Maureen Lipman On & Off the Stage
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.
Maureen Lipman is an acclaimed film, theatre and television actress, columnist and comedian. She is the author of nine books and writes regularly for Standpoint magazine and Spectator Health.
Sue MacGregor was born in Oxford and brought up in South Africa. She joined the BBC first as a producer, then as one of the first women reporters on Radio 4’s The World at One. For fifteen years Sue presented Woman’s Hour, after which she co-hosted Today, BBC radio’s flagship early morning News and Current Affairs programme, for many years. She went on to front the popular book discussion programme, A Good Read. She is currently heard presenting the award-winning The Reunion on Radio 4, bringing back together, after many years, people involved in an important and sometimes historically significant event.