 2002, the year she received a CBE for services to broadcasting.