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About Face

1 9 8 9 – 1 9 9 1 (UK)
12 x 30 minute episodes

This series of twelve unconnected sitcoms placed the spotlight on the many talents of Maureen Lipman, as she played twelve different and varied leading roles with different guest stars in each episode.

During the run, Lipman played a golf widow, a South London telephonist, a Cypriot immigrant, an overworked doctor, a vagrant who lived on the London streets and Margaret Thatcher amongst other characters.

There were two series of About Face and the last show was written by Lipman’s husband, Jack Rosenthal.

Guest stars included Michael Gambon, Phyllida Law, John Wells, Keith Barron, Libby Morris, Stephanie Cole, Martin Clunes and Bernard Hill.

Carol / Helen / Gracie / Patience / Margaret Thatcher / Wendy / Louise / Peggy / Anne / Deirdre / Helen Firebrace / Dr MacBride
Maureen Lipman


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